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Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns Reviews

57 - 89 Grafton Street, Cairns, Australia

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85%

Rating
796 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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89%

Gilligan's is definitely the party-hostel in Cairns. The bar is the party place to go in Cairns, therefore if you want to go out, you're right at this place. There, you can meet locals as well as backpackers from other hostels. The hostel itself is good as well, nice clean rooms with bathroom ensuite and lockers for your valuables. Although the bar is right next to the hostel the rooms are quiet. But like all big hostels, it is not that social like a small one. Still a good place to stay.


80%

Was good to stay in a central location so close to everything. had a great vibe with other patrons also.

  • 18th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Off tap!!!

  • 15th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

What a great hostel! Felt like we were staying in a hotel! Rooms were spacious and spotless. Atmosphere amazing. Staff really went the extra mile when Cyclone Ita was on it's way and let us use their phone for 45mins to change our flights. It is a party hostel so I guess there is a lottery to who's in your room, so long as you're aware of this before you go, then you'll be fine!


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!


91%

I had such an amazing time at this hostel. It was the perfect place to stay as someone travelling alone as the pool, bar and restaurant are really good for meeting people. The rooms were good, but could have been cleaned a bit better. Overall, a fantastic hostel to stay in (if you like to party)!!


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!! :)


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