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Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns Reviews

57 - 89 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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86%

Rating
740 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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97%

Best place to stay in cairns!

  • 28th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Cheap, fast wifi! Fun, clean hostel with a great backpacker vibe. Nightly events in the bar, big kitchens, and nice common areas to hang out in. Staff were very helpful and friendly, but checking in/out takes a long time. The girls at the travel desk were SO helpful and booked all of the best tours for me! The daily Gilligan's tours are fun and end with drinks in the bar with your group. The female bartenders were rude and never smiled: they gave awful service. Great party hostel & cool people!


83%

Hostel that thinks its a hotel. Clean rooms and facilities, But staff seemed put off and above you, especially solo travelers I found. There was a large amount of groups of travelers which made it a little more difficult for the solo traveller but regardless a good place to stay if you want to party. The pool and bar deck was the best part


86%

Bring Ear Plugs or get drunk enough to pass out ;-)


89%

Really enjoyed our stay here, the hostel was very clean and had plenty of facilities. If you're looking for a big hostel with a party scene then this is the one to go to.


83%

This is one of the best hostels in Cairns. Very comfortable beds for a start, good rooms, en suite showers and toilets. Staff are helpful and friendly, no need to pay a deposit for plates or cutlery which is good. Location is excellent. If your looking to party, here is the place to come. Great nights out in the hostel, good parties, wet t shirt competition and was a modeling competition on when I was there. Also if you dont want to go out the rooms manage to keep out the noise from the club.


94%

Loved Gilligans! The only place to stay in Cairns. More like a hotel resort then a hostel! Great atmosphere, free food and a great place to meet new people!


86%

Staff was polite and pleasant. The room was clean as was the kitchen. It was a good vibe and lots of fun was to be had.


94%

Gilligan's is amazing, like a hotel. I would strongly recommend it. Kitchen is very clean and has everything you want. We were there in low season so the only busy party nights were Friday and Saturday night. Despite being known as a 'party hostel' the other nights in the bar were very chilled. Excellent hostel though, we loved it!! 10/10


91%

Brilliant ! The pub is great! As a girl travelling on her own I felt safe having a great night out as I could just walk across to my dorm ..good security as they checked each person for room card when they tried going up at night . Would go again .. Very central

  • 9th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Gilligans is a great hostel for anyone looking to have a good time. Each night there was actives held in the bar area, you will always be entertained. The rooms were clean, spacious, had refrigerator and an ensuite bathroom. They have inexpensive food available for dinner each night and the tourist desk was great for booking tours.


94%

Great location and really clean hostel, staff on front desk could be slightly more polite though.

  • 25th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Thanks for a great Australia Day!! :)


89%

Fun times in the party hostel!!


89%

Gilligans hostel is a great hostel. It is very big so probably not somewhere you will meet people to talk to but it is super super clean and the air conditioning is top class.


89%

Good hostel, looks like a hotel, best location in Sydney. It's really a huge hostel, maybe that's reason why doesn't provide free internet (a little bit expensive by the way) nor breakfest.


89%

Everything was good! Congrats

  • 19th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


57%

Actually. The staff and the security are pretty pathetic and rude. Security in particular... My hat fell over a banister the other night. The security guard picked it up for me and chucked it at me. I said cheers. Turned around. He then yanked my hat back off me with force and said "you know. When I pick your hat up off the floor for you you're supposed to say thank you." I just said thanks in a sarcastic tone. He wanted a ruck, total faggot cause I nearly did swing for him with all his "mates"

  • 18th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Very well run, central location, their bar is the place to be in Cairns, although it is a little expensive and there's no free wifi. This is the case with almost anywhere in Australia though, so can't complain too much.


91%

Party hostel, a lot going on in the evening. Lots of fun. Good, clean kitchen and rooms!


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