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Laughlin, Nevada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is truly the greatest. There's a bus that picks you up from the airport. The bus also takes you to and from town every hour. It's only a 20 minute walk, but getting a ride sometimes was such a treat. The staff is TOP NOTCH (starting with the guy that hooked us up with our pickup at the...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very helpful staff, who were there to check us in after hours. There is a great atmosphere all day and night, it's a very clean hostel, a bus that regularly brings you to town at no charge and it's not far from the airport. No problems at all, so I'd definitely go back.

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AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi ballindine Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! It`s awesome to read that you would definitely stay with us again! We hope you do! All the best Axel G & The Calypso Crew...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for four nights in March. Upon first arrival, staff very friendly and informative (Martin really nice). We stayed in a private rooms which was clean and comfortable. Toilets and showers a short walk from the room. The common area was large with plenty of tables, chairs and sofas to relax with a good wifi...

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AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi Sarah W We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. It is great to read that you would recommend us to other backpackers. Please stop in next time you`re in Cairns. Take Care! Axel G & The Calypso Crew...

Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hostel as a gateway to the Daintree and Great Barrier Reef. I upgraded to a private room on arrival. The staff were very helpful and accommodating. The free shuttle in to town and back, and the free airport shuttle is a great addition to the hostel. The room was comfortable as was the bed.

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AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi ceb87 Thank you so much for leaving us a review. Hopefully we get to see you again! All the best Axel G & The Calypso Crew...

Brisbane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms were clean, safe, and comfortable. The people at the desk helped us everyday with planning our trip, booking tours, helping with transportation, and dinner recommendations. The hostel had a very friendly and relaxed vibe, easy to meet people, and fun to hang out. Would absolutely go back next time in Cairns.

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AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi francis302 Thank you for leaving us a review! It`s great to read that you would come and stay again! Hopefully we will see you then!! Axel G & The Calypso Crew

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is far from the centre of Cairns but it does offer a shuttle every hour. There's also a free shuttle to the airport. I stayed at calypso for a week and slept well every night. The staff are really nice and helpful, the kitchen is clean, with one kitchen open 24 hours, great if you have the drunken...

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AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! It`s great to read. We love to read and see how we can improve our facilities to suit everybody. We have now added FREE WIFI across the whole property, no charges at all for WiFi!! Hopefully this will help if you ever get to visit us again! All...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

First of all, I'd like to thank every single member of the Calypso family for going the extra mile to make me feel welcomed! From the minute that I arrived I felt at home and the vibe was so chilled and homely it was unreal. Even though I was a guest, you all became friends and even family! I will...

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AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi Keiran, Thank you so much for leaving us a review! I enjoyed reading your review, the fact that you felt at home and chilled in our hostel, and you felt like part of the family is exactly what we want for all of our guests. We are happy that we could provide you the time of your life here...

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome place. Very laid back, chill vibe. Rooms are spacious and clean, bathroom was very clean. Kitchen is open 24 hr, a little on the small side but there never seemed to be enough people in it to be crowded. Very friendly and knowledgable staff, helped us plan some activities and even rent a car. Breakfast is available each morning...

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AxelGGeneralManager, Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hello leahhamz, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, and soaked up the chilled vibe and relaxed atmosphere! It was a pleasure having you both here!! We hope we can see you again soon, Safe travels and kindest regards from Axel G & The Calypso Crew

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Nice place just outside of the centre. Staff will pick you up from the airport. On fixed hours the staff can bring you to and from the city centre back to the hostel. bit of luxury for a standard backbpacker but if you have some budget it is well spend.

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AxelGGeneralManager, Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hello SjoerdGilin, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am glad to hear our staff were helpful for you, and we are glad you have enjoyed your stay! Enjoy the rest of your travels and please visit us again. Take Care Axel G & the Calypso Crew...

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Very good indeed, had an amazing time here, great atmosphere and friendly service, the rooms basically a nice motel room, great bar and pool, helpful service desk with tours etc Nothing was a problem for the staff. Only downside was lack of showers, bit of a wait for a shower, but apart from that awesome place, highly recommended

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AxelGGeneralManager, Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hello Ron V, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at Calypso! We appreciate the feedback on the showers and will do our best to take that into consideration moving forward. Enjoy the rest of your travels and please visit us again. Take Care Axel...

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
It’s a tropical paradise mon! Come soak up the chilled global vibe at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, Cairns’ coolest crashpad. Any more relaxed we’d be horizontal! Swaying palms, smooth tunes and swinging hammocks, that’s the Calypso way. Chill poolside with new friends in the Queensland sunshine by day then check out free nightly entertainment at Zanzibar Bar & Grill, our friendly hostel pub. When the taste buds bite, enjoy a pool-side breakfast or Aussie BBQ dinner at Zanzibar, or whip up your own masterpiece in our great communal kitchen. The Calypso crew are here for you and we know our stuff. Between us all there’s over 65 years of hostel and travel know-how so you’re in expert hands from the moment you arrive. We go the extra mile to make you smile, with a free tour booking service, free return transfers to the airport, bus station and central Cairns and WiFi now available in all rooms. Come catch some Calypso chill vibe when you pass through Cairns! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

Address: 5 - 9 Digger St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: €16 - €41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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“Only seven bucks more each for a couple to stay in a private room! Such a deal”
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“Its about the pool !!!”
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“4 bed dorm rooms which we stayed in first were nicer and in better location within the hostel than the 6 bed ones.”
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