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Backpackers Holiday Village Reviews

116 Jonson St, Byron Bay, Byron Bay, Australia

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511 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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The atmosphere would have been fine had I been 18 wanted to party, however, I had been traveling and wanted to sleep, so the loud party right outside my room wasn't helpful. The people I was sharing with also left the door wide open most of the time, so my things were not secure.


Holiday village is totally ok. For me, personally, too much party in the common areas from early evening on (but ends at 10:30pm). And wifi could be 24hrs instead of only the reception hours (till 9pm).


Holiday village was a very good place to stay, the staff were super friendly and the atmosphere is awesome!

  • 1st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I had a great week at holiday village - The kitchen was clean, well equipped and big enough for the amount of people using it, same for the bathrooms, enough showers for everyone and cleaned thoroughly twice a day. but it was the staff who made my stay, they were really friendly, willing and able to help and most of all social with the backpackers which some hostels aren't. Holiday village was a 10 minute walk to the beach which some people don't like but it's though the town with good shops.

  • 27th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The internet is for free, but during the night it does not work (I don't know why they turn off it). And there is no lockers inside the bedroom. The staff is really helpfull and the location is perfect.


Don't rely on the shuttle service. We arrived at 7pm at the bus station and had to walk the 2 km to the hostel with heavy backpacks. The hostel itself is fine, we had a twin room (basically an apartment, with one other twin room) clean, comfy beds and good staff. If you arrive in Surfers and don't know where the hostel is- take the Tram to the 'Florida Gardens' stop and you can see the hostel from there


Generally filthy place, especially kitchen. Stoves not really working - you have to use 5-10 mins just to try getting the gasstoves lit. The atmosphere wasn't good either - just a lot of groups or single persons having enough in themselves.. No community as you will experience in a lot of other hostels. It's OK if you just need a place to stay one night, but I wouldn't recommend it for longer stays.


This is a nice hostel with a good atmosphere however I think it suits the younger travellers better since it is a partyhostel for youths. The average age of the people in this hostel are very young. It´s not the cleanest place, but it´s alright. Outside of all the doorms there is a common area where all people gather at night which is very nice but can sometimes be at a bit loud but the staff shuts it down by 10pm, but then you don´t have any common area to be at.


Very poor only thing going for it was the location, the rooms was like prison cells, staff quite argumentative at times.


Nice hostel. No lockers but really friendly vibe and didn't seem like a big deal. everyone gets together at the big table in the middle or the pool before going out. Close to the beach and everything else you need. Awesome friendly Canadian staff are always around with all the answers.


The hostel was good overall, but more for younger people who like partying. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Rooms we're ok, kitchen inside (we stayed in an appartment with two bedrooms) was a bit dirty, as well as the bathroom.


Good for travellers, free wifi and hire of surfboards and bikes is great!!!


Great hostel! Internet works during office hours, clean, lots of showers, big kitchen, good vibe, the owner is extremely nice, 10 minute walk to beach, close to all bars and food!


Awesome hostel. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Great location, short walk down the road from the beach and shops, bars etc. Woolworths right next door. Good evening activities in the courtyard make it really sociable. Deposits for things were a little expensive but hey its a deposit you get it back.


Great place to stay in Byron Bay! Staff super friendly and accomodatig, free board hire, hostel BBQ on Saturdays, super close to groceries...an awesome place! I would definitely recommend it to others!


Could not recommend this hostel more! It's in the perfect location, has a great atmosphere and the staff are so much fun and always organising something.


A very clean, but expensive Hostel with a good atmosphere. Short ways to beach and supermarket.


I stayed in a mixed dorm of 4. There is no where to lock individual things within the room such as wallet/ phone. I had no issues with this but just something to note. The hostel is super social, they hold barbeques two times a week and the set up is great to meet people and have a drink. Room and linen were very clean, and the shared bathrooms were okay in terms of cleanliness. I would recommend staying here especially if you're travelling alone, and it's in a great location!


Great atmosphere. Nice hostel Well located in byron


There is absolutely NO air con. My friend and I stayed in one room in an apartment that was shared with two 18 year old German boys. Despite this fact, we had to sleep in our bikinis because it was just too hot. There was only one tiny fan in the room that was mounted at the top of a wall (that did not hit any of us) for the entire room. The lack of air con really was the biggest issue. Other than that, the staff were friendly and the BBQ on Friday was fun.

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