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Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

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

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 yesterday NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel was a nice enough laid back hostel in Cairns. It has a nice pool, and it is a clean hostel. We arrived quite late though, and we had to wait a while for the guy to get us to our room, which was annoying because we were pretty tired. He was a friendly cheery guy though. The free... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a few nights here last October, Wasn't too bad at all.. The guy on reception was so happy all the time and made us feel really welcome! Room wasn't too bad, Showers and toilets were fairly clean also.. Thought it was good that they put on shuttle buses every so often to save you walking up to the centre... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Stayed here overnight 2.5 weeks ago on my way to PNG for a volunteering project. If you are just overnighting, this place is close to the airport and is convenient. There is a commercial shuttle bus at the airport even for late flights and you can buy tickets on the spot for, and they'll drop you right at Calypso. Door... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

A great hostel just outside the city centre with a frequent (free) bus service. The staff couldn't be more helpful! I checked in at 11.30pm and it was no hassle. If I visit cairns again it will definitely be the place I book into for my stay, I wish I could stay longer

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We stayed here on our last night in Cairns! If we'd have known what the place was like prior to that, we'd have stayed at Calypso for our entire stay in Cairns. Such a chilled out lovely hostel! Very clean and comfortable. Felt like a home from home! The reception staff are fab and extremely helpful! We had prebooked, but... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights Pros We arrived at 5am and the staff the didnt charge us for an early checkin as there was a room available which was great Location was central and not far from the airport Free shuttle bus service to the city throughout the day which is only a five minute drive... 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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