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Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

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5 - 9 Digger St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've only stayed in hostels 3-5 times in Asia and Australia and this is one of the most interactive. Great recommendations for activities. Great bar and kitchen. The pool is less than impressive but the atmosphere makes up for it. Music is loud at night but I had no problem falling asleep. I'd stay again if in Cairns.

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Mansfield, Australia
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is by far BEATS any other hostel I've stayed in whilst up in Cairns for work! 💋💋 Beds comfy/ rooms well airconditioned, For the first time in over two years since being hurt... I WAS HAPPY 100% FROM THE SECOND I CHECKED IN!!! 😜❄️💋 & the best part for me is that I was somehow able to PHYSICALLY RELAX... More 

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1 Thank Katie W
Sydney
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was well looked after by the staff at this great backpakcers. From the lovely girl who picked me up from the airport, to Sam at front desk who welcomed me and gave me all the 'need to knows' and tried to find what I could do to fill my brief visit, he carried my bag to my room, to all... More 

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Thank Patricia L
AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi Patricia L Thank you for your awesome review! We loved having you here to stay with us, and it`s great to think we may have triggered a life of backpacking for you!! Be warned it`s addictive! Thanks again and please come to stay with us in the future. All the best Axel G More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Calyspo was one of the best hostel I stayed in, it had a relaxing calm atmosphere. Everyone was so happy and friendly here. The rooms were not the best but liveable! the kitchen was ok, but quite busy. ONLY PROBLEM.. the mozzies, wear plently of repellent!!!

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Thank Chloemacleod
AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi Chloemacleod, We appreciate you leaving us a review. Thank you for the 5 stars! It is always good to see the title "Best hostel I stayed in"!! The atmosphere in Calypso is always so friendly and relaxing, I couldn`t imagine a better place to work. After a heavy downpour the mozzies in Cairns do breed pretty fast but they... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very close to giving Calypso Inn a 5 star but a couple of things got in my way. 1) Location: It's about a 10-15 minute walk from the downtown core, which is quite close, but on top of that they have nearly hourly free bus shuttles into the city. They also provide free airport transfers. Awesome! There are... More 

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Thank Brynn C
AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi Brynn C Thank you for your great review! It sounds like you enjoyed your stay with us which is fantastic. It is good to hear that we were so close to 5 stars =-) You mention the wifi being shoddy, actually I`m impressed that the free wifi made it to your room! The free wifi is officially only available... More 

Perth, Australia
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff is really friendly and helpful! They have free transfer to the airport and to the cbd (very handy). The bedroom was clean and everything worked well. The toilets near mey bedroom weren't very nice (old), but usable! It is a bit noisy at night, but i slept very well (might be even louder in the rooms close to... More 

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Thank Francielle D
AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi Francielle D Thank you for your great review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and you would recommend us. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your travels!! All the best AxelG More 

Brisbane
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at this hostel for 4 nights in January 2016. I decided to stay at Calypso instead of Gilligans as I wanted a sociable hostel but not quite in a club. The hostel is friendly, clean, a great place to meet people and the staff are awesome. Shout out to Sam who couldn't have been more helpful in helping... More 

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1 Thank David P
AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi David P We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review for us. We love to hear that you found the hostel friendly, clean and our staff awesome! I`m glad you would recommend us and we would always love to have you stay again. Thanks again AxelG More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Calypso in Backpackers Resort for 6 nights and it was fantastic. As I was solo travelling I found the hostel staff extremely friendly and really help you get the most out of your time in Cairns from recommending trips to directing you to local places of interest. The atmosphere is great, not a party hostel but by... More 

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Thank screen89_11
AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi screen89_11, Thank you for your review. I love to read that people have enjoyed their time in our hostel so much. It`s good to get the feedback about the staff being great and the atmosphere. Also good aircon is a must in these temperatures! Thankyou for recommending us and we will hopefully see you again! All the best AxelG More 

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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First hostel I had ever stayed in and it was lovely compared to what my mind had built it up to be. Comfy bed, air con, chairs on the shared deck/ walkway outside. They had a great free shuttle to the town and airport that ran all the time. Only a few "bad" points. The shower and toilet facilities required... More 

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Thank Embo1992
AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi Embo1991, Thank you for your review. We appreciate all reviews as it helps us to raise the standards for our future guests. We are happy that you found the hostel lovely and appreciated the comfy bed and good aircon! Our cleaners are asked to lock all doors behind them for security around the hostel, all the doors do unlock... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have four major areas of dissatisfaction with Calypso: 1) We chose this hostel, over its more conveniently located competitors, because it offers free airport transfers. When we called on the day of our arrival to confirm the pickup, however, we were informed that they weren't providing that service on New Year's Day. 2) In spite of their website's assurance... More 

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Thank CHM511
CalypsoCrew, Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hello CHM511, I'm very sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay with us at Calypso. We did try to advise all of our incoming guests arriving on the new years day, that our opening hours had been changed due to the Public Holiday, and i do apologize for the inconvenience. It is Sad for me to hear that you... More 

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