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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 #21 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Brian C Sydney, New South Wales, 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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Gilligans and Had a great time.... From Check-in the staff were great , the rooms were clean. Pool and bar area was great. We partied all night and enjoyed our stay. We will definitely be back..

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was there for the nature rather than the partying and wasn't disappointed. I was in a four bed dorm with balcony and en suite which I had to myself for most of the week. The noise was only noticeable on live music night (if it bothers you buy earplugs). Everything is way above normal hostel standards, the kitchens are... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW!!! Top class for a trip away for the boys!!! Great bar, great beach...red hot!! Bar staff & hostel staff are very friendly. Also the boys found the manager of Gilligans to be extremely friendly & most helpful. Especially given the state of the boys during the trip!! #yesmate

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

Great review! Thanks so much gents, it was a pleasure having you stay with us. I'll pass your comments onto the hostel manager as I am sure they will make her day ;) More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let's face it...traveling in Australia is expensive! Or at least that was my experience and I make enough to stay in a traditional hotel almost everywhere. However, Gilligan's was great. Clean rooms, bathrooms and bedding. Excellent extras with the pool and bar, fantastic location and really affordable. It also had great kitchen and common areas and a fantastic market very... More

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

Many thanks for the review. Your comments regarding the resort and its location are much appreciated and provide really great info for all fellow travellers looking to stay with us at Gilligan's. The indifferent staff matter will be bought to the attention of management and they will address the team accordingly on the matter. We endeavour to provide the best... More

Sasebo, Japan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Gilligan's to meet some new people on vacation in Cairns. Super fun experience, world crowd, backpackers galore! It was a huge pool party. I drank a little too much and had a blast. I didn't stay here bit from what I heard it is reasonably priced .. the experience alone is worth a trip though.. this is THE... More

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

Thanks for taking the time to write your review abut your very own "Gilligan's experience". Its awesome to hear that you, like many before have LOVED Gilligan's. Stay, Play and Party in STYLE at Gilligan's! Now that's what it's all about! More

Kessel-Lo, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best backpackers hostel , i ever stayed!! you pay for backpackers but you get a the luxury of a hotel! I was travelling with my mom. And i was a bit afraid that she wouldn't like this partyplace.. But she really liked it and she's 62! drinking during the happy hour is really cheap! And they have really good and... More

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

What an awesome review! So cool to read that yourself and your mum both enjoyed Gilligan's. Good to see you both made the most of our specials VIP prices for inhouse guests! Thanks for leaving your comments for the Gilligan's team and fellow travellers on Trip Advisor. More

Bangkok, Thailand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in an 8 bed dorm with ensuite, I did enjoy my stay at Gilligans but a few things really let it down. The staff on check in and check out were very rude, and it seemed like a real stretch for them to smile. The key deposit is $30 which is the most I've ever had to pay,... More

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

Gilligan's offers awesome services and facilities to all of our guests including 24 security and reception. To ensure the safety of our guests, after 10pm guests are required to show their room key to gain access to the accommodation sector. As we are a licensed premises and an inner city dwelling with balconies, licensing have requested that we restrict alcohol... More

Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in a King Hotel room and it definitely did not disappoint. The room is extremely spacious and clean. The bathroom is huge as well and there is just so much space all around. However, do take note that there are no bathroom amenities (since it is still a backpackers after all) so do bring your own soap and shampoo.... More

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

Thanks for your brilliant feedback on your recent stay with us here at Gilligan's! We are always encouraging guests via Trip Advisor to book a room on a higher level if they are looking for more of a relaxed and quiet time while staying at Gilligan's. It's great to read it in your words "There is a misconception that it... More

Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is good, easy access. However, the bed sheets and blanket also the cover could be changed more frequently. I was a bit itchy over the nights. The A/C in the room is uncontrollable. The room is always feel a bit wet. They leave the CLEAN bed sheet on the floor in the corridor before put it to the bed,... More

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

Yes Gilligan's location is amazing! Thanks for taking the time to leave your comments on TA. It does sound like there may have had an allergic reaction to something as this is the first time we have had a comment such as this. I will pass your feedback onto the housekeeping and maintenance department and you can rest assured your... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing hostel had a great time here. Rooms are very nice & clean, beds comfy. Lots going on. Don't stay here if you don't like noise at night though. Great tv areas for watching movies etc, great location close to everything.

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

Thanks for the positive review, it's great to read comment from a happy customer. Just in regard to your comments, "Don't stay here if you don't like noise at night though." I would like to point all readers to the review on the 28 August titled "great place (even if you don't want to party)". This guests has very correctly... 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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