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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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Cockermouth
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hostel in June 2015, and it was awesome!! The staff are so friendly and its super clean! The free shuttle bus to the main shops is such a good idea. The reptile show was a really fun bonus, we got to hold a baby crocodile! The hostel has its own bar which can be quite noisy,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great option to stay for people wanting to meet fellow travelers, but do not want to stay at a "party hostel." Situated about a 15 min walk from the center of downtown Cairns, shuttles run about every hour or so into and from town. Great atmosphere with events running every night, yet not lound or intrusive if you are... More 

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

Thank you for your review! It is great to see what people have to say about our hostel. I`m glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I just wanted to let you know that we are having security lockers built at the moment for the rooms! This is something we realized would be good for the hostel! Thanks again... More 

Swansea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good for a base of operations if you are looking to explore Cairns and also the Great Barrier Reef. It is a little far from the main town but not to far (for some) if you like walking, alternatively, you can get the free shuttle bus. The staff and hostel were great, there was a really relaxed vibe and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff, good facilities - plenty of bathrooms, which were clean, as well as the room we stayed in. Beverages at the bar are priced really well. We did have to wait a bit for our room to be ready but we didn't have a booking, so it was understandable. Not in the city like Gilligan's but it's only a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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