Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

8.76 reviews
Ranked #2 in Cairns hotels
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  • 9.8
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  • 8.7
    Nightlife Lovers
  • 5.9
    Solo Female Travelers
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57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info

Amenities

Bar
Restaurant
Swimming Pool
Internet Access
Free Parking
Laundry Services
Air conditioning
Kitchen

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Nottingham, UK

The popular backpacker’s hostel Gilligan’s (with a bar and pool on-site) is a fun spot in central Cairns – if you know what you’re getting yourself into. The hostel has a vibrant party atmosphere and you’re more likely to see people walking around hungover each morning that whipping up a Buddha Bowl in the communal kitchens. As a solo traveller, the four-bed female dorms ($37/pppn) are a good, safe option and each room boasts a balcony, luggage lockers, charging points and bathroom facilities.

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Pharr, Texas

My experience was a nice one. Can get a little loud at night with younger people around. Over all I enjoyed a private room for the 3 nights there.

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The San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

This is a pretty cool backpackers hostel and hotel, conveniently located. There's a nice pool and patio and a lively atmosphere. We stayed in the hotel and it was nice and still quiet in the rooms despite the rocking party atmosphere downstairs.

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San Diego

I'm not much of a partier, so I found Gilligan's a good place to visit while staying elsewhere. We got vouchers for free meals, but found out upon arrival that there were only two choices, and both tasted like elementary school cafeteria food. The ambience is good, though: much like a nightclub, with an outdoor area consisting of a large bar, community tables, and even a stage for live music. I had a good time hanging out here with some roommates from another hostel, but wouldn't want to stay here overnight.

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New York City, New York State, USA
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This place is more like a resort than a hostel. There are spacious balconies in the dorms, pristine kitchens, and an awesome nightclub that is unlike any hostel bar I've ever seen (think sexy theme parties and hot DJ's). The lagoons pool, man-made sand beach, and waterfall outside help to add to the ambiance.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • WiFi (surcharge)
Dining & Drinks
  • Poolside bar
  • Nightclub
  • Restaurant
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor pool
Transportation
  • Free airport transportation - pickup
Parking
  • Free self parking
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
Traveling with Children
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
Pets
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Designated smoking areas
  • ATM/banking
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
In-Room Dining
  • Shared/communal kitchen
Media & Technology
  • Television in common areas
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 120
  • Number of floors - 4
Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

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