Why Not Backpackers

Why Not Backpackers

5-9 Digger Street, Cairns, QLD 4870, Australia
+61 740 310 910

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Why Not Backpackers
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About Why Not Backpackers

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Breakfast for free

Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort is located in Cairns and is close to Cairns Central. It is also a short car trip from Cairns Convention Centre and The Reef Hotel Casino.

Calypso Backpackers Inn Cairns has been recently refurbished and provides an outdoor pool, a coffee bar and a free shuttle service. Staff are available 24/7 and can help with booking tours and tickets.

Each room at Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort offers a kitchenette and all the necessities for a comfortable stay. They are air conditioned and have a ceiling fan. Those staying in the rooms also have access to a communal bathroom.

Those staying at the hostel can unwind at the on-site bar, suitably situated for socialising in the evening. A choice of dining options are also available close by.

Reef Fleet Terminal and Cairns Railway Station are within walking distance of Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort. Kuranda Scenic Railway can be easily accessed by car.

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Amenities at Why Not Backpackers

  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • ATM on-site
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safe

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Designated smoking area

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Room service
  • Ticket service
  • 24-hour front desk

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Parking
  • Street parking


  • Picnic area
  • Grill


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air-conditioned


  • Kitchenette


  • Breakfast included

Things to do

  • Pool table


  • Storage available

Health and safety

  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Complimentary breakfast


  • Outdoor pool

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5-9 Digger Street, Cairns, QLD 4870

What's nearby

  • Center of Contemporary Arts1.2 km
  • Cairns Esplanade1.2 km
  • Esplanade Lagoon1.5 km
  • Cairns Central Shopping Centre1.6 km
  • Cairns Regional Gallery1.6 km
  • Cairns Rainforest Dome1.9 km
  • Reef Hotel Casino2 km
  • Cairns Historical Society Museum2 km
  • Barlow Park2 km
  • Cairns Civic Theatre2.1 km
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens2.4 km
  • Cazaly's Stadium3.2 km



Check in anytime after 14:00, check out anytime before 10:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Why Not Backpackers

  • Why Not Backpackers is located at 5-9 Digger Street, 1,3 km from the centre of Cairns. Center of Contemporary Arts is the closest landmark to Why Not Backpackers.

  • Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Why Not Backpackers.

  • Yes, Why Not Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

  • No, Why Not Backpackers does not offer free parking.

  • No, Why Not Backpackers does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • Why Not Backpackers is 3,1 km from Cairns. Why Not Backpackers is 124,4 km from Bloomfield.

  • Yes, Why Not Backpackers has a pool on-site.

Nearby hotels and places to stay

Good to know

Value for money


Distance to city centre

1,3 km

Location rating


Nearest airport


Distance to airport

3,1 km