Stayed here for 3 nights, everyone was talking about it so thought we should give it a go. First room we stayed in was a hut. It had glass doors so people walking past could see in and at the top there was mesh, which I’m sure is fine in summer but it rained the entire time we were there and it’s not very good at keeping the noise out. We came back from having dinner, I was sitting on my friends bottom bunk chatting with her when under my bed I seen a cockroach scurrying around! I know they are common in Australia but this was the only place in my entire year of traveling I seen one in my bedroom! The room was a decent size however. We decided to give Byron another chance in the hope the weather would improve (which it didn’t) so we booked another 2 night in the main building. This was warmer and closer to the bathrooms etc but very small for a 6 bed dorm!
After hearing so many people rave about this place I was really disappointed as I still can’t see what all the fuss is about… It’s also a fair bit out of town, they do provide a bus but it’s first come first serve so if you are last tough as they don’t like doing a second run!
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