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Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns

57-89 Grafton StreetView Map
4/5 - Good
(920 reviews)

Why This Hotel?

Good Location
Free Wifi

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Review and Rating of Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns

#12 of 88 Specialty lodging in Cairns (920 reviews)

Overall Rating (4)

Cleanliness (4)

Sleep Quality (3.5)

Value (4)

Service (3.5)

Location (4.5)

Rooms (4)

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Probably one of the best hostels we stayed in

by Nicola B on 21 Jan 2017 (Couple Traveller)

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights, two in an 8 bed dorm and 3 in a private room. Although it is quite noisy because of the nightclub downstairs, we had a really comfortable stay at Gilligan's. Maybe try some ear plugs if it bothers you that much? The rooms are a great price and the hostel is in a good location, it's clean and has good facilities. The kitchens can get very busy but that's the same with all hostels in my experience. They also do a $4 backpacker meal everyday which is the...
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We had an awesome time at Gilligans!

by Andrew_Swiss on 18 Jan 2017 (Friends Traveller)

We stayed at the Gilligans Backpackers for three days at the end of a long trip trough Australia. There are a lot of possibilities to park a car just around the corner. The Gilligans is a very large modern party-hostel for young people. Maybe I wouldn't stay here if I was old, but for young folks it's awesome. The hostel has a great pool which is awesome for hot weather. For an hour or two, we just enjoyed the pool, we drank beer and played some ballgames in the pool. It's a great place to hang ...
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Awful bouncers

by Thefletcher on 15 Jan 2017 (Business Traveller)

It's such a shame that Gilligans consistently hire terrible bouncers. Not willing to talk or listen to anyone local or not. It's a shame that the incompetence of certain bouncers can spoil a whole night. A guy with grey hair early 40's needs a definite course in people management. Spoilt the venue for us two nights in a row. I won't be back and neither will anybody I now speak too within the industry. Woolshed is a much better establishment anyway and knows how to treat locals. Never mind, they'...
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Awesome pool

by kathrynl1993 on 15 Jan 2017 (Friends Traveller)

Hostel is great for the bar and pool area loved them so much. Rooms where OK not the best but not the worst but worth staying for the bar and pool for sure. Free entry to bar at night if you stay too which is awesome

Party hostel.

by georgiadunlop on 12 Jan 2017

The ideal hostel if you're in too partying, drinking and music. Beds are so comfy, wifi is cheap at $2 for 24 hrs but the $4 meal is the best! Perfect for those travelling on a budget and it's pretty decent food. If you can put up with the noise of the constant partying - every night there's an offer on drinks or free entry to the club - then it's a pretty ideal place to stay. Right in the centre and there's always something to do if your bored in the nights such as jelly wrestling and beer pong...
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Hotel Location


57-89 Grafton Street

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

About Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns



Bar and lounge
Business center
Airport shuttle
Handicapped accessible
Valet parking
Tour desk
Massage beauty center
Elevator lift
Reception 24 Hrs
Dry cleaning
Baby sitting
Air conditioner
No smoking
Golf course
Conference room
Currency exchange
Safe deposit box
Sauna bath
News stand
Atm cash machine
Mini bar
Cable satellite tv
Coffee maker
Hair dryer
Complimentary toiletries
Pets allowed