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Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

Hostelworld.comUS$38*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unless you’re under 22 or a masochist I’d stay away from this place as a hostel. It’s an ultra-commercialized business that nickel-and-dimes you at every possible opportunity. I find it insulting they charge $2 for wifi and something like $10 for an hour of using their computers w/ internet. Why not just bake that into the hostel price? Or offer...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are surprised to read you did not enjoy your stay. In regards to the noise from the club we do offer guests the opportunity at check in to request a quieter room during their stay, our reception team will do their best to place you in a room...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is very clean, the rooms are big with nice balconies. The bar and club downstairs is a very good place to get cheap alcohol and just have an awesome party. Unfortunately, the rooms were extremely cold, the kitchens were not well equipped and the queue in front of the reception at check-out time was incredible. Still I'd recommend...

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

Thank you for writing us a review on TA. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Gilligan's. It really is the place to Stay, Play and Save offering great deals, spacious accommodation and an awesome array of entertainment, 7 nights a week. In regards to your comments about kitchen facilities, management is currently in the process of...

Cornwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the most fun I've had up the whole east coast this hostel was great fun. The bars and club and pool were incredible and it felt more like a hotel. Rooms were also pretty clean and modern too. It has a reputation as a party hostel so not stay here if that's not your thing. Most people come here...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fine if you're there to party EVERY night. However, if you actually want to see the place and do tours then you're 10/10 not gonna get enough sleep to do so. Rooms are OK but showers/toilets are absolutely stinking and people have absolutely no shame shagging on the bunk below you.

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

Thanks for your valuable feedback. All rooms have 3 way split en-suites to ensure guests do not have long wait times for amenities. All are cleaned thoroughly daily by housekeeping. We do understand that in larger dorms, depending on individual guests habits, some odors can be overpowering to room mates. For those travelers looking for a quieter nights sleep we...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great stay here! Stayed nearly 2 weeks here.. kept very clean! Rooms were great and kitchens on each floor is helpful and a great idea - never too busy to get space to cook. Only problem is the lack of cups (being very picky here) but not the hostels fault - guests take the to their rooms! Can hear loud...

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been booking people here as an agent for years and finally got to experience the place myself this weekend and it did not disappoint! The welcome at reception was friendly and helpful and they stored our luggage in a secure room with cameras for a few hours till our room was ready. A stand out was Shane (I hope...

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told to come to Gilligans after loads of recommendations from friends who visited Australia last year and from people we met whilst travelling. If you want a good night out or several nights out, definitely come here but don't expect to get much sleep! The drinks are relatively cheap and the rooms are air conditioned. My room of...

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Placerville, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I honestly can't think of a better place to stay in Cairns. If you want to party, there's no other place to stay! The bar and club are right downstairs, and people staying at other hostels actually go here to party, so why stay elsewhere? The noise won't really bother you at the higher floors, and I was able to...

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Mission Viejo, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gilligans was sickkk!!! Super clean and the deals are great every night! It's great for partying! Loads of fun and the staff is great! Especially Shane at reception he's the man make sure to give him a holllaaa!!

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

Thank you for your 5* review. We are stoked to hear that you had a great stay with us at Gilligan's. We will be sure to pass on your positive feedback to Shane from reception. Our hard-working team love to read such lovely comments. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels.

Manchester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is by far the best run hostel I have been to in Australia ... the vibe I got when checking in was second to none ... I think the dudes name was Shane or something of the sort (I just called him Canada so who knows) he probably is the best customer service/receptionist I've had to deal with...

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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
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: RM87 - RM489 (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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“Try to get a room that doesn't face the club”
asher14, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“request for rooms on the higher floors if you think music from the bar would bother you.”
240jeremiahd, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask the reception staff about special offers for the different roomtypes.”
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.”
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.”
TravellingTeacher22, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
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