After staying in some hell holes in Australia I wasnt expecting much from Calypso. However the staff were very friendly from the start- picking us up from our campervan rental place. The hostel has a very laid back feel and is decorated in funky colours, I loved the paintings on the walls. When I wanted to book a scuba diving trip the staff were very helpful and I ended up haveing a great time! The food is also really cheap and I loved the bbq nights! They also have a kitchen upstairs if you wish to use that. There is also a pool to use, which is a must in the summer heat of Cairns! The only problem I had with the hostel was that the smoking are was around the pool. As a non-smoker myself I hated having to leave my towel there and then it stinking of cigarettes when I got out the pool. I stayed in both a dorm and a private room and both were very clean and comfortable. In the dorm the bunk beds were clean and new there was also plenty of electric sockets! The private room was beautiful, we even had our own little seating area outside, it also had air-con. The toilets and showers are also very clean.
The hostel also has a bus running into town evey 2 hour or so which was handy, although the town is only about a 20 minute walk away, they also took us to the airport!
Overall a great experience, if you're going to Cairns stay at Calypso!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Calypso Inn Backpackers Hotel Cairns