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Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

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  • Excellent45%
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  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“bar club”(25 reviews)
“drink deals”(13 reviews)
“huge hostel”(10 reviews)
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Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

As a first time young female solo traveller I was pretty nervous when leaving the uk but didn't need to be for gilligans!Brilliant hostel extremely friendly and clean. Staff very helpful with booking excursions cars shuttles etc. Has bar and club which serves food and...More

Thank 230Becky
Response from SarahDSDD, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded 2 March 2016

Thank you for the awesome review about your recent stay with us at Gilligan's. We love to read reviews from first time travellers and females whom felt safe and secure when visiting in Cairns! The central location for travellers is so convenient, we are happy...More

Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a week with a friend and had the best time. The hostel is so cheap for everything you get - all rooms have a balcony and an ensuite, you can get dinner if you buy a drink and the pool is lots...More

Thank fran w
Response from SarahDSDD, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded 3 March 2016

Thank you for you taking the time to write a review on TA about your one week stay with us at Gilligan's. We are so happy to hear you had a great time at our Sunday Sunset sessions. We love to finis off the week...More

Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

This hostel is a good choice if you like to party but not if you like to sleep. The rooms are quite small and not very clean. We stayed on the 2nd floor and the music Is very loud until around 3am. The pool is...More

Thank Stephen B
Response from SarahDSDD, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded 3 March 2016

We appreciate you taking the time to write us and fellow travellers a review on Trip Advisor. We take all of our guests feedback on board as we are Australia’s ultimate experience in budget backpacker hostel accommodation and are always looking for way to improve....More

Reviewed 25 February 2016

Definitely a party hostel. Very nice pool area, great location. Only problem I had was with people that weren't staying at the hostel being able to use the pool and were bothering me and my friend (and spilling beer on the pool). We informed staff...More

Thank crisribm
Response from SarahDSDD, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded 3 March 2016

Thank you for the review,it is unfortunate that you experienced an unfortunate incident. Our crew and sercuity are always on duty to help in anyway possible. We are unsure why this has occurred and will forward your comment to management. Our pool is a great...More

Reviewed 23 February 2016

I must admit before I arrived, I had reservations as its a party hostel and I thought it would be loud and full of drunk people. Was I wrong! I had the best stay in Gilligans! Everything was super modern. A kitchen on each floor...More

Thank MortIsCool
Response from SarahDSDD, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded 3 March 2016

Thank you for the fantatstic feedback about your stay with us, we are so happy that we exceeded your exceptations!We go to great lengths in all areas to make sure our guests enjoy their time with us at Gilligan's and it sounds like we satisfied...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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