Very good 7.4
Based on 104 reviews

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About this property


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

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

Fitness & recreation

  • Games room

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Nightclub
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Poolside bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • ATM
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area


  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Wheelchair accessible

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

based on 104 reviews
  • Cleanliness 7.7
  • Facilities 8.8
  • Location 8.5
  • Room comfort and quality 7.0
  • Service 7.2
  • Value for money 7.6
  • Food and dining 6.2


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