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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia 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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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Stayed at calypso inn in Cairns for the last 3 nights of my travelling holiday in 0z. As a solo female traveller I felt very safe and the free shuttle bus to and from airport was a really good service. The backpackers hostel is in a great location and has really good facilities with a chilled out vibe. I stayed...

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

Hi Melissadance, It`s so good to read that you would recommend us to others and will hopefully stay with us again. You are always welcome anytime!! All the best Axel G & The Calypso Crew...

Enkoping, Sweden
Reviewed 7 December 2016

One of the better accommodations for that price I've been on through hole south cost up til north. I warmly recommend this hostel for every type of living, single, couple or friends. I would come back to you guys because of the nice staff and good customer service, specially SAM. Keep the good work up..

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

Hi Alxalans Thank you for leaving us a review. It is good to see that you would recommend us to others! Hopefully we do see you again. Enjoy your travels! Axel G & The Calypso Crew...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Two of us have set off our journey to Cairns for the scuba experience in Cairns and we have chosen Calypso Inn for resting our backpacks for the entire duration of our trip which is for 4 days. They have an amazing crowd from all over the world and it was such a happening place with an amazing bar and...

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

Hi ABG_Arun Thank you for leaving us a review! It`s good to see that you found our hostel 'The Perfect backpackers paradise'!! I`m happy that you enjoyed your time here and hope that you have fun in your future travels! Take Care! Axel G & The Calypso Crew...

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Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We stoped here for 3 night's on our trek around Australia. It was our first time in a backpacker hostel and we were pleasantly surprised. The facilities were very clean and y he staff friendly and helpful. We would stop here again even though we doubled the average age of the occupants.

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

Hi, I`m happy that you gave us a try for your first hostel experience! It`s great to read that you would visit us again, we hope to see you soon. Enjoy your travels! Axel G & The Calypso Crew...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Being on a bit of a budget, and with accommodation in the area being so expensive, we booked our first Hostel since leaving the UK. Our children, all in their late teens and early 20s, had tried to paint a picture of what we could expect and the hostel website advertised its self as 'vibrant and lively'. Armed with all...

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

Hi DanniDeni We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and We are very happy that you gave hostels a go! You are always welcome in our hostel if you ever return to Cairns! Enjoy the rest of your travels! AxelG & The Calypso Crew...

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  • Pool
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • 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: $24 - $61 (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.”
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“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”
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“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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