Gilligans Wi-Fi Review

Unlike many hostels, Gilligans offers Wi-Fi service in all rooms in addition to the internet computers located on each floor. Some may find the prices a little steep at $15.00 for 24 hours. They have a number of different pricing options though like pay per minute, etc. One thing you will notice is that the internet is somewhat slow, especially compared to North American broadband. This may be due to lack of bandwidth shared between too many users in the hostel. It could also be due to the fact that North American servers are quite far away from Australia and it does take time for information to travel across the Pacific Ocean. As with all Wi-Fi hotspots, you should be using a VPN service for maximum security. Unfortunately this will only compound the slowness of your internet since you are adding another bandwidth sucking layer.

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Posted by Pete Mitchell