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Backpackers Inn on the Beach at Byron Bay

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29 Shirley St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Myself and a friend stayed for one night in a 4 share room on the ground floor; the bunks were comfortable and clean and I was actually quite surprised we didn't have to pay a deposit for sheets/blankets or towels. Paid a small deposit for room key and a locker key (peace of mind going out so we could leave... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My sister and I stayed for a few nights in a private room. All the staff and other guests were really friendly. Rooms were quiet and although bathrooms were shared, they were clean and accessible. Great beachfront location and short walk to the main parts of town. Would definitely stay here again. Thanks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful stay here. The location is great: Right at the beach, with the centre of byron bay within 5 minutes walking distance. Rooms are clean and spacious, as are the bathrooms. Nice kitchen, living room and patio. Would recommend!

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United kingdom, cornwall
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first hostel of mine and my boyfriends east coast trip and it was lovely! We were in a private dorm and it was clean and tiny! The stay was lovely no noise of an evening! We had a lil trouble on check in after ringing up the night before to double check but after being found on... More 

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this hostel is superclean, staff friendly and helpful, the atmosphere very chilled out. there is a private beach access from the backyard and just 3 min (walk!) to town Best hostel for surf and activities! they offer bbq twice a week and openair cinema nights as well...amazing!!! ...and free locker in every room. I would always come back!

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Byron Bay, Australia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chilled out backpacking atmosphere, clean, comfortable. Welcoming staff, spacious backyard with pool, volleyball court, picnic benches, lawn and direct access to the beach! Well equipped kitchen with all (basic tools) one will need to cook up a fine meal. Surf school within the hostel is an added bonus for those looking to catch their first waves. Plenty of gear to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

A really friendly and welcoming hostel! I found all of the staff to be really friendly and helpful. Although the rooms and shower facilities are basic, the hostel was really clean and there was a really relaxed atmosphere. I did the surf camp and I couldn't rate my surf lesson highly enough! My instructor was friendly, funny and really encouraging.... More 

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Galway, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Stayed here for a night with two friends in June as part of the Oz Experience package and we loved it! Such a friendly, chilled atmosphere at this hostel & all of the staff were lovely. We had a surf lesson included in our stay, and the surf school, in particular our instructor Simon were absolutely great! There was also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

During my time in Oz, this was the best hostel I stayed in! Prior to this we'd stayed in just City hostels where there are a few cliques and it's quite hard to make friends especially since I travelled with my girlfriend (people are generally quick to assume that as we are a couple, we prefer to keep ourselves to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Got to Byron bay with absolutely no clue where I was going to stay after I got out of the bus! The hostel sent a minibus to pick people up and they had room so decided to get a lift! Really friendly, helpful staff especially Simon :D ... really good atmosphere, straight onto the beach and is nice and tidy... More 

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