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Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here in Feb 2015, only given this Poor because we had issues with checking out early and almost missed our flight. In short we needed our ID which was left in a secure deposit box, but we checked out early and no one informed us that the night staff do not carry keys for the safety deposit box. Bit... More 

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Mission Beach
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at Calypso for the second time and it was even better than the first! My room was so clean and quiet. The ceiling fan worked perfectly and so did the split system air con. The white fluffy towels are better than most resorts. The staff are always so friendly and welcoming. Nothing is too much trouble. Looking... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week and we loved it. Although it's not right in the city, they run a free regular minibus into town or you can just walk it which only takes about 15 mins. The hostel is great, they offer great meals for $5 on selected nights, we had the chilli on Mexican night... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I liked the atmosphere and the people I met here I did not like how the cleaning lady threw away my clothes that were in a bag. She admitted to it but couldn't find them in the dumpster. When I told the managers, they said I would have to take it up with her and they take no responsibility for... More 

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

Hi Joe D, Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that you liked the people and the atmosphere here. You told me about a missing bin liner with clothes inside, I checked with the cleaning lady and she told me she was positive she hadn`t taken any bags of clothes. Just in case she went through the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Devon, UK
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26 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 February 19, 2015

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 February 11, 2015

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 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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