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Aquarius Backpackers Byron Bay Reviews

16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, Australia

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84%

Rating
407 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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94%

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


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!!


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)


71%

The location is the best in Byron. Little bit of a party place but everyone is respectful. Good bar and excellent staff


60%

Positive side is the location, rooms and free dinner. Short walk to everything and the rooms are airy, although the bathrooms are in need of an upgrade. Downside is the staff, management attitude and how people are distributed in the rooms. The staff (especially kitchen) is extremely rude, the all female jelly wrestling signals an attitude towards women that doesn't belong in this century and staying in rooms where people have been living for 3+ months isn't just hard socially, but also dirty.


86%

Very good hostel but needs shower updates and removal of the lizards


89%

Loved my stay and extended my time here. Only couple of things is bathroom gets very dirty with no bath mats and rooms are almost always kept open with people walking thro ifh so definitely buy yourself a lock for your valuables!! Good free meals in the evening


94%

Really good hostel. Very central and a really cool bar that also has a lot of locals coming in. Really good idea with the free dinner cause it gets everyone together and makes it easier for people to socialize. Also a really good travel desk with really sweet helpful people. Amazing prices at the bar each night. I was even so lucky to win a 3 day open water scuba diving course! Definitely worth the money. The only thing that was a bit annoying was that you had to pay a deposit to get cutlery etc

  • 28th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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