Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

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 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 (23 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
     

    Travel Blogs from Cairns

    Exploring up North

    A travel blog entry by dess_australia on Jun 16, 2014

    26 photos

    Yes I have been a slacker and this entry is 3 months after it occurred....

    Traveling on my own was definitely the highlight of my entire abroad experience. I have always wanted to explore without guidance but have been afraid to do so. Pushing myself to plan an entire week of travel alone was a big step for me, and it was well worth it. I …

    The reef, the rainforest n party central

    A travel blog entry by orlafahy on Jan 31, 2014

    4 photos



    We started our trip in Cairns, Stayed in Gilligan’s Hostel which was
    class there’s a big club in it (main place to go out in Cairns really) and they like
    give away the booze!
    2 separate hours of buy one get one free so buy a
    vodka and they give u another one FREE.....winning haha
    food is cheap and good, …

    Cairns

    A travel blog entry by abbytravels on Aug 17, 2014

    3 photos

    So as predicted the weather is gorgeous here! I'm currently sat at the city pool and it's 27c. I met a girl this morning who is a dance teacher and also works in EBD (the chances!). I'm in a mixed dorm for 6 at Gilligans but 2 girls left this morning. I've got a Great Barrier Reef tour booked for tomorrow where I'm hoping I'll swim with the turtles …

    The Craziness of Cairns

    A travel blog entry by emjfield on Jul 14, 2013

    3 photos

    First day of the trip and we couldn't be more excited. But wait! It's raining in Cairns... Once we had checked into the hostel and thrown our belongings in the room we went straight out to find some breakfast. We were absolutely starving. Of course we ended up having a good old traditional English fry up which made up for the rubbish weather. Luck …

    What's a TimTam???

    A travel blog entry by peb_and_bam on Jun 16, 2011

    2 comments

    Bambam: Today was definately my best day sofar!!! It was just brilliant and Catp Matty was hilarious! So started out by getting picked up at 7.15 and went to get everyone else - think there was 18 of us in total. The tour was to see the sights on the Tableland (mountain range). As the journey started we all introduced ourselves - Capt Matty took an …

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