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Aquarius Backpackers Byron Bay Reviews

16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, Australia

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83%

Rating
415 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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89%

I had such an amazing time at Aquarius!!!

  • 5th Feb 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

The staff have something planned every night! They give away amazing trips and tours all night as well as bar tabs. We where there on trivia night and had a blast. The rooms are cleaned daily. Sand gets everywhere when the beach is 2 blocks away. Every room has a balcony or a backyard space. Great hostel.


89%

The nicest hostel I have stayed in during my 2 months travelling. Great kitchen! Very sociable hostel but not in too much of a party way. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the dorms were kept clean and tidy. Only downside for me was the lack of security. Doors to rooms were often left unlocked but the main safety concern was the back doors to the rooms which were left open at night and accessible from the street. If you have good roommates - not a problem but mine left it open.

  • 3rd Feb 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Really nice hostel! I would like to stay longer but don't have the time for.


51%

Firstly good points, the food it was great whether it was the free dinner or food you paid for in the day both were excellent and the location is good. However I don't understand why they bother giving you room keys or the wristbands to wear since the whole place can be accessed by any1 24/7.The rooms were dirty and full of insects with broken lockers. If you want to party and literally not care about anything, hygiene, sleep, your stuff, it's for you, i wouldn't recommend it to a dog!


97%

Loved this hostel! Will definitely be back. The atmosphere was great as there is always music playing in the common area. They have a happy hour every night, free dinner, free drink the first night you arrive, and events every night. Makes it easy to meet people as there is so much to do and brings travellers together. Def recommend!!


89%

Staff are very friendly and you get free dinner! It's quite a party hostel and not very 'homely', so you probably wouldn't want be there for more than a few nights, but I suppose it all depends on what you're after. One annoying thing is that because they have a licensed bar, you're not allowed to bring your own alcohol in the rooms or anywhere except the kitchen. Although my stay was pleasant, I probably wouldn't stay here again. I would choose the YHA.


86%

Didn't appreciate having to wear a tag for the duration of my stay, just because the hostel could not get on top of their security. Other than that it was a great stay, clean, friendly, spacious and a good atmosphere Would recommend Aquarius!

  • 24th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Best place! Bathrooms could've been cleaner but everything else was top notch! Free dinner was great and jelly wrestling was something else.

  • 23rd Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

The night security were great however the screen doors of each room were wide open all day. However, lockers are available for valuables and I had no problems; in fact my room mates were brilliant and we were all helping each other out. The activities in the bar each night were fantastic, the bar was the cheapest I found in Byron and there was a fantastic atmosphere. Surprisingly even though there was a bar you were permitted to drink in the common area. I had a fantastic time here. Recommeded.


69%

Located at the top end of town close to the beach, good sociable hostel


83%

Brilliant location right by town and the beach. Security guard at night so only hostel residents aloud in. Only staff issue was the cleaner who decided to shout at everyone whilst doing her job furious that a table in the room had been moved a few meters and kicked some of the residents belongings. Other than that awesome hostel.


94%

Absolutely, hands down my favourite hostel. The staff were so sweet, the rooms were good, bathrooms fine, but the atmosphere, the social events and the free dinner were all ace. Such, such a good place to stay. Would recommend to anyone.


94%

Best hostel stayed in so far location next got the beach then free food at night the cafe next door did great food awkth 10% discount if you stayed in Aquarius there was a lot of woman there when I was there that could of just been good timing overall best hostel stayed in .


91%

Amazing hostel. Great location, with clean rooms and a really good atmosphere. Met a lot of cool people and would recommend the hostel to anyone whether you're interested in having a chilled time or want to party.

  • 13th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


51%

Security very bad at hostel. Make sure you have lock to lock possessions away. Lots of long term people staying. So very messy unclean rooms. Very poor for money. Had 2 free dinners. Which were fine. First night very nice. Staff not very friendly. Lots of rules if people from other hostels come. Very trashy entertainment.


89%

Love this place! Really good location, lovely pool & bar & great atmosphere. Only negative is that the bathrooms got dirty quickly.


74%

It would be nice if there was a relative broad rule on when an acceptable quiet time for those who want to sleep could be introduced!! Some dormitories should be for guys only and some for girls only. I was a little phased with the fact that the two girls in our dorm had no inhibition's regarding nudity "Europeans" Swedish, and was rather embarrassing for the youngster in our group not to mention myself. Do not want to be subject to that type of behaviour.

  • 11th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

Great party hostel! Different activities every night, then free shuttle to a nightclub. Very close to all the good bars/shops/cafes. Special shout out to the drag queen called Christina Aguilera who was entertaining us over free dinner and ridiculously cheap drinks :D


66%

Aquarius is a great hostel if you are looking for a place with a party atmosphere. It's really nice that they include dinners with your accommodation, and as a result ends up saving a lot of money since you don't need to buy nearly as much food. The rooms are quite large which was really nice, and they had a back porch and an onsuite bathroom.

  • 30th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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