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Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

amazing experience and instantly felt welcomed into the place as if I was family, I want to particularly mention Sam (manager), Zac Sanders,Andreas Sorrentino and the bar manager Amy Nelson (Agua Amy) it was fun day and night I highly recommend it to all. I felt safe and I did not want to leave.

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

Hi Phil P Thank you for leaving us a review! It`s good that you would recommend us and it`s great that the staff helped you enjoy your stay! All the best AxelG & The Calypso Crew...

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

This hostel is different to other hostels. The design makes it exciting and makes it look more interesting. On arrival, we were welcomed by a lady called Rachel who was really welcoming and went through everything we needed to know and kindly showed us to our room. We had a private twin room which was very basic but just what...

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

Hi Beth1182 Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I`m glad that you like the hostel layout and design, it definitely adds character to the hostel. It sounds like you enjoyed all the entertainment and facilities offered here which is great to know! We hope that you enjoy the rest of your travels! Please visit us...

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Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed in double room with air con Nice, chilled hostel. Room was basic as you would expect but no problems Kitchen area was fine, clean with plenty of cutlery etc Bar seemed cheap however I didn't drink there (sure there was $12 jugs during happy hours) Bathroom and shower room was basic, no great but not dirty The hostel ran...

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

Hi Thank you for your review! It is always good to get feedback on the hostel. It is good to read that you found the hostel nice and chilled with a good atmosphere! That`s what we aim for. We wish you the best for future travels and hope to see you again. All the best AxelG

Reviewed 1 March 2016

I stayed here for a week...the first week at that of my travels. I came from the airport and could call the hostel for a shuttle bus. Easily said and easily done! Right away I forgot about my tiredness of the loooong flight and immediately fell in the chill vibe of the hostel. There was live music that night and...

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

Hi Daan W We appreciate you leaving us such a good review! I`m glad we were able to collect you from the hostel and welcome you into our very chilled hostel right away! Thank you for the recommending us! Hopefully see you again! All the best AxelG

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2016

After getting off the plane in 35+ degrees, all you want to do is get to a hostel and jump in the pool. This is was exactly what you got! Arrived, checked in within 5 minutes was in the pool. Free pick up from the airport which saved you money! I booked everything I wanted to do with a day...

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

Hi TomGward Thank you for leaving us a review! You are right.. there is nothing better than jumping in the pool when it`s so hot ! Hopefully you are enjoying wherever you are right now! Please visit us again sometime All the best AxelG

Manchester, UK
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We stayed here for 5 nights. The staff here immediately make you feel at home and are able to answer any questions including giving brilliant information about the local area and trips. The private room we were allocated was quiet, clean and comfortable. Shower area was small but clean and a powerful shower. There is a shuttle service which runs...

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

Hi Jennylt Thank you for your review! I`m glad that you were made to feel welcome here at that you found your room cool, clean and comfortable! It sounds like you enjoyed your stay, I hope the rest of your travels are amazing!! All the best AxelG

Hillingdon
Reviewed 26 February 2016

I stayed here a few times. Once being for 5 days. I found the showers and toilets one of the best working conditions and cleanliness of most of the hostels I've been in and although the air con wasn't amazing the room wasn't bad at all. The second time I was in one of the private rooms with just one...

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

Dear Lilypop94 Thank you for leaving us a review. It is great that you found our facilities in the best working condition and our hostel one of the cleanest you have been in. The aircon units get a lot of use and occasionally need a service or replacing. We have a full time maintenance team and new aircon units ready...

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Enjoyed my stay here... Friendly and helpful staff that go above and beyond!! They really want you to have a good time at hostel and overall in Cairns. They do what they can to make this happen. My dbl room was comfortable and was able to sleep well. 2 kitchens. Bathroom good. Pool nice. Wifi better than other hostels I...

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

Hi Meadow4444 Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It was a pleasure to have you stay at Calypso with us and it`s great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We wish you the best for all of your future travels and hope to see you again. AxelG

Reviewed 12 February 2016

I've only stayed in hostels 3-5 times in Asia and Australia and this is one of the most interactive. Great recommendations for activities. Great bar and kitchen. The pool is less than impressive but the atmosphere makes up for it. Music is loud at night but I had no problem falling asleep. I'd stay again if in Cairns.

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

Hi Tyun F Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It is good to hear that you would stay again, we would love to have you here! All the best AxelG

Mansfield, Australia
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

This is by far BEATS any other hostel I've stayed in whilst up in Cairns for work! 💋💋 Beds comfy/ rooms well airconditioned, For the first time in over two years since being hurt... I WAS HAPPY 100% FROM THE SECOND I CHECKED IN!!! 😜❄️💋 & the best part for me is that I was somehow able to PHYSICALLY RELAX...

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

Hi Katie W Thank you for your EPIC review!! We appreciate you spending the time to write this. Every review helps our future guests. Hopefully see you soon! All the best AxelG

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • 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”
dl434, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Its about the pool !!!”
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.”
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“Book all you want to do in the hostel!”
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“Choose according to your budget - good plac to stay”
Meadow4444, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
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