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Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

Hostel | 5 Digger Street, Cairns, Australia 4870

86.1% Overall Rating

199 out of 228 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/05/2015)

"- Free Shuttle Service to the City. - Clean - Friendly Staff - Nice area with close supermarket, and food shops"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • ATM / cash machine
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet café
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 1.80

What's Included

  • Airport Pickup
  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

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WINNER HostelBookers Awards for Excellence 2011 & 2010 (Ranked top 3 for 'Best Atmosphere' in Oceania). Now with FREE WIFI!!(public areas)
It’s a tropical paradise mon! Come soak up the chilled global vibe at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, Cairns’ coolest crashpad. Any more relaxed we’d be horizontal! Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

6 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

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6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)


4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Double (Shared bathroom)

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Twin (Shared bathroom)

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Single (Shared bathroom)

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About Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

Swaying palms, smooth tunes 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 Zanzibar Bar & Grill, our friendly hostel pub.

When the taste buds bite, enjoy a pool-side breakfast or Aussie BBQ dinner at Zanzibar, 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 a free tour booking service, free return transfers to the airport, bus station and central Cairns and WiFi now available in all rooms and free Wi-Fi (Public Areas Only)
Drag yourself away from the Calypso chill for a while to explore all that this amazing part of Australia has to offer - explore the world’s oldest rainforest, snorkel the famous Great Barrier Reef or take a bungy jump over cascading waterways. The nature is truly like no other.
Rest up in our range of rooms from dorms to private doubles and twins. Rooms are serviced daily and fresh linen is free for your stay.
Come catch some Calypso chill vibe when you pass through Cairns!
Stay at Calypso and get all this too:
• Free return airport, bus and city transfers
• Free nightly entertainment
• Free fresh white linen
• Free safe and store room
• Free Wi-Fi (in public areas only)
• Rooms cleaned daily
• Great staff with 65 years combined experience
• Licensed Zanzibar Bar & Grill
• Tour and travel desk – free bookings
• Communal kitchens and laundry
• Great communal areas including lush palm-edged pool
• WiFi now available in all rooms
• ATM machine and mail service
• Continental breakfast $2.50 (daily)
• Aussie BBQ dinner $7 (Tues, Fri, Sat)

FREE nightly entertainment:
• Monday – Pool Competition (WIN a Bungy Jump)
• Tuesday – Acoustic Tuesdays with James Braithwaite and open mic
• Wednesday – Jenga Competition (WIN a Fitzroy Island trip)
• Thursday – Team Trivia (WIN “Zanzibucks” worth $75)
• Friday – Funky Friday (changes weekly)
• Saturday – Minute To Win It (WIN a 2 for 1 trip to the Great Barrier Reef)
• Sunday – Slithering Sunday’s live snake and reptile show

Accommodation Information

Check in at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort! and you’ll sleep sound in air-conditioned dorm or private rooms with 24 hour WIFI.

• Comfortable beds and all linen and towels included
• Rooms cleaned daily with fresh complimentary linen available during office hours
• WIFI in all rooms
• All rooms air-conditioned

Location Information

We also run a shuttle bus in to central Cairns, all day every day. It’s not far by foot though – Njoy! is just 12 minutes walk into all the action so when you stay with us you really are at the very heart of it all.

We also offer a free tour booking service so you can easily explore the world’s oldest rainforest, snorkel the famous Great Barrier Reef or take a bungy jump over cascading waterways. Complimentary tour pick-ups and drop-offs right from our front door make it all too easy.

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