Very good 7.3
Based on 96 reviews

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About Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel


Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel is one of the leading backpacker hotels in Australia. Located in the heart of Cairns, the famous Rusty's Market is right next door and boutique shops, cafés, and clubs are all nearby. This hotel offers a blend of traditional backpacker dorm accommodation and hotel rooms. All rooms are air-conditioned with an en-suite bathroom. Each floor of this 4-story hotel has its own kitchen and sitting area. Some of the hotel’s facilities include free linen, Wi-Fi throughout the property, lagoon swimming pool, open deck bar with massive outdoor pub screen, and plasma TVs to watch your favorite games. The two nightclubs with weekly events plus local and international DJs will guarantee your unforgettable experience in Cairns. Enjoy the Gilligan’s experience at Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel!
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Car park
  • Airport transfer
  • Shuttle service
  • Bicycle rental

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours
  • Nightclub

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Poolside bar
  • Bar
  • Shared kitchen

Access, services, and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • front desk [24-hour]
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Elevator
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • ATM
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area
  • Lockers
  • Shared lounge/TV area

Working and staying connected

  • Photocopying
  • Fax machine
  • Printer

Languages spoken

  • English
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  • Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).
  • Guests over 18 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 4
Number of Rooms : 120
Time to Airport (Minutes): 15
Year Hotel Built: 2003
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2010
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Very good

  • Cleanliness 7.6
  • Facilities 8.5
  • Location 8.4
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.0
  • Service 7.1
  • Value for money 7.6
  • Food/Dining 6.2
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Paul D.
July 12, 2016
Great fun
Nice and clean. Well organised and great facilities

South Korea
July 06, 2016
location, staff, room

yeowool K.
South Korea
March 30, 2016
Love this place
perfect clean room & kitchen, friendly staff, fantastic pool and bar! everyday party time at night! If you are young, this place is heaven!

Yuen W.
Hong Kong
March 16, 2016
Quite cool and most of the staffs are nice.
Comfort and can party all nights
Rm 131, always has a cockroach in the showering and the toilet. The rest are ok, reception nice, location great! Super support for stay 5 nights and pay 4 nights!

Morakot A.
January 29, 2016
ok hostel
private shower in each room
It's a great place to meet other back packers. Pool area is great and drinks are ok price. The room was alright. The location is walkable to the esplanade and lagoon.

South Korea
January 20, 2016
great fun
bar pool staff
Very clean room with own bathroom and balcony. Pool area is also very clean and has a lively atmosphere. Good location and cheap

Raz S.
January 10, 2016
Party hostel but still quiet
Big pool, bar and food
Was short and nice. Good staff, u cann se they manage the hostel in a a good way unlike many other Australian hostels. Good deals on food everyday at the bar. Room bit small.

South Korea
January 08, 2016
it was good
bar swimming pool location
it was nice experience and so exiting. but it was too noisy at night because the music from the club until 5 a.m.

Ka H.
Hong Kong
December 10, 2015
Good Location
People is young, room is tidy and location is good

Adrienne G.
United States
December 10, 2015
Staying at Gilligans was good
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