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Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

2.5 of 5 5 - 9 Digger St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The website makes it look better than it was. Location was too far out of the city. Rooms were incredibly basic and not clean. Wore thongs in the shower. Customer service was not good. The business was not run very well. Loud music was played until late at night dispite the lack of people about.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were not very sure where to stay in Cairns as we wanted something similar to where we stayed in Mission Beach. After looking online for what seemed like forever we were recommended Calypso by Absolute Backpackers staff and what a great place it was. A few people were trying to get us to stay at Gilligans but very happy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Me and my friend spent a few days in Calypso. The small pool gives you a break during hot days. The baths are clean and the kitchen is quite well equipped. But the best part of staying there was staff - especially Vicki, who was really helpful and always have a few minutes for a small talk. Thanks!!!

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great Hostel,cozy and friendly Staff!! Vicky at reception was so helpful; beds were comfy with good air con;something to do everyday of the week, from bbq to reptiles show,live music….would stay there again! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The staff the reception was great! I dealt mostly with Nicky! And she worked so hard to get us the tour we wanted! (Btw it was a great day if you read this: vodka tour was worth it) but regardless who was at reception you always got greeted with a smile! As far as accommodations good bed were comfy and... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It was amazing. I had a Great time there. The beds creaks a lot. But they are not bad to sleep in. The wifi is really good. There are no problem whit it when speaking over Skype. The only thing that bothers me was that the music was very loud started to early to be loud.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Stayed here in November 2014 -Great, friendly staff -Location about a mile from centre/20 minute walk, but free shuttle almost every hour which is very handy - Great atmosphere around the hostel with something on every night -lots of advice on what to do, However cheaper prices are available at tourist offices(Quoted $419 for greyhound bus to syndey vs $379... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Friendliest staff, interesting bunk mates and poppin' night life in the bar. However, if bathrooms are cleaner and closer to the city area, it'll be perfect. There is free shuttle to the city but it comes every 30mins-1hour depending on the time. Rather inconvenient if you want to go to bars for a drink at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I was supposed to be here for one week, when I first arrived in cairns. I loved it so much, I ended up staying two weeks! The staff are amazing, such good fun and they invited myself and a friend out for day trips and nights out. If you want to have a good time and meet new people this... More 

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Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I stayed here for just over two weeks. The hostel was not a bad hostel but I wasn't to keen on the area I felt a little unsafe going out on my own when it was dark as there was a lot of drunken aggressive people wanting money of you. Also in the hostel we found a lot of cockroaches... More 

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Brad F, Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

H Samantha J Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that you had a good experience with our staff at the hostel. I am sorry to hear that you didn`t like the area, being so close to the Esplanade this is normally a nice area to be in. In fact Digger street is a very popular place... More 

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Address: 5 - 9 Digger St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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