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Byron Bay YHA
Reviewed April 25, 2014

Pros. Nice staff, convenient location, pool

Cons. Endless noise. Came here to relax, it's just teens going nuts. 24/7. There is absolutely no peace and quiet whatsoever. Screaming, door slamming, breaking glass. Driving me nuts, Fans ineffective, Massively overpriced, No free wifi, Room not clean, Bed terrible
Smelly drains, breakfast stale and overpriced. Everything is just a massive money making exercise here. cash has become king in Byron, very different to 10 years ago.
Is YHA losing it's way it would certainly appear so? This is nothing like my previous experience or maybe I'm just getting older
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Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Paul19781
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

We stopped in Byron Bay for one night. The hostel is located very well, just 300 meters from the city centre. The hostel is quite good for couples and solo travellers as well. The guy at the reception was really friendly and helpulf.
If I come back in Byron, I will definitely spend my nights there!!!!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

I stayed here for two nights. It's in a very convenient location in Byron Bay, a short walk from the main street and the Greyhound bus stop. It's only a few mins walk to the beach too. Rooms and bathrooms/showers were clean. Really nice relaxed outdoor common areas upstairs. Good place to stay in Byron Bay!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Stayed in Byron Bay YHA for a week - good social areas to meet people and the pool is great. reception staff especially Miranda and Jonas were so helpful and lovely! Close to town, supermarket and beach, nothing to fault!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Melinda S
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

The vibe at this YHA is fantastic, everyone seemed very relaxed and the result was a hostel one could happily chill out in.
The pool was great and the layout of the hostel was such that all the doors faced inwards creating an open and friendly atmosphere (no anonymous corridors here!)
The movie room was comfortable and large with surround sound, in case you want a night in after too many out!
Staff were friendly and efficient and allowed us to check-in at any time, even when rooms weren't ready. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Billy P
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Great clean and friendly place to stay. Bit of a walk to the beach, but close to both supermarket and bus stop. Quiet location and with a nice pool and undercover outdoor seating area. Showers and toilets were also very clean, and the card system to get into all areas is a great idea. No aircons in room, but the fans worked well when I stayed there, so no need for zircons at night. Events at the hostel included a BBQ - get in early, it sells out ! Kitchen is clean and well stoked with everything you would need.

One of the best hostels I have stayed in and on a par with YHA Brisbane (if you are traveling South and want to know what to expect)

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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1  Thank Ed B
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Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for three nights in a 4 bed all female dorm then switched to a 5 bed dorm. Rooms are clean but DO NOT have air conditioning, they only have a ceiling fan. There was however plenty of places for chilling out and having some space if required. Pool is always handy however the beach is only about a 10 min walk

Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Byron Bay YHA

Address: 7 Carlyle St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 65 Specialty Lodging in Byron Bay
Price Range: $50 - $176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Byron Bay YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Byron Bay YHA backpackers hostel is in the centre of town, only 400m to the beach. The large comfy common areas and kitchen overlook a heated pool and BBQ. The hostel has both multi-share backpacker rooms, and twin/double rooms with fans. Large decks to relax on. Free Wi-Fi hotspot (Premium Wi-Fi Plus also available), TV room, locker room, surfboards, free tea/coffee. Hostel bikes and bodyboards available. YHA member discounts on backpacker tours and activities at hostel tour desk. ... more   less 
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