Calypso Backpackers - Cairns

5-9 Digger Street, Cairns, Australia, 4870  show map
 2 stars
  • Overview
  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities
^

Calypso Backpackers - Cairns

Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Free airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Overview

The 2-star business hotel Calypso Backpackers offers a non-smoking accommodation within easy reach of The Cairns Civic Theater, which is about 15 minutes` walk. Calypso Backpackers Hotel opened its doors in 1996.

The hotel is about 1250 meters from Cairns Esplanade. The venue is set within 5 km from Cairns city center.

Cairns Regional Gallery train station lies within a 15-minute walk. Cairns airport is approximately 10 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

Calypso Backpackers Hotel features 54 guestrooms with a mini bar, central heating, a ceiling fan, a safe and an iron with ironing board. They offer bathrooms fitted with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Cock & Bull and Mecca Bah are situated in a shopping area, about 100 meters away of the property.

Services

There are such business facilities as computers, a business centre and a conference room on the premises.

Relax

A night club, a sun deck and an outdoor swimming pool are available for guests' enjoyment. The hotel provides snorkeling, diving and sailing for an active pastime.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

Number of rooms:   54.

This field is required.
Email not defined
 Open
WRITE A QUICK REVIEW
Very Bad Excellent
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rate this hotel
YOUR IMPRESSION OF THE HOTEL

In general

Pros

Cons

YOUR DETAILS
First Name
Email
Cancel
To get your review moderated and published, please read our Terms and Conditions.

Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Billiards/ Pool tables
  • Darts
  • Fishing

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Washing machine

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Media

  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Calypso Backpackers - Cairns Cairns location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

5-9 Digger Street, Cairns, Australia, 4870

Get directions
City Center
  • Cairns
    4.6 km
Airports
  • Cairns (CNS)
    4.2 km
Train Stations
  • Cairns Central Station
    1.7 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Cock & Bull
    90 m
  • Mecca Bah (cuisine: Turkish)
    130 m
Beaches
  • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
    1.5 km
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

Rooms and availability

Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

  • Check Prices
Room Description:

Non-smoking and air-conditioned dormitory room with bunk beds and ceiling fans. Towels and bed linen provided.

Shared Bathroom Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

  • Check Prices
Room Description:

Shared 6-bed dormitory room with air conditioning and access to shared bathroom, kitchen and laundry facilities. Bed linen is included.

Private Shared Bathroom Shared Bathroom Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
Room Description:

Private air-conditioned room with access to shared bathroom, kitchen and laundry facilities. Bed linen is supplied.

Calypso Backpackers Location

Legend
  • Current hotel
  • Hotels nearby
  • Other hotels
  • Airports
  • Underground stations
  • Train stations
  • Parks
  • Tourist attractions
  • Museums
  • Convention centers
  • Stadiums
  • Food and meals
  • General

Hover above the icons to see hotel photo and details.

Click the hotel to go to the main hotel page.

Route Planner
Enter your starting point (at least street address and city) to receive driving directions to or from the hotel.

What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Deep Sea Divers Den1.2 km

Popular areas

  • Cairns Rainforest Dome2.0 km

Places of interest

  • Cairns Electorate Office1.0 km
  • Cairns Esplanade1.2 km
  • Cairns City Library1.3 km
  • Cairns Family Court1.4 km
  • Cairns Night Markets1.4 km
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre1.4 km
  • TAFE Queensland North - Cairns Campus1.4 km
  • Cairns Esplanade Lagoon1.5 km
  • Rusty's Markets1.6 km
  • Reef and Rainforest Research Centre1.7 km
  • Cairns Magistrates Court1.9 km
  • Martin College1.9 km
  • Cairns Regional Council2.0 km

Train stations

  • Cairns Central Station1.6 km
  • Cairns Central Station1.6 km

Convention centers

  • Cairns Convention Centre1.8 km

Amusement

  • Lagoon1.3 km

Museums

  • The Cairns Museum1.5 km

Parks

  • Cairns Flecker Botanic Gardens2.2 km

Theaters

  • The Cairns Civic Theater1.0 km
  • The Center of Contemporary Arts1.1 km

Galleries

  • Cairns Regional Gallery1.5 km

Public parking

  • Cairns Base Hospital200 m

Local attractions

  • Cairns Art Gallery1.6 km
    Cnr Abbott & Shields Streets
  • Orchid Plaza1.7 km
    58 Lake St
  • Cairns Museum2.0 km
    School of Arts Building, Cnr Lake and Shields Streets
  • Rusty\'s Market1.7 km
    44 Spence St
  • Cairns Harbour Cruises1.8 km
    Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns

Near the hotel

  • Muddy\'s Playground 840 m
    The Esplanade
  • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon1.5 km
    Cairns Esplanade, Cairns
  • JUTE Theatre Company1.2 km
    96 Abbott Street, Cairns
  • Night Markets1.5 km
    71/73-75 Esplanade

Restaurants nearby

  • Cock & Bull90 m

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

    60% likes this, based on 172 reviews

  • Diggers Restaurant130 m

    Address: 20-24 digger st
    Phone: 0740521120

    64% likes this, based on 24 reviews
    Cuisine: Australian
    Price Range: INR 1 160 - INR 1 999

  • Pedro's Pizzeria Italian Restaurant190 m

    Address: 233 Sheridan Street
    Phone: 61740312241

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

  • Mecca Bah130 m

    Address: Cairns Marina

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

  • Bayleaf Balinese Restaurant310 m

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

    80% likes this, based on 353 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian, Indonesian
    Price Range: INR 1 160 - INR 1 418

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

Cities nearby
  • Trinity Beach hotels - 11 km
  • Palm Cove hotels - 17 km
  • Fitzroy Island hotels - 26 km
  • Kewarra Beach hotels - 12 km
  • Green Island hotels - 26 km
  • Koah hotels - 26 km
  • Holloways Beach hotels - 3 km
  • Kuranda hotels - 14 km
  • Yorkeys Knob hotels - 8 km
  • Caravonica hotels - 7 km

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 Cairns location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

5-9 Digger Street, Cairns, Australia, 4870

Get directions
City Center
  • Cairns
    4.6 km
Airports
  • Cairns (CNS)
    4.2 km
Train Stations
  • Cairns Central Station
    1.7 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Cock & Bull
    90 m
  • Mecca Bah (cuisine: Turkish)
    130 m
Beaches
  • Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon
    1.5 km
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