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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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  • 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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Cairns, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To be honest, it is one of the best backpacker hostels I have been to. The rooms are clean, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere downstairs at the bar is excellent. Correctly it won a lot of prices and I think it will win some more. I stayed at the Gilligans Backpackers for a few weeks and I can... More

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Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in a six bed dorm for about $30pn and the room was on the third floor right above the nightclub. All night you can hear the beat of the music and screams of frantic girls below. It would be alright if they didn't play exactly the same songs all night every night, if you think you'd be good... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was very surprised at gilligans i heard its reputation of being a party hostel and thought id just book a few nights as id probably get no sleep. I was wrong. The place is huge more of an all inclusive hotel than a hostel and i didnt hear any noise at night because the rooms are somewhat sound proof... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in Gilligans for 7 days and really enjoyed my time. Okay , to all the 18-25 yr old guys reading this ....... Man , THIS HOSTEL HAS THE BEST LOOKING WOMEN , POSSIBLY IN THE WORLD!!!! Hahah it really is a fun place , its also a resort with a lagoon and bar + at night it turns... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a brilliant time at this hostel, my last stop on my east coast trip. Brilliant room mates, big and tidy kitchens and top nightlife. Definitely stay here or you'll be missing out big time!! Cheap or free meals with a drink purchase was an awesome deal too :)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointed at how I was treated at Gilligans tonite by staff !! Very pathetic and would not recommend this place to anyone Who expects a table to sit at while they eat when 70% of the eating area is "reserved" and no one is at that table but u get kicked off it of ur not the person that... More

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for 3 nights and from the moment I arrive the staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms are very clean and spacious. Gilligans has everything you need at your doorstep and it's bar downstairs is a great place to meet new friends.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have just checked out after 5 nights at Gilligans. I can honestly say this was the best hostel that I've stayed in throughout Australia. My boyfriends and I upgraded to a double room and was like staying in a hotel. Lovely big bed, air con, plasma tv and stylish bathroom. It wasn't too loud at night and we slept perfectly.... More

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Zug, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The longer you stay the worser it gets. The 4 bed room was good! Really But its just a party hostel.... And the stuff was rude at the reception! Every time a long queue. I went there because of its number one nightlife there... If i would come again I think I would stay in the northen greenhouse

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed three nights in an 8 share dorm and had a terrible time. The staff were rude and unhelpful. Our toilet broke and they never fixed it despite of numerous reminders. Every morning they would barge in and clean really loudly, not being the slightest bit sorry to wake everyone up. Every night they locked fridges so you couldn't... More

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Also Known As:
Gilligans Backpackers Hotel And Resort
Gilligans Backpackers Hotel Cairns
Gilligans Backpackers Hotel
Address: 57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 82 Specialty lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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