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Nomads Byron Bay

3.0 of 5
1 Lawson Lane, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia (Formerly Nomads Odyssey)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Travelled alone to Byron Bay and stayed at Nomads. The place is massive which made it slightly hard to get to know travellers unlike small hostels where everyone hangs out together. The kitchen was slightly chaotic and one had to "rent" mugs which was the weirdest thing ever. Ended up just refilling my bought plastic bottle of water instead of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Honestly, it's fine. It does the job, but it's really nothing special. Dingy corridors. Bathrooms are average. Rooms are fine. No free breakfast, wifi or really any sorts of amenities. Honestly, it's not a great value as I found it pretty pricy for what you get. I've stayed in some very nice hostels for much cheaper. Again, it's really not... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the worst hostel I stayed in on the east coast of aus. The room was in desperate need of refurbishment. The carpet was threadbare years worth of stains littering the floor. The beds creaked so badly which disturbed everyone in the room when you were trying to get on and off a top bunk. The air conditioning in... More 

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richmond
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Nomads yet again did not disappoint. After staying with them throughout my trip to New Zealand two years ago I decided to continue with what I know In Australia. Again very reasonably priced at around $28 a night, which isn't bad for a large tourist spot like Byron Bay. As always they have a really good travel desk with... More 

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Karine B, General Manager at Nomads Byron Bay, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback, Were stoked your staying loyal to Nomads and loving it! We are currently working on a new activity schedule that will include the new and improved out door cinema and free meals to feed our hungry guests + more! See you next time! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great rooms and a big up to staffmember James who really helped us out and were super-friendly and made our stay perfect!! The air condition was great and there are a lot of activities to do for Young adults, great tv-room and other places to chillax!

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Karine B, Manager at Nomads Byron Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback legend! Stoked you enjoyed your stay with us in beautiful Byron Bay. We love James here at Nomads and we are over the moon that you loved him too! Thanks again and see you next time! More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

First impressions of Nomads was good but that's about it. From the wifi that is supposedly free in reception. Free because it never works. And when you do pay for it - it still doesn't work. The kitchen and bathroom facilities at good but rarely clean. Staff are unhelpful and rude when you go with a complaint. My food was... More 

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Karine B, General Manager at Nomads Byron Bay, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for staying at Nomads Byron bay and for leaving your feedback with us. It was absolutely heartbreaking to hear about your stay with us. We pride ourselves on having second to none staff and this is just embarrassing to hear. Id love to get more feedback so i can investigate this issue further for you so feel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is quite a large hostel, and the rooms are big too. We spent 3 nights in a 10 bed mixed dorm and there was plenty of room. The air con was excellent so the room was never hot and stuffy. There's free wifi in the reception area. The kitchen is quite large and there's plenty of space to store... More 

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Karine B, General Manager at Nomads Byron Bay, responded to this review

We are stoked you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you next time your in beautiful Byron Bay! Thanks again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We came to byron bay and the rain was torrential, so i really wasn't expecting much but Nomads really rescued it. Such a great hostel if you're looking for a party atmosphere, every night was fun and there were tonnes of people in the common area drinking and having fun. If you're looking for a nice relaxed hostel then you... More 

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Karine B, General Manager at Nomads Byron Bay, responded to this review

We are stoked you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you next time your in beautiful Byron Bay! Thanks again! More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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56 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This place is bang in the centre of Byron Bay with the beach just minutes away !! The hostel has good facilities although the kitchen was never very clean (also don't store alcohol in the fridge, it very quickly 'disappears'). Free wifi is great. Mad travel booking desk great (recommend scuba diving !!). Atmosphere at night was lively but very... More 

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Karine B, General Manager at Nomads Byron Bay, responded to this review

We are stoked you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you next time your in beautiful Byron Bay! In regards to the carpet in the halls we will be replacing the carpet this Winter as it starts to slow down :) Thanks again for taking the time to leave your feedback with us :) More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Really nice dorm rooms with good airconditioning. Friendly staff and acceptable bathrooms. However, the kitchen was disgusting!!! It smelled horribly, and we only made sandwiches and noodles because we didn't want to cook there. The cleaning was generally not acceptable. Also, there was loud party music everywhere day and night, so it was hard to have a normal conversation over... More 

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Karine B, Manager at Nomads Byron Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback with us! We are so sorry you had to deal with party music night and day that's definitely not the vibe we are trying to create. Who likes dance music while they eat their corn flakes? No one! We will definitely look into the kitchen cleanliness as per your feedback. However... More 

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