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Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort
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    Reviewed November 16, 2011

    We moved midway our time in Cairns from another hostel and were stunned by the accommodation standards. Amazing people - very good looking and charming staff and backpackers. The room cleanliness was the best you could get at a hostel, and with a kitchen on every floor it feels like a mini home. Saying that, the overall feel of the place was like staying at a hotel with the added benefits of a sick night life every evening.

    • Stayed: November 2011
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    1  Thank gapyaaaaa
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    Reviewed November 6, 2011

    I spend a night in gilligan's, in order to rest before taking a very long flight to the other side of the continent.

    The place is clean, beds are big and the price is reasonnable.

    But after a night here, I ended up being more tired than rested...

    Not only, as in a lot of backpackers, I was awake by the other backpackers coming and going all night, but also by the loud music and people nearly screaming outside (and we were not on the first floor).

    The room was also very cold, the AC is very powerful and it is impossible to adapt it.

    As you are not allowed to sleep in your sleeping bag, the only solution you get is being frozen because the small « cover » that they gave to you is not at all enough to stay warm.

    The rooms could have some improvement in the furnitures as their is no personal light, no lockers in the room (you can only paid to leave your stuff in the storage room which is not under surveillance),not enough plugs (2 for 6 persons) etc...

    So, if it's probably a good place if you don't intend to sleep at night and don't have any valuables.

    • Stayed: July 2011, traveled solo
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    1  Thank Amyonite
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    Reviewed November 5, 2011

    Booked one week here in July and ended up staying for a month. Rooms cleaned everyday, free meal every night, helpful staff and great amenities including a gym and pool (free!) The hostel does not charge for linen or use of kitchen utensils or equipment. which is a pleasant change. Will definitely be back and cannot recommend Gillys enough!!!

    Room Tip: most 8 bed standard dorms have balconies which is nice
    • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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    1  Thank ruthireland90
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    Reviewed November 2, 2011

    The room was really spacious comfy and i loved the added bonus of a balcony! the bar downstairs was really lively and has lots of people not staying at the hostel coming through - really great place to meet new people and be merry.
    Also loved the amenities having a pool to cool down during the day!

    • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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    Thank tom w
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    Reviewed October 31, 2011

    was backpacking with my friend and this is the best hostel we stayed in!
    very clean, good sized rooms, good quality beds, bathroom cleaned every day ton excellent standard.
    very good hostel for the party goers, good night out, however expensive drinks.
    staff brilliant very friendly and helpful
    free food at night, not the best but free, worth upgrading for a small price.
    Internet great and not too expensive
    Pool is brilliant and enough sunbeds for all.
    would go back anyday!!

    • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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