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Backpackers Inn on the Beach at Byron Bay
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“I had a blast. :-)”
Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Amazing place, with great location, it's own access to the beach, nice swimming pool (but with this beautiful beach, who needs it?), just a few steps away from town... Rooms are clean and nice and some off them have a balcony. Staff friendly and helpful with exception of one lady, but you can deal with that :-) Good place with a great vibe.

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

The most important to mention here is that you feel home at Backpackers Inn. Make to stay minimum 4 nights. If you are traveling by yourself you'll definitely meet some travel companions here! I had a great time in Byron Bay and the Hostel.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

this place was basic, but at the price you cant expect anything else!
if you're after somewhwere cheap to lay your head and meet people then this is a great place. it was all very clean and the staff were really friendly, we arrived very late in the night (1130pm-midnight) which wasnt a problem they had the room ready for us with the sheets in the room ready - sheets are an extra $1.

i will be staying here again on my next visit to the bay!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

OK hostel, kitchen failities were nice and clean and also big. One of the only hostels we stayed in down the East Coast which had an oven! We paid for a private double room (which actually turned out to be a 4 share dorm with a double bed and bunk beds but we did have it to ourselves) room was ok, pretty basic though. You have to pay extra for cutlery and crockery and blankets and there aren't really enough toilets and showers but it was quiet when we were there so not too bad. We did get kept awake until quite late one night as well as the people next door had music playing very loudly.
Close to beach and shops :)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Kildare, Ireland
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Great hostel so chilled out, beach was so close by also your able to drink in the hostel till 11pm. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Facilities are basic but the fun atmosphere makes up for it. Byron town its self is a short walk great location.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

the kitchen was very small, but the room were decent size ( but not enough charging plugs) there is a fire show on wednesday night which I've miss but i heard it was great. 10 minute walk from the main street. i was travelling by myself, so I want hostel with alot of people and action to have fun and i found this histel boring. I had friends a Nomads and it looked AWESOME!!!!! → would recommand another hostel. i would not go back

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

Right on the beach and only a short walk into town for the shops, cafes, clubs etc.

Quiet at night, and small enough to have a friendly atmosphere. The kitchen is large so there is no queuing to cook in the evenings, however a set of crockery/cutlery requires an extra deposit, it isn't freely available in the kitchen.

The bathrooms are small (one toilet, one shower, two sinks) for all the rooms they have to be shared between. As one reviewer said, they have the feel of a campsite, possibly because all the dorms/bathrooms are arranged in a horseshoe so wherever you go you're always outside. The walkways are covered though so you can get to the bathroom or kitchen without getting too wet when it's raining.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Backpackers Inn on the Beach at Byron Bay
Address: 29 Shirley St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
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Ranked #10 of 65 Specialty Lodging in Byron Bay
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Number of rooms: 50
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Relaxed friendly accommodation On the beach in the heart of Byron Bay, one of Australias most spectacular and unspoilt holiday playgrounds. Backpackers Inn is perfectly located in the heart of Byron, just a short stroll to shops, pubs, entertainment and Byron's amazing selection of eating places. We have direct beach access and are the closest backpacker accommodation to the beach in Byron Bay. ... more   less 
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