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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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really great atmosphere, staff/other backpackers and locals who just popped by the bar in the eve were all friendly and chatty. Pool is nice, aircon works really well, was really nice to have the bar and the entertainment and stuff as it really brought people together. The stroll into town centre didn't bother me in the slightest. it's nice to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel was a perfect place to stay in cairns for 3 nights. We got upgraded upon arrival and greeted by a very friendly receptionist. The hostel is a bit far out but the hostel operates free daily and hourly drop offs to and from town! I do recomend if you are walking back from town to get a cab... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in the hostel for 5 nights. Its a good hostel, very spacious with its own bar/restaurant, laundry and several dorm rooms. It is also very clean. What I didnt like too much was the remote location (20min walk from Centre), although there is a free shuttle every hour.

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Market Lavington, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As far as hostels go, this one is pretty good for someone looking to have a bit of fun too. There's a good swimming pool, a large bar area with a pool table and function every night (reptile shows, pool competitions, BBQs, open mic nights etc.). The hostel is about 20 minutes walk along the beach/esplanade to the main part... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best hostels I have stayed. Has a chilled out quirky atmosphere. Great pool. Reptile shows. Aussie bbs. And the staff are just brilliant. Far enough from town to avoid rambunctious people but a mini bus service is free if you want to use it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Out of all the hostels I've stayed in (rather a lot!) this one is by far the best! The staff are super super friendly and will help you with anything an the facilities are awesome! The rooms were super clean with great air con, there's free luggage storage, camera hire, cheap tasty breakfast, 2 kitchens, an awesome bar, swimming pool,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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 March 18, 2015

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 March 5, 2015 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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