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. They must put something in the drinks because there were A LOT of people getting lucky. If you're looking for a place with atmosphere and to meet other young backpackers (18-25) this is probably a good option. If you're looking for a few drinks and a good night's rest, go somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Calypso Inn Backpackers Hotel Cairns