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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed in for five nights in an all female dorm, the dorm was spacious two bunk beds and a single and then on the higher level there were five single beds! Very spacious and cleaned well daily! (Well done to those who work hard to clean and tidy!) The bar attached has great entertainment every night! Cheap drinks for happy...

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Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Management would rather let good honest guests leave rather than evicting those causing trouble. At 4am music was still loud in rooms guests talking loudly smoking and taking drugs, couldn't get hold of security during the evening had to wait until morning where we was just dismissed. We have been in Australia for 4 months staying in hostels and never...

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AquariusCrew, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Hi Tom, thank you for your valuable feedback. I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for the unfortunate events which occurred during your stay at Aquarius. We endeavour to keep all of our guests safe, and ensure they manage to have a peaceful nights sleep. I have spoken with night management to rectify these issues in order to...

Hoi An, Vietnam
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I was in doubt because I had never been to Byron before and I was treating friends to a visit here. Well, it's a 5min walk to the beach, fun entertainment every night. Rooms are clean. When I arrived I was offered free parking by Carly and she couldn't have been more helpful. Cheap, clean, legit, fun and safe!

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AquariusCrew, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Hey Lukey, Thank you for your comments! We will be sure to reward Karlea for her awesome customer service! Thanks again, and enjoy the rest of your travels. The AQ Crew

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

At first I had my concerns about staying in a hostel with my girlfriend. Aquarius has the perfect set up. We got a private room, which between us cost only a couple of dollars more than a bunk. Our room was connected to the dorm which was awesome because we got to keep our privacy plus be able to socialise...

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AquariusCrew, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Glad that you enjoyed your stay!

Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was meant to stay here for 6 nights and cancelled to two nights. The communal areas are generally good. The kitchen is often very dirty and not much storage for everyone's food. Table tennis, bar area and free food meals at night are good. The pool is very dirty but pool area is OK . Security is good with...

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AquariusCrew, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Hi Charlotte, Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay. Thankyou for your feedback, I have noticed that the communal kitchen shelving is getting a bit crowded and have purchased additional shelving and refrigeration. Our bathrooms are cleaned twice a day, once in the morning after checkout and once in the evening while everyone is having dinner. Could you please...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights whilst travelling solo down the east coast. It's by far the most sociable hostel I've stayed in. Entertainment is also really good and great location. 2 minute walk to the beach, 10 minute walk to Woodys or 45 hike to the lighthouse.

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AquariusCrew, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Awesome to hear, thanks for your positive feedback! Enjoy the rest of your travels, Peace Chris

Whakatane, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean. friendly. Good games, atmosphere. allows own alcohol. But yethad bar nice pool. aired rooms. comfy matress. even free dinner. cons dinner is diet sized, rooms a bit nosiy ifu want an early night. small clothes line

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Thank Solotravellernz
AquariusCrew, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feed back, stoked that you had a great time at AQ. Your feedback has been noted and we will work on some of the con's you raised.

Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stay!! Was an amazing hostel to stay. Every night they organize something so thats easy to meet New people. Beach is really close, good atmosphere, food included, you can book trips. Our room was nice with 2 floors

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AquariusCrew, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive feedback, it makes all of us here happy to hear feedback like yours! Peace Chris

Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my stay here in Aquarius, Byron Bay! Modern Interior, every room has its own terrace to hang out or you can chill at the nice poolside area next to the hostel bar! Friendly staff picks you up from The greyhound bus stop, dinner included every day (which was ok) and there is a nightly fun program going...

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AquariusCrew, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed the bar and facilities at AQ! Thanks for taking the time to write a review! Peace Chris

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time staying in a Hostel, but have worked in one for a few years in the U.K. We loved our roommates, and all went out together every night. No problems with the room as all of us in there weren't fussy with it being spotless. The free dinners thing is awesome and a great way to...

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AquariusCrew, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback Jessie, We do love our jobs and dealing with fun and exciting guests from all over the world. I'll keep my eye out for that frosty receptionist, sometimes when we are flat out, which is pretty much everyday we might come across as that way unintentionally. Good feedback for all of us behind the reception desk,...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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: $52 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 77
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“Just don't bother!”
 of 5 bubbles 657charlottes, 1 week ago | Read review
“earplugs for an early night”
 of 5 bubbles Solotravellernz, 1 week ago | Read review
“ask for upstairs as ground floor very noisey and unsecure.”
 of 5 bubbles dustiestjenny, Oct 18, 2016 | Read review
“Anywhere but the "motel" section.”
 of 5 bubbles LadyJMC, Jan 21, 2016 | Read review
“The bathroom was very clean and new. The beds were old and not comfortable. I slept here just one night, but the atmosphere in the hostel were awesome! ”
 of 5 bubbles beritrender, Jun 8, 2015 | Read review
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