Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel and Resort

Self Rated: 5.0 out of 5
57-89 Grafton St, Cairns, QLD, 4870, Australia
4.0 out of 5 rating 1143 reviews TripAdvisor Rating: 4.0

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Property Details

Gilligan's is the ultimate experience in accommodation and entertainment set in the heart of Cairns. Offering guests stylish backpacker accommodation, nightly entertainment and a relaxed atmosphere whilst soaking up the sun, why choose to stay anywhere else?

All room types are fully equipped with a full en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and four floors of communal areas. Or perhaps try our deluxe dormitories; designed to offer that little bit extra. Available in 4 and 6 bed configurations, these rooms offer TVs, refrigerators and all have a private balcony to kick back and relax after a long day at the reef, rainforest or even a lazy day by our pool.

As a Gilligan's guest you receive the below benefits:

* Evening meals for just $5.00 each night

* Free airport pickup (8am - 8pm)

* Free linen

* Free car parking

* Free crockery use in kitchens

* VIP prices for in house guests

* Half price to our international DJ events

...and of course full use of all the below facilities:

* Lagoon Pool with Waterfall

* Pool Tables

* TV and Chill Out Areas

* Tour Desk and Travel Information

* Job Club

It doesn't end there...our outdoor lagoon pool is encompassed by a beer deck which during the day offers chilled music, beach volleyball, or a chance for guests to simply throw down a towel, soak up the sun and enjoy the atmosphere and maybe even a cold beverage. By sunset this area transforms into an exhilarating night offering a wide range of entertainment evenings from open mic, dive in movies through to our weekends where national and international DJ acts are flown in for that added extra only Gilligan's can provide.

Check-in time starts at 2pm. Check-out time is 10am.
Property Policies

A free courtesy bus is offered by Gilligan’s between the hours of 8am – 8pm, 7 days (outside of these hours the service is just $12.00 running from 3:30am - 12 midnight). If you are arriving between these times please make your way to bus bay 6 outside the domestic and international terminals. Please show this confirmation to the Cairns Airport Shuttle driver to receive your complementary transfer. Departures during this time are approximately every half hour.

For any queries regarding Cairns Airport Shuttle, please call 0432 488 783.

For group transfers of 8 or more people a $6 (per person) return transfer charge applies. We recommend booking this in advance via

Payments made on site by Credit Card will incur a surcharge (Visa and Mastercard 1%, American Express 3.5%).

Additional fees may applied to bookings larger than 8 people.

  • -Bar / Lounge
  • -Cafe
  • -Pool bar
  • -Luggage storage
  • -Safe deposit box
  • -Tour desk
  • -Reception (24 hour)
  • -Non-smoking property
  • -Lifts
  • -WiFi (surcharge)
  • -Airport transfers (surcharge)
  • -Airport transfers (free)
  • -Outdoor pool (unheated)
  • -Sun loungers
  • -Family friendly
  • -Guest laundry
  • -Bicycles
  • -Billiards / Pool table
  • -Nightclub
  • -Onsite parking (free)
  • -Onsite parking (limited, free)
  • -Onsite parking (surcharge)
  • -Event services
  • -Accessible facilities