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Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

57-89 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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57-89 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia See on map
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Airport Transportation
Poolside Bar
2 Star accommodation
Gilligan's is the ultimate experience in accommodation and entertainment set in the heart of Cairns. Offering guests stylish backpacker accommodation, nightly entertainment and a relaxed atmosphere whilst soaking More up the sun, why choose to stay anywhere else?All room types are fully equipped with full en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and four floors of communal areas. Or perhaps try our deluxe dormitories; designed to offer that little bit extra. Available in 4 and 6 bed configurations, these rooms offer TVs, refrigerators and some have a private balcony to kick back and relax after a long day at the reef, rainforest or even a lazy day by our pool.Free linen, Free car parking, Free crockery use in kitchens, VIP prices for in house guests, Half price to our international DJ eventsand so much more Less
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Adult pool
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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USD 16 - USD 112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Gilligans Backpackers Hotel Cairns
Gilligans Backpackers Hotel And Resort
Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort Cairns, Queensland
Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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My girlfriend and I stayed here during a short getaway in Cairns and it was perfect for us!

The room was big and immaculately clean, with a really nice backdrop of the mountains in the background.

We used it mostly as a base for our activities, all of which could pick us up out
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Paid entry into the bar area is a slap in the face when you're already paying $35 for your bed. The added bonus of rude and noticably unhappy door/bar staff does absolutely nothing to help guests enjoy their stay.

The hostel itself is decent. Clean and sociable. Reception staff
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Gilligans is a randy college student's dream come true: shared dormitories (predominantly), drink specials plastered on virtually every wall, a loud night club connected to the building - right under the rooms, and a cadre of inebriated, yelling patrons.

We had a very positive i
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Didn't know it was a party hostel when we turned up (no fault of Gilligan's, my fault for not researching) but actually the party stuff was fine for us. Slept well both night we were there. The issue for us was the place stank of stale urine and damp carpets. The least pleasant h
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This is a party hostel and a big one ! A bit like a factory because it’s so hudge. So the common area are clean but for the rooms it really depends on your roommates...
The travel agency in the hostel is awesome, they gave us great advice for our trip to cape tribulation and Dain
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Hi has anyone used the cairns shuttle bus to/from gilligans? How does it work? What do you do if your flight is delayed and you miss your booked slot?
Has anyone used the cairns shuttle bus to/from Gilligans?
Why do you play the music with high base until well after 12pm? You're not thinking about your guests who are trying to sleep.
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 the negative replies are not needed. You don't get a "what to really expect, for the price you pay at Gilligans" broacher, especially if your paying a lump sum amount for your whole trip. I used headphones and ear plugs because I wasn't traveling alone and didn't want to segregate myself from friends. But if they turned it down a bit and reduced the base, it wouldn't make a difference to anyone partying, unless of course their DJ is rubbish, but it's pretty empty most of the time, when I was there everyone was sitting outside.
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"The higher the better to be away from the bar"
"All rooms come with Ensuites"
"face the street for a better sleep"
"Rooms on the side of the pool"
"private one"
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