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Barbara's Guesthouse
5 Burns Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia   |  
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Ranked #11 of 37 Byron Bay B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Very Welcoming and Easy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We stayed at Barbara's for 5 nights and had a beautiful time. We stayed in the double room with the shared bathroom and had everything anyone could need for our time in Byron. The accommodation was clean and pleasant and the interaction with other guests was nice. As young UNI Students the accommodation was affordable and practical as it was so close to town and the beach.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I've stayed at Barbara's twice and will definitely return. An oasis of calm only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Byron bay, Barbara's is beautifully maintained with great facilities; clean, comfortable and stylish. Nothing is too much trouble for hosts Ginny and Rick who maintain a friendly but very discreet presence. A perfect place to stay with or without a car. Love that day bed! Highly recommended

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We booked into this accommodation ''the Queen Studio' for two nights...On arriving at the property we parked up and took ourselves off round the back through the garden. There was a message board with our name booked against the accommodation for us and the keys were in the door.....The folks (Virginia and Rick) that own the property don't live on site, but that is not an issue......We made ourselves at home and unpacked, meeting Virginia an hour later.....access to the studio was through the communal kitchen, but there is access from the front verandah and an outside door to the side onto the drive. We didn't need a key for private access, but it was available if we had requested it........The room whilst not very wide runs the length of the house, so space is good.....The bedroom at the end has the bed and a storage rack.....The kitchen, dining, seating area consumes the middle section and at the other end is the ensuite bathroom, which has a very low bath./shower......it was very much of rustic appearance, but was ok.....We had access to the kitchen amenities even though we had a microwave, kettle,toaster in our own studio......It was good to do some cooking in the communal area to meet other guests....everyone was good, thoughtful and tidied up after themselves. A very clean accommodation. Out on the back verandah there is a decked area with a bench swing , herb gardens and an outside shower behind the bamboo fencing, for getting off the sand before entering the property....This property is in an excellent location, within walking distance to the main shopping area, cafes, etc....

Room Tip: Book the Queen Studio if you want personal privacey and space.....
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Myself and a friend spent 4 nights here in January 2013 and have to say it was a delight staying here. Centrally located, clean and really friendly hosts, happy to go out of their way for you. Try and get the studio apartment as it's self contained. We would definitely recommend this place.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Barbara's Guesthouse is without doubt one of the best we've stayed in while in Australia. Charming, clean and centrally located, we couldn't have asked for better. Special thanks to Rick and Virginia for looking after us so well when Cyclone Oswald rolled into town! See you again guys!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I have been coming to Byron for years and have stayed in various places from fancy, to average to camping. I thought this was a great place, very quaint, clean, quiet, accessible. But also, the fact that I could just book the place for one night as opposed to most places 'minimum 2 or 3 nights' .. Including camping grounds!! Plus, you have 24 hours to cancel if needed! I woul definately come here again. Very nice backyard and very homely!!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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123room, Owner at Barbara's Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Byron Bay has all styles of accommodation to suit all Visitors so thankyou for staying at our cute Guesthouse and enjoying your few days 'getaway'--the swing is always well used with a good book!
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Brisbane
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

My husband & I stayed at Barbara's for a week over Christmas & what a beautiful guesthouse we found it to be. We visit Byron regularly & this guesthouse ticks all the boxes. The location is brilliant, there is no need for a car which is a treat on holidays, our room was spacious, comfortable, quiet & very clean. We were welcomed with homemade biscuits, fresh linen & flowers in our room. The garden & back deck lends itself to a relaxed afternoon after a day at the beach or evening bbq & freshly cut salad from the huge veggie garden.

Despite the busy hum of Byron & festive season we found Barbara's to be a hidden sanctuary.

Thanks to the owners for a lovely week - well will be back again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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123room, Owner at Barbara's Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
We are glad your holiday at he Guesthouse was an enjoyable experience,thankyou for your compliments its a pleasure to have such happy Guests who i know are returning!
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Additional Information about Barbara's Guesthouse

Address: 5 Burns Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a leafy residential street, Barbara’s Guesthouse offers comfortable, classy accommodation just a stone’s throw from the beaches and main streets of Byron Bay.We cater for a range of accommodation requests, from a self-contained studio through to budget rooms with shared bathroom facilities. All rooms have access to the outdoor relaxation areas, BBQ and organic herb garden. Recently redecorated to a high standard and under new ownership, we believe that you will find Barbara’s Guesthouse a perfect base for your holiday in Northern New South Wales, Australia. ... more   less 
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