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57-89 Grafton Street, 4870 Cairns – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 160 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Gilligan's Backpacker Hotel & Resort Cairns.
|Single Bed in Female 4-Bed Dormitory Room|
|Deluxe King Room|
|Single Bed in Female 6-Bed Dormitory Room|
|Single Bed in 10-Bed Dormitory Room|
|Standard Triple Room|
|Standard King Room|
|Single Bed in 4-Bed Dormitory Room|
|Single Bed in Female 8-Bed Dormitory Room|
|Single Bed in Deluxe 4-Bed Dormitory Room|
|Standard Twin Room|
|Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room|
|Single Bed in 8-Bed Dormitory Room|
|Single Bed in Deluxe 6-Bed Dormitory Room|
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Cycling, Bicycle Rental, Nightclub/DJ, Evening Entertainment
Food & Drink
WiFi is available in public areas and charges apply.
Free! Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Vending Machine (drinks), Car Rental, Airport Shuttle (free), 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, ATM on site, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Laundry, Fax/Photocopying
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
From 2:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 160 reviews
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loved the location and affordability. great diverse range a people. no better value for money that I have stayed in before
being in my forties I did feel a bit old compared to everyone else.
Ensuite dorm rooms, good size rooms too with balconies, free meal with a drink purchase in the evening,
Because it has its own very large bar its quite loud at night,
Staying people was great and comfortable room.
Wifi is not free
Excellent location. Great people and a great vibe. Clean and great value for money :)
During the day, it's an awesome atmosphere, the outdoor pool/bar setting gives the whole backpacker feel like you're staying at a hotel not a hostel.
The whole set up was impressive, but come night time when you want to sleep, you really won't get a good nights sleep. You're kept mostly awake by the bar downstairs turned into a nightclub, the music & noise is a constant vibration throughout the entire building until it closes around the three o'clock mark. You truly hope you can miraculously fall asleep, stay at own risk I say.
The staff were just fantastic, special shout out to Shane, he was awesome. The social-ness of the place. The events
The pillow was a little uncomfortable
Social Party New Clean
Needed more staff at check-in and check-out
Great location, confortable room, good facilities
A bit noise at night
Was close to everything, was in a 4 bed dorm and was at the back so couldn't hear noise from the bar if you wanted a nights sleep, the drink and food deals where great the hostel is a bit more expensive than the rest but would work out the same with all the deals you get and it's so clean really felt like it was a hotel more than a hostel has been the best hostel I have stayed in here in Auz
Got bitten by bedbugs while staying there and staff refused to accept that they were in fact bedbugs
I liked the pool and open bar area it created a great atmosphere whether you wanted a quiet few drinks or more of a party scene.
Wifi should be free
We had a 59 year old man in our room and we coudlnt come back late . But the worst thing about this hostel was the staff. Most unfriendliest people i have ever met . I didn't see one smile in the 4 days I was staying there. Was horrific . This northern irish guy cheaked us in and honestly didn't crac one smile for the whole cheak in , unless a good looking girl walked by. Sad . Nothing great about your place. $30 for a key charge ... Joke
clean room & kitchen well equipped room free meal at the bar location close to the night market and fruit market not costly at all
no airport pick-up service loud music at night
2 Dollar for Internet ! 2 Dollar for renting towels !
Reality social and good theme party down stairs
Not enought staff at check-in and check-out No big knife in the kitchen No channels on the TV on 3rd floor
Travelled all over Australia and the cleanest and most modern yet with great nightlife and people to meet. Secure locker and access to the city.
Leaving so soon
Great hostel definitely the best on the east coast. It's more like a hotel than a hostel. Free meals are great and nightlife in the bar is as well.
location in center spacious and new room DJ at weekend
bar is expensive. All services need to be paid extra (internet, washing..)
The pool, the cleanliness of rooms, the bar/club area
It wasn't all that cheap when you have a group, we could have got a hotel room for not much more
Central location and associated tour bookings
Is perfect for backpackers, young people, travellers. Is very big, beautiful swimming pool, nice staff, club inside with party every night.. Was very fun!
The room is a bit too small for 8 people, and is very cold! Air con is always on
Staff were consistently rude Had cold showers all week
The bar in front of the hostel is good, especially the $4 beer with small meal included! But doesn't really matter if you are staying at Gilligans, you can just go there and say that you are a backpacker.
Gilligan is amazing just because everyone says it's amazing. When I arrived nobody showed me the basic things I should know (kitchen, bathroom, common areas...) and the receptionist and stuff were not really friendly.
Proximity to the town
The non existent free shuttle bus waited 2 hours for a half hourly service which id booked, had to pay $25 for taxi. The extra compulsory deposit, $30, the $12 airport shuttle, only free on the way in and never arrives, wasted 2 hours,of my time waiting on a bus. Taxi driver gets the same story all the time.
Location is great, the rooms are spacious, bathroom in each room, large kitchen.
The mattresses are uncomfortable, the front desk is always busy so can never get to see someone without waiting ages.
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