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Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort
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Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

I stayed here with my boyfriend and loved every minute here. We had stumbled upon Calypso by accident, having already had a booking at JJ's backpackers round the corner, but found no-one at reception there and no-one answering the phone...so it was Calypso's gain, and ours too!
It's a lovely spacious hostel with all the facilities you would ever want in your dream hostel -free wifi, clean toilets/kitchen, cheap $2 breakfast, pool, every night hosting events for free (we took part in beer-pong and a really unexpected chance to hold crocs, snakes and lizards!), plus drinks deals and dinner for $5!
Best of all you can have a party and then go back to your room and - NO NOISE! Completely soundproof, which is always something I weigh up when booking places: party VS sleep!

Lastly they offer a free airport transfer and a shuttle down to the marina for all the Reef trips, which is fantastic and all of the staff I met were super helpful and friendly. I wish we had stayed longer, but this hostel is fantastic!

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

Without a doubt one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in, so friendly, super relaxed and such fun. when i went there I knew no one but that couldn't of mattered less, every night they have some different activity on. On one eventful evening I came back slightly intoxicated and thinking it was a fantastic idea i leapt into the enticing waters, I may of slightly underestimated the depth as I certainly didnt look as pretty climbing out as i did diving in. However, they were amazing and this will always go down as one of the best nights I've had whilst travelling and thats all thanks to Calypso.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

No matter what sight you visit you will always come across negative reviews about these places. I have nothing negative to say about Calypso, such a friendly and welcoming place. The staff were very helpful and the room was a typical backpackers room- bunks were a bit noisy but comfy. The room we had was big and clean. The bar area was great- they have events planned for most nights, a guy brought his sneaks and gators in one night for the guests- not many hostels would arrange such good entertainment! unfortunately it rained the whole time we were there but there was plenty of in-door space to chill in the reception, and got the chance to get to know other backpackers. The shuttle bus to the city/airport also came in handy :)

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank misscroberts
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Calypso Inn is a GREAT place to stay ,with a AWESOME people to meet !

It is nice , clean hostel located a little further of Cairns center...so you can feel like on holidays , but in the same time , if you wish to go to town , they offer free transport to Cairns center .
Team is fantastic-positive , very helpful,great sense of humor ,. There is always something going on - so you will not be bored , they organize some evenings activities :)
prices in bar are reasonable too , free wifi , nice, clean swimming pool too :)
All in all HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!!
can not wait to be back :)

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

Calypso is my favorite hostel in Australia so far and ive been here 5 months already. I cant imagine liking a hostel more than this one, the staff are friendly and always free to chat, and the hostel its self is always buzzing with activity. Inexpensive, fun and with a decent bar, and free wifi, if your staying in cairns go to calypso.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank camywynne
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

This place has a really nice vibe and color scheme. We held a snake when the snake man made a visit, open mic night was fun. We had a private room which was cheap and clean. Free shuttle into town for party. Ticks all the boxes for a nice stay without too much hussle and bustle. 50c coffee, $6 cocktails, all prices reasonable. I'm going back!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Roy M
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Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one week and had an amazing time. The staff are all really friendly and helpful. The free lifts to town was great and only a short walk from town lagoon :) definitely suggest staying if you like a calm
Friendly place to stay :) hostel was clean and catered for all but watch out for the food thief!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Matthew D
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Additional Information about Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

Address: 5 - 9 Digger St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 83 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Price Range: £14 - £37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 50
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 
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