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Aquarius Backpackers Motel

16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were grumpy and always snappy, no pool balls on the pool table, bar service average and slow.. Food was great tho rooms ok..they do get some long term stayers and then the rooms are dirty and not cleaned and regulated..! Close very close to everything walking distance.. Pool looked clean but we did not swim as was winter..

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Thank Andrew B
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a 8 bed room, with an ensuite. There was a lady who permanently lived in the room and was filthy, she flooded the bathroom everyday. Because she lived in the room, the room had not been cleaned properly in what looked like weeks, there was dirty dishes covered in dust and belongings that looked like they had... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

helpful crew. nice dinner every night (it's included) . U feel welcome there. Very easy to meet new people. Ok hygiene. I stayed there for 2 nights. they even picked us up at the bus-stop and gave us a tour in the city.

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Thank camillaswilla
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here for 3 nights in April. We stayed in a 10 bed female dorm. The dorm was large and spacious which was nice. However the 2 ceiling fans didn't do much to cool the room down meaning it was pretty warm the whole time. The bathroom was cleaned everyday but was still quite dirty. However... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Paid for a very expensive double room. Didn't get what we paid for - room connected to a dorm so basically paid more to sleep in a 10 man dorm. No privacy and therefore dirty bathroom. Other guests made us feel uncomfortable as it seemed like we were shutting ourselves off from them, but in fact we just felt awkward... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in Byron for 5 days and stayed at this hostel the whole time. This hostel is amazing for meeting people and is a 5 minute walk from everywhere. The hostel has loads of activities to get people involved and has amazing facilities. I would love to come back here and would highly recomend staying here! The staff are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Well located hostel just 5 minutes walk to Byron's main beach. Clean spacious rooms with 2 floors, and ensuite bathroom. The bathroom can get extremely dirty in a couple of hours depending on your roomates. Dinner is included, with Nice atmosphere in the bar. The swimmingpool is barely used. A bit expensive...but not more than others in the area.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Nice and clean hostel but really bad when it comes to food allergies. Only option if you are gluten free is salad with a bit of cucumber and Some tomatoes. The chef is extremely rude and you would think that he would be able to not marinade one chicken filet. I guess it's to much to ask if "you don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

This hostel is definitely in my top five of best hostels in Australia. I've stayed here three times and loved it all those times! The rooms were clean and bright, the ensuite bathrooms helpful. The location was pretty perfect with the beach being around the corner and the hostel itself being right in town. I absolutely loved the bar and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Good hostel with free dinner every night that tastes excellent and lots og friendly people. Only a few minuts from the beach and from the main bus stop. Price is from 34$ a night if you sleep in the dorms, but a bit more expensive og you want your own room.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Aquarius Backpackers Byron Bay we have a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets. From self-contained apartments, budget private rooms and spacious dorm rooms. You should be able to find a room to put your head down and get some rest after a busy day of shopping, surfing and soaking up the unique Byron Bay atmosphere. Free overnight off street parking and free baggage storage (max 12hrs) is available to Aquarius guests. We also have an onsite security guard after hours to help you if any issues should arise or for late check in's. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aquarius Backpackers Motel

Address: 16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Bay
Price Range: $20 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 77
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