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Nomads Byron Bay

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   1 Lawson Lane, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia (Formerly Nomads Odyssey)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
sue L Austin, Texas
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Rating summary
  • 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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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Byron Bay is outstanding , and the Nomads Hostel is located in the center of it all , The rooms are small but clean and the staff is on point Ms B does a great Job... and we loved this place ! you enter on a side street but that was not a big deal to us girls , to... More

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hostel! The location is awesome, right in the middle of Byron Bay, very easy to get to everywhere. It is very modern and has awesome facilities, really good common areas, so great opportunity to meet like minded travellers and make new friends!

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Byron Bay, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was apprehensive to stay at this Nomads after reading all the other reviews but luckily I did, I had been recommended to stay here by lots of friends. Turns out I had an awesome experience the hostel itself is a great location in the centre of town a short walk to all the surf beaches, pubs and shops. The... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel has a good location and is ideal for single travellers wanting to party hard/hook up. If you're ok with vomit covered hallways and a major cockroach infestation then this hostel is right for you!!

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

Dear 8amn, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I was obviously disappointed to read your comments, as we do work hard towards a very high standard of cleanliness. We are a large hostel with more than 280 beds, so as you suggest it is a great place to party and meet up with... More

Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in a 4 bed room for a period of 5 nights. The downstairs bathrooms & lobby gave an unrealistic idea of the standard of the actual rooms. Our room was tiny, with extremely rickety & noisy bunk beds & just enough space to put your bags on the floor. The power points were located alongside one of the... More

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

Dear kj_4444, Thank you for your detailed review on our backpacker hostel. I must admit I was shocked to read your comments especially about the cleanliness, as we do thoroughly clean all bathroom and shower facilities a couple of times each day. Additionally, we do not have blood stains on the carpet in any of our rooms, I am aware... More

Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I cannot say I liked this place. The location is very odd, the entrance is from the back street and next to garbage bins which belongs to nextdoor Aldi store, so it smells there very bad all the time. I stayed in a 4dorm, which didn't look like bedroom at all (no shelves or any other furniture than beds), but... More

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

Dear Janicka K, Thank you for choosing to stay at Nomads Byron Bay and thank you for taking the time to review your experience. Being located right in the centre of Byron Bay and in close proximity to the beach, I was quite shocked that you did not enjoy our location. We usually get very positive feedback about where the... More

Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Stayed here in December 2013 with a group of friends. Had previously stayed at this hostel numerous times, but felt like it has really gone down hill. The entire hostel was dirty, smelt like urine and vomit, and the front desk staff were quite rude. On a positive note, it was quite cheap to stay, and the location is great... More

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

Dear BrissyLaura3, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Nomads Byron Bay. I was disappointed to read that your experience was not as pleasant as your previous stays. We have recently improved and expanded our housekeeping operations to ensure that all areas of the hostel are monitored at all hours of the day especially on... More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Really good hostel with lots of social areas especially the huge courtyard where everyone drinks before a night out. Djs and fire dancer too! Kitchen was quite small for the amount of people but big bathrooms and comfy bed.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Unfortunately the whole place was quite dirty when we stayed, corridors smelt of puke and sweat, dorm was very messy (granted that is highly driven by occupants), bathrooms and kitchen were dirty (the latter seemed to be suffering from perpetual puddles in multiple areas). The bedroom had small lockers for valuables but half of these were broken. The crowd is... More

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

Dear SGFstravels, Thank you for the review of your recent stay with us. I was obviously disappointed to read your review especially considering that we do put a lot of effort and time into cleaning the hostel and maintaining a pleasant environment. We do have staff working around the clock to maintain the cleanliness of the hostel. SFGstravels, I am... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

This is all round the ideal hostel- good, clean, spacious rooms with balconies. Amazing location! 2 min walk to major bars & beach. Great socialising areas with people partying every night! Also plenty of bathrooms so there's never a wait for the toilet/shower. Spot on! Oh and thanks for the free room upgrade

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

Dear Brittpag1, Thank you for choosing to stay at Nomads Byron Bay and thank you for your great review! I am stoked that you enjoyed your stay and no worries at all about the upgrade! Hopefully we will see you back again soon! Kind regards, Sam B More

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Additional Information about Nomads Byron Bay

Also Known As:
Nomads Byron Bay Hotel Byron Bay
Nomads Byron Bay Hotel
Address: 1 Lawson Lane, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia (Formerly Nomads Odyssey)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 55 Specialty lodging in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Nomads Byron Bay 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hostel is the winner of the North Coast Tourism Awards 2010 for Best Backpackers Accommodation. This is Byron Bay’s newest premiere backpackers/flashpackers. Opened in March 2009, Nomads Byron is located just minutes from the stunning main beach behind the iconic Great Northern Hotel.This brand-new property offers a variety of dorms and en suite private rooms. Facilities include our Mad Travel Shop, a sun-drenched courtyard with two 12-seater spas, a fully equipped kitchen, Global Gossip internet, a BBQ, balcony views and a TV lounge. ... more   less 
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