I stayed at this hostel for only one night. I stayed in a 10 dorm which was pretty okay. Lockers are only available at the reception and cost $6 a day. Every time you want to access your locker, you have to ask one of the receptionists. Most of them roll their eyes when you ask them to access your locker. In general, staff is unfriendly and arrogant.
The bed was pretty cozy, however, I could still not sleep well. The attached pub/club played loud music till late at night (around 3 am), so that it was very noisy.
The pub is nice, with a pool and terrace. The hostel advertises a "free hot meal" when staying in the hostel, however, you will not be able to get full from that meal. It's only an entree and you will have to spend $3 to get full.
In general, there are many extra costs, e.g. the locker, $2 for luggage storage and so on. A night in a 10 dorm costs $17. I can only recommend this hostel to party-seekers who do not mind paying around $10 extra a night.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Gilligans Backpackers Hotel And Resort
- Gilligans Backpackers Hotel Cairns