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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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937 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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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.


97%

This hostel was nicer than the 3.5 star hotel I stayed at in Cairns the previous night! Brand new facilities which are very clean and well-kept. The bed was comfy and I was happy to have air-conditioning in the room. The rooms are pretty well-insulated from outside noise. The staff were also very helpful and arranged my airport transfer for me.


100%

Very clean, very big, very nice, good location, good security, nightclub is really nice, staff is nice, close to Woolworths and Coles (in the shoppingmall), close to lagoon, restaurants and esplanade. Kitchen is really clean en nice. Temperarure in the room was very good, bathroom and bed was really nice. Enough sockets in the room. Loved my stay there during Christmas and Newyears!


89%

Only issue was noise was extremely horrible until all hours of the morning (until 5am usually).

  • 23rd Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Stayed here over Christmas for 4 nights and was so sad to leave!! Student style hotel resort as appose to a backpackers, felt like we were in luxury for a change!! Great rooms, great bar, great way to meet people. Will be back without a doubt!


100%

Great hostel, very clean and in great location; only 10minute walk to terminal and loads restaurants and shops. This is perfect for backpackers who want to meet people and party. If you are looking for somewhere quiet, this is not for you as music goes on until early hours of the morning, but if you don't mind not getting no sleep I would highly recommend this hostel; best hostel we have stayed in so far.


91%

Amazing hostel. Nice place, everything closeby. I had a room at the third floor and then you do not have that much problems with the noise/music. Be on the second floor and you will have much more fun/problems with the noise/music.


89%

professional, huge, secure. i didn't worry about the music, i heard in third level too through the night, i can sleep with regular beats. but: icecold aircondition in the dorm, i never had such a cold night in a hostel. 3 warm sheets were ther on the bed, but not enough for me. it is a party hostel, but good value if you just need a stay and didn't find another hostel.


83%

Had a great stay and met nice people. Its a party hostel so expect some noise. But expect more if you're over the club like me. Couldn't sleep till like 3am each night really. Still, were some of the nicest rooms I'd stayed in with lockers in each. No charger by my bed tho.


100%

This place was amazing by far my favorite hostel I have stayed in. This hostel has anything u can think of. Highly recommend only downfall from other hostels is in room lockers and outlets at the bed to charge my electronics. Everything else was perfect. Would stay here again!


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