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Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns Reviews

57 - 89 Grafton Street, Cairns, Australia

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88%

Rating
912 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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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.


91%

Great hostel for the money, would definitely stay again. It wasn't to to loud but next time would definitely ask for a room facing the street not the bar. Unless you plan on going out late every night the club is pretty loud every single night. Kitchen was a bit useless but good enough to made toast and use the fridge. Fun atmosphere and lots of room in the common rooms. Loved the aircon in the room!


66%

Clean, well-equipped kitchen on every floor. Big comfortable beds, nice balcony and shower! Good place if you want to meet people. The hostel has got a pool area and a bar/nightclub next door. They offer decent & cheap backpacker meals. It is definitely a Party Hostel! Do not expect to get a good night's sleep if you stay at Gilligan's! Even Security wakes you up at night! There are no big lockers in the rooms; staff members are not necessarily friendly all the time.


69%

Fantastic hostel in a perfection location, the fact that you can't drink in the room in a party hostel is simply laughable and I wouldn't stay there next time purely because of this.

  • 30th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Lockers were provided but when I went to buy a lock they had none available and the lockers are very small and you need a specific size lock to lock it. Otherwise Gilligans is a great place, enjoy my stay here every time


86%

Great party backpackers well located in Cairns. Pack your earplugs as the noise from the nightclub downstairs travels. The rooms are well set out and air conditioned. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend this hostel as long as you don't mind a party atmosphere.


97%

We stayed in a private room and absolutely loved our stay, great place to party, relax by the pool and because we were on the 4th floor there was no noise from the club downstairs when we were ready to sleep. Will definitely be coming back!!


94%

Very good hostel if you wanna meet people, have fun and party :) The room and the kitchen were both very clean. The only minus side would be the wifi which wasn't available for free.


89%

it is a great hostel, with a club and a travel agency integrated. perfect location for cairns. Staff is often unfriendly and supercilious. The Club is huge and they have good parties. I have been there during new year's eve and average age of the crow was 20-22 with strong interest in getting wasted by alcohol. if you are older or have other interests it may not be the place where you want to stay.


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