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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...

Credenhill, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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 21 February 2017 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...

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here as a couple after driving up to Cairns from Brisbane. We were greeted by staff at reception who were friendly and helpful. They also have a range of different activities / tours that they can offer advice and support you with making bookings. Would also recommend booking with the reception team as they know what they're talking about....

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

Hi Michaela M, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review! The fact that staying here was the highlight of your trip means a lot to us! Enjoy your travels and please visit us again! All the best Axel G & The Calypso crew...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

My partner and I spent our first stop during our roadtrip from Cairns to Brisbane at the Calypso Inn. It's a nice HOSTEL, for the adventurous partying backer or budget conscious couple. The available coffee and tea was a nice start to the morning, and the bar by the pool is a good start to an evening in Cairns. A...

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

Hi Jason, We appreciate you leaving us a review. It`s great that you liked our hostel and would recommend us! Hopefully we see you again in the future. Safe Travels! Axel G & The Calypso Crew...

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I was here in late November with a friend of mine. The hostel is beautiful and colourful, with a poll and a cool bar with a billiard table. The rooms are very nice and almost clean, with air conditioning. There is no wardrobe but it doesn't matter if you wanna stay in Cairns for a couple of days. The staff...

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

Hi MadameChocolat678, Thank you for your review! I`m happy that you really enjoyed your time in the hostel and we would love to see you again! All the best Axel G & The Calypso Crew!!!

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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: €15 - €40 (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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