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Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns Reviews

57 - 89 Grafton Street, Cairns, Australia

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90%

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982 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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77%

Lively atmosphere where there's always something going on. It's a big hostel so not for people wanting a bit of a chilled one. Had an amazing time there but their security are awful, aggressive for no reason and power mad. Lots of rules there, especially with drinking your own alcohol in the hostel


66%

Good location, close to shops and the lagoon. staff aren't very helpful, check in takes a long time and there were ants in the kitchen. also annoying having 1 shower between 8 people.

  • 27th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

One of the best hostel I've stayed in! The bar is great and they have free dinner if you buy a drink (that is 4 or 5,5 dolars). The facilities are perfect! But you have to pay for the internet (and try on the time otherwise if doesn't work they can't do nothing and you have to pay again). But is definetely a great place to stay, i'd come back for sure!


100%

Loved it, best hostel I've seen so far! Staff was super friendly, I had to change plans and leave 2 days earlier than expected and I got a refund for the two nights, which hostels usually never do! Rooms were really nice and clean, maybe not enough electricity outlets, one for each bed but since every backpacker brings those gigantic adapters we didn't have enough plugs to charge all phones, but that's a minor disadvantage. Aircon, balcony, own shower and toilet in the 8 bed dorm, awesome!


89%

Pros: very clean, has a nice pool and a good club Cons: pricey. And even charging a lot, the dont provide salt and oil in the kitchen


100%

A great hostel for meeting people. I was on my own, but not for long! The staff are helpful, the food is good and the bar is great fun with good deals for backpackers. The rooms are clean and safe. I would recommend Gilligan's Hostel and would stay here again

  • 20th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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)


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