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Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

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

On pulling up to the hostel, the bus driver saying "hope you haven't told your mum you're staying here" didn't fill us with much hope. HOWEVER, it was fab. We stayed in a private room which was equivalent to a hotel room and was clean and spacious. The reception staff were helpful and the facilities in the hostel were good,... More 

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Thank hc88
Vanessa S, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Wow! Sounds like you had an epic time with us, we’re so glad that you did and appreciate you taking the time to recommend Gilligan’s to other travellers. Our newly renovated hotel rooms really are great especially as they’re upstairs from the club meaning – no taxi fare home! We will make sure to pass your lovely comments on to... More 

Tigre, Argentina
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120 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

it's a cheap hostel, and it's ideal for backpackers. It´s really prepare with all the thing for a better stay. Meal for 4 dollars, and cheap alcohol. it can be noisy but it depends where your room is.

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

We are so glad that you stayed, played and most importantly SAVED with us on your recent trip to Cairns. You’re totally right – any rooms facing away from the club don’t experience noise meaning you can get the best of both world. Thank you for taking the time to recommend us to your fellow travellers and we hope that... More 

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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best back packers I've been too! So clean and well set out, rooms with balconies and their own toilets/showers. Very clean and new. Great communal areas if you want to cook your own dinner. Just need to bring your own towels. It can be pretty noisy at night, the club music will go until about 3am, so keep this... More 

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! Because Gilligan’s is a purpose built backpackers it has been designed from the ground up to be the place to stay, play and save in cairns. Don’t forget too that all guests can request rooms that face away from the club eliminating noise – meaning that you can get... More 

Fife
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Gilligans for a week and I could not fault them at all. I rocked up with five other girls that had not booked a room yet and they happily moved us all into the one room. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The food was amazing and cheap deal for only 4 dollars you got a very... More 

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

Thank you so much for your awesome 5* review! We’re glad that you enjoyed all that Gilligan’s has to offer – including our epic deals for guests. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Australia. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic hostel for young people travelling the east coast, loads of backpackers and loads going on the rooms are spacious and the beds are pretty good for a hostel. If you're going to stay in Cairns this is the place to be with everyone staying in Cairns going out to Gilligans bar/club anyway. Easily the best hostel I stayed up... More 

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Thank Jackstravels4
Vanessa S, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review about your recent stay with us at Gilligan's in Cairns. We appreciate you taking the time to write us such am awesome review and wish you a safe and fun- filled holiday! More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive drinks, I mean, your customers are backpackers staying there (they don't pay entry but drinks still expensive) two SMALL glasses of cranberry vodka was 19 when in Sydney at "The baxter Inn" (one of the world's 7th best bars) it's the same and a medium glass. Good ambience though, good music. Clean toilets

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

We appreciate your feedback in regards to your recent stay. All guests of Gilligan’s not only get to stay in the best hostel in Cairns, they also have access to loads of awesome money saving offers. Guests receive free airport shuttle bus, free club entry, daily $4 meal deal and drinks specials 7 days a week. With world class DJs... More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my god just had the best time at Gilligan's! If you are looking for a pool party place with hot guys and girls then this is the place for you. Drink deals every night, and lots of fun to be had with jelly. Loved every second and will skip aspen in favour of this joint.

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

Wow it certainly sounds like you made the most of our award winning nightclub and awesome pool area. Gilligan’s is definitely the place to be in cairns with awesome drink and food offers every day of the week. Thank you for taking the time to recommend us to your fellow travellers and we look forward to seeing you again soon... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked five nights at one of the hotel rooms at Gilligans for a comparable price to other good hotels in cairns. We were very disappointed when we arrived. The room was not cleaned: hair on the floor, wet spots on the floor, toilet not flushed and there hang still a wet used towel in the bathroom. Additionally the room... More 

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Thank julia91x
Vanessa S, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort, responded to this review

We are shocked and surprised to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us. Our team of housekeepers clean the rooms and common areas each and every day and keep them to the standards that we expect for all guests. Our hotel rooms have very recently undergone a huge refurbishment and have been redecorated to a very high... More 

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here with my friends during our spring break for two nights and we had a great time. They offered backpacker dinner were you just had to pay for a drink and you got the dish for free. Very good when you´re on a budget. Other than that they had great atmosphere, we had so much fun.

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

We seriously appreciate you taking the time to recommend us to your fellow travellers! It sounds like you took advantage of some of the amazing deals we offer to our guests. Not only are there meal deals, but you also get free club entry, drinks offers every night of the week and free airport shuttle! We hope to see you... More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in a four bedded dorm for 6 nights when I first arrived in Cairns. The room was average with a small bathroom, also the room stank of damp... I was lucky I was in a room with other lovely people, but I heard horror stories from other guests about having things stolen, people taking drugs, having sex on the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback on TA, we appreciate it although we are surprised to hear that you weren’t 100% satisfied with your experience. We take the safety and enjoyment of all guests to be our highest priority and take and reports of misconduct seriously, although we are glad to hear that you did not... More 

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  • Wheelchair access
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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 St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $18 - $106 (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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