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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel and Resort
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  • Gilligans
    The ultimate experience in backpackers hotel accommodation and leisure that will forever change your view of budget travel. Gilligans is a purpose built backpackers resort located in the city center of magnificent Cairns, Far North Queensland, the stepping off point to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. Gilligans offers a blend of traditional backpacker accommodation (with a few added comforts) plus three and a half star hotel rooms.

    As a Gilligans guest, you can play beach volleyball, laze in the pool, sample local cuisine, sip cocktails, shop, browse over local produce markets, catch up with friends over the Internet, or dance the night away - all without leaving this holiday heaven. And when it's time to explore further a field, the absolute CBD location means you're just a few minutes walk to Cairns' water-front lagoon, shopping centers, galleries, restaurants, and nightclubs. Holidaying has never looked so good!

    Gilligans offers 4, 6, 8 and 10-bed dorm rooms, as well as hotel rooms.
    All with air-conditioning, ensuites and king-sized single beds and most rooms have balconies. The ensuites can be used three ways (doors separating the shower, toilet, and vanity) so there are none of the difficulties regularly experienced with too few communal facilities.

    6 and 4 Bed Deluxe Dorms are hotel style rooms with your own private balcony, fridge & TV. Great for small groups traveling together or a way to pamper yourself and avoid big crowds. Luxury at an affordable price.

    Sip cocktails in the pool, Try your agility at beach volleyball or browse over market stalls. Perhaps you'd like to try all of that - and you can, without leaving your holiday haven at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel and Resort.
    Internet cafe
    24-hour reception
    Rusty's Markets
    Open-air beer hall
    2 Nightclubs
    Gaming area
    Guest laundry
    Resort-style swimming pool with waterfall
    Communal lounge rooms and kitchens
    Big screen TV's for live sporting events
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel and Resort Price information AUD per person



Tour code: GILLIGANS
8 Bed Dorm (TRAVEL 1 APRIL 2017 - 31 MARCH, 2018)
4 Bed Dorm (TRAVEL 1 APRIL 2017 - 31 MARCH, 2018)

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Things you need to know about this tour

Address 57-89 Grafton St, Cairns.

Gilligan's is an 18+ property. Anyone under the age of 18 will be unable to check in.

A $30 bond is to be paid at check in, and passport or drivers license must be produced. Check in is at 2 pm.

All rooms are mixed gender unless stated 'Female Only'

A 15% surcharge will apply to all rates on Public holidays. Minimum of 3 night stay on long weekends and New Year's period (30th/31st Dec and 1st Jan) applies.

SHUTTLE BUS: From the Airport to Gilligan's is free to travelers who are arriving between 8 am and 8 pm. You are required to book your shuttle bus. To do this please head to and use discount code gilarr57 in the ARRIVAL BOOKING tab to ensure you are not charged for your transfer. For travelers arriving outside this time you are still able to book your transfer at the discounted rate of just $5 per person, just use the same discount code as above.

Gilligan's in-house guests will enjoy an evening meal each night for just $5.00 and free entry into the club* (before 10 pm on Friday & Saturday nights)

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