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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 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most popular hostels in Cairns ....... With good reason! The chilled out vibe & tropical setting make you feel relaxed and comfortable! They provide nightly entertainment which includes live reptile shows and various competitions! Staff were all really friendly and helpful - especially Angela who have us some great advice and was super nice! If... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have only stayed in Calpyso for a few nights but it is a very cool place. You can meet a lot of people, they have lots of things going on like barbecues and reptile show and so on.. There is also a free of charge shuttle bus to the city centre and back to the hostel. You have to... More

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

Hi Denise K, Thank you for the review. We are very happy that you had such a good time here. It is good to hear that it is clean and the staff were friendly. We do pass these reviews on to all the staff to read so they will be pleased their hard work is appreciated. Fingers crossed you get... More

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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a Twin Room at Calypso. We slept like logs (and we are over 40!) . Very comfy. Very clean amenities. Quiet spot. Fabulous bar and pool area and fabulous staff. Thanks guys! We will be back :-)

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

Hi Travelgirlnow, Thank you for leaving a review. It is great that you enjoyed your time with us! I`ll pass on the message to the staff that you enjoyed your stay and found us clean and comfortable, and that the staff were fabulous. See you on the next trip!! Cheers The Calypso Crew... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in a private room. The room was good and cheap for a private room. Everything is clean here. Only 20 minutes walking from The Esplanade and if you are lazy there is a free bus service. It's pleasant to stay at Calypso Inn !

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

Hi AyaVal Thanks for leaving us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you found the place cheap, clean and pleasant =) Enjoy the rest of your travels!! Cheers The Calypso Crew... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love calypso! I decided to travel because I wanted to try new experiences but I never realised on arriving in cairns that I when I left I would be leaving with a whole new family. I return to Cairns frequently and would only stay in Calypso. From the moment you step out of the airport you are greeted by... More

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

Hi Grace, Thank you for your review! We loved having you be a part of the Calypso family! It is great to have a 'Home away from home' and you are welcome back anytime!!! See you on your return trip. All the best The Calypso Crew.. More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed for 5 nights, the longest 5 nights of my life. Calypso is worn out, filthy, and drastically in need of maintenance. And worst of all it is not safe. One night the travellers I was with reported a fistfight between the staff and some guests in the pool area due to sexual harassment of some of the women guests.... More

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

Dear Jeffery H, Thank you for your review, and we are very sorry that you had a bad experience. You mentioned an altercation in our bar between staff and guests which we do know about. There wasn`t ‘groping’ involved. 2 guests were trying to throw a staff member`s girlfriend in the pool for fun, it got out of hand as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Stayed here for one night after a 2 night liveaboard at GBR and we are happy with out stay at Calypso Inn. We had a private double and was clean, comfortable and met our needs. Staff was nice and helpful. A 15-20 mins walk to the City plus they offer free shuttle service to the airport at set times which... More

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

Hi Sarpmel Thank you for your review, we are happy you were able to relax with us after your live aboard trip. Hopefully we will see you again! Cheers The Calypso Crew.. More

Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

We checked in to calypso to a chilled out vibe, we were travelling as a big group, there was about 12 of us who had just flew up from syd. However the all us girls were put into one room, there was a massive hole in the wall, leaking aircon and tiny tiny bunk beds. One night a cockroach ran... More

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

Hi Jacq R, We are really sorry you had such a bad time in Cairns. I was away at the time and when I got back I emailed one of the boys and arranged a complete refund for all of them. The bar and restaurant next door had a huge party 300 people and their sewerage blocked up and caused... More

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61 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights while visiting the Cairns area. I had a private room which was a small room and a bed. It was clean enough. The common bathroom was also clean enough. The walls between the rooms were very thin and conversations could be easily heard. I arrived late at night and was still able to check in,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

soon as we entered the front door we were welcomed in and show around and told of the local happenings with the resort and out and around cairns. our room was well priced and clean with shared bathroom and shower close by which were clean. they had somthing going on every night in the calypso bar area. which most people... More

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

Hi Ando180, Thank you for your kind review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the place welcoming and clean! These things are important to us and it is good to get good feedback! Hopefully we will see you again! All the best The Calypso Crew.. 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*
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It’s a tropical paradise mon! Come soak up the chilled global vibe at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, Cairns’ coolest crashpad. Any more relaxed we’d be horizontal! Swaying palms, smooth tunes and swinging hammocks, that’s the Calypso way. Chill poolside with new friends in the Queensland sunshine by day then check out free nightly entertainment at Zanzibar Bar & Grill, our friendly hostel pub. When the taste buds bite, enjoy a pool-side breakfast or Aussie BBQ dinner at Zanzibar, or whip up your own masterpiece in our great communal kitchen. The Calypso crew are here for you and we know our stuff. Between us all there’s over 65 years of hostel and travel know-how so you’re in expert hands from the moment you arrive. We go the extra mile to make you smile, with a free tour booking service, free return transfers to the airport, bus station and central Cairns and WiFi now available in all rooms. Come catch some Calypso chill vibe when you pass through Cairns! ... more   less 
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