Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
+61 740 416 566

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About Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort is set in Cairns and is within a 10-minute walk of Reef Fleet Terminal. It provides free Wi-Fi, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool, and is within walking distance of Cairns Central.

There are a variety of facilities on offer to guests of Gilligan's, such as an airport shuttle, a car rental desk and a 24-hour reception. Additional services include 24-hour security.

After a day of exploring the local area, guests can relax in the comfort of their air conditioned rooms.

In-house dining options include restaurant, which is an ideal spot to enjoy a meal. Each evening, guests are welcome to enjoy a drink in the cosy lounge bar. A variety of cafés and restaurants can also be found in the area.

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel Cairns is close to The Reef Hotel Casino. It is also a brief walk from Cairns Railway Station.

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Amenities at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

  • Adults only
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Airport shuttle

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Safe
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Free Internet
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Disabled access
  • Roll-in shower
  • Adults only
  • Lift
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Pets not allowed
  • Designated smoking area


  • Electric kettle
  • Shared kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Ticket service
  • Car hire
  • Safety deposit box
  • Entertainment staff
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower
  • Private bathroom

Things to do

  • Basketball court
  • Eco tourism
  • Beach access
  • Bicycle hire
  • Cycling
  • Pool table


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden


  • Seating area
  • Lockers
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Shuttle service

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying


  • Fitness centre


  • Outdoor pool

Reviews of Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

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4.2 Mediocre
Pros:Location is great, close to the Esplanade waterfront & lagoon, and any number of restaurants. Plenty of entertainment all within walking distance.
Cons: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.


57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD 4870

What's nearby

  • Cairns Historical Society Museum320 m
  • Cairns Regional Gallery346 m
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre379 m
  • Cairns Rainforest Dome0.4 km
  • Reef Hotel Casino0.4 km
  • Esplanade Lagoon0.6 km
  • Center of Contemporary Arts0.6 km
  • Cairns Esplanade0.7 km
  • Cairns Civic Theatre0.9 km
  • Barlow Park1.1 km
  • Cazaly's Stadium3.1 km
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens4 km



Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 10:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

  • Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is located at 57-89 Grafton Street in Cairns CBD, 0.4 km from the centre of Cairns. Cairns Historical Society Museum is the closest landmark to Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort.

  • Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort.

  • Yes, Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is 4.7 km from Cairns. Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is 126 km from Bloomfield.

  • No, pets are not allowed at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort.

  • Yes, Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort has a pool on-site.

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Distance to city centre

0.4 km

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Distance to airport

4.7 km