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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 #21 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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Meersburg (Bodensee), Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 4 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 4 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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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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Puerto Natales, Chile
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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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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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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