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Backpackers Holiday Village Reviews

116 Jonson St, Byron Bay, Byron Bay, Australia

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84%

Rating
556 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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80%

Love the free bike rentals (keep in mind free so they're not amazing but they're free!) and cool outdoor communal space. Seems like it's a converted motel which really seems to work out. Quick walk into the main part of town. Really nothing terribly special but would recommend.


69%

this hostel was OKAY. it was nice they they had something going on every night including the Saturday BBQ which was fantastic (also do vegetarian options). annoying with the deposits but it makes complete sense. absolutely hated the wifi, not only is it only in the lobby but they shut it off once the reception closes. definitely a loud party hostel so if you're not interested in that, is stay elsewhere! good location!


86%

There was a great sense of community with all the staff and guests at the hostel, with organized activities and lots of sports available to play around the yard. Everyone was super friendly for the most part and helpful and my travelling partner and I had a really good time. The rooms were also very clean and comfortable as well as the showers. Although there was no ensuite bathroom, the showers there are actually some of the best I've used. Would definitely stay there again.


71%

Lockers would've been nice.


80%

The rooms are spotless and comfortable - the beds were pretty solid and we had a good night. The staff weren't especially friendly but helpful. Location was great, it is on the main street and walking distance to the beach/shops.


100%

Absolutely loved it here and kept extending, ended up staying 16 days instead of a couple. The kitchen is big and fully equipped, (bath)rooms are clean and the staff is absolutely amazing! They have something going on every night, but you can also relax in the TV room. People mark them down for asking for a deposit for cups and plates etc, but the kitchen stays very this way and you get your money back anyways!


100%

Lovely atmosphere is important when you travel alone and this hostel has it all fun atmosphere good staff and fab location.

  • 1st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

THx for a great one-night stay. Great atmo, nice staff. Kitchen was well equipped and tidy. Bathrooms and shower facilities clean, felt quite calm although on Johnson St. Opposite of Byron#s famous cheeky monkeys. Board surf possible, just ask for wax (unfortunately no real beginner boards).

  • 25th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

We stayed in a private room and it was fantastic! Would definitely recommend if you don't mind a bit of noise outside your window at night.

  • 17th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

Liked this spot; were only around for one night but it was good.


91%

A little bit expensive for a dorm, but a whole lot of services are included and it is located right at the center of the town


77%

In my opinion, this is a pretty smartly run hostel. In my experiece, it was very social but if you wanted to get some sleep you could also do that as well.


63%

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.


77%

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).


97%

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)


91%

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)


91%

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.


77%

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


51%

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.


74%

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.


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