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Backpackers Inn on the Beach at Byron Bay

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic clean place, great vibe right on the beach! Couldn't ask for a better location, walking distance to the shops as well as on the beach. Service was great could be more helpful. Nice and clean with a newly renovated bathroom and great cooking area and lounge!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent 3 nights here and had a ball. Came to Byron for the Bluesfest, 99% of the hostel was full of festival goers so it was a fun vibe with lots of like minded peeps. Hostel staff were awesome, super friendly and laid back. The room was a great size, had personal lockers for everyone and a balcony that... More 

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Redondo Beach, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great stay for Bluesfest! The beach right out the back gate and town centre a short walk. Clean and comfy. Wish there were some hooks in the room. Love the reno in the bathrooms! And thanks for the transfer from the bus stop in town. For Bluesfesters, the bus stops across the street! Nice.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Byron Bay was my second stop after arriving in Australia. First I stayed in a very big hostel in Sydney where i didnt really get to know any people. I started worrying after having decided to travel on my own. Luckily I chose to stay at the Backpackers Inn. The atmosphere in the hostel was just stunning. Happy people everywhere.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had an amazing 4 nights at backpackers inn. All staff was very nice and helpful and the atmosphere of all surfers and backpackers was just relaxed and a lot of fun! The rooms were clean and had lockers as well as a ceiling fan. Bathrooms were clean and there was enough so you didn't have to wait long to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff at first were friendly and helpful, until I met the man on the night duty who spoke to you like you were three when we didn't know the door code, unfortunately to know there was a code to the door we would have needed to be told. It seemed like ringing the bell at 9:24 was too much effort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed here for 3nights and it was the best backpackers by far. It was clean, we got a double bed because we were a couple, rooms were spacious. The location was great for the town and it has its own private walkway to the beach from the back garden area. I could not fault this backpackers.... More 

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is a nice hostel, and as they say, it's right on the beach and not far from The Pass (famous surfing spot). As other's have mentioned it did seem to be a bit clique-y, but I guess that's bound to happen when you have groups of people who stay for quite awhile. I was lucky enough to have some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I stayed in this hostel for five nights adn I am so glad I did. I honestly wish I could have stayed longerbacuse Byron Bay is an amazing place and this hostel is just the best! The staff is very friendly and helpful, organizes parties and cheap dinner and every night but does not peer pressure people to go. They... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at backpackers February 2015 for 4 nights. On the whole, everything was really good- staff helpful, kitchen/bathrooms clean, ideal location and always lots going on. The issue that I found was when I checked in, I arrived in my room to the horror or sharing with 2 men who I would say we're both over the age of 50.... More 

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