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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.
  • Wonderful 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!

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 8.6

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Apr 2019
    Stayed for 2 nights and was worth the money. The rooms and beds were nice and clean. Bathroom was small but was not crowded. The facilities were nice. Fun bar and good live music. Staff was friendly. Had morning breakfast. WiFi was so fast and worked everywhere. Location was good. Quiet area. Staff was very friendly. The kitchen and lounge were open concept outside which was nice. Very clean kitchen. Highly recommend. Check in 2, checkout 9:30
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Mar 2019
    What a fantastic hostel! Free breakfast, the best pancakes i ever had. The staff was super friendly and funny, the atmosphere was amazing. I wish i could stay longer! I am definitely gonna come back here. Thanks guys!
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Mar 2019
    Staff was super friendly, we had a pool party while I was there that was just incredible ! For just $5 had a shot, a drink and a barbecue. Thanks guys for everything
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Mar 2019
    The best hostel always funny! Cool staff, good breakfast. Always events, some days plays some days life music and there is always a transport to the city which is very good.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    22 Mar 2019
    I don't understand how some people can leave really bad reviews about this hostel, I mean is a bit far away from the city centre but they provide a free shuttle bus to town which helps especially when it rains. Is very clean, the staff always answered to my questions and found it a chill place where to stay for a week while doing my diving course. I can tlsee most of the reviews are good so is mine. Would recommend to my friends.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    10 Apr 2019
    Nice comfy beds very clean rooms. Bathrooms kept tidy. Big kitchen with loads of equipment. Really good atmosphere, friendly staff. Overall really great place to stay. Only downside is the long-ish walk into the centre - however the walk along the esplanade is lovely so it wasn't really a bother!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    02 Apr 2019
    Helpful and friendly staff. Clean rooms. Good kitchen. Good party atmosphere.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    18 Mar 2019
    The outdoor area/bar/pool were AMAZING, as were the two kitchens & balcony. They—plus the fellow guests—really made my experience wonderful. The bathrooms & dorms were ok (bathrooms were accessed outdoors with small outside facing stall doors, dorms were a bit dark & old with a single outlet), but they were comfortable. Some of the casual staff could be a bit more professional as you could frequently hear them loudly flirting & gossiping, which to me made the place feel a bit less classy.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    05 Apr 2019
    I think that this hostel needs some time and money spent on it. Our room was in great need of a refurb and I didn’t like that the rooms didn’t lock and no lockers. We actually decided to move hostels because did not feel comfortable there. We can party like the next person and this was not the problem but when you have people in your room that are loud and inconsiderate it’s really not fair. Maybe think about putting farm workers in the same room to avoid 3am alarms being snoozed for 2 hours!
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 4.9


    10 Mar 2019
    I genuinely do not understand how this hostel has such high ratings. Obviously from reading the ratings before we arrived we were expecting big things. First of all, only staff member Carlos made us feel welcome and made an effort whereas the rest of them couldn’t be bothered, or so it seemed. This may be because a lot of staff are backpackers and they have already got their own “clique” and we were made to feel uncomfortable. We had to walk across common area&kitchen for shower, ours were broke
    England, Female, 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