Calypso Inn Backpackers Resort is a pretty large hostel. The Wi-Fi signal is quite good and pretty fast. There is a work and stay desk for anyone who wants. There are a number of computers in the lobby space. The breakfast (which costs extra) consists of toast, cereal, coffee, and tea.
This hostel is in a nice area in town about ten-minutes' drive from the bus station. It is a very very long walk into downtown at about twenty minutes. There is a shuttle that goes to town on a schedule as well as a free airport shuttle which needs to be booked in advance. It is close to a couple of bars and restaurants. There is a small grocery store a couple blocks away.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The dorm rooms are pretty standard with comfortable mattresses and bedding. The private rooms are pretty small but will do. There is little space in either for bags. There are single toilet rooms with sinks and separate shower rooms near the rooms. There is also a set of colorful public washrooms near the dining space. It's pretty clean and well maintained for a hostel.
The kitchen is clean, well stocked, and well organized. It is small so cooking outside prime times is recommended. There are two large fridges which have plenty of space for everyone. The is a huge open lounge and dining area with bar tables, extra-large picnic tables, sofas, and a pool table. The hostel is pretty large, with lots of breakout seating areas around the grounds, including the lobby, the dining, the pool, and the lounge. The hammocks next to the pool are pretty nice. There is a bar right next to the open kitchen, which serves drinks for parties at night and the dining space turns into a semi-dance area. There was also a night where they brought in reptiles and everyone got to hold a snake or lizard or two. There is a tour desk located in the lobby space so they can help you arrange a dive tour.
This is a pretty decent hostel overall. It's a party hostel if you want but if that is not your thing, the rooms are far enough away to be quiet enough for an early night. The staff are nice and very helpful.