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116 Jonson St, Byron Bay, Byron Bay, Australia

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541 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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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!


This is a nice hostel in a good location. I was in an apartment at the back so felt very separate from the hostel but I preferred that. Clean and friendly :)


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.


Great atmosphere in the hostel, very sociable and fun. Easy access to getting around Byron; bike rentals, surfboards etc. Friendly and fun staff!

  • 9th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Fantastic hostel, kept pretty clean with nice sized rooms - only improvement would be lockers in the rooms. The staff were awesome, super friendly and very helpful. Lots of free stuff to use - surfboards, bikes, plates etc! Lovely common area, really sociable. Only negative was dripping showers - waste of water! Please fix!


Great hostel with a good vibe. Nice parties and bbq's (that will always end at 22:30, so you could get some sleap if you want). The staff was like a small family from Canada (don't expect that you could join this family thow) but very friendly and ready to help!


I made a mistake with my booking. When I arrived there were no bed available. One of the staff members gave me his bed. Incredibly nice and so helpful! I would definitely go back there!

  • 8th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We were really lucky and were put in one of the apartments when we arrived instead of just the dorms; this meant we shared a kitchen/bathroom/lounge with just a couple of others. The staff were always taking over the pool area drinking


Good place to stay for a few nights. A little far too the beach, but close to shops and restaurants.


Really helpful and fun staff. Great place to meet others and be in short walk to the beach. free hire of bikes and surf boards (with deposit) is useful facility.


The staff were friendly and welcoming. Easily the most stable bunk beds from all the hostels i've stayed in, in the east coast ! The open plan meant it was easy to get to know other backpackers. Kitchen was big, which is always great. Rooms werent the biggest but they were okay. The free bikes, boards and wifi was very convenient. to improve a pool table and a ps3 in tv room would be nice, and also a breakfast, anyways it was one of the best backpacker hostels i've stayed at !


Great fun! Would definitely recommend this hostel. Excellent location. Great rooms. Friendly staff.


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

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