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Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

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3.5 of 5
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57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #24 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The rooms were cleaned so well! The staff were ok! Not as friendly as some hostels but this is a big one so its understandable. Bar staff however are useless. 8 bed room was quite small and I had very messy girls with me but thats not the hostels fault. Close to everything, good bar and food deals. Ome thing... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not a quiet hostel by any means. The Gilligans bar and club has something on every night which was fantastic. Never stuck for something to do in the evening. The bar also serves food and if you show your room key then you get special deals and discounts. The food was pretty good as well considering the price. The rooms... More 

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Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, let me say that I think this is the only place you want to be if you're young and travelling. It's central; 5 mins walk from the esplanade, 5-10 mins to ferry terminal. Has it's own travel agency there to help you, airport links and tours go straight from Gilligan's. It's simple and well worth a visit. Has a... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gilligan's is like a great hotel. So clean, the rooms are big, cool, have a shower and toilet and have a own balcony. A kitchen in every floor so it's never crowded. Loved this place and recommend this to everyone!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Gilligans for 4 nights and had a great experience. All of the staff was incredibly friendly and accommodating. I stayed with a friend in the 4 share dorm and it was incredibly clean and organized and we had a great time meeting our roommates. The bar and club area were so much fun at night and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 10 nights whilst backpacking around Australia. The place is very lively with an immensely positive buzz about it. The bar/club downstairs does not get in the way of your sleep if you decide to head up to your room at a reasonable hour as no noise is heard from within your 4 walls. It's very cheap and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great stay here, had an 8 bed dorm. Great balcony, clean comfy beds. Met so many great people and there's a lot of social activities. 2 negatives; you can't bring your own alcohol (annoying as we are backpackers and need to pre drink a lot) and you have to pay for the wifi which has the worst connection ever. Other... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed and as I write this I am staying here and now. I have experienced so many problems with the staff especially the supervisor MARC on my arrival this guys attitude stank! It's only as the days passed I was told by other member of staff in there own words he was a moron. And to the other... More 

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Vanessa S, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Thankyou for your positive feedback regarding the amazing cleanliness of the resort. Your other comments are noted but after thorough follow up this appears to be more of a personal attack on specific staff members due to your own behaviour needing to be corrected. This is a difficult review to respond to but I must make mention that your comments... More 

Canberra, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didnt actually stay here but i did come to the night club nearly every night of my trip and I loved it! Such an awesome vibe, amazing music and great drinks. And always busy! We came on Tuesday night and had so much fun!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us stayed here for our last few nights in Australia and it is one of the best hostels we have stayed in. Perfect location. The facilities are fantastic with a pool and club attached, kitchen for every floor, balcony with the rooms. The rooms are comfortable with great bathrooms and lockers for valuables. The staff are really... More 

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