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Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

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
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Firstly, the free wifi area is excellent, super fast and wide range so luckily I could get it in my room above reception - can't complain about that! I liked the settees and the lounge kind of social area, despite the seats being quite old and dirty it was nice to have somewhere to relax. The kitchen upstairs was good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I would firstly like to say that we had this hostel booked by a travel agent which we had good faith in. Stayed here 3 nights, and to be honest I wish we had only stayed for one of those. Most things about the hostel are good - nice bar, pool area, kitchen, bathroom facilities etc. Main issue was that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I loved my stay at Calypso. When I first arrived there I had not the best impression, it looks a bit dirty from the outside and is definitely not the cleanest hostel in Cairns, but it has other perks that make it a great hostel. However, it is one of the hostels that only become great if you happen to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used this Backpackers for a stopover on my way to Japan. Being the first time doing so I knew it wasn't a 4 star hotel however was confident from the reviews it would be adequate. The promise of a free airport transfer was too good to be true. Took the driver 50 minutes to come and get me (in... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for 3 nights and can't fault the service. We had a free pick up from our bus, staff were friendly as they checked us in, the room was clean as were the bathrooms. We also rented a waterproof camera from reception who were great showing us how it worked and also gave us an hour free on... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i book this backpeckers, but when i arrived at night then they discovered they forgot to book me, and they don't have places, but for the first night, so i got the first night for half price as compensation. u so i stayed one night in this place. the impression i got on it during the night was of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and the miss' stayed here for 5 nights I think in total. Although it's quite far from the lagoon/ centre the place provides a shuttle service every 1/2 hour, always giving a yell before they go. Wifi good, free in the public areas which is pretty quick. Then in your room having to pay, but if your close enough... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Fairly Clean, Friendly & Social Nice swimming pool Good prices on all of Cairns' outdoor activities Helpful Staff Cool looking place, Palm Trees etc. Location was ok, slightly outside of Cairn's downtown

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stayed there for a couple of days and it felt like home! The rooms are very clean, the bathrooms aswell. They have a nice big pool and a really nice "outside-common area". They have also a nice bar, which is quite cheap. The location is good aswell, only a few minutes to the central. They also provide a shuttle... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This has been my favourite hostel of my east costs backpacking trip. The hostel is friendly with a nice relaxed vibe. I enjoyed the atmosphere as even though the hostel isn't a party hostel they still played a great variety of music and there were always people around having a good time. In the evening most people pre-drink from the... More 

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