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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 #19 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gilliagns is quite a big hostel and you could easily get lost in it. Found it to be very clean and nice and cold. However it was very hard to meet people around the hostel. The bar and pool were very big plusses. They always have something going on in the bar. Wet t shirt nights, foam parties etc. wouldnt... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place never fails to disapoint. Its everything you want in a hostel and all under one roof! Nightclub, pool, large screens, simple rooms and all clean and welcoming. We watched all major sporting events here over the grand final weekend too. Pool bar has an awsome all day atmosphere and the nightclub is mental. Bar and reception staff are... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were very surprised at how clean and modern gilligans were! not a very personal hostel but then again its a huge hostel! its the ideal place if you want to party hard but if you want a few quiet nights here and there not so good. we were on the third floor and had a pool view stayed in... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Massive Not friendly No charm Impersonal Very very noisy with the night club in down of the building Good localisation, the rooms are clean and equipped The staff it's ok but not particularly nice. I waited 1 hour for checking Nothing more to add.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time staying at a backpackers and I was expecting dirty, noisy average place. Instead I was surprised the rooms and hostel generally was really pretty clean. Rooms were nice and quiet despite nightclub downstairs. Great way to meet people. Reknowned for its night life they have something going on every night. Pool and bar area is nice, beds are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone knows Gilligans is the place to stay if you want to party in Cairns and it does just that. Great hostel and great nights out. Rooms are nice and clean, kitchen is big and equipped. Staff let us sleep on the sofas when we checked in at 5am and let us put our bags in the luggage room that... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed recently in gilligans. It's a party hostel and there was loud shouting during the night from outside. Beds are big and comfie. Staff are kinda abrupt but not ignorant. Kitchen and dining facilities are fine. Main age seems to be about 18-20 age group. Check out perfect and hostel stored my bags for the day for $5. 24 hour... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a large group of us that went to visit a mate in Cairns and we decided to stay at Gilligans due to it's cheap price. Well we were completely blown away from the staff, the bar / pool, rooms and location. You couldn't ask for much more. Thank you to all the staff for making our stay a... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Gilligan's has had a massive refurbishment over the last 4 years and this along with our great team, central location, awesome facilities and service, we believe, really make Gilligan's second to none. Thanks for your positive review regarding your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave the above review for your fellow travellers. The team at Gilligan's appreciates your feedback. Great to read your enjoyed your stay with us here in Cairns. More

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Additional Information about Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

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*
Number of rooms: 120
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