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Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

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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
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had an enjoyable stay in calypso, it's a nice chilled place with good staff who you're happy to drink and go out with and there's a good atmosphere around the place. A couple of issues are that its a bit out of the way about a 15-20 min walk to town but they do run a bus from hostel to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved my stay at Calypso - a little out of town, it feels more like you're staying in a mate's backyard than a hostel. The communal space was really chill and social, with activities happening every night; an awesome atmosphere, really welcoming! Facilities weren't flashy, but was all I needed. Staff were really friendly and great for booking tours/asking advice;... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This stripped back hostel may not have the flash surroundings and pounding night life of rival Gilligans but it has a real family atmosphere with good things going on almost every night. Good points - good staff, good entertainment, good bar. Bad points - unclean and communal bathrooms, horrendously dirty kitchen and a bit of a walk from the centre... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked through Expedia and got a private double room, we were a little disappointed to be honest. The room was extremely cramped, there was barely any room to walk around our bed, and we were a part of the staff housing which was suppose to be a quiet area after 10pm, but the staff was incredibly loud and rude... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for a couple of nights with a friend. The atmosphere is really relaxed and inviting and the staff made us feel really welcome. The lounge/bar/pool area is the perfect place to relax and the shuttle bus into town is really convenient. Not a single issue and I would definitely stay here again when in Cairns. It is a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel has a very cool atmosphere, with a group of staff and long-term residents who are very friendly and fun. The lounge/bar area is a great spot to meet people from all over the world. The people at the front desk are always extremely helpful with any issue you may be having, and can even help you book other... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly, the free wifi area is excellent, super fast and wide range so luckily I could get it in my room above reception - can't complain about that! I liked the settees and the lounge kind of social area, despite the seats being quite old and dirty it was nice to have somewhere to relax. The kitchen upstairs was good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

I would firstly like to say that we had this hostel booked by a travel agent which we had good faith in. Stayed here 3 nights, and to be honest I wish we had only stayed for one of those. Most things about the hostel are good - nice bar, pool area, kitchen, bathroom facilities etc. Main issue was that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I loved my stay at Calypso. When I first arrived there I had not the best impression, it looks a bit dirty from the outside and is definitely not the cleanest hostel in Cairns, but it has other perks that make it a great hostel. However, it is one of the hostels that only become great if you happen to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I used this Backpackers for a stopover on my way to Japan. Being the first time doing so I knew it wasn't a 4 star hotel however was confident from the reviews it would be adequate. The promise of a free airport transfer was too good to be true. Took the driver 50 minutes to come and get me (in... More 

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