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Calypso Inn Backpackers

5 - 9 Digger Street


Swaying palms, smooth tunes, FREE WiFi throughout the hostel and swinging hammocks, that's the Calypso way!

Chill poolside with new friends in the Queensland sunshine by day, then check out free nightly entertainment at The Zanzibar our friendly hostel pub by night.

When the taste buds bite, enjoy a pool-side breakfast or whip up your own masterpiece in our great communal kitchen.

The Calypso crew are here for you and we know our stuff. Between us all there's over 65 years of hostel and travel know how so you're in expert hands from the moment you arrive. We go the extra mile to make you smile, with a free tour booking service, and free return transfers to the airport, bus station, and central Cairns. WiFi is now available FREE in all rooms with FREE WiFi too in public areas!

Rest up in our range of rooms from dorms to private doubles and twins. Rooms are serviced daily and fresh linen is free for your stay.

Come catch some Calypso chill vibe when you pass through Cairns!


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine



Traveler Reviews

“Really good experience”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 05, 2020

We only stayed for a night and we booked it the same arvo without knowing much. Since the first moment we got there, the staff was really nice and helpful with us. The rooms were clean, same as...

“Simple and Excellent”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on December 25, 2019

I found this motel is very amazing,from checkin ,I got first impresion by the girl in desk who was very friendly and She showed me my room and the motel facility. The room is clean and there were...


Rating: 5 Reviewed on December 15, 2019

One of the best hostel I’ve done in Australia, clean, and nice room with aircon and good mattress to sleep. Milla and Jeremy on reception are really nice, fun and have always good advice to help you...


We offer FREE transfers from the bus stations, train station and airport. Please call us on 1800815628 for transfers. Available from 7am - 9.30pm
In town already? No problem... We have free shuttle service to and from the CBD.


This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay

18+ only
No smoking rooms, we have designated smoking areas
No BYO as we are a licensed premises
Passport to be shown at reception on check in