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Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

3.5 of 5
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57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort
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Ranked #24 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Throughout my travels all I've heard is Gilligans this and Gilligans that. So we, of course took the recommendations and booked three nights in Cairns famous party hostel - Gilligans. The staff are okay, nothing more, nothing less. The rooms are super average. Dark and gloomy. The wifi is $2 a day ( not too expensive) but pretty expensive when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a few friends after work. It's a place that you would see maybe in Sydney or Melbourne not in cairns. It's huge has live music and something different every night. Heaps of pool tables and even a swimming pool out the back. I was impressed. Would go back for sure

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for 6 nights in February and it really lived up to its reputation. It's the only hostel people really talk about when you say you're going to Cairns and loads of friends had recommended it. Now I can see why! It's a huge hostel so very sociable and the bar and pool are awesome. There's stuff going... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everybody was telling me " If you go to Cairns you defo need to go to Gilligans". Apparently these guys had a way better experience than me and my lads. The ppl from the reception are way to rude and if you wanna try to start a chat you jst get as an answer " because of ppl like you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Gilligan's for 4 nights here after I've read so many positive reviews about it. When I was in Cairns, pretty much this is the only place that you could enjoy the late night life as the rest are closed at 11pm. Even I met some guest from Pullman and Hilton that came here just for the entertainment. Entertainment... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i had so much fun here. i met a ton of people, all of which as soon as i met we were instant best friends. my room mates came and went but it was the only hostel in which every night the i would go out with the people in my room. had tons of fun here. i would recommend... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I heard great things about this hostel but it did not live up to expectations. The room I was given was the dirtiest room I had seen in Australia. My bed was dirty with other people's things on it and used sheets. Initially the receptionist was very unhelpful. When I complained again, the manager was much better and upgraded me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have stayed at Gilligan's on two occasions and it really is one of the best hostels I have stayed at. More like a hotel in its feel, the hostel is really large with a pool and waterfall, and a large restaurant and club on site. You can get decently priced drinks here and a small meal free with drink purchase.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter was traveling from out of the country over her birthday, and the staff was amazing to make it a wonderful day. I can't thank them enough for all of their help and coordination. Very pleasant experience all the way around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights to experience the nightlife of cairns and we were not disappointed. We paid for our own private room as there were just 2 of us on holiday. Room was basic but had everything we needed and was nice and clean. Great hotel location right in the centre. Ultimate party cairns was awesome and started... More 

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