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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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...

Credenhill, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in a single room, for two nights - and it was great. The location is really convenient for getting to the town centre and the airport, and the shuttle bus is a huge advantage. It feels really private when you're sat outside chilling out. The atmosphere was quieter than expected, there weren't too many people around, but the...

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

Hi Sarai K, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It is good to see that you would recommend us! Enjoy the rest of your travels and please visit us again. Take Care Axel G & the Calypso Crew...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hostel with perfect service, smiling staff and all the necessities. We stayed there for 4 days and it was really nice and pleasant experience. If you need any advice just go to the reception and the guys will help you organize everything. One of the biggest advantages is regular shuttle to and from from the city center and also...

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

Hi katerinaholubova Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It`s really good to read that you had such a great time with us! Hopefully you can stay with us again in the future, All the best Axel G & The Calypso Crew...

Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Have been there for 4 nights. Every evening something else was organised and it was always fun. Cheap and good beer! I really do recommend go there to have an ace and memorable time! Rooms and showers are clean. Enough space to make your lunch/dinner.

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

Hi Julesdeschules, Thanks for picking Calypso for your place to stay in Cairns. We loved having you stay with us and it`s great to see that you would recommend us! Happy Travels!! Axel G & The Calypso Crew...

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Customer service second to none. Polite, helpful and welcoming. Bit far from town. But don't worry about that. There's a regular bus to town which is reliable and free. Fairly quiet hostel, so ideal if you want somewhere relaxing, but they have a bar, TV and run games and whatnot to keep you entertained. Overall, would recommend and could see...

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

Hi Dan Awesome review thank you. Enjoy your travels and see you on your return trip! All the best, Axel G & The Calypso Crew...

Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Myself, my boyfriend along with two other friends stayed here for 5 nights over New Year's Eve. We were in a double private room and although it could get noisy at night and we could hear the music very loudly from our room, we really enjoyed our stay. The room was basic but comfortable and very good air con (needed...

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

Hi Amyclive Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It`s good to see that you loved your stay and would definitely come back again! Hopefully we see you again soon, Take Care! Axel G & The Calypso crew..

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Mostly exactly what I would expect from a hostel. Small rooms with 3 bunk beds for 6 people. It was comfortable enough and had an ac unit. Shared kitchen and shower bathrooms but they were clean and had multiple stalls which was nice. Staff was friendly and helpful and u could book tours from the hotel (I didn't so I...

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

Hi Vacays4life Thank you for leaving us a review. It`s good to read that our staff were friendly and helpful! Hopefully you get to stay with us again in the future! All the best Axel G & The Calypso Crew...

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Amenities

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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
Services
  • 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 - €44 (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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“Its about the pool !!!”
 of 5 bubbles ABG_Arun, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“4 bed dorm rooms which we stayed in first were nicer and in better location within the hostel than the 6 bed ones.”
 of 5 bubbles U8156HMjamesm, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Book all you want to do in the hostel!”
 of 5 bubbles TomGward, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Choose according to your budget - good plac to stay”
 of 5 bubbles Meadow4444, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Request a room away from the main areas if you're an early sleeper. Loud music til midnight.”
 of 5 bubbles BrynnC_12, 29 Jan 2016 | Read review
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