Located in the heart of Cairns, Gilligan’s Backpackers has a lagoon-style swimming pool, outdoor bar and large LED-screen TVs showing sporting events. Guests enjoy free bed linen

Gilligan’s Backpackers offers a blend of traditional backpacker dormitory accommodations and hotel rooms. All rooms are air-conditioned and offer an private bathroom. Free WiFi is also offered.

Each of the 4 floors at Gilligan's Cairns has its own modern kitchen and lounge area where you can chill out and relax, read a book, watch TV or make some new friends on those lazy days.

Gilligan's is located right next door to the famous Rusty's Market and is surrounded by boutique shops, cafés and clubs. Reef Terminal, the Esplanade and Kuranda Railway Station are in walking distance.

This is our guests' favorite part of Cairns, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jan 25, 2010

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Cairns, this property has an excellent location score of 9.2!


Availability

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Room Type
Sleeps
 
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Do you offer luggage storage?
    Yes we can provide free luggage storage for guests.
    Answered on February 5, 2020
  • Can you pickup from airport arrival 11pm?
    Gilligan's does no longer have a shuttle bus service. Main means of transport from the airport is Taxi or an Uber. We do have 24 hour reception so we ..
    Answered on December 2, 2020
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?
    Yes. You will need to bring your own padlock for the lockers we provide in every room. If you don't have one, you can buy one from reception for $5.
    Answered on November 11, 2019
  • Hi.I am coming from Roma which is 7 hour from Brisbane.And I haven’t vaccinated yet .Can I stay ur place?I come to cairns in order to go to School
    To stay in our accommodation you must be double vaccinated.
    Answered on December 25, 2021
  • Hello, if I book four beds in a four bed dormitory, will these 4 beds be in the same room for sure? Kind regards
    Hi there, if you have made a booking for multiple people we always do our best to keep you all in the same room. However, this is subject to availability.
    Answered on March 1, 2020
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Amenities of Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Entertainment staff
  • Cycling
  • Pool table Additional charge
Internet
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs AUD 8.0 per day.
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
General
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Car rental
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Outdoor swimming pool
    Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Opening times
  • Adults only
Spa
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 2:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of AUD 20 is required on arrival. That's about 13.55USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking for more than 8 people, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Diners Club American Express Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that children under 18 years of age cannot be accommodated at this property.

Please note that the property does not accept cash as a method of payment at the reception desk, all payments must be made with a credit card.

Please note that there is a 1% charge when you pay with a Visa, Mastercard or China UnionPay credit card.

Please note that there is a 1.8% charge when you pay with an American Express credit card.

Please note that there is a 20 cent surcharge for all eftpos transactions.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has temporarily suspended its shuttle services.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

A damage deposit of AUD 20 is required on arrival. That's about 13.55USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns

  • Check-in at Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns is 1,800 feet from the center of Cairns.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns by:

    • Taxi 20min

  • Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Cycling
    • Pool table
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Entertainment staff
    • Swimming pool

  • The prices at Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.