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Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“bar club”(25 reviews)
“drink deals”(13 reviews)
“huge hostel”(10 reviews)
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Poolside Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Gilligan's for 3 nights as a solo traveller and had a great time! Staff were friendly and helpful and the kitchen area was always clean. The resort is in a great location, just a short walk from the esplanade and the marina,...More

Thank rebeccaevans89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This would be a great place if all you wanted was to drink with your friends by a pool. Otherwise, find somewhere else to stay because this hostel is a hotspot for 18 year old Europeans. The staff is nice but the facilities aren’t great....More

1  Thank erikaann27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for almost a week. Very noisy and the club/bar plays exceptional loud music until after 2.30am despite having a no noise after 10pm policy. Rooms are ok if you are traveling with friends and know others in your room. If travelling solo...More

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1  Thank Seme519
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros - great location - good atmosphere - nice rooms with en suites and balconies - helpful travel desk - fun pool area - good drink deals Cons - Most travellers are in large groups. I found it quite difficult to make friends as a...More

1  Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i stayed there for 2 nights, from friday to sunday. i booked a 10 dorm bedroom and i was really surprised and can really recommend it :) i slept very well although the 2 clubs are directly next to the hostel. positiv is that you...More

Thank Martina G
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Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
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Air Conditioning
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US$20 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$20 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
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Traveller (108)
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JohnSmithsGetaway
30 January 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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"View to the street is quieter"
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"People shouldn’t be allowed to have sex in mixed rooms and staff should do more about it"
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"Rooms facing onto the main street are quieter than those which face out to the pool or the nightclub."
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"Request a room away from the night club"
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