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Slagelse, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved staying at Calypso Inn, and will definitly use you again another time if I get the chance. Lovely staff, and very good service. Very nice room, and I loved that you do so many activites with the backpackers in the evenings.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had an absolutely amazing time staying here! Friendly staff, convenient bus into town and airport transfers. Loved the atmosphere and evening activities, especially the Aussie BBQ and handling crocs and snakes!! Would highly reccommend for either groups or individual travellers!!

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Marseille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything is done to make your trip better. The staff is friendly and welcoming, the rooms are air-conditioned, the pool is perfect (rad memories of night swims), nice events (crocodile handling..), good music, regular shuttles to the city/airport.. A perfect place to stay

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a double room with a friend just for one night before catching our flight. The kitchen and bathrooms were pretty clean, however, we both had hair on our pillow and I could not close the windows so I was a bit cold during the night as they just provide sheets (no blanket) Free wifi is enjoyable but... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a week and a half after just booking two nights originally. Fantastic atmosphere every evening! Perfect if you love a night out but also just want to chill out and maybe head to bed early, the balance is perfect! The staff were so friendly and such a great bunch of people. The guys on reception (Dave/Sam) are... More 

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Calypso could not have been a better home base for my recent stay in Cairns. The staff at the hostel were knowledgable, helpful, and were genuinely interested in getting to know and become friends with us. The atmosphere in the hostel was fantastic, a perfect balance as a chill, party spot. The bar area showed music videos on a big... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 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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AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi Michelle S, Thank you for leaving us a review! Overall it`s very positive which is great. It`s interesting that you say the atmosphere is too young. I think this depends on mainly who happens to be staying here at the time of your visit, very often we have quite a diverse age range. All of your comments are important... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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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 June 26, 2016

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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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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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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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 

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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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • 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: $27 - $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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