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Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

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“bar club”(25 reviews)
“drink deals”(13 reviews)
“huge hostel”(10 reviews)
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

only place to get down after midnight, great music and killer local djs. well staffed for fast service of cheap drinks. undoubtly the social gathering point of cairns. huge dance floor to let loose on aswell. will definitely return to this venue.More

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Response from SarahDSDD, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded 4 March 2016

Thank you for the 5 star review about our entertainment precinct! Weekends there is no other place you would rather be with the biggest and best acts from Australia as regular guests. From Dj's, to live acts Gilligan's is a MUST DO in when visiting...More

Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

We ended up coming here twice. (Only the nightclub, I cannot speak for the rooms etc) Drinks are reasonably priced, and they have some craziness going on every night. Some nights they have a hour of free champagne for ladies, we saw a very competitive...More

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Response from SarahDSDD, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded 4 March 2016

There is no where else you should be in Cairns for entertainmnet on an evening, we have you covered for 7 nights a week! Thank you for your feeedback on Trip Advisor and thank you for visiting our venues a few times to Party. We...More

Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

As two young female travellers visiting Cairns for scuba diving and skydiving, Gilligans suited all of our needs. We stayed in a 6 persona female dorm. The room was large, clean and quiet at a night time. The only faults were the aircon wasn't very...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2016

I stayed in an 8 bed dorm. The room was cramped but i'm not sure if thats just because the girls in my room left stuff everywhere and there was no space to put things. There's a balcony outside, nice bathroom and toilet kinda like...More

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Response from SarahDSDD, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded 7 March 2016

Thank you for the review about your recent stay with us Gilligan's. We appreciate you taking the time to advise us of your feedback. It is unfortunate that you had that experience with your fellow room mates. We try our very best to accomodate all...More

Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay at gilligans. It is a party spot but only if you want it to be! Dorms were comfortable and well air conditioned. There was ensuite shower and toilet in my dorm which was shared between 8.Kitchen on every level but lacked...More

Thank Kerrie C
Response from SarahDSDD, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & ResortResponded 7 March 2016

Thank you for the awesome review, we love to read such positive feedback about your recent stay with us. You have covered all areas of our establishment, all room types at Gilligan’s have private en-suite bathroom facilities amaking Gilligan's a pure luxury backpackers resort! Gilligan’s...More

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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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"View to the street is quieter"
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"People shouldn’t be allowed to have sex in mixed rooms and staff should do more about it"
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"Rooms facing onto the main street are quieter than those which face out to the pool or the nightclub."
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"Request a room away from the night club"
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