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Get an overview of this hotelCairns hostel in Cairns CBD with restaurant and outdoor pool


Located in Cairns CBD, this hostel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from The Cultural Place and within 3 mi (5 km) of Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens and Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Cairns Regional Gallery are also within 10 minutes.

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, this hostel has an outdoor pool and a nightclub. Free self parking and free airport pick-up are also provided. Other amenities include 2 bars/lounges, a poolside bar, and WiFi in public areas.

Room Amenities

Rooms offer WiFi and showers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hostel offers a restaurant. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hostel's bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. Public areas are equipped with high-speed wireless Internet access (surcharge). This Cairns hostel also offers an outdoor pool, a nightclub, and a terrace. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort has designated areas for smoking.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free airport transportation - pickup 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free self parking 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Nightclub 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Terrace 
  • Total number of rooms - 120 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shared/communal kitchen 
  • Shower only 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 30 per night.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No cribs (infant beds) available

No pets or service animals allowed


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 2.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 2.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 30 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

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