5-9 Digger Street

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It’s a tropical paradise mon! Come soak up the chilled global vibe at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort, Cairns’ coolest crashpad. Any more relaxed we’d be horizontal!

Swaying palms, smooth tunes 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 Zanzibar Bar & Grill, our friendly hostel pub.

When the taste buds bite, enjoy a pool-side breakfast or Aussie BBQ dinner at Zanzibar, 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, free return transfers to the airport, bus station and central Cairns and WiFi now available in all rooms.

Drag yourself away from the Calypso chill for a while to explore all that this amazing part of Australia has to offer - explore the world’s oldest rainforest, snorkel the famous Great Barrier Reef or take a bungy jump over cascading waterways. The nature is truly like no other.

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!

Stay at Calypso and get all this too:

• Free return airport, bus and city transfers
• Free nightly entertainment
• Free fresh white linen
• Free safe and store room
• Rooms cleaned daily
• Great staff with 65 years combined experience
• Licensed Zanzibar Bar & Grill
• Tour and travel desk – free bookings
• Communal kitchens and laundry
• Great communal areas including lush palm-edged pool
• WiFi now available in all rooms
• ATM machine and mail service
• Continental breakfast $2.50 (daily)
• Aussie BBQ dinner $7 (Tues, Fri, Sat)

FREE nightly entertainment:

• Monday – Pool Competition (WIN a Bungy Jump)
• Tuesday – Acoustic Tuesdays with James Braithwaite and open mic
• Wednesday – Jenga Competition (WIN a Fitzroy Island trip)
• Thursday – Team Trivia (WIN “Zanzibucks” worth $75)
• Friday – Funky Friday (changes weekly)
• Saturday – Minute To Win It (WIN a 2 for 1 trip to the Great Barrier Reef)
• Sunday – Slithering Sunday’s live snake and reptile show


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  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Pickups / Shuttle from airport


  • standard 2 bed/s private shared Watercloset (bathroom)
  • standard double bed private shared Watercloset (bathroom)
  • standard 6 bed/s mixed dorm shared Watercloset (bathroom)

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  1. Arendse Waage From Denmark On November 30, -0001

    Really nice hostel, friendly and helpfull staff, free shuttle to town and airport! Overall nice for the price!