Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD 04870 AU
View map Reservations: +61 3 9007 2407
2.0 Star property Near Cairns Esplanade
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07/05/2022 - 07/06/2022
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84
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Summary of 1,087 reviews

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Rated 84/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Very good for traveling with friends. Located near shopping areas and the city center. Awesome vibe.

Location

98/100
130 reviews

Great location. Near to the city centre with good shopping options nearby.

WiFi

90/100
8 reviews

Good wifi quality.

Value

84/100
81 reviews

Best value for money.

Vibe

78/100
80 reviews

Excellent vibe and pretty inviting atmosphere. Modern Hotel. Entrance area is ok. Good for traveling with friends. Nice hostel. Suitable for solo travelers.

Bar

78/100
69 reviews

Bar is awesome. The bar needs better service.

Room

68/100
229 reviews

New, moderately clean rooms with so-so beds. Large rooms, with nice kitchenettes and balconies. Rooms are lacking in maintenance, with subpar A/C and furnishing. Bathrooms are fine and very clean. Shower was ok.

Service

68/100
169 reviews

Service is relatively friendly. Well managed, but reception is poor. Hotel security is ok. The bar needs better service.

Cleanliness

60/100
102 reviews

Rooms and bathrooms are pretty clean. Moderately clean hotel facilities.

Comfort

55/100
123 reviews

Reasonably comfortable rooms with a tolerable noise level and standard beds. Large, but poorly air conditioned rooms.

Rated 80/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

New rooms. Near city centre.

Location

98/100
39 reviews

Great location near lots of shopping.

Value

86/100
11 reviews

Best value for money.

Room

78/100
57 reviews

Large, but poorly air conditioned rooms. Okay bathrooms and beds in decently clean rooms. Shower was ok.

Bar

77/100
11 reviews

Bar is awesome.

Service

73/100
41 reviews

Service is professional and acceptably friendly, but reception is not great.

Cleanliness

62/100
23 reviews

Room cleanliness is acceptable.

Comfort

62/100
34 reviews

Reasonably comfortable rooms with a tolerable noise level and standard beds. Large, but poorly air conditioned rooms.

Rated 79/100 based on reviews from couples.

Great location. Nice building.

Location

98/100
41 reviews

Great location.

Value

83/100
14 reviews

Best value for money.

Bar

79/100
10 reviews

Bar is awesome.

Vibe

76/100
13 reviews

Excellent vibe and pretty inviting atmosphere.

Amenities

73/100
23 reviews

Nice building.

Service

72/100
19 reviews

Fantastic service. Complaints about the reception staff, but the service is somewhat friendly.

Room

53/100
49 reviews

Large, reasonably clean rooms and comfortable beds. Okay bathrooms, but poor maintenance and A/C.

Cleanliness

50/100
20 reviews

Room cleanliness is OK, but overall cleanliness is lacking. Moderately clean hotel facilities.

Comfort

47/100
27 reviews

Uncomfortable, with guests complaining about noise and the A/C. Rooms are spacious with standard beds.

Rated 77/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Very good for traveling with friends. Located near shopping areas and the city center. Awesome vibe.

Location

98/100
122 reviews

Great location. Near to the city centre with good shopping options nearby.

Food

88/100
18 reviews

Delicious food.

WiFi

87/100
6 reviews

Good wifi quality.

Value

84/100
79 reviews

Best value for money.

Vibe

80/100
76 reviews

Awesome vibe. Friendly atmosphere. Modern Hotel. Entrance area is ok.

Bar

78/100
69 reviews

Bar is awesome. The bar needs better service.

Service

68/100
164 reviews

Service is relatively friendly. Well managed, but reception is poor. Hotel security is ok. The bar needs better service.

Room

66/100
220 reviews

New, moderately clean rooms with so-so beds. Rooms are lacking in maintenance, with subpar A/C and furnishing. Large rooms, with nice kitchenettes and balconies. Bathrooms are fine and very clean. Shower was ok.

Cleanliness

59/100
96 reviews

Rooms and bathrooms are pretty clean. Moderately clean hotel facilities.

