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Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns Reviews

57 - 89 Grafton Street, Cairns, Australia

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89%

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934 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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94%

The Best backpack I have never done... great swimming pool, lounge and room. Air conditionned, toilets and shower in each one... The wifi isnt free ($2 per day) but there is a good connexion.


83%

Great party hostel - can imagine it wouldn't be great if you didn't want to go out though! The kitchen was alright - bit small r the amount of people but relatively clean although the toaster always broke!! Pool looked so nice but unfortunate it was too rainy to swim! Woolworth's is very close.


100%

So far the best hostel I ever stayed at and already planning to come back. Rooms were spacious and clean, A/C working, beds comfy, kitchens big enough with enough refrigerators and dry storage, extremely helpful staff, loads of activities, nice and big pool and great club! Can't wish for better place!!!!


97%

Best location for cairns, a few minutes walk from everything you need. The bar is pretty cheap if you drink beer and fun to go at night. Highly recommended!


94%

I really enjoyed my stay here. I hab booked a lovely double room which ended up being a king sized room. We were on the top floor so it was a lot quiter. This is defiantly a party resort/hostel. Kithen facilites were lovely and clean and they had 24hr reception which is always great. The location is spot on and there's a mall lots of clubs and bars and Woolworth all in walking distance. Only this was its is very expensive but worth it!


100%

Absolutely LOVED my stay at Gilligans !! Always a fun and lively atmosphere !! Great people , good staff ! Rooms were great beds so comfy, bathrooms clean , AC was a huge bonus!! Kitchens Nd common rooms were great !!! Travel agent help with day trips was amazing super helpful !! By far best hostel I've stayed at !!!!!


100%

This hostal was great. So much going on and right in the heart of cairns. Would definitely recommend!!


94%

Brilliant hostel with a great atmosphere, fantastic kitchen and laundry facilities, clean dorms with en-suite bathrooms and helpful staff. Met lots of great people as a solo traveller and couldn't recommend it enough. If you go to Cairns, stay at Gilligans!


86%

Pretty much about partying. If that's what you are looking for, this is the right place. If you are looking for relaxing or having a calm stay, I'd recommend another place.

  • 23rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Really big Hostel with nice bathrooms, good meals like a backpacker special: you get a bowl of curry, when you order a drink. Good Club with two floors, but still not loud at the rooms. The only problem is, its to big.


100%

Brand new hostel, central location, awesome!


89%

Most of staff was very friendly but there were a couple id avoid asking questions to if I saw them at the front desk.


97%

Like a hotel, best hostel we have stayed in by far! Great night out and cheap drinks too, definitely stay here if you're in Cairns!

  • 13th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

We booked a double which was large and spacious but it smelled horrendous. The air con was on full blast actually blowing stuff off the bed when we asked how to turn it down they said they would have to send to maintenance who were off to monday. Lively resort just not keen on the rooms

  • 11th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Although we were a pretty rowdy group (bucks party/stag do) Gilligans put up with us.

  • 9th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Had a great stay at gilligans and there was never a boring moment. Location was excellent and very central to everything you need. I wasn't planning on going out every night I stayed but this was not the case and wouldn't change it because I got to meet some great people. If you like a quiete night in then there are probably quieter hostels are around but then giligans is known for being the party hostel so you know what to expect!

  • 8th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Really good hostel, especially if you like a party because the bar area is huge and always has something going on. plus cheap alcohol. Despite being a party hostel it still was incredibly clean and well kept. the beds are the best bunk beds I've ever stayed in. Staff were friendly and helpful and overall it was very good value for money. would definitely recommend!


94%

Overall a great hostel for the price and food and drink was cheap. Downside having to pay for wifi and it not working that well but other than that I wouldn't have a bad word to say and would stay again.


91%

Great hostel if you want to make friends or party at night. It's a huge complex attached to a rather large nightclub. Very modern building with clean rooms. Each room has its own toilet and shower, which are cleaned regularly. 3/5 for location, not because of its geography (it's very central), but because of the associated nightclub which pumps out very loud music almost every night of the week. Great for partying, not so much for sleeping if you happen to be on the wrong side or floor.


97%

Fecking amazing, would be perfect if you could take your own booze in, but bar is cheap as ken.


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