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8.4

Excellent
13.4% this month
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Highly rated by guests – 90% would recommend
Housekeeping14
Swimming Pool3
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8.9

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Eggplant and Poppy

80 m

Rusty's Market

100 m

Shenannigans

110 m

Nu-Trix Club

140 m

PJ O'Briens

170 m

Popular landmarks
Night Markets

410 m

The Reef Hotel Casino

430 m

Esplanade Boardwalk

520 m

Green Island

540 m

Michaelmas Cay

570 m

Closest landmarks
Orchid Plaza

230 m

Cairns Museum

230 m

KickArts Contemporary Arts

240 m

Blue Sky Brewery

250 m

Reef Teach

260 m

Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel

"If you love to have some bit of party, music and fun, this is a place for you."

Yvonne - May 12, 2022
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Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel

57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Strategically situated in Cairns City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Esplanade Boardwalk. Rated with 3.5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, fitness center and outdoor pool on-site.

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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • 420 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Cairns

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

Value for money8.0
Distance to city center1.2km
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportCairns Airport (CNS)
Distance to airport5.8 km

Rooms available at Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel

Hotel King Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Hotel Deluxe
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 4 single beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 4 single beds
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Twin Hotel
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 3 bunk beds
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1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 5 bunk beds
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 3 bunk beds
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Single Bed in 4 Bed Deluxe Ensuite Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed
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Single Bed in 8 Bed Ensuite Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel?

Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Cairns with private transportation, the hostel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Can special events be hosted at Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel?

Both indoor and outdoor venues are available to choose for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as weddings, private events and engagements can be hosted at Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel. Small or intimate events like birthday parties, entertainment events, honeymoons and graduation parties can also be accomodated. Services for wireless internet, event decoration and music entertainment are offered to help your event go smoothly. End your big event day with special turn-down services to celebrate your special occasion. Services including room decorations, food and beverage and flower petals are available upon request.

What is the smoking policy at Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel?

Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Cairns Railway Station, 450 m away from Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel.

What restaurants are nearby Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel?

Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel’s neighborhood is Cairns City Center which includes popular restaurants such as Annee's Caphe, Paleo Cafe Cairns and Il Colosseo.

What popular shopping places are close to Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel?

Located in the Cairns City Center area, Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel is close to great shopping choices like Night Markets, Rusty's Market and DFO Cairns, Direct Factory Outlets.

What are popular attractions near Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel?

Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel’s location in the Cairns City Center neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Cairns Botanic Gardens, Green Island and Cairns Aquarium.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel?

Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel is located within Cairns City Center, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Esplanade Boardwalk, Michaelmas Cay and Cairns Holiday Park.

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What people love about Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel

  • 8

    Very good

    "If you love to have some bit of party, music and fun, this is a place for you."

    Yvonne

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    May 12, 2022

  • 8

    Very good
    Spaciousness

    "The room is spacious and facilities are all clean."

    Yvonne

    |

    May 12, 2022

  • 8

    Very good

    "Overall, great place to stay in."

    Yvonne

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    May 12, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 425 Cairns properties
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Cheapest price score
Location score
9/10
Room comfort score
7/10
Value for money score
8/10
Better than
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Better than
79
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Overall rating:

8.4

Excellent
1,684 reviews
Cleanliness
7.8
Facilities
7.9
Location
8.9
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What travelers say they love:
Communal kitchen to cook was large, clean and nice.
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Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Cairns, Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Cairns has to offer.
Enjoy all that Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel has to offer! Free internet access provided within the hostel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Cairns is made even more convenient with the taxi and car hire services available at the hostel.
For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundromat keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel.
For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All guestrooms at Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Enjoy your stay even more at the hostel, knowing that some selected rooms include blackout curtains and air conditioning. Some rooms at Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television available in some selected rooms.
Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea are provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hostel you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the hostel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar and nightclub. At any time of the day or night, you can serve yourself a snack at the hostel's vending machines.
Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hostel's shared kitchen.
Fill your days with the array of activities and facilities offered at Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the hostel's pool. Burn off you vacation calories with a quick visit to the hostel's fitness facility. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hostel's shared lounge and TV area.
Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the shops and souvenir shops.


