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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place really clean Don't have a choice if you want an early night in a party hostel resort Wifi very poor in places away from certain room Top review for the bounce Chris who was genuine had respect compare to the other security

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic base in Cairns. There are so many things going on in the evenings. Clean and well equipped rooms! Helpful and friendly staff including security, who helped us out upon arrival. Lots of fun had by all!

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No doubts this hostel is clean, tidy, comfortable however if you're looking for a proper hostel experience you're limited to meeting the people in your room. Chances are if you're going with a group of friends the only person you'll get in your room is soon weird random lone traveller you feel obliged to invite out for the night. Pool... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a place if you like to party 😍. Stayed here for 5 nights, extend my stay twice, because I didn't want to leave. Beers are very well priced, they have a pool, a bar obviously and a club. And when you're there, DO the pub crawl!!! Oh I forgot they offer cheap food as well. I don't like cheap... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely one of the most amazing hostels in Australia! The best bar/pool area in any hostel that I have been to! Make sure you talk to Tracey at the travel desk - she sorted us out some awesome deals and was lovely!

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Thank Shaun W
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place if you have to party in Cairns. We had an awesome time with great music and drinks. We stayed in another hostel close by but next time it's this place for stay as well. The place kicks in late and goes up till early morning hours. If you are hungry, you can grab a slice of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't even know where to begin. Gilligan's is definitely the coolest, biggest, cleanest best located hostel, probably in the world. And there is no discussion. This is where the party starts. This is where you have to be as a traveler in Cairns. And when I say traveler I mean that you have already traveled around Australia and is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone that we had met traveling up the East Coast ended up in Gilligan's for sort of a "season finale" of the month-long trip. Gilligan's reputation did not disappoint. Such a crazy time, great memories. My one piece of advice is don't stay there if you aren't looking to join in on the party. You won't be able to sleep... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for a week. I saw the group of employees cleaning the kitchen and rooms. Super clean, staff really friendly and helpful. They have a bar nearby which is really nice and there is always something to do. I payed for the WiFi, worked fine most of the time. I did not like having to pay $5 to store... More 

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

We appreciate your awesome 5* review! All the rooms at Gilligan’s have an ensuite and we are always refurbishing and upgrading them too, so it’s important that we have a great cleaning team keeping everything to a high standard for our guests. Every guest can enjoy awesome money saving benefits, including drinks offers 7 days a week, free club entry,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently travelled to Cairns with 3 friends and we really enjoyed our stay at Gilligans. This place was awesome, it reminded us of a pool party venue in Vegas with everything you could want or need right at your doorstep; the bar and bistro downstairs, club upstairs, huge dance floor, DJ, games, travel desk. You actually didn't even need... More 

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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $21 - $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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