Comfort

55/100
120 reviews

Reasonably comfortable rooms with a tolerable noise level and standard beds. Large, but poorly air conditioned rooms.

Rated 80/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

New rooms. Near city centre.

Location

98/100
37 reviews

Great location near lots of shopping.

Value

86/100
11 reviews

Best value for money.

Room

78/100
56 reviews

Large, but poorly air conditioned rooms. Okay bathrooms and beds in decently clean rooms. Shower was ok.

Bar

77/100
11 reviews

Bar is awesome.

Service

74/100
39 reviews

Service is professional and acceptably friendly, but reception is not great.

Cleanliness

64/100
22 reviews

Room cleanliness is acceptable.

Comfort

62/100
34 reviews

Reasonably comfortable rooms with a tolerable noise level and standard beds. Large, but poorly air conditioned rooms.

Rated 76/100 based on reviews from couples.

Delicious food. Friendly atmosphere.

Location

98/100
39 reviews

Great location.

Value

83/100
13 reviews

Best value for money.

Bar

79/100
10 reviews

Bar is awesome.

Vibe

76/100
13 reviews

Excellent vibe and pretty inviting atmosphere.

Amenities

73/100
23 reviews

Nice building.

Service

72/100
19 reviews

Fantastic service. Complaints about the reception staff, but the service is somewhat friendly.

Room

54/100
48 reviews

Large, reasonably clean rooms and comfortable beds. Okay bathrooms, but poor maintenance and A/C.

Cleanliness

51/100
19 reviews

Room cleanliness is acceptable. Moderately clean hotel facilities.

Comfort

47/100
27 reviews

Uncomfortable, with guests complaining about noise and the A/C. Rooms are spacious with standard beds.

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Property description

A stay at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort places you in the heart of Cairns, within a 15-minute walk of Cairns Esplanade and The Cultural Place. This hostel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Reef Hotel Casino and 0.6 mi (1 km) from Cairns Central Shopping Centre.

At Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort, enjoy a satisfying meal at the restaurant. Relax with a refreshing drink from the poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges.

Make yourself at home in one of the 120 air-conditioned rooms featuring Smart televisions. Prepare your meals in the shared/communal kitchen. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have showers and hair dryers.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

The Cultural Place - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Cairns Regional Gallery - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Cairns Central Shopping Centre - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Cairns Night Markets - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Reef Hotel Casino - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Cairns Performing Arts Centre - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Esplanade Lagoon - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Reef Fleet Terminal - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Cairns Convention Centre - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Jute Theatre - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Kick Contemporary Arts - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
ZOO To You HQ Wildlife Discovery Centre - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Center of Contemporary Arts - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Cairns Esplanade - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi

The preferred airport for Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is Cairns Intl. Airport (CNS) - 6.5 km / 4 mi

Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a terrace and a garden. Additional amenities at this hostel include complimentary wireless Internet access, a television in a common area, and tour/ticket assistance.

Amenities / Features

  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Minimum age of oldest guest: 18
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Television in common areas
  • Free WiFi
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Number of poolside bars - 1
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Garden
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Luggage storage
  • Total number of rooms - 120
  • Number of floors - 4
  • Negative COVID-19 test result must have been issued within a specific period before check-in: 72 hours
  • Minimum age for negative COVID-19 test result requirement: 18
  • Negative COVID-19 test result must be of specific type(s): PCR
  • Children not allowed
  • Guests must provide health documentation
  • Property does not offer onsite COVID-19 testing
  • Guests must provide a negative COVID-19 test result
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Multilingual staff
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Number of restaurants - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Computer station
  • Terrace
  • ATM/banking

Pet friendly?

Service animals are allowed

Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions

Pets not allowed

Misc. fees / Policies

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: AUD 8 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

  • Children 18 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.
  • At check-in, guests must provide a negative PCR COVID-19 test result.
  • The negative COVID-19 test result requirement applies to all guests aged 18 and up, and the test must have been administered no more than 72 hours prior to check-in.

Cleaning policies

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Social distancing measures are in place

Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection

Cashless transactions are available

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures