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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 #22 of 84 Specialty lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Kessel-Lo, Belgium
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Bangkok, Thailand
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Townsville, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

8 person bedroom with balcony and ensuite bathroom for $22. Check in was a bit more complicated than necessary as they wanted a $10 deposit for the card-key and a $10 deposit for a towel, however the fact that they put all this on the credit card made it easier. I found the whole complex to be the cleanest backpacker... More

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Friedrichshafen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the hostel it was very clean the deluxe room had a tv and an awesome bathroom :) it was only 31$ so totally ok :) it was a little bit loud in the night but I was expecting it after all the reviews and had ear plugs ;) I only stayed for a night and I will come... More

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Brisbane, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm actually sad to be leaving the hostel after 5 days, as it started to feel like home. The moment I walked into my room I was invited on a night out and from then on everyone I met was soo nice. This is the hostel to stay at in Cairns for location (most tours start from here, so you... More

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Agnes Water, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean overall hostel, good kitchen facilities and central location, Just a shame about the staff, any hostel run by Australians and not backpackers seem to be all the same, basically the guests are treated like livestock. The bar has a good atmosphere and cheap drinks (2-4-1 offers at weekends), but again the bar staff are moody and ignorant, smile people!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After hearing so much about this place I had to check it out! after diverting from a local pub I decided to take the family out for a few evening drinks. We were greeted with an upbeat atmosphere, great drinks prices and friendly travellers from all around. Bogan bingo was a nice touch as well! although this place may not... More

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Address: 57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort 3.5*
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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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