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8.0Excellent

2,722 reviews

2,722 reviews

Location 8.9
Facilities 7.9
Service 7.9
Value for money 7.9
Cleanliness 7.7
Room comfort and quality 7.1
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8.9Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Eggplant and Poppy
80 m
Rusty's Market
100 m
Shenannigans
110 m
Nu-Trix Club
140 m
PJ O'Briens
170 m
Popular landmarks
Night Markets
410 m
The Reef Hotel Casino
430 m
Esplanade Boardwalk
520 m
Green Island
540 m
Michaelmas Cay
570 m
Closest landmarks
Orchid Plaza
230 m
Cairns Museum
230 m
KickArts Contemporary Arts
240 m
Blue Sky Brewery
250 m
Reef Teach
260 m

Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort

57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Cairns City Center, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Esplanade Boardwalk. Rated with 3.5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, fitness center and outdoor pool on-site.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

Located in heart of Cairns

Check-in [24-hour]

420 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Fitness center

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Bicycles

Cash withdrawal

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Cairns every 8 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.9
Distance to city center1.2km
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportCairns Airport (CNS)
Distance to airport5.8 km

Rooms available at Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort

1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 4 single beds
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Hotel King Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Hotel
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 4 bunk beds
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 3 bunk beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 4 single beds
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1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 5 bunk beds
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 4 bunk beds
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 3 bunk beds
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Hotel Deluxe
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort have a fitness center?

Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort features free fitness center that is opportunely located at the tip of your finger, making it possible for you to get your daily exercise routine in at any time of the day so you can spend your vacation the way you want. For more details, please contact the property for more information.

Are there ATM on-site at Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort?

Absolutely! The benefits of staying at Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort include an on-site ATM, providing visitors with easy access point for cash withdrawal and remaining worry-free throughout your trip.

What is the typical travel time to a nearby airport from Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort?

The average travel time to get from Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort to the airport is 15 minutes, but please keep in mind that the travel time may differ based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

What is the minimum age requirement for guest at Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort?

Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort only allows guest visitors that are above 18 years old to reside at this property. In case you're looking for child- or family-friendly properties, please navigate to property facilities filter feature and select the "family/child friendly" filter for more selections.

When was Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort built?

Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort was built in 2003.

How many floors does Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort have?

Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort has a total of 4 floors.

What was the average room rate for Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort been in the past month?

The average room rate for Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort in the past month is 35.93 AUD, compared to city's average of 172.09 AUD.

What is the average rating that past Group travelers have given to Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort?

Past group travelers that have stayed at this property have given Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort an average rating of 8.1. You can check out more precise customer reviews and feedback by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What time is check-in and check-out at Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may ask for early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Travelers checking in or out before or after the designated time frame may be charged an additional fee.

What people love about Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The hostel is very clean and well main tained."

    JAEWOONG

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    17 October 2023

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Rooms are very clean."

    Doug

    |

    8 March 2023

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Location

    "The location is very central with all the tours picking up a lot people from this hotel."

    Ricardo

    |

    22 September 2023

Property ranking|Compared to 616 Cairns properties
Cheapest price score
Location score
8.9/10
Room comfort score
7.1/10
Value for money score
7.9/10
Better than
96
%
of Cairns properties
Better than
90
%
of Cairns properties
Better than
85
%
of Cairns properties
Better than
84
%
of Cairns properties
More about Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort

More about Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort

Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Cairns, Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Cairns has to offer.
Enjoy all that Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort has to offer! Free internet access provided within the hostel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Exploring Cairns is made even more convenient with the taxi and car hire services available at the hostel. For those driving their own car, parking is available for guests.
Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundromat keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All guestrooms at Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Enjoy your stay even more at the hostel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. Some rooms at Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and in-room video streaming available in some selected rooms.
Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea are provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hostel you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries and towels available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the hostel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar and nightclub. At any time of the day or night, you can serve yourself a snack at the hostel's vending machines.
Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hostel's shared kitchen.
Fill your days with the array of activities and facilities offered at Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the hostel's pool. At Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. Enjoy your favorite drink in your swimsuit at the hostel's poolside bar. Burn off you vacation calories with a quick visit to the hostel's fitness facility.
Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hostel's shared lounge and TV area. Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the shops and souvenir shops.


