Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort

57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, QLD 04870 AU
View map Reservations: +61 3 9007 2407
2.0 Star property In Cairns (Cairns Central Business District)
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12/02/2022 - 12/03/2022
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Summary of verified reviews

Rated 81/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

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

Location

91/100
205 reviews

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

Value

80/100
100 reviews

Best value for money.

Vibe

75/100
113 reviews

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

WiFi

74/100
11 reviews

Good internet service. Average wifi quality.

Bar

71/100
84 reviews

Bar is awesome. The bar needs better service. Alcoholic drinks are not the best.

Service

68/100
227 reviews

Service is friendly enough, with acceptable reception staff. Well-managed, with professional service. Hotel security can be an issue. The bar needs better service. Recreation staff is ok.

Room

62/100
335 reviews

Beds and rooms are average, overall, although A/C and minibars are poor. Some guests complained about bathroom cleanliness; kitchenettes, furniture and TV's are not great. Poorly maintained and cleaned rooms. Large, new rooms with great balconies. Great shower.

Comfort

53/100
189 reviews

Large rooms with average comfort and standard beds. Deficient A/C and too noisy rooms.

Cleanliness

47/100
143 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Moderately clean hotel facilities.

Rated 74/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Great shopping. Near city centre.

Location

90/100
63 reviews

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

Bar

73/100
18 reviews

Bar is awesome.

Vibe

61/100
26 reviews

Decent vibe. Atmosphere could be friendlier.

Room

59/100
93 reviews

Rooms are standard overall, but very spacious with comfortable beds. Complaints about maintenance and cleanliness in rooms and bathrooms. Kitchenettes and A/C are inadequate. Great shower.

Service

59/100
55 reviews

Great service, but bad reception. Service is professional and friendly.

Comfort

57/100
54 reviews

Decently comfortable, spacious rooms with great beds. Deficient A/C and too noisy rooms.

Cleanliness

44/100
43 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Moderately clean hotel facilities.

Rated 74/100 based on reviews from couples.

New rooms. Spacious rooms.

Location

93/100
58 reviews

Great location near lots of shopping.

Food

82/100
8 reviews

Delicious food.

Service

80/100
35 reviews

Friendly service, and reception was okay.

Vibe

76/100
22 reviews

Excellent vibe and pretty inviting atmosphere. Modern Hotel.

Value

73/100
20 reviews

Best value for money.

Bar

73/100
13 reviews

Bar is awesome.

Room

55/100
78 reviews

Rooms are mediocre with standard beds, however there are complaints about bathrooms. Poorly maintained and cleaned rooms. Spacious rooms with charming balconies. Kitchenettes and A/C are inadequate.

Comfort

53/100
48 reviews

Large rooms with average comfort and standard beds. Deficient A/C and too noisy rooms.

Cleanliness

35/100
26 reviews

Rooms could be cleaner. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Rated 75/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

Luxurious Hotel. Awesome vibe.

Room

65/100
5 reviews

Room is all right.

Rated 73/100 based on reviews from families.

Professional service. Awesome vibe.

Location

89/100
5 reviews

Great location.

Room

51/100
6 reviews

Room is all right.

Comfort

48/100
5 reviews

More comfort would be nice.

Rated 64/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

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

Room

44/100
9 reviews

Poor rooms and bathrooms.

Cleanliness

42/100
6 reviews

Could use a good cleaning.

Rated 71/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

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

Room

59/100
8 reviews

Room is all right.

Rated 74/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

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

Pool

96/100
67 reviews

Great pool.

Location

94/100
188 reviews

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

Food

82/100
21 reviews

Delicious food.

Value

81/100
96 reviews

Best value for money.

Vibe

79/100
102 reviews

Excellent vibe and pretty inviting atmosphere. Modern Hotel. Luxurious Hotel. Stylish hotel. Entrance area is ok.

Bar

71/100
80 reviews

Bar is awesome. The bar needs better service. Alcoholic drinks are not the best.

WiFi

69/100
9 reviews

Regular internet service. Wifi quality could be improved.

Service

67/100
213 reviews

Service is friendly enough, with acceptable reception staff. Well-managed, with professional service. Hotel security can be an issue. The bar needs better service.

Room

63/100
306 reviews

Mostly alright rooms with OK beds, but some cleanliness issues. Bathrooms are dirty and rooms in need of maintenance. Complaints about furnishing, kitchenettes, and A/C. Large, new rooms with great balconies. Great shower.

Comfort

54/100
172 reviews

Large rooms with average comfort and standard beds. Deficient A/C and too noisy rooms.

Cleanliness

48/100
129 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Rated 71/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Great shower. Professional service.

Location

94/100
56 reviews

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

Bar

74/100
15 reviews

Bar is awesome.

Service

63/100
49 reviews

Reception and service are alright. Service is professional and friendly.

Vibe

62/100
23 reviews

Decent vibe. Relatively friendly Atmosphere.

Room

60/100
83 reviews

Well-sized, typical rooms with mediocre beds. Complaints about maintenance and cleanliness in rooms and bathrooms. Kitchenettes and A/C are inadequate. Great shower.

Comfort

57/100
49 reviews

Large rooms with average comfort and standard beds. Deficient A/C and too noisy rooms.

Cleanliness

44/100
35 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Moderately clean hotel facilities.

Rated 72/100 based on reviews from couples.

New rooms. Delicious food.

Location

92/100
54 reviews

Great location near lots of shopping.

Food

81/100
7 reviews

Delicious food.

Service

77/100
32 reviews

Friendly service, and reception was okay.

Vibe

76/100
20 reviews

Excellent vibe and pretty inviting atmosphere. Modern Hotel.

Bar

73/100
12 reviews

Bar is awesome.

Comfort

53/100
42 reviews

Rooms are big and moderately comfortable. Deficient A/C and too noisy rooms.

Room

53/100
69 reviews

Average rooms, poorly cleaned and maintained. Spacious rooms with charming balconies. Kitchenettes and A/C are inadequate.

Cleanliness

35/100
25 reviews

Rooms could be cleaner. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Rated 72/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

Luxurious Hotel. Awesome vibe.

Room

65/100
5 reviews

Room is all right.

Rated 66/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

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

Location

93/100
5 reviews

Great location.

Service

70/100
7 reviews

Great, decently friendly service.

Vibe

67/100
7 reviews

Decent vibe. Relatively friendly Atmosphere.

Room

57/100
7 reviews

Room is all right.

Comfort

53/100
7 reviews

Comfortable.

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Property description

A stay at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort places you in the heart of Cairns, within a 5-minute walk of The Cultural Place and Cairns Regional Gallery. This hostel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Cairns Esplanade and 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Cairns Night Markets.

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
  • Property does not require health documentation at check-in
  • Children not allowed
  • Property does not offer onsite COVID-19 testing
  • 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

  • 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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.
  • This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).

Cleaning policies

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

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 follows sanitization practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures