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Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort Reviews

5 Digger St., Cairns, Australia

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410 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Awesome, colourful, and very welcoming place. Aircon rooms yaaaaaayyy! There's heaps of good trip deals you can get though we didn't book any thru them cuz we had less time and had everything prebooked. Two kitchens to cook in. Large common area and a pool to relax is good on a rainy day when you can't do much else! Helpful staff and love the town and airport shuttle service as well. Best value for money of any hostel I've stayed at in the country!


Quiet hostel. Most of the people work here, hard to get contact to other people as i was staying in a 6bed room alone. Had a cockroach in the room.


Bathrooms very clean. Fun atmosphere at night and please be to sit in the outside area during the day. The free shuttle to town was great, and the staff very helpful !


A very friendly and chilled hostel. Free transfers to town, (town is only a 20min walk) Room for improvement but would recommend this hostel. The town transfer doesn't drop you off at the bis station which would have made a big difference to us with big backpacks! Aircon in dorm made no difference so we had a humid nights sleep. Free wifi and cheap dinners and breakfasts available.

  • 2nd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Only stayed one night and Calypso suited me for this purpose. Walked a few blocks towards the city and found a nice Vietnamese restaurant where I had a good meal. They offered a free shuttle bus from the airport to the backpackers, and it is only a 15 min ride away so not sure why 3 people had to wait one hour for them to collect us from the airport, especially since I had previously advised them at the time of booking the arrival time of my flight.


Absolutely brilliant stay here. Staff and locals really friendly , a great atmosphere! Would definitely recommend to anyone . People say it's out of town , but it's a 20 min walk ( in the sunshine ) or free 5 minute bus to town. Thanks to all the staff for making my stay , sad I couldn't have stayed longer


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)

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