Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

Address: 57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland, 4870, Australia | 4 star hostel
 
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Location

This 4 star hostel, located on 57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, is near Paronella Park, Passions of Paradise Reef Tour, Cairns Dive Centre, and Billy Tea Bush Safaris.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsGilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort Cairns

    Reviewed by ermg

    Great Hostel for everyone

    Reviewed May 13, 2015
    by (3 reviews) Seattle , United States Flag of United States

    Best hostel I have ever stayed in! Everything was clean and the bed was actually very comfortable! The rooms also stay very quiet even with all the noise in the halls and on the street. There are kitchens on all the floors with ample refrigerator space. The staff was very nice and super helpful, they helped us find an awesome tour to join while in Cairns. The nightlife here is also incredible, lots of drink specials and every night you get dinner free when you buy a drink! The location is another plus, it is so close to everything! I would highly recommend staying here while in Cairns!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by hult

    Hostel

    Reviewed Mar 25, 2015
    by (2 reviews) , Sweden Flag of Sweden


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    Reviewed by jroe

    Recommended for your Cairns stay

    Reviewed Dec 9, 2014
    by (6 reviews) Scottsdale, AZ , United States Flag of United States

    I actually really liked this hostel. It has a reputation of being a party hostel so I was a little nervous. I stayed in an all girls 8 share dorm in a room that was located far from the club/bar portion so our room didn't have any extra noise from the bar and was plenty quiet. This hostel is very large and has a very nice lobby, good wifi, good travel desk, nice large pool, lots of weekly activities, a patio for our room, good air con in the room and a nice large kitchen that stayed pretty well clean. And of course the bar is very cool right next store when you are ready for a fun party with good affordable food. The location is good as well. I am glad I stayed here.

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    Reviewed by sophieackland

    Stay there!

    Reviewed Oct 6, 2014
    by (13 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Gilligan's is definitely the best hostel I've stayed in, it's more a hotel than hostel. It is proper party there and has a great atmosphere.

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    Reviewed by dess_australia

    Full of Activities

    Reviewed Jun 16, 2014
    by (3 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Gilligan's' is the place to stay at if you want to be involved in group activities! They help to organize tourist events daily. There is also a club with themed events every night. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to sleep because it is such a lively place to stay, but I did not have any trouble.

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    Reviewed by jaredmein

    Good

    Reviewed May 2, 2014
    by (23 reviews) Stroud , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Good hostel

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    Reviewed by watwicks

    Clean, good showers and comfy beds

    Reviewed Feb 1, 2014
    by (7 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    It was lively place but fun all the same.

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    Reviewed by therooneys17

    Gilligan's

    Reviewed Nov 17, 2013
    by (12 reviews) Chesfield , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Gilligan's is by far the best hostel we've stayed in not only because of the great people we had in our room but it genuine was paradise compared to where we had stayed previously. Virtually brand new facilities. Brilliantly air conditioned and clean, couldn't of asked for more.

    Rosie and Canada
    Cairns, Australia
    Rosie, Carla and Jill
    Cairns, Australia
    Rosie, Carla and Jill
    Cairns, Australia

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    Reviewed by cornishsal

    Fantastic hostel but noisy nightclub!

    Reviewed Oct 2, 2013
    by (7 reviews) Cornwall , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Really loved this hostel - incredibly clean and very friendly and helpful staff! The atmosphere at the bar was always great and we had no problems sleeping until our last night when the nightclub was open! That was the only downside to our whole stay and I'm glad we weren't staying there all weekend!

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    Reviewed by leemiller

    Noooo

    Reviewed Sep 29, 2013
    by (14 reviews) Aylesbury , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Not going back

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    Reviewed by cindy.thompson

    Party hostel but clean too!

    Reviewed Mar 23, 2013
    by (29 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    As long as you like a party Gilligans is a good place to stay. Big rooms with balconies and decent showers and beds and a good atmosphere too. Rooms were clean. Theres a decent sized pool as well and the bar & club attached is always pretty busy and good for a night out :)

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    Reviewed by tracyshawver

    Crazy!!

    Reviewed Feb 13, 2013
    by (6 reviews) Pleasanton , United States Flag of United States

    Such a great hostel a must stay at!!!

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    Reviewed by ann.k.gillies

    1st night in oz

    Reviewed Jan 13, 2013
    by (2 reviews) United Kingdom , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Arrived into Cairns and got the free transfer bus from terminal 6 to the hostel. We arrived at 8am and check in wasn't until 12 but they had no problem with storing our luggage and we chilled by the pool. The room we stayed in was a 8 bed dorm with a toliet and a shower in different rooms, The room was cleaned daily and the people we met were lovely :) There was a free meal provided every night and the drink was cheap. It has a very lively nightlife as there is a club and bar below with entertainment on every night. The best thing was the price, we paid $18 dollars a night!

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    Reviewed by wandertroete

    Nice

    Reviewed Jan 2, 2013
    by (9 reviews) Cologne , Germany Flag of Germany

    Ecceept the horrible prices in the bar... nice and clean!

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    Reviewed by noybeth

    Crazy but really nice!

    Reviewed Nov 4, 2012
    by (2 reviews) Preston , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Its dead clean, modern and facilities are never ending!

    Get free entry into the nightclubs because we are staying here, free meals and 2 for 1 drinks at happy hour!

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    Reviewed by frawldog

    Parties only here

    Reviewed Oct 29, 2012
    by (28 reviews) Buckley , United States Flag of United States

    Stayed here 4 nights and got no more than 5 hours sleep any night. Nice hostel, but had people hving sex in my room all 4 nights. That was frustrating

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    Reviewed by across_the_u

    Fun Fun Fun

    Reviewed Jul 5, 2011
    by (6 reviews) Sudbury , Canada Flag of Canada

    If your looking for a good time, meeting young and random backpackers. This is the place.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by palli

    Gilligan's

    Reviewed Apr 4, 2011
    by (8 reviews) Mannheim , Germany Flag of Germany

    Very nice!

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    Reviewed by christinalenart

    Awesome!

    Reviewed Dec 8, 2010
    by (1 review) Aurora , Canada Flag of Canada

    So much fun!! If you want a party, this is the place to be!! The a/c in the dorms was amazing. Free backpacker meals were also great! We loved it.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort Cairns

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

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    Free day in Cairns

    A travel blog entry by redhalo on Jul 12, 2015

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    14:55 Had a bit of an eventful morning. Couldn't get hold of the tour company to confirm my trip and pick up time so eventually had to go to the STA in Cairns and get them to help sort it out. They could t have been more helpful and when I popped back at lunchtime it had all been sorted out. Phew! Managed to get all my laundry washed and dried …

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    For this trip I once again traveled with my French travel buddy M.
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    Fun, Falls and Forest

    A travel blog entry by ermg on May 15, 2015

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    This had to be the best day I have had in Australia. It was just epic. We decided last minute in Cairns to join this tour and had no idea what to expect. We were picked up at 8 am and driven up into the rain forest. Our tour guide was tons (or heaps as the Australians would say) of fun and gave us a lot of information about the formation and …

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