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Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Lived and worked here for 3 months. The rooms are comfortable and cleaned daily - with a choice of girl/boy only rooms or mixed and a selection of room size. There is a very fun atmosphere, the bar is great with reasonable, competitve prices and a good selection of drinks. There is also a pool table. They have themed evenings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

A really nice hostel in Cairns. The rooms are clean and airy. There are two kitchens so you have space to prepare meals. The staff are just lovely, they can't do enough for you and will help book any trips and store your luggage. There is a nice bar where they hold competitions, live music and quizzes every night. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

I stayed for two and a half weeks and had a brilliant experience. Comfortable dorms and showers, helpful knowledgeable staff, brilliant atmosphere. Every night the entertainment was a lot of fun. The kindness and the friendliness of the people there cannot be overstated. Calypso at Cairns was BEST thing about my trip around Australia.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Cheap, good atmosphere, free shuttles to town and airport (both ways!), very friendly and helpful staff. No free WiFi, paper-thin walls

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Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Nice Staff, helpful with any problem. Problem with bathrooms almost everyday, we should use others available. There is a parking lot beside, sometimes you can't sleep. The shuttle bus is very useful but if you arrive at the airport at night it won't get you there. About the bar when is available is good, after midnight you can't drink, sometimes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Nice chilled communal area for cooking and that, was really enjoying it but then got money stolen from our private looked room, watch your stuff even if only cooking downstairs for a short time. Location ok, walk able to town if you like walking and can handle the heat or free bus is good but sometimes gets very busy. Free... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Stayed here for three nights while on a scuba course. Staff are very helpful with questions, restaurants, transportation, travel, etc. Was one of the dirtier hostels I've stayed in throughout Asia Pacific. Booked a shoebox sized private room and barely got any sleep each night due to 'frisky' neighbors on all sides, thin walls and very creaky floorboards above us.... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Had an awesome stay. Staff were really friendly and welcoming and the room was clean. The staff helped me book some tours I wanted to do. The shuttle bus to town was convenient and went regularly. The bar was loads of fun, there was a snake show where I got to hold a big snake! I met lots of people... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

I just wrote a book-The World As I Know It. and in it I highly advised to stay here. I backpacked throughout Australia and thought that Calypso was the only place where the staff wanted you there. We had a double room with a little porch. We could see the main area(restaurant/pool table), being so close, I didn't hear anything.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

Calypso staff are super friendly and the facilties here are good but overall the hostel is run down. I guess this adds to the charm of it all and I enjoyed staying here. If you are wanting to meet other travellers I would definitely recommend it. The kitchen area opens up to the bar area so its an extremely sociable... More 

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