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Backpackers Holiday Village Reviews

116 Jonson St, Byron Bay, Byron Bay, Australia

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84%

Rating
456 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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100%

Its was great, friendly staff and the bbq was really good, ill be staying there again


54%

Nice hostel but they actually have a huge problem of BED BUGS... So better not to stay here now.


89%

Met a lot of really great people here. The staff was super friendly. The bathrooms were decent, not too bad. My only issues were a few of the showers would run out of hot water. Also quiet time is at 10:30, which they were stict about for about half an hour, then it would get loud again. Had trouble sleeping a few nights. But overall it was pretty good.


40%

Wifi only in reception area from 7am-9pm, very slow. No chill out area, D&B music playing all day. Good for party people, that's about it.


86%

Had a great stay here! The atmosphere was fun and I felt like I was back at university with all the drinking games. Decent location - opposite Cheeky Monkeys and near Woolworths and about a 10 min walk to the beach. About 90% of the staff here are Canadian. Most are really friendly. Wifi only available in reception during business hours which can be a real pain, but at least its free! Be careful when walking around that you don't step on Larry or Django the lizards - they blend in :)


91%

Top hostel!! Atmosphere was spot on


89%

I had a great time at the hostel. Rooms are clean and so are the toilets and showers. There is a nice place to sit outside, And it's cool you can use a bike or a surf board for free And it's close to cheeky Monkeys where you can have some very good and cheap food. . One remark, kitchen is nice but it's difficult to get the fire on on the cooking thing.


94%

It was the first stop for me on the east coast. Very friendly welcome, really enjoyed staying here. Staff are fab!


100%

Absolutly amazin place!!! Totally made our stay in byron bay!! Great people, great staff, everyone just gets along. Nice pool area and kitchen/toilets/shower always clean! Perfect backpackers!!!


69%

Definitely a place to stay if you like to party! Good location right opposite the notorious cheeky monkeys, free bikes to rent were good too.


94%

My friend and I came to stay for the long weekend and had a really good time :). We really liked the way the hostel was set out, we got a little apartment with two rooms of four and then a living room/kitchen/bathroom. The atmosphere was great and it was right near a lot of good bars/pubs/food etc.


66%

Facilities OK, Staff helpful when they're not doing beer bongs, but most guests are loud, rude, drunk: not the place for you if you like an early sleep/start (perhaps to go surf), only good for party people.


89%

Great hostel in a perfect walking distance location to everything in town. Free bike and surfboard hire. Cool outdoor meeting/drinking area near the pool, really liked the set up of it all and the friendliness of everyone. The party gets moved on after 10:30pm so if you want a good nights sleep you can still get one. Definitely recommend!

  • 1st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

This for.me was one of the most friendly staff.places made me feel like I was in holiday

  • 26th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


91%

The staff were really friendly and helpful. The free bike/board hire is awesome and I the beer bongs were hilarious! All in all very happy with the hostel and the atmosphere.


80%

Good play to stay. Good that they have bikes but should give them little mainteinance.


83%

Had a great time; definitely had a party atmosphere


74%

Great facilities, great atmosphere. Staff were a bit slack, especially as they were always there getting drunk on their days off. But a well run hostel by management


86%

Nice place to stay. Clean, comfy beds, good bathroom and kitchen facilities and the set up makes it easy to meet and talk to other travellers. Fast free internet, but only in the reception area and not 24 hours - this was not a problem for me however


100%

Holiday village is definitely one of the best hostels I've stayed at in Australia. Staff are friendly, fun and helpful. Bathrooms are impeccably clean. The outside common area is great for meeting others, and you can bring your own drinks. Highly recommend this hostel!


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