Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel
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"Excellent location!"

Wat

21 February 2018

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Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel

Excellent location
Stay in the heart of Cairns - See what's nearby
Very good
From 207 reviewsSee what guests said
7.8
Recommended by 89% of guests
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center1.2km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportCairns International Airport (CNS)
Distance to airport5.8 km
Has restaurantYes
  • 450 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Heart of the city

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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Twin Hotel
Twin Hotel
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  • City view
  • 20 m²/215 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Hotel Deluxe
Hotel Deluxe
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  • City view
  • 20 m²/215 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds and 1 bunk be...
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King Hotel
King Hotel
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  • City view
  • 20 m²/215 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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8 Bed Female Dormitory
8 Bed Female Dormitory
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  • 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 4 bunk beds
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4 Bed Deluxe
4 Bed Deluxe
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  • 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed or 2 single beds
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Deluxe Dormitory
Deluxe Dormitory
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  • 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Triple Room
Triple Room
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  • 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 3 single beds
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Shower
  • 5 bunk beds
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"Good location, nice facility and the excellent pool"

Reviewed 08 September 2016

Wong from Hong Kong

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"Value for money, staff is friendly."

SONG K. from Malaysia

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Agoda Reviews (207)Booking.com Reviews (1046)
7.8
Cleanliness7.7
Facilities8.0
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality7.0
Service7.5
Value for money7.8
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6.8
Good
Shui from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Mixed Dormitory Bed (8 bed dorm) Single Bed
Stayed 5 nights in August 2018
Terrible booking experience”
I booked with Agoda which said I was booking a single room. But when I arrived it turned out I reserved a bed in an 8-bed mixed room. I had a terrible night in the room, super noisy music till midnight, people having e-cigarettes, and males and females did the wild thing a few times...it was intolerant and I upgraded to a single-sex dorm after that night. Things went well there. The rooms are very clean, but the kitchens are quite dirty. Although there is no stain anywhere, there are many cockroaches inside the cupboards and sometimes on dining tables. Often spotted doves pay their visits to the kitchen too, which is quite worrying in terms of hygiene. The reception is helpful. Good to provide free sunscreen.
Reviewed September 10, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Charlotte from United Kingdom
Couple
6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018
Amazing!”
I would say that this is one of the best hostels in Cairns! It's clean, the rooms are lovely, and the pool/bar area is amazing! However, this is 100% a part hostel, so don't stay here if you want an early night - the music can be heard from the bar until 3am.
Reviewed September 02, 2018
7.6
Very good
lea from France
Group
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018
Nice hostel for few nights - good location”
Really in the center of Cairns. Clean. There are bar & swimming pool ! But not so much ustensiles in the kitchen. WiFi ok. Friendly staff.
Reviewed August 15, 2018
4.0
Berenice from Netherlands
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in August 2018
Worst ever. Vomit everywhere. No chance to sleep. Staff unfriendly.”
Worst stay in my 7 months of travelling so far.
Reviewed August 11, 2018
6.0
Ong from Malaysia
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017
Good location”
Good location
Reviewed August 03, 2018
6.0
Ong from Malaysia
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017
Good location ”
Good location
Reviewed August 03, 2018
6.0
Anna from Finland
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
Great place for party - not for sleep”
Great location, facilities and room. However the music and parties keep on going through the night, so dont expect any sleep. Personal is rude and unflexible. 30 dollar deposite for card is just insane
Reviewed July 18, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Cintia from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in July 2018
Very good”
I had a good experience, although my first room had a terrible smell (really really bad). The towel is not included. But it had a good atmosphere and great location. lots of young people from allover!
Reviewed July 12, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Hieu from Vietnam
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018
