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Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

2.5 of 5 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars NEW via mobile

Stayed at calypso for two weeks and it was an excellent hostel. Very clean, great atmosphere, friendly helpful staff and stuff to do every night. There is a shuttle bus to town ever hour which was very convenient. Would recommend this place to everyone!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We weren't overwhelmed by our time here. Firstly the pick up from the airport was really late, around 45 mins rather than the 15 they told us. It was pouring down with rain so it wasn't great to have to wait, we'd rather have jumped in a taxi. Having said that it is a nice that they offer this service.... More 

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

Dear Harris 81, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hostel. We value every comment as it helps us prepare for future guests. Our free pick up from the airport usually takes only 15 minutes as we are not far away. The same bus is used as a shuttle to and from the CBD which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was meant to be staying at this Hostel for 2 days. Me and my girlfriend ended up staying here for a week! And whilst we've been travelling Australia this has been our favourite hostel so far. The decor is vibrant and as you walk in pass reception you have a small swimming pool with hammocks. There is a very large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Calypso was fantastic, the staff were friendly, helpful and informative. We had a double room which was very clean and the bed was really comfy! The hostel has a great atmosphere and we enjoyed it so much we stayed for 7nights instead of the planned 3. Would definitely recommend it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The website makes it look better than it was. Location was too far out of the city. Rooms were incredibly basic and not clean. Wore thongs in the shower. Customer service was not good. The business was not run very well. Loud music was played until late at night dispite the lack of people about.

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

Dear Sinead O, I am very sorry to hear that you didn`t enjoy your stay at Calypso. The rooms are supposed to be cleaned every day and we have spoken to the housekeeping staff about this already. We get lots of reviews and comments to us about how clean the hostel and maintaining that level is very important to us.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We were not very sure where to stay in Cairns as we wanted something similar to where we stayed in Mission Beach. After looking online for what seemed like forever we were recommended Calypso by Absolute Backpackers staff and what a great place it was. A few people were trying to get us to stay at Gilligans but very happy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Me and my friend spent a few days in Calypso. The small pool gives you a break during hot days. The baths are clean and the kitchen is quite well equipped. But the best part of staying there was staff - especially Vicki, who was really helpful and always have a few minutes for a small talk. Thanks!!!

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great Hostel,cozy and friendly Staff!! Vicky at reception was so helpful; beds were comfy with good air con;something to do everyday of the week, from bbq to reptiles show,live music….would stay there again! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The staff the reception was great! I dealt mostly with Nicky! And she worked so hard to get us the tour we wanted! (Btw it was a great day if you read this: vodka tour was worth it) but regardless who was at reception you always got greeted with a smile! As far as accommodations good bed were comfy and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It was amazing. I had a Great time there. The beds creaks a lot. But they are not bad to sleep in. The wifi is really good. There are no problem whit it when speaking over Skype. The only thing that bothers me was that the music was very loud started to early to be loud.

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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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