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Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arguably the nicest and cleanest hostel I've stayed in. Rooms are ensuite and very clean and tidy. The hostel has its own large night club and bar area, with lively activities on every night. Not the kind of place to stay if you're wanting a lot of sleep and quite nights in but superb otherwise!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was alright. The TV screens were many. The atmosphere was generic. The worst thing is that we got pulled in by their terrible promoter with his incredibly wide trousers. For some reason he seemed to be under the impression to own us after he sold us the deal and almost violently forced into all different kinds of not... More 

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Coquille, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is definitely for a younger crowd that is looking to do some partying. However, the staff was very friendly and helpful. It was reasonably priced and was clean. Would definitely stay again, but would try to avoid school holidays.

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Surat Thani, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Gilligan's for 3 nights and had a blast. Restaurant had $4 backpacker meals for dinner, only simple options like pasta or chili, but decent portions and great if you're on a budget. Restaurant food was delicious, bar atmosphere was fun - swimming pool, live music, pool tables, indoor/outdoor sections and 2 levels of nightclub. Hostel was huge and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for a few drinks. Very friendly place. Bar Staff very welcoming. We stayed longer than expected an ordered Food after 6pm. We had the special "Rump Steak" which included a free drink for $12. Food was delicious and we would definitely recommend and go back ourselves. Great Bar. Looked to be for Backpackers mainly if you are thinking of... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i came to this hostel as a solo traveller and it was exactly what i was looking for as it was great to meet people as well as a place to party and fun. You literally have everything you could wan bar, restaurant swimming pool. it was clean and i you are looking to save money there is a communal... More 

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gilligans is perfect for backpackers who like to party. Next to it is a club which is also part of gilligans. You get cheaper drinks with your keycard and during the day it's a bar where you can eat as well. I was impressed how tidy and clean it was. Great kitchens on each floor and a nice pool/bar area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely the best hostel I've stayed at so far. I must say that this is a party hostel and people are loud, but apart from that everything is great. The wifi connection is strong, easy to find the hostel, staff is really friendly and helpful, and the bar is really good as well.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here with friends when visiting Cairns. Upon first glance, it seemed OK. It was ridiculously cheap, the 10-person room we were put in was spacious, and the single bathroom for the room was clean enough. After we tried to go to sleep, things went straight downhill. Gilligan's is a fusion hostel and nightclub...a nightclub which blares loud music... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had an awesome time at Gilligans, I recommend the place to anyone who wishes to stay here, the staff are very friendly and the facilities too, great location too not far from the airport. Will definitely be coming back to stay here enjoyed it very much

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

Carlos, thank you for your 5 star review! we can't wait to welcome you back to Gilligan's. We appreciate you taking the time to recommend our venue to fellow travelers. Our team love to read such reviews and take great pride in making sure our guests enjoy themselves in all areas at Gilligan's. See you again soon! More 

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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 

Additional Information about Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

Address: 57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $19 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 120
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