Around the property

Don't spend all your time inside while in Cairns! Cheer on the local team at Cairns Esplanade Lagoon located 600 m away, or just buy some authentic gear and memorabilia to show your support. Be sure to visit Green Island located 540 m away, an item on every checklist of those who travel to Cairns.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 98% of all other options in the city.
Compared to other accommodations in Cairns, facilities here are rated higher than 82% of them.
Guests who stayed at this hostel have scored it higher than 88% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.9

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

15 mentions

Swimming Pool

9 mentions

Food & Dining

3 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Nightclub
  • On-site entertainment
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Adult-only property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Fitness club privileges
  • Free bottled water
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Restaurants on site

Restaurant

  • Cuisine: Australian
Location
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870
Excellent
Location

8.9

Airports

  • Cairns Airport (CNS)
    5.8 km
  • Dunk Island Airport (DKI)
    119.0 km

Public transportation

  • Cairns Railway Station
    450 m
  • Freshwater
    8.4 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Cairns Central Medical Centre
    460 m

Shopping

  • Night Markets
    410 m

Convenience store

  • NightOwl
    120 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Night Markets
    410 m
  • The Reef Hotel Casino
    430 m
  • Esplanade Boardwalk
    520 m
  • Green Island
    540 m
  • Michaelmas Cay
    570 m
  • Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
    600 m
  • Cairns Aquarium
    630 m
  • Muddy's Playground
    990 m
  • Cairns Botanic Gardens
    3.6 km
  • Gallo DairyLand
    5.5 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Eggplant and Poppy
    80 m
  • Rusty's Market
    100 m
  • Shenannigans
    110 m
  • Nu-Trix Club
    140 m
  • PJ O'Briens
    170 m
  • City Place Disposals
    170 m
  • Pure Synergie Skin Store
    190 m
  • Bones and Jones
    200 m
  • Cairns Family Court
    200 m
  • Coles Supermarket - Cairns
    210 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • Guests must provide a valid form of government regulated identification (eg. passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.) upon check-in.
  • When booking more than 8 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply. (This policy is imposed by the property.)
  • As per the Queensland Government regulation, the property can only accept vaccinated or medically exempt travelers as they are a dual hospitality and accommodation venue.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center1.2km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)15

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of rooms 120
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2003
  • Most recent renovation2010

Reviews of Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel from real guests

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8.0
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Cleanliness7.8
Facilities7.9
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality7.0
Service7.7
Value for money8.0
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8-9 Excellent (37)
7-8 Very Good (41)
6-7 Good (26)
<6 Below Expectation (48)
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8.8
Excellent
Monica from Philippines
Group
Hotel Deluxe
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

Excellent”

We stayed in the hotel floor, not the hostel, and had a private room. The room itself was spacious and well-designed. I honestly did not expect that from a backpacker hotel/hostel. They even had a daily housekeeping service. The room also had a spacious balcony. There is a common kitchen/dining area in each floor, which guests can use. When we returned to Cairns after a few days, we stayed in another hotel and the room we had in Gilligan's was nicer and more spacious than the one in the hotel. That said, if you get bothered with hearing faint party music at night, this is not the place for you because there is a busy bar/club in the ground floor and the music carries over at night (although it is not that loud).

Reviewed December 05, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Noah from Australia
Solo traveler
Single Bed in 8 Bed Ensuite Mixed Dormitory
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

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9.6
Exceptional
Marisa from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in July 2017

Had a great day staying in Gilligans, 3 times extended my stay here!”

I knew this from my friend, she recomend as this is so far the best hostel you can stay in cairns, so i give it a go. Yep i found out its true! I made new friends in the room, we're out and having a good time together, the staff is also helpful and friendly, they always have something happening in the bar like free drinks free pizza, ect. Only the wifi is lame, and you need to pay extra for this. The bathroom is inside each room which is nice. I also got room with balcony, and its pretty big balcony. It is good if you are a smoker. I think this is the best hostel in Cairns.

Reviewed July 11, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Charlotte from United Kingdom
Couple
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - 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

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10.0
Exceptional
Laura from United Kingdom
Couple
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - 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

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10.0
Exceptional
Danielle from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
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

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9.0
Exceptional
Michael from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in April 2012

Best Place to Party in Cairns!!”

People - Nobody stole anything during my stay, great club attached, downtown, best all round

this is the only hostel/backpacker hotel i have ever stayed at but it was so much fun. meeting people from all over the world travelling thru ozzy land was great, partied with people from the room and we had a blast. it is also downtown so all the other great clubs and bars are 10 minutes walk - what more can you ask for??

