77.0% Based on 390 reviews TripAdvisor Traveller Rating 4 out of 5

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Hotel Description

At Calypso Backpackers you'll be 1.6 km (1 mi) from Cairns Esplanade and 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Cairns Central Shopping Centre. Highlights at this hostel include an outdoor swimming pool and free buffet breakfast.

All 30 rooms feature free WiFi. Bathrooms are shared.

This smoke-free hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk and barbecues. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities and a microwave in a common area. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 30-minute walk of this Cairns North hostel include Cairns Night Markets and Esplanade Lagoon.

Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$43 per night

Bed in a 4-Bed Dorm, Women only, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Bed in a 4-Bed Dorm, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Bed in a 6-Bed Dorm, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Bed in a 6-Bed Dorm, Women only, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

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Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A round-trip airport shuttle (available during limited hours) is available for a fee. An outdoor pool, tour or ticket assistance, and a BBQ are also featured at Calypso Backpackers. This Cairns North hostel is smoke free.

  • 30 guestrooms or units
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Pool or billiards table
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Water dispenser

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Train station: Cairns Station (2.2 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Calypso Backpackers offers 30 forms of accommodation with air conditioning. This Cairns North hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Communal kitchen
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free buffet breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to 10 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hostel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport shuttle service is available from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transport is offered from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 20.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 15 per person (one-way)
  • Nearby parking fee: AUD 0 per day
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of AUD 3

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Calypso Backpackers offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.