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
  • 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

Kitchen facilities

  • 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
  • Cairns (CNS)
    2.6 mi
  • Kowanyama (KWM)
    284.1 mi
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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Standard Twin Room
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or Double bed or 2 Single beds
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Room facilities
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    Ensuite Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Double Room (No Ensuite)

    Room facilities
      Calypso Backpackers photos Room
      Private or Shared Bathroom Twin Room
      Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed
      Size: 100 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Private air-conditioned room with access to shared bathroom, kitchen and laundry facilities. Bed linen is supplied.

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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
        • Cairns (CNS)
          2.6 mi
        • Kowanyama (KWM)
          284.1 mi
        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
          Hotels Recommended by Guests in Australia

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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
          • Cairns (CNS)
            2.6 mi
          • Kowanyama (KWM)
            284.1 mi
          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