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Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

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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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fairly Clean, Friendly & Social Nice swimming pool Good prices on all of Cairns' outdoor activities Helpful Staff Cool looking place, Palm Trees etc. Location was ok, slightly outside of Cairn's downtown

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there for a couple of days and it felt like home! The rooms are very clean, the bathrooms aswell. They have a nice big pool and a really nice "outside-common area". They have also a nice bar, which is quite cheap. The location is good aswell, only a few minutes to the central. They also provide a shuttle... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has been my favourite hostel of my east costs backpacking trip. The hostel is friendly with a nice relaxed vibe. I enjoyed the atmosphere as even though the hostel isn't a party hostel they still played a great variety of music and there were always people around having a good time. In the evening most people pre-drink from the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of, if not THE best hostel I have stayed at. From beginning to end, our 5 night stay at Calypso was a great one. We had a double room with a very comfortable bed, the fan and air-con worked perfectly, and we had enough room to actually unpack a little bit! The shared bathroom facilities were clean and everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely backpackers lounge with good services and a great n courteous support staff !! Quite efficient and very amicable. Highly recommended :) Great ambience on party nights and clean rooms to settle down in after those parties! Pick up n drop facilities are a real winner here from the city or the airport.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived very early in the morning (unfortunately to early for the curtesy pick-up-service) so I was very happy when I finally arrived at Calypso and could check in immediately at 7am in the morning. Also the first impression was very relaxed, exactly what you are seeking after a night spending in a bus. A lot of people were working... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Really great atmosphere, staff/other backpackers and locals who just popped by the bar in the eve were all friendly and chatty. Pool is nice, aircon works really well, was really nice to have the bar and the entertainment and stuff as it really brought people together. The stroll into town centre didn't bother me in the slightest. it's nice to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

This hostel was a perfect place to stay in cairns for 3 nights. We got upgraded upon arrival and greeted by a very friendly receptionist. The hostel is a bit far out but the hostel operates free daily and hourly drop offs to and from town! I do recomend if you are walking back from town to get a cab... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I stayed in the hostel for 5 nights. Its a good hostel, very spacious with its own bar/restaurant, laundry and several dorm rooms. It is also very clean. What I didnt like too much was the remote location (20min walk from Centre), although there is a free shuttle every hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

As far as hostels go, this one is pretty good for someone looking to have a bit of fun too. There's a good swimming pool, a large bar area with a pool table and function every night (reptile shows, pool competitions, BBQs, open mic nights etc.). The hostel is about 20 minutes walk along the beach/esplanade to the main part... More 

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