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Backpackers Inn on the Beach at Byron Bay
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Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

Staff cannot handle a crowd checking in. Girl was so rude and obnoxious to us as she was stressed out! Other girl had no patience for helping people.

Bathrooms are lacking some TLC as our the bedrooms!

One sheet for the whole bed. No top sheet or no fitted sheet you decide be cold or sleep on dirty mattress!

Hostel in on the beach great location for surfing a little walk to the town.

Probably wouldn't stay here again!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Didn't mind this hostel but didn't love it.
Great location only 2 minutes from the beach and not bad sized rooms (4 bed dorm).
Didn't actually pay to stay here, I kipped on my friends floor as I left it too late and all the hostels in Byron were full. But from what I experienced the floor was pretty comfy (after a box of goon), the staff are pretty relaxed (didn't even notice me walk through reception with my backpack without checking in) and the outside area is very social.
Overall I thought it was great value for money ;)

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

Literally 1 minute from the sea, but protected from beach which is good. Small pool and volleyball court - nice but unused in the 3 nights I stayed there. Outside centre of Byron bay but only 10 minutes to centre. Good showers, well-equipped kitchen, can rent body/surf boards cheapish. Some good deals BBQ/beer/free drink/club entry for $10. Buses to and from greyhound bus stop. Staff are very nice and friendly but not particularly helpful.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Hecaldo
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

I am don't do back packers often, but my collegue wanted to stay here. Staff and patrons friendly. No rooms with ensuites. People were smoking on verandahs making rooms a bit smelly.

The bolts on many of the showers and toilets were broken.

Close to town, beach and facilities

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Thank TimWilco
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Great time here, was a byo hostel which was really nice !!!!!!! rooms were clean and was right on the beach!!!!!!! Had a few good nights out which was part of the hostel & would definitely go backl!!!!nothing bad to report!!! Just didnt like having to give deposits for cuttlery!!!! good times

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Biglad179
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

I don't do hostels so often, but this one was great! Friendly atmosphere, clean restrooms and kitchen and very close to the beach! Quite noisy during the night but whatever, it's normal in a hostel! And if you wanna go to the city centre, just 5 minutes walking.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Charlotte B
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Really enjoyed my stay at backpackers inn. Generally clean rooms, showers and toilets decent, nice pool and gardens. kitchen could use some new pots pans knives etc but generally ok and plenty provided for all to use. Great access to the beach just out the back and short walk into town.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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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 #8 of 65 Specialty Lodging in Byron Bay
Price Range: $29 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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