I'd called the night before, looking to book a dorm bed. Nothing but friendliness on the phone came back.
I showed up to check in the next morning, and a smiling Todd got me set up within minutes, and gave me directions to the surf breaks, all within walking distance. He's great on local resources for surfers, and knows where to send you are according to your experience level. I was able to leave my surfboard in my room with no worries.
If you "Like" them on Facebook, you can have free Internet access (via wifi or hostel computers).
The place is crisp, clean, spacious, and well looked after. Nice big pool, too!
Just a good vibe overall, peaceful but not uptight, and it's ideally located -- close to everything, but well out of earshot of the late-night bawdiness. Don't worry about not getting a good night's sleep here.
A real treat after I'd stayed four nights elsewhere, at a place where common courtesy didn't appear to be in the cards as far as keeping noise down went.
Great place. Good people working here (Dana behind the counter is great, too). Go ahead, book your bed, and don't worry any further.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Make sure you stay in the heart of Byron Bay - backpacker's paradise with superb beaches and scenery and lots of nightlife. Cape Byron YHA is a purpose-built hostel in the centre of town, just 100m to the beach. Relaxed atmosphere with common areas surrounding a large heated pool and BBQ area. Free use of bikes and boogie boards. Cafe, dive centre and seperate TV/reading room. ... more less
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