Calypso Backpackers


Welcome to our tropical paradise… with atmosphere served chilled and relaxed. Built on years of experience and a great reputation, Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort is your Base in Cairns.

Come in and listen to smooth tunes by the pool surrounded by palm trees. Meet new friends and at Zanzibar Bar & Grill – the heart and soul of Calypso – with free nightly entertainment (including a live snake show!). Cook in our communal kitchens or enjoy an Aussie BBQ breakfast and dinner cooked for you.

Speak to our travel gurus at reception to ensure you experience the best of surrounding activities, including the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. Our crew have over 65 years in combined experience, and are dedicated to ensure you have a great stay in Cairns.

Plus we have a courtesy bus that offers bus that cruises around town with free hourly transfers to the Cairns Airport, Cairns Bus Station and city central.

Let our fantastic staff look after you, while you enjoy excellent clean facilities, in a great location just 10 minutes’ walk to Cairns city central.

We’ll take care of ya – no worries about that!


Phone: (07) 4031 0910
5 – 9 Digger Street, Cairns 4870 Queensland


  • Licensed Zanzibar Bar & Grill
  • Large pool and lush tropical gardens
  • Tour and travel desk – experienced knowledgeable staff
  • Free wi fi in public areas
  • Great communal areas
  • Spacious self-catering kitchen
  • Comfy beds – fresh white linen included
  • Air conditioning available
  • Very safe – government approved fire safety
  • Laundry – with washing machines, dryers and irons
  • Free safe and storeroom – for valuables and luggage storage
  • ATM machine


FREE return transfers from Airport or bus station during office hours 7:30am – 9:30pm (please call when you’ve arrived in Cairns) . When booking, please advise arrival method and time. Please reconfirm booking 24 hours in advance on free call number provided on your conformation email. If arrival is outside office hours we will advise alternative arrangements. Please print receipt of deposit paid, thank you!

5 – 9 Digger St, Cairns North QLD 4870, Australia