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Byron Bay YHA

7 Carlyle Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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    4 of 5 stars
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Byron Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The YHA is a great place to stay when passing through Byron. Easy to cook and even easier to make friends. The way they have set it up means you have to talk to people which is great for solo travelers. I wasn't a fan of all the added extras you had to pay. But that's normal in most places.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a few nice days in this hostel one night at 2.30 am I was sleeping, when 3 drunk Ozzies came into the room, one not even a guest and assaulted me. I fended them off and informed the "night guard", who talked to the manager via phone. The manager decided I get a new empty room and the attackers... More 

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YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Byron Bay YHA, responded to this review

Hi Dave YHA takes guest security really seriously and we are sorry that you had this experience at our hostel. Unfortunately there are sometimes inconsiderate guests. The staff member on duty that night did handle the incident and it was further addressed the following day by the hostel manager. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I was there last April and really enjoyed my stay. The lounge common area is really good as you can do your internet or chat with other people while sitting on comfy couches. And there's plenty of them! I was expecting a crazy party place but it wasn't that bad, there was a good mix of travellers. My room was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The best backpackers I have been, me and my friends loved everything all the advice to do in Byron Bay and when we stayed just for one night in Brisbane with YHA as well. They offer free bike and surfboard a kitchen a really nice living room, every YHA company are nearly everything. For sure our next trip we will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

I'm not really a review-writing person, but my friend and I had such a great experience staying here. Everything was appropriately clean and there was enough going on while allowing for good sleep, there were pancakes in the morning and organised yoga and films nights etc. But the staff made it exceptional. Incredibly helpful in organising trips and tours, making... More 

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My friend and I stayed here for two nights and we got upgraded to a private room which we were really happy about! The pool area was our favourite and we really enjoyed just chilling out and having a swim! On our first night we took a guided tour to the lighthouse which was about a two hour walk on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

hotel pretty quiet. everything is clean. there is not a real vibe. the location is good. nothing bad or awesome about this hostel. facilities are clean. staff is normal. I stayed three days. It's not far from the center of the city or from woolworth and it's helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I enjoyed my stay here a lot, and would stay here again if I came back to Byron Bay. It is very cheap, walking distance to the shops and beach, and I was able to have good nights sleeps as they have strict policies on noise that are enforced, but didn't need to be as everyone seemed considerate of each... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Me and my friend stayed for 4 nights. When we arrived we had to wait for 2 hours for the room to get ready, then we at least expected it to be ready, but there were no sheets at the beds, we had to ask for it the next day. The rooms are okay, but not worth the price.. The... More 

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YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Byron Bay YHA, responded to this review

Hi Amalie We're sorry that you weren't happy at our hostel and that the behaviour of other guests was not considerate. YHA does not permit drug use and the manager would always address that. It was not the actual hostel staff that you had dealings with but some temporary helpers, who have now moved on. We hope it hasn't affected... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My friend and I had a great stay at the Brisbane YHA and assumed this would be similar. We were so wrong. We arrived at 10 pm on a Friday. Maybe this was our problem. The place was like a giant frat party with drunk teenagers (or ppl in their early twenties) screaming and staggering everywhere. We are ~30ish and... More 

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YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Byron Bay YHA, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review. All YHA hostels are different - that's part of staying in hostels that they come in all shapes and sizes! Byron is generally a very backpacker and beach lifestyle type of town and the hostel reflects that. We're sorry you weren't happy and there are plans underway for some exciting new developments at the hostel... More 

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