Around the property

Don't spend all your time inside while in Cairns! Cheer on the local team at Cairns Esplanade Lagoon located 600 m away, or just buy some authentic gear and memorabilia to show your support. Be sure to visit Green Island located 540 m away, an item on every checklist of those who travel to Cairns.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 96% of all other options in the city.
Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hostel scored higher than 88% of them for food and dining.
Guests who stayed at this hostel have scored it higher than 90% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.9

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

15 mentions

Swimming Pool

9 mentions

Food & Dining

3 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Catalan
  • Dutch
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
Outdoor
  • Bicycles
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Billiards
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Nightclub
  • On-site entertainment
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundromat
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center
Access
  • Adult-only property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fitness club privileges
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Continental
Restaurants on site
Restaurant
  • Cuisine: Australian

Location

57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns City Center, Cairns, Australia, 4870
Excellent
Location

8.9

Airports
  • Cairns Airport (CNS)
    5.8 km
  • Dunk Island Airport (DKI)
    119.0 km
Public transportation
  • Cairns Railway Station
    450 m
  • Freshwater
    8.4 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Cairns Central Medical Centre
    460 m
Shopping
  • Night Markets
    410 m
Convenience store
  • NightOwl
    120 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Night Markets
    410 m
  • The Reef Hotel Casino
    430 m
  • Esplanade Boardwalk
    520 m
  • Green Island
    540 m
  • Michaelmas Cay
    570 m
  • Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
    600 m
  • Cairns Aquarium
    630 m
  • Muddy's Playground
    990 m
  • Cairns Botanic Gardens
    3.6 km
  • Gallo DairyLand
    5.5 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Eggplant and Poppy
    80 m
  • Rusty's Market
    100 m
  • Shenannigans
    110 m
  • Nu-Trix Club
    140 m
  • PJ O'Briens
    170 m
  • City Place Disposals
    170 m
  • Pure Synergie Skin Store
    190 m
  • Bones and Jones
    200 m
  • Cairns Family Court
    200 m
  • Coles Supermarket - Cairns
    210 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • Guests must provide a valid form of government regulated identification (eg. passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.) upon check-in.
  • When booking more than 8 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply. (This policy is imposed by the property.)
  • As per the Queensland Government regulation, the property can only accept vaccinated or medically exempt travelers as they are a dual hospitality and accommodation venue.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center1.2km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)15
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of rooms 120
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened2003
  • Most recent renovation2010
Parking
  • Daily parking fee12 AUD

Reviews of Gilligan’s Hotel & Resort from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.9
Location8.9
Facilities7.9
Service7.9
Value for money7.9
Cleanliness7.7
Room comfort and quality7.1
High score for Cairns
Rating
9+ Exceptional (85)
8-9 Excellent (58)
7-8 Very Good (59)
6-7 Good (34)
<6 Below Expectation (62)

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10.0
Exceptional
Jacinta from Australia
Couple
Hotel Deluxe
Stayed 2 nights in September 2022

Book now!”

100% would recommend. We are a couple and and booked a private room, so I can’t comment on the dorms. The price was a bit more than usual for a backpackers but the facilities are worth it. There’s a pool, bars, restaurant, trip bookings, right in the center of town so you don’t need a car. We would have stayed longer if we had more time. We were directly next to the kitchen and so there was some noise in the night from people cooking food after being out but mostly people were reasonably quiet and it didn’t disturb us too much. Our room was clean and tidy. I’d tell my friends to stay here for sure.

Reviewed September 16, 2022
10.0
Exceptional
Jinseok from South Korea
Solo traveler
Hotel King Room
Stayed 4 nights in March 2023

Representative of lively backpackers!”

If you like a lively atmosphere, this would be the perfect place to stay. The location is great and the overall facilities are excellent. The pool and bar have a hip vibe, making it enjoyable. The first and second floors are dormitory rooms, while the third and fourth floors are private rooms, which are relatively spacious and quiet. There is also a separate lounge and kitchen on each floor, so you can relax comfortably. The private rooms are also reasonably priced.

Reviewed March 31, 2023
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10.0
Exceptional
Doug from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in March 2023

Best Backpackers I have been to”

Loved my stay at the Gilligan's Backpacker Hostel. Great fun vibe. Rooms are very clean. I stayed in a 6 bedroom dorm which also included a toilet and shower.

Reviewed March 09, 2023
10.0
Exceptional
SATOMI from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in January 2023

Exceptional”

There was clean and staff was friendly so I had a great time then. But there close to night club so it was loud at the night time. I’d like to stay the hostel when I come to Cairns again.

Reviewed January 25, 2023
10.0
Exceptional
Willow from Australia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
Stayed 8 nights in October 2021

I was there in quiet Covid times... and it was perfect”

The pool was great, the facilities good. Nice having a party bar downstairs... but it was quiet times, so the noise was just perfect amount, the pool was busy on Sundays and relaxing the rest of the week, and no silly excess partying, just the right amount! This place is run excellently.

Reviewed June 27, 2022
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