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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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Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

This place is great. They have everything, good accommodation, kitchen facilities, a bar, live music, a nice pool and cheap food! The atmosphere is friendly and fun. Even though its a renowned party hostel you can still catch a good nights sleep there too.More

Thank Clo-liz
Response from SarahDSDD, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded May 24, 2016

Thank you for such an awesome TA review! Gilligan’s is the best of both worlds with four floors to choose from you can have exactly the stay you want, whether you want to stay up all night in our award winning club or get your...More

Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

This hostel rounded off my travels up the east coast perfectly. It's definitely a party hotel - offers different events in their club/bar every night. However, on nights I wasn't partying there was no noise or disturbance in rooms! The pool & bar area is...More

Thank nicolehxx
Response from SarahDSDD, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded May 24, 2016

On behalf of everyone at Gilligan’s I’d like to say “obrigado” for taking the time to leave us such a great review! Don’t forget to check out our facebook page and instagram for more news and updates from the best hostel in Cairns.

Reviewed April 21, 2016

Ive visited Cairns twice now and each time have stayed in Gilligans. I wouldn't ever choose anywhere else to stay! Its got a great friendly vibe, something going on every single night and the staff are welcoming. It is expensive (in my opinion) but its...More

Thank Aimiex
Response from SarahDSDD, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded May 24, 2016

We appreciate you taking the time to recommend us to your fellow travellers. With ensuites in each room, amazing offers and VIP privileges for all guests and activities happening every day why would you stay anywhere else but here!

Reviewed April 18, 2016

Stayed at Gilligan’s for three nights as a solo female traveller. Had a really great time. The hostel is clean and friendly, the rooms are spacious (I was in a female only four bed) with a lovely balcony. The travel agents attached to the hostel...More

1  Thank klwoodbridge
Response from SarahDSDD, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded May 24, 2016

Thank you for your awesome TA comments! We appreciate the feedback and recommendations to fellow travelers. Gilligan's really is the place to be in Cairns!

Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

- huge hostel, too big - Unfriendly staff, unhelpful travel agent - trying to make money for everything -> $30 room key deposit ->5 luggage storage & you need to show your luggage at the checkout, you can't store it in a friends room!) ->...More

Thank Pocanhontas16
Response from SarahDSDD, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded May 24, 2016

We are very surprised that you did not enjoy your stay with us as we regularly receive 5* reviews and great feedback, although we are glad that you enjoyed our awesome rooms and kitchens. All Gilligan’s guests receive great value for money with each room...More

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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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