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General Group Booking Terms

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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Calypso Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Swaying palms, smooth tunes, FREE WiFi throughout the hostel 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 The Zanzibar our friendly hostel pub by night.

When the taste buds bite, enjoy a FREE pool-side breakfast 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 FREE shuttles picking you up from the greyhound station and premiere bus stops. WiFi is now available FREE in all rooms, with FREE WiFi too in public areas! FREE shuttle from the airport can be arranged, hostel must be contacted at least 24 hours in advance!

Rest up in our range of rooms from dorms to private doubles and twins. All rooms have FREE aircon too so you can stay cool when it`s hot! Rooms are serviced daily and fresh linen is free for your stay.

Come catch some Calypso chill vibe when you pass through Cairns! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Sep 2019
    Really nice open-spaced hostel. This is a pretty large hostel however because of its layout you dont get that hotel crowded feel you might in other places.
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Sep 2019
    Love this hostel so much. It sucks you in so you never want to leave, I kept extending over and over again. Came for the pancakes and Megan made them perfectly and served them with personality and banter! Jenna looked after me constantly at the front desk and provided the best and most quirky check in possible. I rarely remember staff names!The staff obviously cares about the place and so does management. Proof is that they respond to all the reviews.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    10 Sep 2019
    Very nice stuff and clean hostel. Breakfast is included and there is even a bus to the city. Overall a really good value for money.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    25 Jul 2019
    My brother and I had a great stay at Calypso! The rooms were clean, beds were comfy, and the common areas were fun and well decorated. The staff was also very helpful and friendly. It wasn’t too loud to get good sleep. Overall, a very good stay!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    22 Aug 2019
    Positive: - free shuttle to town - free breakfast, warm breakfast - good wifi - friendly staff - own restaurant/ bar - party Negative: - not directly in town - very loud in the rooms - kitchen could be cleaner
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    06 Sep 2019
    Stayed in Cairns for 2 nights at Calypso! The atmosphere is definitely for party people. The location has an on-site bar and take away burger joint. There is also a pool for guest use. At night, the inn is very loud and exciting with different specials or games in the common bar area. The bathrooms are decent and split up by gender. The 8 person dorm room is filled with bunks. You can also leave your luggage in a communal closet that is supervised by the staff but not locked. Overall, nice!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    05 Aug 2019
    some beds didn’t have lockers, but the staff were really friendly and the Free breakfast was quite good. It’s a bit far out of the cbd but really only a 15 minute walk at most so for the price that was quite good. They have a bar and a burger restaurant but it doesn’t get too loud at night which is nice.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    24 Aug 2019
    Kara is fantastic at her job! Great staff all around :) It is loud at night as the rooms surround the bar, and the showers are cold, but otherwise all was good.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    09 Aug 2019
    Not as party-party as some of the other hostels in town, but has a nice vibe and the people are nice! Pretty clean, free breakfast isn't bad, bar food is cheap, and there is free transport from the airport. Only thing is it's a 25 minute walk from town. Free transport to and from town is great, but the shuttle only comes every hour and not past around 11pm, so if you stay out late plan on walking or using Uber
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    12 Sep 2019
    Staff was great, fun activities including free food.
    Italy, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Airport Transfer
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fitness Centre
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi