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Main Beach Backpackers

23 Lawson St | Cnr Lawson & Fletcher, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Main Beach Backpackers
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's not forget that this is a hostel, not a hotel, so it's a little rough around the edges... But the staff was super friendly, accommodating and helpful! The very kind manager gave us a separate room since we were travelling with a 9yo (and it's virtually impossible to find a hostel that will allow children in Byron Bay). They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed in room nr 1, for one night, our own bathroom and free wifi, 70$ in total. Definitely reasonable for the location (near the main beach, and loads of shops/restaurants) and the other priveliges. The receptionist was friendly and welcoming. The place is nevertheless a bit rough on the edges, it looks a bit worn out.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Disgusting hostel. Showers aren't hot. Toilets either have faulty locks, broken windows (so everyone can see in) or are dirty. Currently staying 1 night and getting the hell out of here. 1 small fan in the 8 bed room. With faulty windows also. Bunk beds look like and sound like they could break at any point. 2 other girls in... More 

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Longfield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I stayed here with my girlfriend over 3 nights, the only redeeming factor about the place was the location very close to the main beach and town, apart from that the rooms were rancid with no working air-con making them like a sauna. The wi-fi was confined to the room next to reception with a few seats and about 5... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Stayed here for 4 nights while in Byron Bay,helpfull and friendly staff,for the size of hostel was fairly clean...very close to beach,bars and restaurants..you get picked up from bus stop...would stay again..

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Great location & nice helpful girl on reception. Rooms very dirty and showers/bathrooms like something from a horror movie. Very grotty, but wasn't expecting anything else for $25 in byron during peak of summer.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

it was alright, it wasn't the best hostel I've stayed in, fairly clean, ok kitchen it had everything you needed. There were a few things that were great- the staff weren't particularly friendly, the cleaners were not respectful off our belongings or us for that matter and also the wifi was crap didn't load a thing and took forever to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

We got put in a 16 bed dorm room which was a massive room so we had quite a lot of our own space. The communal showers and toilets were dirty and most of the doors didn't lock. In our room we had a huntsman spider, 2 cockroaches (which were in our beds!) and a mouse!! The dorm room door... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

When we first arrived the man on reception was rude and moody. Then started smoking weed outside. Then we went up to our room which was filthy, literally sticky floor and dirty beds! The door didn't even shut properly. Outside was pretty decent with a good area for meeting people. The shower/toilet area!!!!!!! Do not even get me started.. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I travelled to Byron Bay with a buddy about eight years ago. At the time the hostel was OK in terms of cleanliness. The best thing about it was the location. As the guy at the reception said, "It's so close to the beach, you can open the window and spit in the water." :) A great memory from our... More 

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