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Backpackers Holiday Village Reviews

116 Jonson St, Byron Bay, Byron Bay, Australia

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

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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!


Good hostel in convenient location


No lockers in the room. You can store stuff in their safe but it's a needlessly complex process. Definite party hostel but party gets moved on at 10.30 so it's easy to get a good nights rest too. Free bike and board hire's the major draw card.


Slightly Disappointed!!! Great location and lovely staff and beds were super comfy! however not too pleased about the extra deposits for everything? Where was this listed on your website???? Very inconvenient for a short stay to upfront money for dishes/utensils, as well as linens, (when there were sheets already on the bed? Why not a blanket as well? No heat or aircon in the rooms as well, was freezing the entire night! Would probably stay elsewhere next time!

  • 2nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Fantastic location, great staff, free bikes and surfboards (need a deposit but you get it back). Very noisey at night until 10:30 when they kick everyone out of the common area which is great to continue the party at a bar or go to bed if you want. Cleaning starts at 8am and we could hear everything in our room. Bathrooms were always clean. Free wifi in lobby was great!


Awesome location, staff and place! Loved it here, right across the street from Cheeky Monkeys and free bikes to explore Byron. Rooms clean and safe. Would stay again!


Nice Hostel, good kitchen facilities. Very noisy at night!!


Great hostel! Awesome atmosphere due to the layout and set up of communal area- really strict with noise after 10:30 which meant you got a good nights sleep if you weren't partying. Friendly staff, clean, good sized rooms, free hire of bikes and surf boards! Loved this place!


Friendly, welcoming and helpful staff. Good atmos

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Very clean, nice hostel. Right in the city centre. Very comfortable beds!


Excellent stay. Very friendly staff with good facilities. One of the best hostels in Australia so far.


Nice hostel. Went in winter and rooms were very cold at night. You also had to pay returnable deposits on everything (room key, sheets, cups and plates). Works out fine as you DO get the money back, but it was a lot to have to pay out at once on arrival.


Very friendly and clean. Paid extra for the ensuite which was a bit quieter in the evenings.


It was a nice hostel and the staff were really friendly. They were the best part of the hostel. Really helpful. The only thing is that the toilets are right next to where everyone eats so you generally don't have a lot of privacy if you want to have a shower or use the bathroom as the main bathroom doors are generally left open. Other than that for a few nights it's a really nice place to stay


Dorms are all small and clean and the facilities were really good - free bike surf and body board hire (although surf boards a little small for learners). Quite a walk from the beach but not too bad and it is next to a woolworths. The bathrooms are very clean in fact they seemed closed for cleaning nearly all the time. Only problem was that there's no indoor sitting area eg to eat meals and drink etc. It was too cold to sit outside so wasn't too social.


great atmosphere great staff and overall a good place to stay


Great group of Canadian boys made me really feel at home. Super friendly staff and helped with any questions. Highly recommend for meeting people and good times.

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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