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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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Byron Bay, Australia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Backpacker's Inn was the first hostel that I've ever been to. I thought it was okay until I went to other hostels. Now I can finally compare and say that this hostel could have been way cleaner than this. It seems a bit run down and not maintained properly. It definitely is very affordable though and right next to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The location is absolutely perfect, right on the beach : perfect occasion to wake up early and admire an awesome pink sunrise ! It is also possible to organize a lot of activities from the backpacker like kayak with dolphins or surfing. Kitchen, bathroom and rooms are alright, nothing too bad, nothing too good ! Enjoy your stay !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Hostel location in Byron bay is great, right on the beach. Lots of activities to do in and around hostel- Great facilities. Friendly reception staff-especially Simon! Just wish I was staying for longer.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Stayed here for a week, and by the end of it I knew everyone, free bike and bodyboard hire, staff are friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere is fantastic, I would highly recommend this hostel to anyone looking for a good time in byron bay.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The staff and Backpackers Inn were amazingly helpful and friendly, and at one point went above and beyond to help me out of a difficult situation. I can’t thank them enough!! The overall vibe of the place is super relaxed and the entertainment and facilities are fantastic. Relaxing in beanbags under the stars hearing the waves rolling in; Pizza and... More 

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