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|Distance to city centre||0,4 km|
|Distance to airport||4,7 km|
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Dorm rooms all have en suites which are cleaned regularly. Kitchen is cleaned properly every morning and evening. Staff are friendly and the bar is good value on happy hour!
Pigeons always in the kitchen! Pillows are basically non existant
The location was perfect. The atmosphere in the pool area and the bar was lively and enjoyable. Food and drink was good value for money.
The male members of staff on reception were standoffish and rude. We were hotel guests made to feel like naughty children. Bag searches whenever we came in! Inflexible and inhospitable. The room was fine but it smelt damp and muggy. No control over the air-con unit which ran 24 hours a day and unable to open a window even in the slightest. Good hostel for youths, bad place to stay for a couple like us.
I expected it to be dirtier and not as good as it was. My room (6 bed female) was clean, the shower was able to get very hot, there were lockers and ice tap water available always downstairs by the bar. Helpful to have the travel agency next door.
Breakfast was basic but I didn't expect it to have loads to offer. My room was freezing, despite my roommates and myself complaining multiple times it was never fixed. It wasn't anywhere near as cold in other rooms or outside (it was winter). We were just offered another blanket each which was disappointing as were were there for 9 very cold nights in that room.
Certainly a party hostel but it was well organized and security was good at keeping things from getting out of control. At least my room was quiet enough if I wanted to get to sleep earlier. The staff is friendly and helpful and the food they offer is good and reasonably priced. The location is perfect for just about anything you'd want to do. There is a cost for storing luggage which I don't think is necessary.. even tho it's only 5 dollars, it's still annoying. Overall a great facility and I'd stay here again if I'm ever back in the area.
I don't like paying for storing luggage even if it's cheap. Its necessary for most travelers and seems like just another way to get more money for hostels that charge for it. No power outlets for each bed. Only one set of outlets near the room enterance. I usually prefer not to keep my electronics charging out in the open especially if I'd like to be away while things charge.
Good location, amazing night life, different activity every night.
Breakfast finishes at 8am, too early!! One shower for 8 people is not enough.
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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