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Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are lots of amazing things about this place and for the right people it would be an excellent, affordable place to stay. It is located just out of town but they provide a free shuttle bus throughout the day and evening. There is a pool and bar and free wifi in shared areas. Most importantly the staff were great... More 

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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in Calypso for 3 nights on 2 separate occasions. Good hostel with nice courtyard common area. It has a very laid back hippy vibe to it with palm trees and tribal masks dotted around everywhere. Has its own bar and pool although I never saw the pool used. Staff are nice and friendly and there is a free bus... More 

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

Hi James M Thank you for leaving us a review. It`s good to see that you liked the hostel and enjoyed the laid back vibe of the place! I`ll mention to maintenance about the bunks, we do have a few spare so we can replace it if needed. Thanks again and we hope that you enjoy the rest of your... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nightly activities, nice spaces with plenty of trees, pool to swim in, free airport pickups and a bus to town, great hostel definately recommend, is alot cheaper than gilligans too which is great and you get more. Definately recommend

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

Hi Smarnz, We appreciate you leaving us a review! Love the title!! Thanks for recommending us! We hope to see you again.. All the Best AxelG & The Calypso Crew... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The hostel management were really helpful and gave us lots of information about the trips available and information on buying a car. Our room was small and basic but clean (what we expected for a hostel and at such a cheap price). Every night the bar had some kind of entertainment (pub quiz etc) which was a great way to... More 

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

Hi Samuel L Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It`s great to see that you found our staff helpful and that you enjoyed the entertainment. it`s always good to see you would recommend us to other people. Please enjoy the rest of your travels and pop by again when you get the chance! Take Care!!... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for a few nights either side of a liveaboard tour and found it to be quite good. It was a little further from town than I first realised but it was only a 20 minute walk along the esplanade and they had a free shuttle bus into town every hour. I also found the 'Zanzibar' bar and... More 

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

Hi Selina G Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I`m glad that you liked our hostel! The Zanzibar used to have a full kitchen with a full time chef, but the needs of people changed over the years and it wasn`t able to keep running. So now we have 2 public kitchens for guests to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

I can not even begin to describe how wonderful Calypso was. I can tell you, yes it was clean and a great place to meet people and even more so than their awesome location, laid back vibes and evenings of entertainment, the staff were amazing. Sam, one of the managers there, is an absolute encyclopedia for travel and adventures. He... More 

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

Hi Carly S Thank you for you great review! I`m sure Sam will be very happy to read this! It`s always good to hear that we`ve made such an impression on someone. We really hope that you enjoy the rest of your travels and please visit us again! Take Care!! AxelG & The Calypso Crew... More 

Brisbane, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Very friendly staff and very comfortable room. Although the hostel is a bit far from city but the hostel offered shuttle bus which was very convenient for us. There is also free airport shuttle, really very friendly to backpackers.

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Thank wendyseed61
AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi wendyseed61 Thank you for leaving us a nice review! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us some feedback. Please enjoy the rest of your travels and hopefully we will see you again! All the Best AxelG & The Calypso Crew... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

I was in cairns for the weekend and stayed here ! Had a great stay , everyone is so nice and picked me up and dropped me off at the airport for free. They are so helpful and my single room was just what I needed.

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Thank LisaJ002
AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi LisaJ002 Thank you for leaving us a review. I`m glad you enjoyed your weekend here! We would love to have you stay with us again anytime!! All the best AxelG & The Calypso Crew... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We had a great stay at Calypso, starting with free pick up from the airport. Located a short walk along the esplanade to town or they provide free shuttle service too. The Hostel was clean and tidy air conditioned with really comfortable beds. The staff were extremely helpful and really knowledgable. There are 2 kitchens, pool and bar with a... More 

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

Hi Zeena c Thank you for leaving us such a great review! It is good you found the hotel clean and tidy, I shall pass this on to our housekeeping staff. The fun, casual atmosphere is one of my favourite things about Calypso! Thanks again and please enjoy the rest of your travels. You are always welcome to stay anytime!... More 

Noosa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Nothing else to say than nice place, bar, staff and people there. Everybody was really friendly and I spend a good time. Always going out with everybody, I've met awesome people even if I was traveling by myself, definitely go there !

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

Hi gamonet_lisa We appreciate you leaving us a great review. It makes me happy to read that you met awesome people here and you recommend people to come! Hopefully we will see you again. Take Care! AxelG & The Calypso Crew... More 

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
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: $33 - $47 (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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