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Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

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Reviewed 26 February 2016

I stayed here a few times. Once being for 5 days. I found the showers and toilets one of the best working conditions and cleanliness of most of the hostels I've been in and although the air con wasn't amazing the room wasn't bad at all. The second time I was in one of the private rooms with just one...

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

Dear Lilypop94 Thank you for leaving us a review. It is great that you found our facilities in the best working condition and our hostel one of the cleanest you have been in. The aircon units get a lot of use and occasionally need a service or replacing. We have a full time maintenance team and new aircon units ready...

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Enjoyed my stay here... Friendly and helpful staff that go above and beyond!! They really want you to have a good time at hostel and overall in Cairns. They do what they can to make this happen. My dbl room was comfortable and was able to sleep well. 2 kitchens. Bathroom good. Pool nice. Wifi better than other hostels I...

Thank Meadow4444
AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi Meadow4444 Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It was a pleasure to have you stay at Calypso with us and it`s great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We wish you the best for all of your future travels and hope to see you again. AxelG

Reviewed 11 February 2016

I've only stayed in hostels 3-5 times in Asia and Australia and this is one of the most interactive. Great recommendations for activities. Great bar and kitchen. The pool is less than impressive but the atmosphere makes up for it. Music is loud at night but I had no problem falling asleep. I'd stay again if in Cairns.

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

Hi Tyun F Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It is good to hear that you would stay again, we would love to have you here! All the best AxelG

Mansfield, Australia
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

This is by far BEATS any other hostel I've stayed in whilst up in Cairns for work! 💋💋 Beds comfy/ rooms well airconditioned, For the first time in over two years since being hurt... I WAS HAPPY 100% FROM THE SECOND I CHECKED IN!!! 😜❄️💋 & the best part for me is that I was somehow able to PHYSICALLY RELAX...

1Thank Katie W
AxelGGeneralManager, General Manager at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Hi Katie W Thank you for your EPIC review!! We appreciate you spending the time to write this. Every review helps our future guests. Hopefully see you soon! All the best AxelG

Reviewed 6 February 2016

Was well looked after by the staff at this great backpakcers. From the lovely girl who picked me up from the airport, to Sam at front desk who welcomed me and gave me all the 'need to knows' and tried to find what I could do to fill my brief visit, he carried my bag to my room, to all...

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

Hi Patricia L Thank you for your awesome review! We loved having you here to stay with us, and it`s great to think we may have triggered a life of backpacking for you!! Be warned it`s addictive! Thanks again and please come to stay with us in the future. All the best Axel G

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Calyspo was one of the best hostel I stayed in, it had a relaxing calm atmosphere. Everyone was so happy and friendly here. The rooms were not the best but liveable! the kitchen was ok, but quite busy. ONLY PROBLEM.. the mozzies, wear plently of repellent!!!

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

Hi Chloemacleod, We appreciate you leaving us a review. Thank you for the 5 stars! It is always good to see the title "Best hostel I stayed in"!! The atmosphere in Calypso is always so friendly and relaxing, I couldn`t imagine a better place to work. After a heavy downpour the mozzies in Cairns do breed pretty fast but they...

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...

Thank Brynn C
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 17 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...

Thank Francielle D
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

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...

1Thank David P
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...

Thank screen89_11
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

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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $22 - $58 (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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