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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

If you're looking for a good nights sleep, don't stay at Gilligans, it's a party hostel. This is the most social place I've stayed in as well as being extremely clean with excellent facilities and generally loads of fun. You do have to pay for the wifi but it's only $2 a day and it's really good. The rooms and...

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Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Gillian's was our last stop during our 2 month trip in Australia. If you're not looking for a party hostel DONT stay here!! When we checked in people were lined up around the corner to get into the bar next door, and it sounded like we were inside a bar when we were in our beds on the 3rd floor....

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

If your staying in Cairns then Gilligan's is the place to be. You're located right down town Cairns so everything is in walking distance. Staff are extremely friendly and always willing to answer your questions or lend a hand. You spend your day by the pool and head to the bar and club at night. I will always remember the...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We just got to Gilligans, and our plan was to just grab a glas of free champagne. We went to the bartender and asked for a glass of champagne, and then he asked for our glasses and we asked him what kind of glass. The bartender told us that you we were supposed to get a glas from the entrance....

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Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to cairns on our campervan trip and we decided to sleep on a bed for once, so we got a recommendation for this hostel. When we got there they offered ud the new refurbished rooms for only 10aus dollars, and it was GREAT! balcony, fridge, private bathroom. The hostel make partys everyday, we went to a free pizza...

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel was very nice, it was a common area in our floor with a big kitchen, a great place to meet people. Our dorm was clean, it had air conditioning and a bathroom and shower for our room only (which was really great) The bar/club right next to The hostel was amazing, Great food, and discounts on the drinks....

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hostel is very bad reception staff is the slowest ive ever seen. The Wifi is way too expensive. There's no power outlets by the beds. Also has the worst kitchen ive ever seen and the common areas are really uncomfortable would not recommend

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I get kicked out because a dish washer wanted to walk right through me when I was all alone and off to the side and I said go around. I was power tripped for no reason. There was plenty of room and he went out of his way to have to walk through me. This place is a joke. They...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cairns was the last stop of my Australia east coast trip, and what a way to finish! Ended up staying in Gilligan's for months whilst working in the city. The hostel is clean and well kept, and having an en-suite feels like luxury compared to most hostels. The staff are all super friendly and helpful. Most of all having a...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is a party hostel, no doubt there. It's sheer size may seem daunting but despite the music happening till late (and I mean late!) I never had issues with sleeping. Dorms were spacious and beds were larger than usual. I upgraded to a private dorm the last few nights and the room was lovely. Very clean, tv worked...

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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
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: RM84 - RM506 (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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“Ask the reception staff about special offers for the different roomtypes.”
 of 5 bubbles 879estelled, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Request a 4 bed dorm on the higher floors if you don't want to hear the club music till 3am.”
 of 5 bubbles Cristie2202, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms facing the road are quieter than those facing the pool. Head up to higher floor kitchens, they have less people and better equipment.”
 of 5 bubbles TravellingTeacher22, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the street side are quieter than on the back, where there is the bar.”
 of 5 bubbles MYRiameke, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The 4 bed rooms have plenty of room.”
 of 5 bubbles 362bretts, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
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