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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."

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Calypso Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous 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 8.7

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 May 2019
    Perfect place to stay in Cairns! I enjoyed everyone I met (including staff and other guests) and really enjoyed the overall atmosphere. Great idea to have a bar with burgers and different activities every night!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Apr 2019
    Great value for the money, amazing atmosphere, free Billard and events in the evening, delicious breakfast. Just awesome!
    Germany, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    22 Jun 2019
    This is a great hostel, if your looking for a party hostel, I went on the weekend and it was in full swing, a little bit more chill during the week. Good facilties, a clean kitchen, very comfortable beds and no byo but they do 5 buck schooners. It's only a 25 min walk from the cbd. I can't fault this hostel but if your looking for a more chilled out vibe I would suggest somewhere else.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    07 May 2019
    I don’t usually write reviews for hostels as otherwise I’d spend my life doing that. However Calypso deserves a review. I could not fault this hostel, the staff were amazing, and everything was kept so clean and it had a fab free breakfast (could have some more vegan options though). Would definitely stay here again!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    04 May 2019
    Thank you for having me ! All in all my stay at calypso was fantastic. Especially because you get breakfast for free as well as a free gym entry. Shuttle Bus to City is for free which was perfect if u think of the location!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    21 May 2019
    What a fun place to stay for young adults traveling to Cairns! After a few days, I made the best of friends and had so much fun listening to live music, playing pool, and chilling in the hammock with a book. The people are awesome and day trips and adventures in Cairns are worth every penny. Cheers!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    24 Apr 2019
    Overal good hostel! brekkie was great, free shuttle to the marina and town, beds were comfy, wifi is decent and there’s quite some activities organised. Music doesn’t stop until 11pm-ish though so an early night isn’t easy. Reception staff was great, housekeeping though decided to clean my bed and chuck my stuff in lost and found after which I eventually got an “upgrade” to an older dorm but with less people. Unfortunate mishap but would still stay again :)
    Belgium, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    29 Apr 2019
    No hot water in the shower, dirty showers. If you wanna actually sleep, that's not the right place for you (loud music from the bar until midnight). Good place if you wanna party though. The free breakfast was pretty good, and the staff was friendly. I wouldn't recommend this place if you're looking for calm atmosphere.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    23 Apr 2019
    We really liked the hostel at first, really good free breakfast, nice bar and very clean. We booked a shuttle bus to the airport for 3:30am which never showed up, nobody was at reception and we were directed to a man sat in the bar who seemed drunk, he said he had no idea about the shuttle busses and made no effort at all to help us. We ended up having to pay for a taxi. Thankfully we only lost $5 but still a massive inconvenience and money we can’t really afford to be just throwing away
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    15 May 2019
    Calypso Inn was a fine stopping point for us for a night on our travels in Queensland. It is a bit outside the main part of Cairns, so it's not as easy to walk to downtown and the main attractions, though it is very close to the airport. The staff were generally pleasant though a bit busy. The atmosphere was quite a fun one, more of a party oriented vibe. The cleanliness and facilities left something to be desired; outdoor showers with large bugs were not pleasant.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
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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