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Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #18 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Competent, yet grumpy staff "welcomed" us to a hostel which promotes itself as a large bar with rooms on the top. The rooms were surprisingly quiet and clean. Ensure shower/toilet which worked fine, despite sharing amongst 8 people. Not enough plug space, so maybe bring an extension lead. Everything you might want in a basic hostel, on a cheapish budget.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My overall experience at this hostel was horrific. I did not feel comfortable staying here. The people who work behind reception are the most unwelcoming and unhelpful people I've ever come across. My friend had her bank card delivered there and they threw it away!! Not only this but they call themselves a "party hostel" and you are not allowed... More

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Cairns Region, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

i like to commend one of your staff firstly a Gilligans service desk man named josh , when i first arrived i was tired , hungry and at the time i did not no it but had some type of bug , i am 48 years of age and with just a few word i said to josh i tell... More

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't stay here if you are anti social, don't like drinking or music, need alone time or just want to stay in your room all day. This is a party hostel and a good one! Not the cleanest, definitely not the best showers, even some of the reception staff were rude and too cool to help out. But perfect location,... More

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a fun place to stay then look nowhere else. Gilligans has everything all under the one roof, casino,nightclub,swimming pool/artificial beach, travel shop. I really didn't want to leave this place. Really easy to meet people.Dorms are clean, spacious and have large balconies, common areas are large also. I would also highly recommend the Ultimate Party... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in is many places up the coast, most of them more expensive than Gilligan's, I.e. Nomads etc and none of them come close to this place. Yeah you pay a little more than other places in Cairns but you get what you pay for, massive clean rooms, free meals, cheap drinks and the friendliest staff I have encountered anywhere... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overpriced but clean and good atmosphere. I'm not sure if I'd stay here again. Positives : clean, nice balcony and good for socialising. Negatives : cold shower, rude staff at times (especially housekeeping), expensive for what it is

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many see this as the party hostel, but it is so much more than just that. The dorm rooms are huge and clean, with an ensuite and balcony in almost every room. There is a massive kitchen and common room on every floor and a swimming pool outside. The facilities are brilliant and it brought such a good group of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gilligans is a nice and clean place to stay at. The rooms are clean, the staff are super nice and every time I have stayed there the people I have shared rooms with have been quite nice people. The club down stairs is fun! The pool is nice to lounge around. I think the price is reasonably...your close to many... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great 4 nights in Cairns and although this hostel is slightly more expensive than others I think you get your money's worth. Rooms are spacious with comfy beds and nice bathrooms. It's very modern and clean and the staff were decent as well. The nightclub is great fun and there are specialist themed nights every day of the... More

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Address: 57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort 3.5*
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Gilligan's is the ultimate experience in accommodation and entertainment set in the heart of Cairns. Offering guests stylish backpacker accommodation, nightly entertainment and a relaxed atmosphere whilst soaking up the sun, why choose to stay anywhere else?All room types are fully equipped with full en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and four floors of communal areas. Or perhaps try our deluxe dormitories; designed to offer that little bit extra. Available in 4 and 6 bed configurations, these rooms offer TVs, refrigerators and some have a private balcony to kick back and relax after a long day at the reef, rainforest or even a lazy day by our pool.Free linen, Free car parking, Free crockery use in kitchens, VIP prices for in house guests, Half price to our international DJ eventsand so much more ... more   less 
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