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 maddinpolo

          Jdjsk

          Reviewed Apr 12, 2016
          by (2 reviews) Basel , Germany Flag of Germany

          Byny

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

          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


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

          Reviewed by jroe

          Recommended for your Cairns stay

          Reviewed Dec 9, 2014
          by (8 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 bethany_

          Ibiza vibes

          Reviewed Dec 5, 2014
          by (5 reviews) Croydon , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Amazing hostel, great atmosphere, Ibiza vibes, great communal space to chill and make food

          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 (31 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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          Cairns: welcome to the rainforest

          A travel blog entry by mileskm on Jun 05, 2016

          Blissie and I arrive in Cairns around 530 and took a shuttle to our hostel Gilligans. Cairns was like no other town I have been too. It was located right off the Pacific Ocean and was surrounded by mountains. That night we went to the bar located in our hostel, which included a pool area with waterfalls, an outdoor bar with live bands and another …

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          My time at Cairns has ended! After a lot of fun (and a lot of goon) I've just got onto the coach heading down to Mission beach. Cairns has been beautiful, there is a nice lagoon to relax and swim at, as the beach is not so nice, the pool at my hostel was pretty decent and I had a nice sun bathe by it before the coach today.

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          The Great Barrier Reef

          A travel blog entry by corrinep on Feb 17, 2016

          Scuba dived and free dived in the Great Barrier Reef today! Coming here was one of the first thing on my bucket list, ever. I love oceans. This was well worth the time and effort to finally make it here. It's way cooler than whatever you hear or see online, on tv, or from friends. You really need to experience this for yourself. Bacon and egg roll …

          White Water Rafting

          A travel blog entry by corrinep on Feb 15, 2016

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          First Day in Cairns

          A travel blog entry by corrinep on Feb 14, 2016

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