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Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   5 - 9 Digger St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #19 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Meersburg (Bodensee), Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean, nice staff, cheap bookings for everything you could imagine to do up there. It's been a great experience staying there for 6 nights! I loved the walk to the Esplanade and into the city, some activities they offer at night such as killer pool or quiz nights. Free shuttle to city and airport almost every hour I booked a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really nice backpacker, cheap and only 10 min by walk from the heart of cairns. Dorms are big andconfi. Really chilled place with a great athmosphere. The hostel runs shuttles to the center if you are too lazy to walk and also to the airport for free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, cheap, really nice people working here. They'll help you figure trips / bookings out, at the cheapest price! Seriously the best hostel in Cairns! I came back late at night and they have someone who stays up all night to clean and make sure there are no problems with security, etc. Never seen another hostel do that! Awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was impressed with the layout and space of the hostel. Features two kitchens and plenty of bathrooms. You get lost getting to your room because there are so many which is great since they are spread out. Music stops at good hour for nights you want to enjoy partying or go to sleep. Staff and other guests were very... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed in a double room for 3 nights in July. We found it to be comfortable and clean, very good value for money. The staff were nice and friendly, with free transfers from the airport and into town - bonus! Breakfast was available in the morning for a couple of dollars, free wifi in the common... More

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Puerto Natales, Chile
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a good stay at Calypso Inn, in a double room which faced on to the pool. There's a really nice atmosphere with plenty of social space. Staff were friendly and helpful, there's free tea and coffee. Two pretty major downsides though - as our room (and many others) faced on to the social area, it was really noisy... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

everything is OK. All the staffs are very nice and helpful. Facilities are good. Rooms are basic and clean. And the free airport transfer was a bonus extra! The atmosphere is very good and super relaxing. But the noise of the bar is very loudly at every night until 11:00.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I stayed at calypso for a week whilst on a family holiday. I opted for a cheaper accommodation alternative than the rest of my family so I had extra money for activities. I booked a private double room and was super impressed with the size and cleanliness! I scoped the room out as soon as I checked in, check the... More

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

Hi Mmevan, Thank you for your review. It sounds like we passed your inspection with flying colours! Our head housekeeper has ran hotels for many years and is extremely strict with the cleaning of the rooms. I have let her know that she has done a great job =) I am sure any place accommodating backpackers will have to deal... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for 5 nights. Facilities are good and staff really friendly, helped book our reef day and underwater camera. Rooms are basic and clean. If you stay near the pool bar area you will hear all the evening activities but it wasn't too late. Easy walk into Cairns centre or hop on the shuttle bus.... More

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

Hi Richard, Thank you for leaving us a review. It is always good to hear that the staff were friendly and that you found the place clean and excellent value. Happy travels!! The Calypso Crew... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Nice bar, pool and kitchen areas. Really loved the reptile night which is every Sunday and the $5 BBQ after. The travel desk was also really helpful and a fair price. We stayed in a double room which was really clean and a good size. The location was good just a short walk to the esplanade.

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

Hi Hannah, Thank you for your review! I am glad that you enjoyed our hostel, and I also love the reptile night!! It is a good way for people to learn about Australian wildlife. It is great to get this feedback so thanks again for the review! Enjoy you travels. The Calypso Crew... 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*
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