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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 29 January 2016

I was very close to giving Calypso Inn a 5 star but a couple of things got in my way. 1) Location: It's about a 10-15 minute walk from the downtown core, which is quite close, but on top of that they have nearly hourly free bus shuttles into the city. They also provide free airport transfers. Awesome! There are...

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

Hi Brynn C Thank you for your great review! It sounds like you enjoyed your stay with us which is fantastic. It is good to hear that we were so close to 5 stars =-) You mention the wifi being shoddy, actually I`m impressed that the free wifi made it to your room! The free wifi is officially only available...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

The staff is really friendly and helpful! They have free transfer to the airport and to the cbd (very handy). The bedroom was clean and everything worked well. The toilets near mey bedroom weren't very nice (old), but usable! It is a bit noisy at night, but i slept very well (might be even louder in the rooms close to...

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

Hi Francielle D Thank you for your great review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and you would recommend us. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your travels!! All the best AxelG

Brisbane
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this hostel for 4 nights in January 2016. I decided to stay at Calypso instead of Gilligans as I wanted a sociable hostel but not quite in a club. The hostel is friendly, clean, a great place to meet people and the staff are awesome. Shout out to Sam who couldn't have been more helpful in helping...

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

Hi David P We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review for us. We love to hear that you found the hostel friendly, clean and our staff awesome! I`m glad you would recommend us and we would always love to have you stay again. Thanks again AxelG

Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2016

I stayed at Calypso in Backpackers Resort for 6 nights and it was fantastic. As I was solo travelling I found the hostel staff extremely friendly and really help you get the most out of your time in Cairns from recommending trips to directing you to local places of interest. The atmosphere is great, not a party hostel but by...

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

Hi screen89_11, Thank you for your review. I love to read that people have enjoyed their time in our hostel so much. It`s good to get the feedback about the staff being great and the atmosphere. Also good aircon is a must in these temperatures! Thankyou for recommending us and we will hopefully see you again! All the best AxelG

Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

First hostel I had ever stayed in and it was lovely compared to what my mind had built it up to be. Comfy bed, air con, chairs on the shared deck/ walkway outside. They had a great free shuttle to the town and airport that ran all the time. Only a few "bad" points. The shower and toilet facilities required...

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

Hi Embo1991, Thank you for your review. We appreciate all reviews as it helps us to raise the standards for our future guests. We are happy that you found the hostel lovely and appreciated the comfy bed and good aircon! Our cleaners are asked to lock all doors behind them for security around the hostel, all the doors do unlock...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 12 January 2016

I have four major areas of dissatisfaction with Calypso: 1) We chose this hostel, over its more conveniently located competitors, because it offers free airport transfers. When we called on the day of our arrival to confirm the pickup, however, we were informed that they weren't providing that service on New Year's Day. 2) In spite of their website's assurance...

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CalypsoCrew, Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hello CHM511, I'm very sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay with us at Calypso. We did try to advise all of our incoming guests arriving on the new years day, that our opening hours had been changed due to the Public Holiday, and i do apologize for the inconvenience. It is Sad for me to hear that you...

Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night here just for the free reptile show (hold a baby croc, snake and lizard) & I cant say how awesome this place is. Started off with a call to Calypso to arrange free airport shuttle when we arrived at the airport. The pick-up coach came within 10 mins! Next the guy at the reception named Dave...

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CalypsoCrew, Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Caro C! I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! I am also glad to hear you enjoyed the Reptile night in the bar! thank you for those great pictures as well, we really do love it when our guests share the experiences they have here. We hope to see you...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed here in total for three weeks and loved it. Such friendly staff and super atmosphere. Loved the events every evening especially the Triva night with Sam! It's a bit outside of town but there is a free "Bus to town" every hour. Amazing Christmas day here yesterday!

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

Hi Exploring w Thank you for leaving a review. I`m glad you loved it here and found the staff friendly and the atmosphere super. That`s exactly what we want to hear! Enjoy the rest of your travels. Cheers AxelG

Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

The hostel was nice. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful and the rooms are basic but fine. There is aircon in the rooms and they are pretty clean. The big con is the distance to the centre of town. There is a free bus but it can be a bit of a hassle and at night you...

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Calypso is a nice, quirky hostel for backpackers staying in Cairns. There is a chilled vibe at the hostel and the staff are really friendly and helpful. The rooms are basic but clean and the mattresses on the beds are some of the best we have experienced in hostels. Two kitchens, quite small but a really nice common area with...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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
  • 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
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range: $23 - $61 (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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“Its about the pool !!!”
 of 5 bubbles ABG_Arun, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Book all you want to do in the hostel!”
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“Choose according to your budget - good plac to stay”
 of 5 bubbles Meadow4444, 19 Feb 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, 29 Jan 2016 | Read review
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