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Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean room and bathrooms. The showers in my building where brand new. Very good value for the room rate. Nice bar and pool area. The free shuttle into and from city every hour till late is perfect. But its possible to walk the distance in 20 min. Friendly and helpfull staff.

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Thank dagre2016
AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi dagre2016 We really appreciate you leaving us such a great review! Hopefully we will see you again in the future!! Take care AxelG & The Calypso Crew... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One word to describe this place is AMAZING! Clean and tidy and the most amazing staff I have ever met! Definitely a place to call "home"! By far the best place I have stayed in Australia ☺️ And you need to try and agwa!

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

Hi Kaylie L Thank you for your great review! We always love to read everybody`s feedback. We`re happy you can call it 'home'! All the best AxelG & The Calypso Crew... More 

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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for a couple of nights and I had a great time, they have events every night to help you meet other backpackers and have fun. They have a well priced bar and all the staff were welcoming and lovely and will help you with any queries or trips. They offer a bus service into and back from... More 

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

Hi Jessica B, Thank you for leaving us such a nice review. I`m happy to read that you had a great time, and that you would recommend us. Hopefully we get to see you again in the future. Have fun on your travels! AxelG & The Calypso Crew... More 

London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for having us and also thank you to Dave for recommending us to go north and south of cairns during our trip, the hostel is the cleanest we've stayed in the last 2 years throughout Australia and all the staff are really friendly, I'd highly recommend you guys to other couples and backpackers you've really gone above and... More 

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

Hi Jaye E, Our Housekeeping team are very happy to read this review! Cleanest hostel in 2 years! It`s really good that you would recommend us to others travelers and we`re very happy that you had such a good stay with us. Hopefully you get to visit us in Australia again someday! All the best Axel G & The Calypso... More 

Slagelse, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Hi kristinerl, Thank you for leaving us a review! It`s great to read that you loved it here! We look forward to your next visit. All the best Axel G & The Calypso Crew... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank abigailshearer
AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi abigailshearer, What a really nice review! Thank you for taking the time to write this, We love to read everything our guests have enjoyed about our hostel! Please enjoy the rest of your travels and be sure to visit us again soon! Thanks again, Axel G & The Calypso Crew... More 

Marseille, France
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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1 Thank chiaraloulou2016
AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi chiaraloulou2016, Thank you for such a nice review! We`re so happy that you found Calypso "A perfect place to stay" We really hope that you can visit us again sometime. All the best Axel G & The Calypso Crew... More 

Canberra, Australia
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

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

Hi Emma L, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It`s strange that you had hair on your pillow, I`ve spoken to the housekeeping team as that shouldn`t happen. Blankets we do have available at reception for the colder nights. Hopefully you get to come again with more time to enjoy our hostel, All the best... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 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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1 Thank David H
AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi Dave & Lizzie, We loved having you stay here with us and thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review! We are looking at ideas for some extra entertainment on a Saturday night. Maybe you will have to come back and check it out! We`re happy that you both enjoyed your stay with us. Enjoy... More 

New York City
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

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

Hi bradley_starr0215, We really appreciate you leaving us such an awesome review! It`s always good to hear that people had such a good time with us. We`re glad you made some good friends here and hope to see you again! All the best AxelG & The Calypso Crew... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: $29 - $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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