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Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

2.0 of 5
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57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

One of the best hostels for cleanliness I've stayed in whilst In australia. More of a hotel than hostel. It's club is good, something on each night and good food deals. Pool is nice and big and clean. Kitchens are clean for a hostel and well equipped. Hobs are rubbish though, they are electric. Stayed long term in the hostel... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at Gillian's for 4 nights. Full of young people such as ourselves, the place is very lively pretty much 24hrs a day. The rooms are cleaned everyday by the staff and the beds are comfortable. Depending on who you share the room with is another matter and just depends on pure luck. We didn't have any issues with the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I booked Gilligans for 5 nights mainly for the reason it being a party hostel. It definitely lived up to that expectation and the only negative thing i have to say about it was that considering it expects its guests to up all night partying why do they send somebody to your room at 9am to test a fire alarm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Apart from the one overly cocky, immature staff member, I had a great time here. Rooms super clean, bathroom good and kitchen fantastic. Not entirely sure why the key deposit is $40 though.. A bit steep I'd say. Nevertheless I Would definitely recommend!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hostel very clean. Beds were comfy. It has a great party feel. The bar was good and had bands etc. It's definitely for the younger travellers. We got free evening meals with our stay but I couldn't eat it, it was vile but they do a meal/drink deal which i paid for!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Besides the very rude staff at the front desk the hostel is alright. It is quite loud but the facilities are acceptable. The club is just downstairs and is good on Saturdays and Sundays. You have to pay ti get average Wi-Fi, 2 dollars a day. You're not allowed to bring alcohol. I think that for less money you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 3 nights (Mon-Thurs) whilst in Cairns. The girls in our 4 bed dorm had mentioned that the noise on the weekend was incredbile and that we should be prepared not to sleep. We were however lucky in that, perhaps as we were there during the week, the noise wasnt that bad. They do great dinner/drink deals. Room... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience! The hostel is clean and a great place for solo travelers to meet people and have lots of fun! Lots of tours run out of here which is ideal. On the nights that I did not party I found it very easy to get sleep however some people in other rooms disagreed with this!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in a shared dorm, as as far as backpackers go, it was really great! The rooms were clean and serviced daily, there was an ensuite toilet and shower, and crisp clean bedding. There was no alcohol allowed in the rooms, which meant that if you needed to get some sleep, you were able to undisturbed. But when you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to party... Stay here. If you have a choice, I'd recommend staying over a weekend as Friday and Saturday nights were the best nights in gilligans. We beat some great people here and had some of the best nights out. Everyone's super friendly, even some of the staff stop and have a chat with you. The travel... More 

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