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    Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

    57-89 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Overview

    • Excellent43%
    • Very good30%
    • Average13%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible6%
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    “bar club” (24 reviews)
    “free meal” (50 reviews)
    “drink deals” (10 reviews)
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    Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

    I stayed at Gilligan's for 2 weeks while waiting for work & would highly recommend it. It's very much a party hostel with an excellent bar & club. Wifi is cheap ($2 for 24hrs) & rooms clean with en suite bathroom/shower. Location is central &...More

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    Reviewed 13 November 2015

    The staff aren't great but it's a hostel/hotel full of party people so it's a tough environment to be in. In our mid 20s, we felt a little old here so opted for a twin hotel room. It was fine, very basic but clean. Warm...More

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    Reviewed 12 November 2015

    You're young and you wanted fun, yes Gilligan is the place to stay, an amazing place where you can enjoy the multiple combinations of a pool, music stage, restaurant,bar in patio, hotel rooms, dormitories, self kitchen in each floor, a gym, a first floor club...More

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    Response from SarahDSDD, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

    What a great review and you’re not wrong Gilligan's is the place to be in Cairns! We have a lot to offer and by the sounds of it you enjoyed of our facilities. Enjoy your travels and please be sure to tell all of your...More

    Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

    Rooms ok, though the smell is a bit weird and there are dead flies on the shower floor. Real downside though was the continuous partying on the corridors. I did not sleep for 3 nights because people were yelling right behind our door and banging...More

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    Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

    This is the best hostel I stayed in in Australia! Rooms - I stayed in a 6 bed dorm and it was a decent size. Really nice shower and bathroom area, and the room had a fridge and a balcony which was an absolute result....More

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    About
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    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • US$20 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    JohnSmithsGetaway
    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.
    31 January 2015|
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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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    "Try to get a room that doesn't face the club"
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    "request for rooms on the higher floors if you think music from the bar would bother you."
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    "Ask the reception staff about special offers for the different roomtypes."
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    "Request a 4 bed dorm on the higher floors if you don't want to hear the club music till 3am."
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