Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort

Cairns, Australia - 5-9 Digger Street
AUD 22 per night
AUD 22 per night

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Description - Hostel

Come in and listen to smooth tunes by the lush tropical pool – where the atmosphere is served chilled and relaxed. Built on years of experience and a great reputation, Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort is the best youth hostel in Cairns. Enjoy great staff, excellent clean facilities, in a great location just 12 minutes’ walk to Cairns city central and 3 minutes walk to the Esplanade.

Meet new friends and at Zanzibar – the heart and soul of Calypso – with free nightly entertainment (see our live snake show!). Cook in our communal kitchens or enjoy an Aussie BBQ breakfast and dinner cooked for you.

Our crew (including tour desk staff) have over 65 years in combined experience, and are dedicated to ensure you have a great stay. We offer excellent services and facilities including FREE regular return transfers to the airport, bus station and city.

The space
  • Property type: Hostel
  • Guest rooms/units: 54
Hostel accommodations

Lowest price available: AUD 22 (Australian Dollar)

Double Female Dorm Mixed Dorm Single Triple Twin
  • Check-in: noon
  • Check-out: 10:00am

Hostel amenities

We have everything you need here from Laundry services to Ozzie Croc and Roo bbq`s. Breakfast available from 07. 00. Our awesome Zanzibar is open daily from 5pm until midnight! We have an entertainment manager to provide fun and laughter for all. 2 kitchens provide plenty of space for everybody.

24-hr front desk Age restrictions Airport pickup BBQ area Bar/lounge Breakfast (extra charge) Children not permitted Gardens Gay friendly Laundry/valet service Linen included Live music Newspapers/magazines No curfew Pets not allowed Pool (outdoor) Safe deposit box Sports/activities Taxi service Tour/sightseeing assistance WIFI (extra charge)

Room amenities

A/C climate control Backpacker facilities Maid service daily Non-smoking rooms Shared bathroom Telephone Television not available WIFI Wake-up calls


We are set on a quiet street close to the ocean front and Esplanade. Just on the outskirts of the main CBD, it is a short walk or if you don`t feel like walking we offer a FREE shuttle bus to and from the centre from 07. 10 in the morning until 11pm!

Points of interest
  • Cairns Esplanade 3 minutes walk
  • Night markets close to our shuttle drop off point
  • Restaurant next door
  • Beaches a short bus ride away
  • Tours will pick up from our reception

Food and drink
Eating out
Cock & Bull
Good pub food, huge meals, right next door!
Pizza Hut
2 minutes walk
Captain Cook Fish And Chips
2 minutes walk
Ali Babas Kebabs
2 minutes walk
Pedros Pizza
2 minutes walk

Price details

AUD 22 - 56 per night (Australian Dollar)

Credit cards accepted on location: VisaMasterCard

Booking and cancellation policy

Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.

We have a strict 48 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel your reservation over 48 hours before you are due to arrive then we will refund you 100% of your deposit. If the cancellation is made within 48 hours of your reservation date then your deposit is non-refundable.
Cancellations or ammendments must be done by e-mail or by phone between the hours of 0700 - 2200. Inside Australia please call our free call number 1800 815 628. Outside of Australia please call +617 40310910

Location - Hostel

5-9 Digger Street
Queensland (State of Queensland)
Australia  4870

Hostel website

Latitude: -16.91222, Longitude: 145.76549

How to get there

We are set just 2 streets back from the Cairns Esplanade. From The main street Sheridan Street just lookout for the Giant Captain Cook Statue and we are just behind it!!

Our FREE airport shuttle bus operates between 7am and 9. 30pm. When you arrive and you have collected your luggage call us and we'll send our driver out to come and get you. Please advise us when you book if you will be arriving outside of these hours so we can organise a late check in for you.

If you are arriving at the airport outside of these hours just jump on the Cairns Airport shuttle that meets all inbound flights. It costs about $12 and they will drop you off at our front door where our night watchman will be waiting to check you in.

We also pick up from the train and bus services in between 06. 30 and 21. 30.

Nearest airport: Cairns airport is just 10 minutes drive from our doorstep.