Gilligan’s is Australia’s ultimate experience in budget backpacker hostel accommodation. Centrally located in the heart of Cairns, Gilligan’s is right next door to Rustys Market surrounded by various boutique shops, cafés and clubs.

Aside from offering traditional dorm style, air-conditioned, en-suite accommodation Gilligan’s also has deluxe dorms plus stylish twins & doubles located on levels three and four to ensure a quieter nights sleep. All room types at Gilligan’s have private en-suite bathroom facilities, pure luxury in a backpackers resort!

Gilligan’s offers awesome facilities & services for everyone’s enjoyment. These include free airport pickup, 24 check-in, cheap Wi- Fi, Workers Wanted Job Club, 4 quality kitchens and a massive pristine lagoon swimming pool, where you can take a dip or simply relax and enjoy a refreshing beverage from the Deck Bar.

Stay at Gilligan’s and save money as we provide an evening meal each night for just $5.00, no drink purchase necessary. All guests receive VIP pricing throughout our entertainment venues which are located right next door so there is no taxi fare to get home. Gilligan’s entertainment has crazy themed nights, fun & games and there are plenty of trips and giveaways to be won. There is also a massive out-door pub-screen and over a dozen plasma TV’s screening popular world wide sporting events.

Gilligan’s is the perfect base for any traveller wanting to explore the many natural wonders of Cairns and the surrounding regions including The Great Barrier Reef. If you are looking for an adrenalin rush you might like to try a Skydive or AJ Hackett Bungy. The team at Gilligan’s Travels, our licensed travel agency, will provide you with free advice and friendly, genuine service.

Gilligan’s hosts two of Cairns best nightclubs with weekly events showcasing local & international DJ’s. We invite all travellers to stay, play & party in style!



  • Accessible Rooms
  • Accessible Bathrooms
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Disabled Facilities



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