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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
  • 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 8.4

  • Location 7.6

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Jul 2019
    Had an amazing 5 weeks at calypso. Front desk staff are super friendly, Jeremy was really welcoming and super nice. Spent lots of time enjoying the free pool table, chilling by the pool and the cheap bar! Francois was our little cleaning angel, always with a smile and keeping our dorm clean and fresh each day. The evening entertainment was always fun hosted by Caleb and we are really sad to be leaving Cairns and calypso!! Thanks to everyone that made our stay so special. Charlie & Hannah x
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 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
  • 9.7


    05 Jun 2019
    Great hostel. So much extra included, not just your bunk. Breakfast was excellent and had a gym membership you could use for free. Regular shuttle to and from town. Good communal space. Best hostel we stayed at in Australia.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 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


    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
  • 8.6


    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
  • 8.0


    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

    05 Jul 2019
    Great breakfast but awful bathrooms.
    England, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 6.9


    04 Jul 2019
    Room was dirty and smelt horrible. Should’ve gone to another hostel as it costs between $10-$15 to get to the airport even with it being that close! Weird atmosphere but the staff were really nice!
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 4.3


    02 Jul 2019
    Seemed to be the place for French people. Nothing against the French but 4 years ago it was much more diverse. Not all the outlets work in the rooms and there was very loud construction constantly during the day. Showers/restrooms are minimal at best. Short walk to the esplanade which was a plus.
    USA, Male, 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