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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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 August 29, 2014 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 August 29, 2014 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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Brad F, Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi Emilien, What a nice review! Thank you. It is great to hear that you enjoyed Calypso! We hope that you enjoy the rest of your travels. Hopefully see you again, All the best, The Calypso Crew.. More

Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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

Hi Rachel6286, Thank you for your great review! It makes us happy to hear that you had a good experience with us, we shall keep up the good work and hopefully see you again!! All the best, Tha 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*
Number of rooms: 50
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