I stayed with my husband in a dorm room after not being able to find affordable and 1 night only accommodation for a weekend in Byron Bay.
The staff are quite good and efficient with check in and showing you around the hostel on arrival, but feel that they are slightly over worked at times, which shows when there are a number of people at the counter with enquiries.
There is a pool on the grounds which looked clean, but I didn't go for a swim.
The bathrooms were cleanish, but in need of a bit of an upgrade which made them look worse than I am sure they are.
The surrounds are very relaxing and very chilled.
The cafe in the grounds is tourist prices, but having said that I only ordered breakfast and the meal that i got was huge which leads me to the only real downer about this property.....
The birds (not native) are quite aggressive when eating at the picnic benches outside literally eating food off my plate even though i was sitting there. It was not something that i enjoyed and a bit gross in my opinion which turned me off my food even after i tried to continue eating inside. It obviously stems from a situation of the birds being fed over time by humans.
Although i have no objection to interacting with animals I feel that signage indicating that the birds are a problem when eating and encouraging people not to feed them would be more beneficial.
The hostel is a short 15min stroll to the main hub of Byron and overall would recommend friends who enjoy casual accommodation to stay here. For the price you cannot go wrong in my opinion.
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