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Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort Cairns

FAQs

How do I get to Gilligans?

Via Shuttle Bus?

As a guest of Gilligans, you are entitled to a FREE airport transfer between 8am – 8pm to Gilligans! Cairns Airport Shuttle Bus operates this service.

Departure times are approximately every half hour. If you wish to transfer to Gilligans before 8am or after 8pm, full fare must be paid to the driver.

Go to bus bay 6 outside the domestic and international terminals.

You are required to book your shuttle bus, to do this please head to Cairns Airport Shuttle and use discount code gilarr57 to ensure you are not charged for your transfer.

Via taxi?

Just let your taxi driver know you are going to Gilligan’s – it is a well-known destination around Cairns. The address is 57-89 Grafton Street.
If there are no taxis waiting the number is 131 008

From the Bus Depot?

Premier buses arrive/depart from the bus station adjacent Cairns Central shopping centre.
This is only a few minutes walk.
The Greyhound terminal is located on Abbott Street.
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How much does it cost to stay at Gilligan’s?

We have several different room types available, which offer something to suit all budgets. We offer special deals, especially for longer stays so be sure to ask the team when you enquire!

Check our availability online or call 07 4041 6566 to speak with Reservations about rates, deals and availability.

Can I get things posted to Gilligans?

If you are expecting something to be delivered to Gilligans, please address it as follows:

(your name)
Gilligans Loading Dock
Sheridan Street
Cairns QLD 4870
Australia

When we receive it, if we have a booking in the system for you, we will save it for your arrival.
Make sure you check with us at check in if you are expecting something!

Where is the post office?

Reception and the Travel Desks do have maps available and our staff will be able to direct you. As we are located in the CBD, we are very close!

The post office is located on Sheridan Street, only about a block away from Gilligans, approximately a 3 minute walk.

Where is the Reef Fleet Terminal?

Reception and the Travel Desks do have maps available and our staff will be able to direct you.

The Reef Fleet Terminal is located just a few blocks away from Gilligans, and is about a 10-15 minute walk.

The Reef Fleet Terminal is the departure point for most companies who go out on the reef. If you are unsure where your trip departs from, call the company you booked it with to confirm!

Do you have any jobs available?

We have our own “Workers Wanted” job club. Our Jobs Guru will be able to assist with getting you a work while in Cairns. We also specialise in 2nd year visa assistance. Email jobs@workerswanted.com.au for more information.

Are there lockers in the room?

We do have small lockers in the rooms (approx 20cm x 15cm), which are handy for storing your valuables. You do need to bring your own padlock to secure the locker.
We do sell these at reception if you do not have a spare padlock.

Is reception 24 hours?

Gilligan’s reception is open 24 hours a day. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay more enjoyable or comfortable at any time.

What is check in time?

Check IN is from 2pm each day. If you arrive prior to 2pm, come see us at reception and we can store your bags for you for FREE until you return later in the afternoon for check in.

What time is check out?

Checkout is strictly by 10am each day. If you wish to extend your stay, please do so before 24 hours before you are due to check out to avoid disappointment. At check out you need to bring down all of your luggage, your room key, and your pillowcase.

Do you offer early check in, or late check out?

Unfortunately due to very high occupancy we are not able to offer early check in or late check out.
If you would like to check in as soon as you arrive you will need to pre-book for the night before.

Do you offer luggage storage?

We have a luggage room in the reception of Gilligans.
Guests ARRIVING to stay at Gilligans can store their luggage free of charge on the day of check in.
Guest DEPARTING Gilligans are welcome to use the luggage storage facilities, but it is at a charge of $5.00 per person, per day.

What is the dress code for the bar?

Gilligans bar is pretty relaxed. It’s whatever you want it to be. You can wear shorts, thongs and a t-shirt or you can dress things up a little, its up to you.
After 8pm, no singlets are permitted.
Shoes are also required at all times when in the bar area.

The Attic (open Friday and Saturday night only) is more of a dressy club. You will need enclosed shoes and dress pants (for men). Ladies, look your best for Cairns best nightclub!

What is coming up at Gilligans?

We have entertainment 7 nights a week, so there is always something cool and groovy happening!
Have a look at our upcoming gigs to see what’s happening by clicking here.
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The Attic Facebook and keep up to date with the latest news and events!

Where is the gym?

Speak to one of the team at reception and we can direct you to one of the local gyms close by. We get great deals for guests of gilligans.

Where is the pool?

The pool is located past the back deck of Gilligans. If you need directions, ask at Reception and we will be happy to point you in the right direction.