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    Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

    57-89 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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    • Excellent45%
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    “bar club” (26 reviews)
    “drink deals” (12 reviews)
    “the east coast” (50 reviews)
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    2.0 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 26 March 2016

    Gilligans was in a great location which for me is really important. As a party hostel it actually wasn't too loud which was great also. They offered a free meal with a drink every night. The rooms were a good size and it was really...More

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    Response from SarahDSDD, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded 21 April 2016

    It sounds like overall you had a great stay with us, loving our free meal and ensuites. Although we do have a small charge for WiFi it is considerably cheaper than many other nearby hostels. During busy periods it can get overloaded and be a...More

    Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

    Yes it seems like a great bar if you like to be treated like a 2 year old. My partner and I arrived and went to the bar first thing (obviously). I was standing there for no less then 10 minutes watching all the people...More

    Thank jdrinn
    Response from SarahDSDD, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded 21 April 2016

    We can assure you that all staff are trained to a high standard and with ongoing training we hope to maintain a great quality of service. Australian law dictates that all staff serving alcohol must complete a responsible service of alcohol course which covers, among...More

    Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

    Really enjoyed our two nights here!! Really cool and modern hostel and very good value for money!! The free meal both nights was lovely and not stingy portions like other places! The rooms were nice and cool and we had a balcony too which was...More

    Thank kiki1231992
    Response from SarahDSDD, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded 21 April 2016

    Thank you for the great review, we love to receive feedback like yours. Our team pride themselves on giving the very best service and with our amazing facilities, Gilligan's IS the place to stay, play and party in style! Every room has an ensuite and...More

    Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

    Stayed for three nights, and we had the best time! Really good night life and the hostel itself is very very very clean (including the kitchen). The staff were always very helpful and Beds are also very comfortable, always had a good night's sleep. Will...More

    Thank isabelbovill
    Response from SarahDSDD, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded 21 April 2016

    Yes, we are the best the best hostel in Australia! Your 5 star review has put a smile on our faces today, thank you so much for writing such epic feedback about your stay. Hopefully you’ll be checking in with us again soon. Please be...More

    Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

    Nice and friendly staff, the room was on the last floor, so couldnt hear any music at all. Room was descent and clean. If you are by yourself, it's a good place to meet people and have fun. Think need to definitely visit when in...More

    Thank maqh
    Response from SarahDSDD, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded 21 April 2016

    It sounds like you really enjoyed our quieter rooms which guests can request for no extra charge. Gilligan’s can be the best of both worlds, rooms positioned so you can have a decent rest after a night hitting the dancefloor. We hope to welcome you...More

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    • Airport Transportation
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    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • US$36 - US$116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
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    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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    "Request a room away from the night club"
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    "Balkony to the street"
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    "Ask for one near the back if you want a quiet one!"
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