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|Distance to city centre||0.4 km|
|Distance to airport||4.7 km|
|"Great facilities and location, great atmosphere."||(in 9 reviews)|
|"Great bar and pool area."||(in 80 reviews)|
|"Friendly staff and great location"||(in 105 reviews)|
|"If you're actually trying to get sleep this place is atrocious."||(in 12 reviews)|
|"There is no free wifi."||(in 14 reviews)|
|"It’s definitely a party place which means loud music until 2 or 3:00."||(in 7 reviews)|
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|beds clean||in 34 reviews|
|cairns||in 26 reviews|
|clean hostel||in 77 reviews|
|free wifi||in 34 reviews|
|friendly staff||in 105 reviews|
|great facilities||in 11 reviews|
|great location||in 129 reviews|
|hard to sleep||in 27 reviews|
|kitchen area||in 8 reviews|
|loud music||in 33 reviews|
|meet people||in 94 reviews|
|night club||in 55 reviews|
|party hostel||in 104 reviews|
|pool and bar||in 122 reviews|
|private room||in 25 reviews|
|solo traveller||in 6 reviews|
|value for money||in 48 reviews|
loud music everyday
sleeping is a factor
rooms clean, big size bunks, kitchen good, breakfast nice, central location.
I knew it was a party hostel but wow it was party party! Rooms extremely noisey from the club underneath!
Gilligan’s has it all! Amazing nightlife, amazing pool, spacious rooms, most of which with en suites, all cleaned daily and kitchens are on every level which was great. Events put on each night are brilliant and every day they did free beer at 6 and $5.50 meals which is a great way to meet people. The take away pizza at the end of the night was also great! Our 6 bed dorm on the third floor was also relatively quiet so were able to sleep easily each night, but this may not be the same on the weekends.
Only slight thing we didn’t like was the attached travel agents. They weren’t very enthusiastic or friendly like we’d met in other hostels and rarely offered a better discount than if we’d have booked it on our own. The hostel itself though was genuinely awesome and we’d struggle to find faults with it!
Location is great, close to the Esplanade waterfront & lagoon, and any number of restaurants. Plenty of entertainment all within walking distance.
This is a club & party hostel. If you want one place to sit around, get drunk and club all night, stay here. If you think you're going to meet anyone, go elsewhere or get a good night's sleep... move on. Club is below all the rooms and runs all night. And everyone who stays here just wants to be in the club, so people stumble in & out of the rooms at all hours, yelling & screaming in the hallways, and if they do manage to get in the room with their key, they will vomit, scream & leave. Would never stay here again.
A stay at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort places you in the heart of Cairns, within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Cairns Night Markets. Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is complimentary (available on request).
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- Spacious rooms
- Friendly service
Policies vary by room type and provider.
FAQs when booking at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Where is Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort located?
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is located at 57-89 Grafton Street, 0.4 km from the centre of Cairns. Cairns Historical Society Museum is the closest landmark to Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort?
Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort.
Does Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort offer free parking?
No, Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort does not offer free parking.
Does Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort offer free airport shuttle service?
Yes, Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort offers free airport shuttle service.
How far is Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort from the airport?
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is 4.7 km from Cairns. Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is 126 km from Bloomfield.
Can you bring pets to Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort?
No, pets are not allowed at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort.
Does Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort have a pool?
Yes, Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort has a pool on-site.
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Most popular landmarks
- Cairns Historical Society Museum 327 m
- Cairns Regional Gallery 336 m
- Cairns Central Shopping Centre 385 m
- Cairns Rainforest Dome 0.4 km
- Reef Hotel Casino 0.4 km
- Esplanade Lagoon 0.6 km