I stayed at Gilligans 3 nights in a dorm (10 beds). Not the best choice. I saw also the female 8 beds dorm with balcony and this is much better but anyway, you won't sleep or rest unless you are very very tired. The music from the Gilligans pub/disco is very loud and the people like to party in the rooms as well.
The free meal is a small plate, you can upgrade paying $3, I tried pasta and was awful, really the worst pasta ever. It was like they prepared it ages ago.
People leave their stuff in the room and it stays there, nobody will collect it, they just leave it everywhere around the room and toilet. There is 1 toilet for 10 beds.
Regarding the service, there was only 1 receptionist very polite from England and another one called Paola. The others weren't very nice and looked at us like we were stupid, not helpful at all when we asked them information. My friends wanted to extend their stay after the 2nd night, the guy at the reception told them to check out and check in again with all their luggage up and down.. No sense.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gilligan's is the ultimate experience in accommodation and entertainment set in the heart of Cairns. Offering guests stylish backpacker accommodation, nightly entertainment and a relaxed atmosphere whilst soaking up the sun, why choose to stay anywhere else?All room types are fully equipped with full en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and four floors of communal areas. Or perhaps try our deluxe dormitories; designed to offer that little bit extra. Available in 4 and 6 bed configurations, these rooms offer TVs, refrigerators and some have a private balcony to kick back and relax after a long day at the reef, rainforest or even a lazy day by our pool.Free linen, Free car parking, Free crockery use in kitchens, VIP prices for in house guests, Half price to our international DJ eventsand so much more ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gilligans Backpackers Hotel Cairns
- Gilligans Backpackers Hotel And Resort