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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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So i wanted to extend my stay here as it it theeeeee best place EVER...anyway I was supposed to check out on the monday and I wanted to stay til the Wed. I wanted to stay in the same room but when I went down I was told that I couldn't do this.So they told me I had to change... More

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic hostel, very good for meeting people. I arranged some very good tours through the reception. A very clean hostel, rooms and bathrooms washed every day which was very well done. Ideal location, being above one of the best clubs in town and just a short walk to the lagoon

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Gillis is the place to be in Cairns! Loved my nine nights there. In particular I was blown away by the staff working in reception - particularly Josh McLean - who went over and above the call of duty and seriously helped me out a few times. Firstly, when I needed to change room due to being freaked out by... More

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I stayed here for 5 nights and had a great time. Josh checked us in and was extremely friendly and helpful. He informed us about all upcoming events and activities and made us feel very comfortable and excited for our stay. We would love to come back to visit!

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 3 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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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
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 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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