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Backpackers Holiday Village Reviews

116 Jonson St, Byron Bay, Byron Bay, Australia

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476 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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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!!!


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.


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.


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.


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)


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)


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.


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


Had a great time; definitely had a party atmosphere


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


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


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!

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