Very good”
Room is clean, location is very convenient, staff is friendly and helpful. The only "not so happy" thing is the lack of power outlet for each bed.
Reviewed June 28, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Rakesh from Singapore
Business traveler
Mixed Dormitory Bed (6 bed dorm) Single
Stayed 8 nights in May 2018
Decent stay”
Its a partying place. Location is very close to Cairns convention centre and also 15min walk from the great barrier reef. Alcohol is not allowed to the rooms which is good. I have asked for a quieter room as I am on a business travel. My room was in 3rd floor and it is fairly quiet. Although I hear some mild noises from the club at night, it was not disturbing.
Reviewed June 01, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Danielle from Australia
Solo traveler
8 Bed Female Dormitory
Stayed 4 nights in May 2018
Exceptional”
The only complaint I have about Gilligan's is that the only chargers in the room are near the door. Therefore, its hard to charge your phone if you need an alarm to get up in the morning. Other than that, the rooms were nice and clean, the beds were comfortable, and it was not loud at all despite the partying going on downstairs.
Reviewed June 01, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Laura from United Kingdom
Couple
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in August 2017
1 night nice stay, sociable place!”
Stayed in mixed dorm room, Gilligan's gets pretty busy so check in and check out we had to queue though staff were friendly and let us store our bags for a while after! We stayed here as we planned a night out in Gilligan's so it was perfect for us! On site meals were cheap and tasty, dorms were clean, good communal areas!
Reviewed May 31, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Shona from Australia
Group
8 Beds Mixed Dorm
Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
Excellent”
As a party hostel, you can't hear much music or noise in the dorms which is a bonus! Everything about the hostel I really liked apart from the food served at the bar which was not appealing!
Reviewed March 16, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Ellesha from United Kingdom
Couple
King Hotel
Stayed 5 nights in February 2018
Excellent”
Fabulous place to stay we stayed in a hotel within the hostel therefore still got privacy. Room cleaned daily with fresh towels. Kitchen facilities and couldn’t hear the club at all!! Perfect location to be close to everything
Reviewed March 09, 2018
7.6
Very good
Lisa from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018
Clean but loud”
Giligans is well known to be THE PARTY HOSTEL IN CAIRNS. It was a nice experience to be there. Nevertheless it's for nobody who has a light sleep... if you are on the second floor you will feel every vibration of the bar downstairs in your bunk bed - Sonne warned!(:
Reviewed March 07, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Wat from Hong Kong
Couple
Hotel Deluxe
Stayed 3 nights in February 2018
Worth to pay a little bit more for a deluxe room!”
I stayed at the deluxe room at 3/F for 3 nights. The room was spacious and well-designed with free wifi and daily housekeeping service. Free shuttle provided between 8am – 8pm from Cains Airport to Gilligans which can be booked in advance in their official website (https://www.gilligans.com.au/location/). $10 per person from Gilligan to Cains Airport. Excellent location! within 10 minutes walk to Reef Fleet Terminal, Esplanade Lagoon, Cairns Central Shopping Centre, etc. As most of the people who stay there are teenagers, partiessss go on everywhere and housekeeping usually start at 8am. Therefore not recommend for light sleepers.
Reviewed February 21, 2018
6.0
Calvin from United States
Solo traveler
8 Beds Mixed Dorm
Stayed 2 nights in January 2017
Good place to party but facility is just ok”
Good place to meet some party ppl but otherwise, find another place if you want comfy beds and clean area. Room was just OK, I had good roommates which made up for the messy dirty room. Tip: If you need luggage storage, you need to pay by the day, BUT you can pay by the hour cheaply if u can fit your things in the locker in the lobby.
Reviewed January 06, 2018
6.4
Good
Claire from South Korea
Solo traveler
8 Bed Female Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017
Decent for solo traveler”
Good location and nice to have balcony to dry wet swimsuits ans beach towels. Kitchen is big and well-equipped. But they charge you $5 for keepif the luggage after checkout and was never told about free airport shuttle service so wasted my own money :( They could be more informing at time of booking a room.
Reviewed December 28, 2017
9.6
Exceptional
Noah from Australia
Solo traveler
8 Beds Mixed Dorm
Stayed 6 nights in December 2017
Highly recommend to any backpacker”
Gilligan's was a truly awesome place to stay at. Clean and well-organised kitchen, gigantic pool for a hostel, awesome bar and kitchen, and the best parties in Cairns. Room was cleaned each day and the balcony was a welcome treat for the room, free airport shuttle and friendly Australian hospitality. The only downside is wifi is $2 for 24 hours and doesn't go into the rooms, only in the common area and pool/bar area. Might seem pricey, but you won't regret it.
Reviewed December 16, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Maxi from Germany
Solo traveler
6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in November 2017
A quite nice party hostel ”
The hostel was clean, the staff was friendly and the bed was so comfortable.
Reviewed December 13, 2017
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