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|Distance to city center||0.2 mi|
|Distance to airport||2.9 mi|
|"Great facilities and location, great atmosphere."||(in 9 reviews)|
|"Great bar and pool area."||(in 80 reviews)|
|"Friendly staff and great location"||(in 105 reviews)|
|"If you're actually trying to get sleep this place is atrocious."||(in 12 reviews)|
|"There is no free wifi."||(in 14 reviews)|
|"It’s definitely a party place which means loud music until 2 or 3:00."||(in 7 reviews)|
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|beds clean||in 34 reviews|
|cairns||in 26 reviews|
|clean hostel||in 77 reviews|
|free wifi||in 34 reviews|
|friendly staff||in 105 reviews|
|great facilities||in 11 reviews|
|great location||in 129 reviews|
|hard to sleep||in 27 reviews|
|kitchen area||in 8 reviews|
|loud music||in 33 reviews|
|meet people||in 94 reviews|
|night club||in 55 reviews|
|party hostel||in 104 reviews|
|pool and bar||in 122 reviews|
|private room||in 25 reviews|
|solo traveller||in 6 reviews|
|value for money||in 48 reviews|
This place is heaven for a backpacker on the pull, a solo traveller looking to get up to no good. The whole place is geared around going hard and then going harder. Amazing pool, cheap drinks, in house laundry you can access it is indeed all heat. Everything but a break from the people you are staying with. As a 24/7 party- amazing, for private or friends accommodation- go somewhere you can sleep.
I can’t imagine this place existing anywhere else, jelly wrestling Wednesday, Pole Dancing Thursday, Wet T shirt club Sunday.... where are we? The gated community nature of it means people don’t leave
We had an amazing time at Giligan's! The hostel is in a great central location and is within walking distance of everything (grocery store, restaurants, tourist information). Our room was great, we stayed in a 8 bed mixed dorm and found it to be very spacious. There were lots of activities that kept us busy and it was great to hang out by the pool. Staff were very helpful and accomodating, and the travel agent out the front has great deals and ideas for sightseeing. Would definitely recommend staying here!
middle of Cairns, if you love to party all night in the club its amazing
if you want to sleep don’t go here! music is really loud till really late
Loved the room, atmosphere, facilities and lay out of the hotel. The room was a huge size, private balcony, lovely bathroom and shower. Clean and tidy, maid was lovely and couldn't do enough for us. Shame the kitchen on our floor was being decorated so out of order. Entertainment on an evening was good fun, is a very young atmosphere and crowd but still able to have fun and cheap drinks offered everynight! Some nights are free champagne and entertainment each evening.
One of the female staff on the check in desk was grumpy and clearly didn't want to be there!
A stay at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort places you in the heart of Cairns, within a 10-minute walk of Cairns Central Shopping Centre and Cairns Night Markets. Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is complimentary (available on request).
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- Spacious rooms
- Friendly service
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FAQs when booking at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort
Where is Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort located?
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is located at 57-89 Grafton Street, 0.2 miles from the center of Cairns. Cairns Historical Society Museum is the closest landmark to Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort.
When is check-in time and check-out time at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort?
Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 10:00 AM at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort.
Does Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort offer free Wi-Fi?
Yes, Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort offers free Wi-Fi.
Does Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort offer free parking?
No, Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort does not offer free parking.
Does Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort offer free airport shuttle service?
Yes, Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort offers free airport shuttle service.
How far is Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort from the airport?
Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is 2.9 miles from Cairns. Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort is 78.3 miles from Bloomfield.
Can you bring pets to Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort?
No, pets are not allowed at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort.
Does Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort have a pool?
Yes, Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort has a pool onsite.
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