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Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Ranked #10 of 82 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Reviewed 2 March 2012

I stayed here for 2 nights. It has a good atmosphere, rooms are really nice and clean with aircon. I stayed in a 4bed room with ensuite. The free meal each night is a big plus... the loud music and louder people is a bit of a minus.

They had some good nights - bogan bingo was hilarious! But I didn't find the things such as wet t-shirt competitions and all the other stuff to get girls to strip that interesting...

Good hostel, just a bit too noisy for my liking.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

Depends what you are looking for. Friday night was fun but don't go to bed early for sleep.
good location and friendly staff

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

As a backpacker in Cairns this is a must! It has a legendary status all over Australia. The hostel is absolutely massive with a great nightclub and large pool. The dorm room was clean and fairly new and the bathroom was large. There is a travel desk inside and one just next door. Book a live aboard with Prodive!

N.B Try and avoid the free meal at all costs no matter how skint you are. Try the Woolshed.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

In carins, this is the place. You have a cool room, a really good night club and pool bar.

Room Tip: take the higher level rooms
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

My friend and I were so surprised at how nice this place was! We stayed in a twin room with a plasma tv, balcony and daily room service!! The backpackers itself was really clean, had great cooking facilities, a really nice pool and bar area and was close to everything :) Would definitely recommend this place to anyone backpacking through Cairns!

Room Tip: Their hotel rooms cost more than the dorm rooms but are totally worth it! :)
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

Address: 57-89 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 82 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Price Range: €15 - €96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 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 ... more   less 
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