Reviewed April 26, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
PRANJAL from India
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

The Most Happening Place ”

Gilligans is the most happening places to stay and party while in Cairns. There is no other place which is more value for money and equally fun!! I strongly recommend staying here if you are a solo traveller!

Reviewed January 24, 2021

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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

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8.0
Excellent
Wat from Hong Kong SAR, China
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

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9.6
Exceptional
Delia from Canada
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

very good”

nightlife great. deals for dinner, yes $5 meals each night at the bar/restaurant. pool looked fun, but was busy with other activities so didnt use it. very close to beach, shops. in opposite direction is the mall. no towels in room, other hostels i got towels and beach towels. no soap at the sink in our rooms either(shared room with 4 beds). very clean though. communal kitchen to cook was large, clean and nice. i booked tours in lobby but would have been nice to see what other agencies offered, i didnt have time. they were nice still the same. i recommend it. dont go if your not a partier. then again I didnt hear the party downstairs and i was in bed at 11/midnight. i was there to scuba and see things thats why i didnt party.

Reviewed October 15, 2018

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9.0
Exceptional
TOMOHISA from Japan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in September 2011

gilligan's nightclub is very funny everday!”

atmosphere

Firstly,i like it that i can choke in or out anytime i wanted do.And gilligan's nightlife especially weekend were very funny and exciting! If you wanna go drinking to party,you should choose here! you must have been satisfied!

Reviewed September 25, 2011

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9.7
Exceptional
WAN from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

Fantastic backpackers hotel, clean, friendly staff”

Location, swimming pool and bar

Great hotel, very clean and well organized, the Gilligan's bar is great with different themes of party every night! But no free wifi

Reviewed August 18, 2013

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6.7
Good
Aine from Ireland
Group
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in May 2012

great location, appaling room”

the location was really good

having heard so much about gilligans before we arrived i had high hopes. it is the party hostel in cairns and being a guest we didn't have to pay to get in which is great. there was something on most nights at the bar and a free small meal was provided each evening though it really was slap-dash. our room smelled really musty and damp. we had to have the balcony door open as often as we could to let the smell out. our sheets and clothes felt damp and smelled damp from the room and we had to wash everything in our bags before we left to try get rid of the smell. someone did say it to housekeeping but i think it was just ignored and i'm not sure what they could have done about it anyway. we think the extractor fan in the shower does not work so all the steam has nowhere to go and just seeps into the room. all rooms may not be like this but ours was terrible. reception staff are really friendly and helpful. the kitchen was usually really dirty even though it gets cleaned 4 or 5 times a day. anytime we went to cook all the pans were dirty and there was hardly ever any cups. there are cameras in the kitchen so they can see who doesn't clean up after themselves, i think these should be used because even we could see it was always the same people who dond't clean their mess. it would make the place alot more enjoyable for everyone staying there and i'm sure the cleaning staff would appreciate it! overall this could be a great hostel if it were managed better.

Reviewed June 24, 2012

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7.6
Very good
Lisa from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - 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

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8.0
Excellent
Samantha from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in July 2014

Great value, location and quality rooms!”

Quality of the rooms were great. Centrally located to access everything in the town. Great facilities

I stayed in a 6 dorm deluxe room and it's the best backpackers I've stayed at. Rooms were extremely comfortable size, had a tv, fridge, balcony, seperate toilet and shower. Was very impressed by the room. Centrally located to all nightlife, wharf, restaurants and shops. Great facilities within the hostel and great for those chasing the nightlife. My room faced the street and didn't have trouble sleeping the night I didn't have a late one. Would definitely come back and stay again!

Reviewed July 14, 2014

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9.6
Exceptional
Daniel from Australia
Group
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

recommend ”

highly recommend this hostel when in cairns.

Reviewed March 13, 2017

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7.6
Very good
lea from France
Group
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - 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

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7.7
Very good
MASAKI from Afghanistan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in October 2012

Very convinient and good for party backpacker hote”

cheap and free meal

great location but very noisy after 9PM. good for partying and having fun at cairns. free meals taste fabulous. extra 3AUD to pugrade to bigger size.

Reviewed October 18, 2012

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8.7
Excellent
CHING from Taiwan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
Stayed 7 nights in November 2015

In the center of city, nice and clean”

Nice swimming pool and pool side bar, clean and very comfortable bed.

Very enjoyed the stay at Gilligan's. Will definitely recommend.

Reviewed November 21, 2015

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