Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
+61 740 416 566

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8,2

Excellent
based on 1 543 reviews
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort - Cairns, QLD, Australia
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Priceline R1 124
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 0,4 km
Location rating 9,5
Nearest airport Cairns
Distance to airport 4,7 km

Rooms

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King rooms

R1 124+

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R1 124 per night

Standard rooms

R1 631+

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Reviews

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beds clean in 34 reviews
cairns in 26 reviews
clean hostel in 77 reviews
free wifi in 34 reviews
friendly staff in 105 reviews
great facilities in 11 reviews
great location in 129 reviews
hard to sleep in 27 reviews
kitchen area in 8 reviews
loud music in 33 reviews
meet people in 94 reviews
night club in 55 reviews
party hostel in 104 reviews
pool and bar in 122 reviews
private room in 25 reviews
solo traveller in 6 reviews
value for money in 48 reviews
  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    9,3

    Dorm rooms all have en suites which are cleaned regularly. Kitchen is cleaned properly every morning and evening. Staff are friendly and the bar is good value on happy hour!

    Pigeons always in the kitchen! Pillows are basically non existant

  • Good
    Aug 2019
    6,3

    The location was perfect. The atmosphere in the pool area and the bar was lively and enjoyable. Food and drink was good value for money.

    The male members of staff on reception were standoffish and rude. We were hotel guests made to feel like naughty children. Bag searches whenever we came in! Inflexible and inhospitable. The room was fine but it smelt damp and muggy. No control over the air-con unit which ran 24 hours a day and unable to open a window even in the slightest. Good hostel for youths, bad place to stay for a couple like us.

  • Good
    Aug 2019
    8,0

    I expected it to be dirtier and not as good as it was. My room (6 bed female) was clean, the shower was able to get very hot, there were lockers and ice tap water available always downstairs by the bar. Helpful to have the travel agency next door.

    Breakfast was basic but I didn't expect it to have loads to offer. My room was freezing, despite my roommates and myself complaining multiple times it was never fixed. It wasn't anywhere near as cold in other rooms or outside (it was winter). We were just offered another blanket each which was disappointing as were were there for 9 very cold nights in that room.

  • Excellent
    Jul 2019
    9,3

    Certainly a party hostel but it was well organized and security was good at keeping things from getting out of control. At least my room was quiet enough if I wanted to get to sleep earlier. The staff is friendly and helpful and the food they offer is good and reasonably priced. The location is perfect for just about anything you'd want to do. There is a cost for storing luggage which I don't think is necessary.. even tho it's only 5 dollars, it's still annoying. Overall a great facility and I'd stay here again if I'm ever back in the area.

    I don't like paying for storing luggage even if it's cheap. Its necessary for most travelers and seems like just another way to get more money for hostels that charge for it. No power outlets for each bed. Only one set of outlets near the room enterance. I usually prefer not to keep my electronics charging out in the open especially if I'd like to be away while things charge.

  • Excellent
    Jul 2019
    8,8

    Good location, amazing night life, different activity every night.

    Breakfast finishes at 8am, too early!! One shower for 8 people is not enough.

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Overview

A stay at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort places you in the heart of Cairns, within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Cairns Night Markets. Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is complimentary (available on request).

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8,2 Excellent

based on 1 543 reviews

9,6

Pool

9,5

Location

5,9

Comfort

4,3

Breakfast

Things to know

  • Comfortable beds
  • Friendly service

Check in

14:00

Check out

10:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Complimentary breakfast
Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
ATM on-site
Car hire
Internet
Bicycle hire
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Night club
Safe
Pool table
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Non-smoking rooms available
Terrace/Patio
Adults only
Lift
Business centre
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Free airport shuttle
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
Laundry service

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Cairns Historical Society Museum 327 m
  • Cairns Regional Gallery 336 m
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre 385 m
  • Cairns Rainforest Dome 0,4 km
  • Reef Hotel Casino 0,4 km
  • Esplanade Lagoon 0,6 km

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