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Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed May 14, 2015

Excellent location , very central. Staff is not as friendly as expected . The room is ok , not really worth the money though (no towel provided !). I had to cross the main dorm to access , which is not convenient . And noisy .

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New York City, New York
Reviewed May 14, 2015

Favorite backpackers hostel I have ever stayed at. Great events and food every night. 5 minute walk to the beach. And most of all - I was blessed to have great people in my dorm for 3 weeks who became very good friends. Great memories at this place.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 14, 2015

Stay here!! Made some great friends and had a lot of fun. Will definitely recommend it. Close to the beach, close to some great clubs and the hostel also makes an effort to entertain its guests. Great!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 14, 2015

We paid for a private double room, which had an entrance through a mixed dorm, which was fine, but there was only one bathroom for everyone which meant you could never get to the bathroom to go to the toilet or have a shower. The bathroom was also always disgustingly dirty. The room was fine if a little small but...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed May 13, 2015

Nice big rooms. The service was great and everyone who was working in Aquarius was super friendly. Except the women with the dog, she was really unfriendly and just rude. The location is perfect and the atmosphere was great!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

This hostel was great for the people we met. They have good nights in the bar with cheap drinks and food. Unfortunately though the staff think it's fine to treat you like a criminal. Don't be surprised when the blonde security lady storms into your room without knocking and tells you to stop being loud when you're sitting there eating...

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1Thank Hannah S
Reviewed April 18, 2015

Really enjoyed our stay here. The rooms were big and cleaned every day, thoroughly. We stayed in a 8 bed dorm, had our own bathroom and outside ara with table and chairs. The resturant was really good, very cheap which is what you need and the drinks were very cheap too. Every night they have different entertainment on which was...

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Thank Bianca G
Perth, Australia
Reviewed April 17, 2015

My boyfriend and i arrived at the backpackers at 11:30pm after driving all day so we were pretty exhausted. The security yelled at me asking for my bracelet. No hi, just a very aggressive welcome. Then we had to pay $150 a room, because my bf has an australian passport. We've been told that they prioritize the backpackers... Hold on...

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Annecy, France
Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

I spent 8 nights There and I had a really nice time , met many people , had fun and I appreciated this hostel a lot. Lively , clean , organized and full of nice people ! The only one reason why my rate is not perfect is : - people at the reception should be more smiley , even...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed April 9, 2015

I was recommended to stay here by a close friend in Sydney and am glad I did. I was reluctant at first as I am 30 and was wary of staying in a backpackers as I never have before. My partner and I had our own room in a shared dorm and it was a great experience. it was really...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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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 Shire > Byron Bay
Price Range: $26 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Aquarius Backpackers Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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“Mixed dorms are better - they are further from the noise”
BeckyJ736, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“the hostel is so cool.. everyone is so friendly.. the only suggestion is bedroom are so warm apart of that everything was great.. activities alla the time, the atmosphere is awesome!! Cant wait to come back.. Me and my friends spend new years and the pool party was amazing.”
JavierAngulo8412, Jan 7, 2017 | Read review
“Keep your area tidy !”
Nicolah37, Jan 3, 2017 | Read review
“Just don't bother!”
657charlottes, Dec 3, 2016 | Read review
“earplugs for an early night”
Solotravellernz, Nov 28, 2016 | Read review
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