Calypso Backpackers

05-09 Digger Street Cairns, Cairns, Australia, 4870  show map
 2 stars
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Calypso Backpackers

 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Sports activities

Scuba diving

Horseback riding

Sailing

Canoeing

Billiards/Pool tables

Darts

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Poolside snack bar

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

The business 2-star Calypso Backpackers boasts a nightclub, an outdoor swimming pool and a sundeck as well as setting in a resort district of Cairns. Calypso Backpackers has been welcoming guests to its non-smoking rooms since 1996.

You can find Cairns Central Shopping Centre and The Cairns Civic Theater only 1100 meters from the property. The city center is 5 km away from the hotel.

Calypso Backpackers is within a 5-minute drive to Cairns airport.

Rooms

There are 54 guestrooms featuring Private or Shared Bathroom Double Room, Ensuite Double Room and Standard Twin Room equipped with free Wi-Fi, a ceiling fan, an iron with ironing board and a kitchen.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy dishes of turkish cuisine served in Mecca Bah, which is about 150 meters away.

Services

The hotel provides guests with bicycle and car rental services.

Relax

Such entertainment events as live music and live performances arranged at the property. Various activities, including scuba diving, sailing and canoeing, are available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   54.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Adults only
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Coffee shop
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Scuba diving
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing
  • Horseback riding
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Darts

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Live entertainment
  • BBQ facilities
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Rollaway beds
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • Fan/Extractor

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer on request

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Calypso Backpackers Cairns location
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Hotel Address:

05-09 Digger Street Cairns, Cairns, Australia, 4870

Get directions
City Center
  • Cairns
    2.9 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Cairns Regional Gallery
    1.0 mi
  • Cairns Central Station
    1.1 mi
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Cock & Bull
    300 ft
  • Mecca Bah (cuisine: Turkish)
    500 ft
Beaches
  • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
    4900 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    54

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Rooms and availability

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Dormitory Room
Bed type: Bed in shared room
Size: 130 sq. feet
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Calypso Backpackers Cairns location
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    Hotel Address:

    05-09 Digger Street Cairns, Cairns, Australia, 4870

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Cairns
      2.9 mi
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Cairns Regional Gallery
      1.0 mi
    • Cairns Central Station
      1.1 mi
    • Bus stop
      700 ft
    Restaurants
    • Cock & Bull
      300 ft
    • Mecca Bah (cuisine: Turkish)
      500 ft
    Beaches
    • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
      4900 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of rooms:
      54

    Hotel Awards

    AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCairnsCalypso Backpackers

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Hotels Recommended by Guests in Australia

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    Calypso Backpackers Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • The Cairns Civic Theater - 3300 ft
    • The Center of Contemporary Arts - 3700 ft
    • Deep Sea Divers Den - 4000 ft

    Train stations

    Convention centers

    • Cairns Convention Centre - 1.1 mi
    • Cairns Rainforest Dome - 1.2 mi

    Shopping areas

    • The Cairns Museum - 5000 ft

    Amusement

    • Lagoon - 4300 ft

    Museums

    • Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens - 1.4 mi

    Public parking

    • Cairns Base Hospital - 700 ft

    Local attractions

    • Cairns Regional Gallery - 1.0 mi
      Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets, Cairns
    • Cairns Harbour Cruises - 1.1 mi
      Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns
    • Centenary Lakes Botanic Gardens - 2.0 mi
      132 Woodward Street, Cairns
    • Cairns Botanical Gardens - 1.1 mi
      1 Collins Ave
    • Cairns Botanic Gardens - 1.5 mi
      64 Collins Ave, Cairns

    Near the hotel

    • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon - 4900 ft
      Cairns Esplanade, Cairns

      Restaurants nearby

      • Cock & Bull - 300 ft

        Address: 6 Grove St
        Phone: (07) 4031 1160

        60% likes this, based on 172 reviews

      • Diggers Restaurant - 500 ft

        Address: 20-24 digger st
        Phone: 0740521120

        64% likes this, based on 24 reviews
        Cuisine: Australian
        Price Range: USD 18 - USD 31

      • Pedro's Pizzeria Italian Restaurant - 700 ft

        Address: 233 Sheridan Street
        Phone: 61740312241

        68% likes this, based on 7 reviews
        Cuisine: Italian

      • Mecca Bah - 500 ft

        Address: Cairns Marina

        59% likes this, based on 106 reviews
        Cuisine: Turkish

      • Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant - 1100 ft

        Address: Corner of Lake & Gatton Street
        Phone: 07 40514622

        80% likes this, based on 353 reviews
        Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian
        Price Range: USD 18 - USD 22

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        54

      Hotel Awards

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      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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      Calypso Backpackers Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Calypso Backpackers

      Average guest rating

      7.4out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 21 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Single
        5.0

        That they accommodated my request for a room away from the action.

        Slummy, backpacking scene with VERY loud music til the early hours of the morning.

      • Single
        7.8

        Great atmosphere and friendly guests and staff. Thank you for a wonderful few days.

        I would have liked to see recycling bins in the hostel.

      • Couple
        8.2

        the staff were friendly n the bar was reasonable

        a couple of cockroaches but they soon went

      • Couple
        9.6

        Great atmosphere, great people, great staff and pretty much great everything else:)

      • Couple
        7.0

        The shuttle bus to and from the city and the airport is an excellent service. We were very impressed with how frequently it went.

        We realise that backpackers accommodation is likely to have late night music/drinking however, with our room so close to the bar, we were not able to sleep until 1am at the earliest. Alot of people staying would have arranged to go on early tours etc. as we did which meant a very interrupted nights sleep. Such a shame really as the bar area was quite nice. Rooms should not be directly facing it especially within 10 metres!!!

      • Single
        7.8

        the staff are full of energy and helpful in tour booking. Like the free shuttle bus to airport~

      • Single
        9.6

        Very helpful and friendly and funny staff, cleanliness of room and public area, felt comfortable and relax.

      • Group of friends
        7.0

        I liked the size of the place, the kitchens were well equiped and the staff were very nice and helpful.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Calypso Backpackers Cairns location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      05-09 Digger Street Cairns, Cairns, Australia, 4870

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Cairns
        2.9 mi
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Cairns Regional Gallery
        1.0 mi
      • Cairns Central Station
        1.1 mi
      • Bus stop
        700 ft
      Restaurants
      • Cock & Bull
        300 ft
      • Mecca Bah (cuisine: Turkish)
        500 ft
      Beaches
      • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
        4900 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  3 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        54

      Hotel Awards

      AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCairnsCalypso Backpackers

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Hotels Recommended by Guests in Australia

      Use Badge