Gilligan's is the best choice if you are staying in the northern city of Cairns, in the State of Queensland, Australia. If you want to visit the Great Barrier Reef or Diantree rainforest it is best to base yourself in Cairns for a few days and what better place than this hostel-resort which is cheap and only five minutes from downtown. The facilities are very good. You can choose rooms with 4, 6 or 8 beds which are very affordable: about 13 to 18 euros per night. The rooms are ensuite and in general all the facilities are new and well maintained. Other facilities include a nightclub, a swimming pool, bar, restaurant, telephone booths, travel agency, terrace etc. It is the best hostel I've ever stayed in, do not hesitate if you are staying in Cairns.
Hostel YHA network of Hostelling International, is in a great location and is a newly renovated hostel, a 5 minutes walk from the train station and bus station. It´s a huge hostel, a bit too big in my opinion, but high quality, and has spectacular views from the roof. There is an awesome pool, it is very clean, it has travel agencies, a big and well equipped kitchen, probably the best choice in town.
Typical backpacker hostel with a disco-restaurant called The End of the World. The hostel has several services: Tours with 5% discount on all travel bookings, a large pool with barbecue, pool table, ping-pong, video TV, safe, refrigerator in every room, money exchange, Internet access high security (night watchmen), laundry rooms and air conditioning. There is a choice of en suite double, double, single and dormitory accommodation. A bed in a shared room of 4-6 beds costs U.S. $ $ 22.00. An individual room costs $ 42.00 U.S. $ / night. Double (1 bed) or Twin (2 single beds) costs $ 57.00 U.S. $ / night. Ensuite costs $ 70.00 U.S. $ / night.
I really need to write a review for the best hostel I found during my trip to Australia. It's called Dreamtime, and you'll find it in Cairns. If you're in town, check it out! Clean, warm, and sociable, the staff are friendly and genuine. Without a doubt, number one!