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Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

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“bar club”(25 reviews)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The rooms in the hostel are freezing cold, and you have to make your own bed, witch would be to bad if the price of this hostel wouldn’t be the highest in cairns. Other hostels here offer nicer and cheaper roomes often with breakfast or...More

Thank rspnpk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot in cairns with a sweet pool and bar next to it. Clean facilities and nice and central. Also where everyone seems to go in the night,always has events etc on at the attached bar. Would stay again.

Thank williamasbitjones
Response from Vanessa S, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your great review! We really appreciate you taking the time to let fellow travellers know about your Gilligan's experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my Girlfriend stayed in the Double room which was rather fancy and real good value. Comfortable beds, on suite bathroom, smart TV and a big balcony overlooking the city. It's bang in the centre of the city so next to all of the...More

3  Thank markusnimmo
Response from Vanessa S, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded 5 days ago

Awesome review, thankyou! YES! The hotel rooms are all modern and spacious, perfect if you are looking for a bit of privacy or just wanting to spoil yourselves for a few nights when you here are in beautiful Cairns.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for four very comfortable relaxing nights with my partner. Known as being a big party hostel, I found that it was very easy to escape this if you want and enjoy a peaceful time in their hotel section. The staff are lovely,...More

2  Thank Louise H
Response from Vanessa S, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded 5 days ago

What a great review! Thanks so much for taking the time to let everyone how much you loved your time with us at Gilligan's!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I shared an 8 person room with my friend and 6 people I did not know, there were lock boxes and a great shower, a truly amazing shower. Each room has it's own bathroom and little shelf area. There was a balcony area that was...More

3  Thank msmandylynn
Response from Vanessa S, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your comments here. So awesome for future travellers to hear first hand about your own personal experience! For anyone looking for a quieter room please just mention this at the time of reservation or checkin. We will do our utmost to allocate you...More

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USD 17 - USD 109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Response from ReviewMeLee | Reviewed this property |
Just to clarify, they don't let you know it's a party hostel and they don't let you know you have the cheap rooms. Booked a 3month trip down the east coast, this was one of the places the travel guide chose for us, so all... More
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"View to the street is quieter"
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"People shouldn’t be allowed to have sex in mixed rooms and staff should do more about it"
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"Rooms facing onto the main street are quieter than those which face out to the pool or the nightclub."
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"Request a room away from the night club"
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