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Backpackers Inn on the Beach at Byron Bay
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Best location in Byron”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

Good hostel here, big communal areas and facilities. Pool, hammocks, volleyball surf and bodyboards.
Location is perfect 1 minute up a sand path to the Beach.

Unfortunately, I encountered several rude and patronising staff. The guy on the travel desk is a typical surfer who smokes a lot of weed every night so not the best guy for booking trips. Also we booked 4 bed dorm but it was a 5 bed because one of the bunks was a double underneath. Pretty cheaky they are charging 2 seperate fees for sharing this bed.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

This hostel is absolutely amazing. The staff are outstanding and are always there to help you out. The rooms are huge, the hostel is kept very clean and it's right on the beach!! They offer free bikes and paddle boards. Most chilled out hostel ever. I stayed for 9 nights and should never have left. What an amazing time! Thank you BPI!!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Very very nice staff . Lovely garden area, clean bathroom. Rooms super clean. It was nice they rented you the bodyboards for free, it was good just spending an hour here and there at the beach rather than renting it all day.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank mary g
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

I stayed here for a good 3-4 months when I first got to Byron. I've been round many of the other hostels but this one will always have a soft spot in my heart! The main staff are truly amazing they honestly care about your stay and do anything they can to help you out, whatever the weather! It's my favourite lay out of all the hostels, it's the perfect mix of quiet and party. Also been by the sea it attracts a great crowd of surfers and sunbakers (less annoying travellers)
Overall just a perfect place to be :)

  • Stayed August 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

Lovely staff and friendly guests. The kitchen and toilets were as clean as can be expected for a cheap beachside hostel. The rooms are all very clean. The use of the pool and the fact that the beach is so close is ideal for summer. Also the free hire of bikes and bodyboards is very useful for those on a small budget! A great hostel to stay in at Byron bay. Stay here!!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Best place and hostel ever. The hostel is right on the beach, they have games night and will get bars to pick you up at the hostel and take you out. They have a great pool, but small reception desk. However the staff are excellent and will do anything for you. I just came from the Gold Coast and Byron is 10000 x better.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 28, 2013

What I liked: the hostel is relatively clean, it’s right on the beach & a 3 minute walk to town, has a nice beach volleyball/common area, bathrooms were professionally cleaned daily. What wasn’t great: staff wasn’t particularly helpful or friendly, no wifi, somewhat impersonal vibe. The demographic of the guests was young – mostly 19-23 but noise wasn’t an issue for the most part.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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 #11 of 65 Specialty Lodging in Byron Bay
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Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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