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Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

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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...

Thank Embo1992
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 11 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!

1Thank Exploring w
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 24 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...

1Thank Gabasaurus
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...

1Thank Steph H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Really liked my stay at Calypso inn. Chilled environment and everyone was very friendly and staff helpful. It's a small hostel so you meet the same people each day which I liked. However, kitchens are also very small. The upstairs kitchen also gets boiling hot when cooking - but it is open 24hr. Calypso is not in cairns town centre....

Thank Abi107
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 December 2015

I got to stay at Calypso Inn for only one day. I called the night before, telling them that my bus would arrived at 5am and asked if I could check-in at this time. I was expecting a no, as all hostels time for check-in is usually 2 pm, but the manager looked into the system and found an empty...

Thank Roxanne H
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Great hostel to kick back and chill rooms are bit dated but clean. Two good size kitchens nice pool area. It's bit of walk into town but it nice and quite location. They do free bus runs at good times every few hours which saves you if you not feeling the walk. If you looking for a relaxed hostel this...

Thank Shauna9191
hemel, england
Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

I moved here after spending a night at Global Waterfront hostel, which was absolutely disgusting. Although this hostel is a little out of town (about a 20 min walk), they run a free shuttle every hour throughout the day. The staff here are great - super friendly and helpful, and will help sort out any tours you want to do....

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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: £12 - £33 (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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