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Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort Reviews

5 Digger St., Cairns, Australia

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397 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 67%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Absolutely great place to stay! Staff were friendly, and the living space is big and comfortable - ideal for mingling for for chilling with a book/Skyping. Would definitely recommend. It's about a 20minute walk to the harbour, but they do have a free hourly shuttle if you don't feel like the walk :)

  • 13th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Bar is really noisy, you can hear it clearly in rooms. Kitchens are quite poorly equipped. Staff is exellent and extremely friendly.


Awesome staff, all very friendly! Great entertainment, good night life at the hostel and the staff are happy to chill and have a cigarette with you during their breaks. awesome shuttle bus service from the airport to the hostel and into town and back (which was only a 10-15 leisurely walk). Would definitely stay here on return visits to Cairns!!! Also great trip advice and good prices at the hotel. - get your underwater camera there as well so cheap and great value, a must have!!


Stayed just for one night but friendly staff, top WiFi, great entertainment (they had live music) maybe they need one more fridge ;) but all facilities been alright .. I have no idea about where the next grocerie stors are, or about the bus connection, but they have a bus station close to the hostel. (Have my own car) I used Calypso Inn just to calm down, there for it was the right spot. But I reckon if u wanna meet nice people or go out for party u'll find it there too.


Friendly hostel with great staff to help with everything. Great local knowledge. The bar was great, not too loud at night and fun things organised most nights. Thanks for a lovely stay.


Brilliant hostel, friendly atmosphere. Initially only booked for two nights and have booked in for longer, don't want to leave!

  • 1st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Clean room, great staff, specially Renata, they are always willing to help you. The only bad thing was the location, to far away from town, supermarkets and nightlife. They have a bus to take u to town but still not enough.


The bar and common area were great with a great atmosphere. The room was old and dirty and no net for the windows to avoid insects. The kitchen area were decent. No boxes for valuables either. We had a pretty nice stay even though the facilities are not great.

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