"We stayed here for four nights. The hostel is quite big and located right in the centre of town. The woolworths was a 5 min walk and the jetty about 10 mins. There are plenty of restaurants and bars very close to the resort.
We stayed in a room. They were very spacious and clean. TV, toiletries, towels, tea/coffee/milk, fridge, massive bed and really powerful hot shower. The cleaners gave us new towels everyday.
The resort has a really good kitchen with everything you need if you're going self catering. The place was immaculate. The pool area was lovely with music playing through out the day. They also have a bar and a night club with great drink and food offers which are really good for those on a budget. You could get a schooner for $4. People staying at Gilligans also received discounted drinks at night time while outsiders had to pay the full amount. Live music every night and then a DJ. Gilligans also have a great tour office that offer all the tours you can do along the east coast.
I would highly recommend this place if visiting Cairns. Great place to base yourself to do GBR and Cape Tribulation and on the other days enjoy the lively scene."
Gilligan’s is Australia’s ultimate experience in budget backpacker hostel accommodation. Centrally located in the heart of Cairns, Gilligan’s is right next door to Rustys Market surrounded by various boutique shops, cafés and clubs.
Aside from offering traditional dorm style, air-conditioned, en-suite accommodation Gilligan’s also has deluxe dorms plus stylish twins & doubles located on levels three and four to ensure a quieter nights sleep. All room types at Gilligan’s have private en-suite bathroom facilities, pure luxury in a backpackers resort!
Gilligan’s offers awesome facilities & services for everyone’s enjoyment. These include free airport pickup, 24 check-in, cheap Wi- Fi, Workers Wanted Job Club, 4 quality kitchens and a massive pristine lagoon swimming pool, where you can take a dip or simply relax and enjoy a refreshing beverage from the Deck Bar.
Stay Gilligan’s and save money as we provide a free evening meal with any drink purchase every night plus all guests receive VIP pricing throughout our entertainment venues which are located right next door so there is no taxi fare to get home. Gilligan’s entertainment has crazy themed nights, fun & games and there are plenty of trips and giveaways to be won. There is also a massive out-door pub-screen and over a dozen plasma TV’s screening popular world wide sporting events.
Gilligan’s is the perfect base for any traveller wanting to explore the many natural wonders of Cairns and the surrounding regions including The Great Barrier Reef. If you are looking for an adrenalin rush you might like to try a Skydive or AJ Hackett Bungy. The team at Gilligan’s Travels, our licensed travel agency, will provide you with free advice and friendly, genuine service.
Gilligan’s hosts two of Cairns best nightclubs with weekly events showcasing local & international DJ’s. We invite all travellers to stay, play & party in style!
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