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Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

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  • Excellent45%
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  • Average13%
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“bar club”(26 reviews)
“drink deals”(12 reviews)
“the east coast”(50 reviews)
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2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed November 19, 2015

Gilligans is absolutely crazy.. and we LOVED it!!! I stayed here for a week with a group of 10 girls and we were not let down. This is the place to be in Cairns. You're within walking distance of great food/bars but everything you really...More

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Reviewed November 18, 2015

Out in Cairns, absolutely loved it! From the music to the service, great that they have a designated zone for smokers too though I haven't been to it at day time I still reckon its a great place.......

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Reviewed November 14, 2015

The Hostel structure is awesome, the pool is great, the rooms are good and clean. But the club inside the hostel makes A LOT of noise inside the bedroom until 5 am (the bunkbeds even shake). If you're looking to go crazy, I'd recommend it....More

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Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at Gilligan's for 2 weeks while waiting for work & would highly recommend it. It's very much a party hostel with an excellent bar & club. Wifi is cheap ($2 for 24hrs) & rooms clean with en suite bathroom/shower. Location is central &...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed November 12, 2015

The staff aren't great but it's a hostel/hotel full of party people so it's a tough environment to be in. In our mid 20s, we felt a little old here so opted for a twin hotel room. It was fine, very basic but clean. Warm...More

Thank Laura D
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Multilingual Staff
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$36 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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$36 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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January 30, 2015|
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Response from ReviewMeLee | Reviewed this property |
Just to clarify, they don't let you know it's a party hostel and they don't let you know you have the cheap rooms. Booked a 3month trip down the east coast, this was one of the places the travel guide chose for us, so all... More
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"Request a room away from the night club"
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"Balkony to the street"
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"Nice pool and bar"
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"Ask for one near the back if you want a quiet one!"
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