Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

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

      Recommended for your Cairns stay

      Reviewed
      by (3 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.

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

      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.

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

      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.

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

      Reviewed by jaredmein

      Good

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

      Good hostel

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

      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.

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

      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

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

      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!

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

      Reviewed by leemiller

      Noooo

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

      Not going back

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

      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 :)

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

      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!!!

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

      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!

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

      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!

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

      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!

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

      Reviewed by frawldog

      Parties only here

      Reviewed Oct 29, 2012
      by (27 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

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

      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!

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

      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.

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

      TripAdvisor Reviews Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort Cairns

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
       

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