Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns CBD, Cairns, Australia

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About Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

Good 7.8
Fantastic bar
Spotless beds
Clean rooms

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort is situated in the heart of Cairns and is within an easy walk of Cairns Central. It offers complimentary Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool, and is within walking distance of The Reef Hotel Casino.

Gilligan's features an all-hours reception, plus bicycle rental and an airport shuttle. For added convenience, it offers a travel agency and a car rental desk.

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel Cairns features 120 air conditioned rooms equipped with all the essentials to ensure an enjoyable stay.

On-site dining options include a restaurant, which is a convenient spot to enjoy a meal. In the evening, guests can relax in the comfortable lounge bar. A wide choice of dining options are also found in the area.

The hostel is close to Reef Fleet Terminal and Cairns Railway Station, making it easy for guests to explore Cairns and its surrounding areas. Additionally, many places of interest are in easy reach.

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Hotel Features


Restaurant, Bar / Lounge, Air Conditioned, Shower, Poolside Bar, Vending Machines


Fitness Room/Gym, Swimming pool, Pool Outdoor


Tour Desk, Elevator / Lift, 24-Hour Reception, Multilingual Staff, Safe-Deposit Box, ATM / Cash Machine, Laundry service, Bicycle Rental, Photocopier, Luggage Storage, Designated Smoking Area, Self Laundry


Internet is available. Wireless internet on site.


Parking is available. There is an airport shuttle that runs from the hotel.


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Guest Reviews

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort



1,647 guest reviews

Rating summary

  • Cleanliness7.6
  • Dining7.8
  • Facilities7.8
  • Location8.1
  • Rooms7.8
  • Service7.7

Who stays here?

  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Business travellers most popular!
  • Families
  • Groups

Top comments from

  • Loved the bar
  • Immaculate beds
  • Rooms were clean and comfortable
  • The pool was great
  • Great shower
  • Spacious rooms
  • Loved the bar
  • Great pool
  • Accommodating staff
  • Well located
  • Clean beds
  • Immaculate rooms
  • Loved the bar
  • Comfy beds
  • Rooms were clean and comfortable
  • Well located
  • Great food menu
  • Welcoming staff
  • Clean rooms
  • Convenient location
  • Ample-sized rooms
  • Great nearby shopping
  • Convenient location
  • Loved the bar
  • Immaculate rooms
  • Loved the swimming pool
  • Staff were helpful and professional
  • Great location
  • Spacious rooms
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