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Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked in at 2 am no security so walked up to lift with friends. Security then came out and because I paused for 3 seconds to show my card as I didn't realise they were there they said ' wasn't that hard was it'. I am a paying guest I do not appreciate rude meat heads who are younger than... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a perfect hostel for a non-stop party. Had so so soooo much fun here, the rooms were amazing compared to most, kitchen was massive, pool was great. You'll make plenty of friends and so much to do around the area!

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We knew this would be a party hostel so we expected noise, uncleanliness and rowdy rooms. On arrival we were put in a room further away from the music areas because it was free, so that we could appreciate a good night's sleep. The room was large, the beds slightly bigger than single, comfy and clean. The bathroom areas were... More 

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Thank laurraa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great hostel with a great venue. The hostel has an amazing pool. The facilities and rooms are nice and clean. The hostel also has a nightclub which is nice. But if you have one of the rooms above the night club it could be hard to sleep since they are playing music every evening. The club also has great value... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms were clean and the beds were big but that's where the positive review ends. I have worked in housekeeping in hostels before and if we had been as rude as these staff we would have been fired. They are loud and self centered not considering the guests who want to sleep past 9am. Not that you could as... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for three nights in November 2015 with two friends. After staying in some pretty shoddy hostels in Australia this was a breath of fresh air. Everyone we spoke to that was either going to Cairns or had been had stayed in Gilligans. It was like a hotel, very big with a very nice reception area, really good pool... More 

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Thank Abby M
Cairns, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gilligan's is definitely a tourist trap as far as promotions and flash goes. It seems like a lot of hype that could be confused as a good time in my opinion, most everyone stays there which makes it fun because there's always people there, however it is not naturally fun. The worst part by far is the security. They are... More 

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Thank Max F
England
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58 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would have rated this hostel 5/5 if it hadn't been for the staff. Staff behind reception are so 'up themselves' and the girl who was the supervisor is clearly on a power trip and tries to belittle customers. We know you have a good reputation but I think that is purely the hostel facilities and bar not the staff.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location. Pool and bar area downstairs, friendly bar staff, cheap drinks. Great place to meet people from around the world and have a heap of fun. Helpful traveller guide which offers great tours. Would definitely go back!

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Thank Nick M
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gilligans Backpackers was a great place to stay and good location. We travelled to Cairns on The Greyhound bus drops and this bus drops you at the port in Cairns which is only a 10 min walk to Gilligans. There is lots of restaurants near by if you don't fancy eating in Gilligans. The place is really clean and has... More 

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