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“Amazing Backpack” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aquarius Backpackers Motel

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Aquarius Backpackers Motel
Valence, France
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Amazing Backpack”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

This is one of the bet backpack we have to in Australia. The service is amazing, the staff really friendly and the place it self provides free pool, games, etc
Kitchen is big and clean, room are spacious.
Thanks to the staff, they made our stay in Byron Bay incredible!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Laurent I
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

This hostel was great..good atmosphere, lots of people to party with and right in town near the beach. The terrace is a great place to hang out. It was good that the bar was closed as BYO was allowed. Huge kitchen and the dorms were like little flats. Super clean. I was supposed to be in Byron for 2 nights but stayed here 9... Didn't want to leave.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chatham, Canada
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

Clean, friendly staff, nice rooms, can byob, pool, big kitchen, close walk into town! Great value for the quality! Would definitely recommend staying here! Wasn't much of a party hostel but the bar wasn't open while we stayed here

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Best hostel in Byron!! Great bar and roof terrace. Can drink your own alcohol all over which is a huge plus!! Good location near the beach and everything is walking distance. Staff could do with being a bit more friendly

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ashleeeeeeee
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Antwerp, Belgium
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48 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

I read all the amazing reviews here and decided to book Aquarius. When I arrived late in the night by airport shuttle I was surprised to find loud music and a large group of ppl in front of the hostel shouting, drinking, smoking... I knew immediately this wasn't for me.

I stayed only one night and left.
I stayed in a single room, which was quite small and I had to share a bathroom with the dorm ppl. This bathroom was more modern than they usually are in Australian hostels, I have to say. But it was still very dirty and untidy with hairs and ppl's clothes everywhere.

I went to the YHA, which I can recommend.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sarina29
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Cairns
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Great start; they ran a free shuttle bus even though we arrived late in the evening. 24hr security and safety deposit at reception. Rooms were basic but clean, bathroom spotless and the rooms smelt clean! Best location ever, 3minute walk from the beach and shops. Only disadvantage is that the wifi hotspot was weak which meant you had to stand outside or go to the restaurant next door.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kiarasarah
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Really close to everything that goes on in byron, really good prices and surprisingly really clean to be an hostel! Massive rooms with tables, bathroom ensuite and backyards.
All the staff is really friendly and happy to help you with tour bookings etc. Too bad that the bar was closed but fair enough cause it's winter and everywhere it's quieter.
They also have a courtesy bus and deals with clubs and stuff in byron and surroundings.
Would definitely go back there!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Aquarius Backpackers Motel

Property: Aquarius Backpackers Motel
Address: 16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 65 Specialty Lodging in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 77
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 
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