Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

5 - 9 Digger St, Cairns, Queensland, 4870, Australia | Hostel
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Cairns

A travel blog entry by jaredmein on Apr 22, 2014

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We had booked all of our activities for cairns before getting there and had crammed in as much as possible. The first day was a day trip snorkelling on the reef. This was a 7am start. We set off on the reef and I have never been travel sick in my life and the boat made me feel so ill I couldn't leave my seat, it's fair to say it's rough getting out …

Mission Beach

A travel blog entry by jaredmein on Apr 22, 2014

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We were up at 5am to catch the early ferry and Greyhound up to Mission Beach, Maggy island was great apart from being in the jungle. We woke up to a mountain of bugs and flies! Arriving up to Mission beach the rain started to pour , luckily as we arrived the rain blew away. We decided to go to travel bugs and change our bus time to an earlier one …

After the cyclone

A travel blog entry by maudeinchina on Mar 24, 2006

Hoy Hoy everyone!
Wow! The last three days were pretty intense...Lots of bus...two days of 12 hours and 1 days of 8 hours...I couldn't wait to arrive in Cairns! …

Cairns Part 3

A travel blog entry by therooneys17 on Nov 25, 2013

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We are going to take a whole post to talk about this part of the trip as it was unbelievable. We had to get up extra early which was a killer but worth it, you will see why by the end of the post. So we got picked up at half six from Calypso, we picked Carla and Jill up from Gilligan's and set off on the road to Tully Falls. We got to the pub about …

Cairns

A travel blog entry by melbabe121 on Oct 03, 2013

Had evening flight to cairns. Had an ok flight but was the sick all the next day. so spend day in bed. Better next day and spend day down ay the lagoon which was lovely but got sunburnt! Went to backpackers world travel and organised our travel plan and activities for next 2 weeks. Went to see great barrier reef which was amazing even though we …

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This hostel, located on 5 - 9 Digger St, Cairns, is near Reef Encounter, Great Barrier Reef Dive & Snorkel Adventures, Deep Sea Divers Den, and Cairns Dive Centre.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsCalypso Inn Backpackers Resort Cairns

    Reviewed by jaredmein

    Really homely

    Reviewed Apr 21, 2014
    by (23 reviews) Stroud , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Glad a great time

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by therooneys17

    Calypso

    Reviewed Nov 24, 2013
    by (12 reviews) Chesfield , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Calypso was our least favourite hostel so far. Reception had no air conditioning and was just generally dirty and sweaty. The rooms were poorly air conditioned as it was too cold when it was on and too warm when it was off. The bed also had beg bugs so we got bitten alive. We should of just stayed in Gilligan's. Only a 2 star from us here.

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    Reviewed by robyn.a.agnew

    Tropical, friendly and helpful

    Reviewed Sep 5, 2013
    by (34 reviews) West Midlands , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    The Calypso Backpackers Inn has been our favourite hostel to date! Firstly they picked us up from the airport on their free shuttle bus (which also takes you to and from town), pleasant staff from start to finish, entertainment on every night ranging from beer pong (but using cups of water) to karaoke and themed nights.
    It was clean hostel with two kitchens, they had a outdoor swimming pool, tourist information available and in a ideal location!

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    Reviewed by liesie

    Family

    Reviewed Nov 6, 2012
    by (2 reviews) Wales , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    As soon as I arrived I felt like I had become a part of a family. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. The actual hostel is not so bad; clean enough for what you'd expect from a hostel. I think the whole atmosphere of the place really makes up for the rather poor quality of the accommodation. It is a bit of a walk from the main center of Cairns city but that never seemed to be too much of a problem as there is a bus that runs regularly. I enjoyed it very much.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by toltmanns

    Calypso

    Reviewed Mar 12, 2011
    by (1 review) , Germany Flag of Germany

    Best backpackers atmosphere with super friendly staff, lots of excellent facilities and great events!

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    Reviewed by ericjon97

    Outside of town, very basic room, bad breakfast

    Reviewed Feb 10, 2011
    by (35 reviews) Woodstock , United States Flag of United States

    The staff were nice, but that was about it. The rooms were not very nice, breakfast was just a piece of toast, nothing more. It isn't in the center of town, so you have to get a ride into town from the shuttle or it's about a 25 minute walk from the lagoon to get back

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by themooners

    Nice and cool

    Reviewed Mar 14, 2006
    by (8 reviews) New Orleans , United States Flag of United States

    Great little place when we stayed there. Check the blog for detail when we were there.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort Cairns

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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