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    Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

    57-89 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    • Excellent43%
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    “bar club” (24 reviews)
    “free meal” (50 reviews)
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    Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

    Cleaners barge into the dorms every day to check if we had any alcohol in the rooms, felt like we were treated like teenagers.. Bar and nightclub were fun but the bouncers were ridiculously heavy handed, seen them choke one guy out and he was...More

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    Reviewed 2 August 2015

    I was just looking for a quiet place to get a couple of nights sleep while in Cairns for diving so I booked Gilligans because of the high scores it receives on reviews sites....probably should have looked further into it. HUGE Hostel, both modern and...More

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    Reviewed 30 July 2015

    When other reviewers have commented on the noise, the management have responded with - maybe you should have booked a dorm away from the bar area. I went one step further as I was travelling with my Dad and booked a private hotel room. First...More

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    Reviewed 29 July 2015

    So I stayed here for 4 nights and I wish i had booked to stay longer. The atmosphere is great. Even better if you have come alone, and then made friends. Its great to get cheap food and is definately one of the livlier hostels...More

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    Response from Vanessa S, Director of Sales at Gilligans Backpackers Hotel & Resort

    Thank you for the fantastic review, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Gilligan’s and appreciate you taking the time to write us a review on Trip Advisor. At Gilligan’s we certainly do look after our guests by providing...More

    Reviewed 27 July 2015

    While Gilligans manages to tick off some fairly crucial boxes in the accommodation department; friendly staff, clean rooms and good location, it wildly over compensates on peddling the experience for 'yoofs'. Think wet t-shirt contests and constantly thudding music. Upon being told you're staying there,...More

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    About
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    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Laundry Service
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Self-Serve Laundry
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    • Pool
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$ 20 - US$ 109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    JohnSmithsGetaway
    Why do you play the music with high base until well after 12pm? You're not thinking about your guests who are trying to sleep.
    30 January 2015|
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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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    "Try to get a room that doesn't face the club"
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    "request for rooms on the higher floors if you think music from the bar would bother you."
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    "Ask the reception staff about special offers for the different roomtypes."
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    "Request a 4 bed dorm on the higher floors if you don't want to hear the club music till 3am."
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