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Brighton, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Being on a bit of a budget, and with accommodation in the area being so expensive, we booked our first Hostel since leaving the UK. Our children, all in their late teens and early 20s, had tried to paint a picture of what we could expect and the hostel website advertised its self as 'vibrant and lively'. Armed with all... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in Calypso in one of the double rooms that overlook the pool and it was great! They seem to have thought of almost everything you could need here to make your life easier as a backpacker. We stumbled into Calypso on an evening to have a look and decided to move there from our previous... More 

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Thank Nat B
Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great stay at this hostel, met some wonderful people and the staff were incredibly helpful, especially when booking trips. Facilities not the cleanest especially the kitchens. The hostel is about a 15 min walk into the centre which I didn't mind, alternately there is a bus running regularly from the hostel to the centre and vice versa.

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

Hi ashadevi, It`s good to read that you had a great stay at our hostel. Thank you so much for leaving us a review! Hopefully we see you again, Take Care AxelG & The Calypso Crew More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hostel was good value for money. The 6 bed room I was in had a lot of space and charging ports as well (which is unusual for a hostel). Rooms and toilets were also cleaned regularly (especially the toilets which were cleaned several times a day). What made the hostel however was the friendly staff. Most hostels I have been... More 

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

Hi, I like the title of your review! That`s what we like to see. Thank you for taking the time to write the review for us, it really helps our future guests make a decision on where to stay. Hopefully we will see you again, All the best AxelG & The Calypso Crew... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently visited cairns and decided to go for a drink at calypso, I was greeted at the bar every arvo by a lovely English girl who's service was fantastic as she interacted with all the guests and always had a friendly smile. Her service was so good we made it our holiday "local"

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

Hi Nathan D, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again! AxelG & The Calypso Crew... More 

Port Douglas, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great welcome i received to a super friendly backpackers. Being a single guest and much more mature than the average guest i immediately felt relaxed as was checked in and shown around the hostel. I loved the huge availability of washroom/toilet facilities which were super clean. The free wifi in the common areas and the constant staffing of... More 

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

Hi Nikki L We appreciate you leaving us a review! I`m glad that you had such a good welcome into our hostel. We look forward to your return! Take Care, AxelG & The Calypso Crew... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are a bit small but it is a hostel not a hotel so it was enough for couple of nights. The staff was very nice and helpful. Also the possibility to get to/from the airport and to/from the town by their shuttle-bus was a big plus.

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

Hi Michal W It`s great that you left us a review.. Thank you! You`re always welcome anytime you head back this way! All the best AxelG & The Calypso Crew... More 

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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in many a hostel/backpackers but this was the most disappointing and quite frankly dingy.. room dirty floors upon arrival . Stayed 5 days and on day 3 no hot water for 2days running fir showers .. room close to shared bathroom /toilet the only bonus .. 2 showers side by side and finding that then shower water from the... More 

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

Hi jeejeebooth, Thank you for leaving us a review. It`s important for us to get all feedback good and bad so we can address any issues that you bring up. I am surprised though at the things you mention in your review. We have full time cleaners working hard every morning to fully clean the hostel top to bottom, we... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Calypso for three nights in Cairns and thought it was great. Although a bit further from town than other hostels the shuttle bus service is free and works really well. They also gave us a free pick up from the airport when we arrived. The staff really made the place - all really friendly and helpful, especially... More 

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

Hi Amy A, Thank you for leaving us a review. It`s always good to read such a good review. We hope that you enjoy your travels and hopefully you can stay with us again in the future. All the best AxelG & The Calypso Crew... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We paid around £20 a night and was worth it. Was in a great location, we were barely in the room so was just somewhere to get our head down for us. But the staff we're always helpful and friendly ( even at 4 in the morning when we left for the airport ) happy/lively atmosphere on an evening and... More 

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

Hi Laura H, Thank you for leaving us a review! It`s great to read that you liked the location and atmosphere and found the staff helpful and friendly! It`s what we aim to do! Thanks again and we hope you enjoy the rest of your travels! All the best AxelG & The Calypso Crew More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

Address: 5 - 9 Digger St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $28 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“4 bed dorm rooms which we stayed in first were nicer and in better location within the hostel than the 6 bed ones.”
 of 5 bubbles U8156HMjamesm, Jul 20, 2016 | Read review
“Book all you want to do in the hostel!”
 of 5 bubbles TomGward, Mar 1, 2016 | Read review
“Choose according to your budget - good plac to stay”
 of 5 bubbles Meadow4444, Feb 19, 2016 | Read review
“Request a room away from the main areas if you're an early sleeper. Loud music til midnight.”
 of 5 bubbles BrynnC_12, Jan 29, 2016 | Read review
“Call to confirm your booking!”
 of 5 bubbles EcoExplorers, Oct 23, 2015 | Read review
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