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Backpackers Inn on the Beach Reviews

29 Shirley Street, Byron Bay, Australia

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84%

Rating
68 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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89%

Wonderful hostel with one of the cleanest kitchens I have ever seen in a hostel! Nice atmosphere, lovely staff and very good location (5 min to Byron Bay centre and right at the beach).


94%

It was a really nice environment, everything was clean and tidy. Little walk from the main town, but it only took 5 - 10 minutes to walk not a big deal. I met the most amazing people, it was a really nice place to stay!

  • 30th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Awesome backpackers right on the beach. Only a 7 minute walk from town. Kitchen is really clean & spacious. Every night people gather at the back tables to drink before going out so it's really easy to make friends. Staff is quite clicky, except for Sam who will make sure you get "obliterated" every night. Rooms are simple and there's only one M and one F bathroom on each corridor but you almost never have to wait. Only downer is you have to pay for wifi. Will definitely stay here again!


91%

That has to be the best location for a hostel in Byron Bay, our room was literally a 100m direct walk to the sea, 90% of which is over sand! Great facilities, clean and friendly atmosphere.

  • 28th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

This hostel was absolutely amazing. People have commented about how it's a bit out of town but it's literally a 10 minute walk and you are in the centre; also a free shuttle bus the hostel provides. The atmosphere here is incredible with a great social area and a 2 minute walk to the beach. It has great social events and the staff are so friendly. The vibe is just awesome...definitely the best hostel is byron. I would absolutely stay here again!


91%

Amazing hostel !!!


97%

Absolutely love this hostel. Firstly location is perfect, directly on the beach and literally a two minute walk to town. The rooms were well spaced, though it was a little cold at night. Facilities were brilliant, free wifi (though whether that would apply in the peak season I don't know) really good kitchen and free bikes. Staff were brilliant, nothin too small, friendly and accommodating. Just great


66%

Very cold at night... Would be better if you provided duvet instead of a blanket

  • 4th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Awesome staff, really chill vibe. I went during Splendour in the Grass weekend so we were expecting a lot less (service wise and a lot less clean) but it was awesome. No complaints, would go back for sure!

  • 25th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

I stayed there for one week and I really liked it. The staff keeps an eye on the guests and like to entertain with live Music and Open air Cinema in the evening.this was really cool. I recommend this hostel!


63%

Average hostel: nothing to complain, but nothing to be enthusiastic for. Nice garden with pool and, toilets and showers could be cleaner.


74%

The location and atmosphere was brilliant. Always something to do like bbq, live music and free entry and taxi to clubs. Bad thing; very noisy at night and not many showers/toilets.... And my beer was stolen out of my labeled bag. Only the milk was left. And because they stole my bag too, the milk was gone the day after.... So if you leave your stuff in lockers in your room it would be worth staying here...


86%

Excellent! As long as you don't mind some untidiness here and there, simply excellent!

  • 26th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Stayed a week here, wish it could have been longer! Loved it, such a great atmosphere! Everyone just spoke to everyone so it was great for meeting people. Was never alone in the whole week. Great vibes, loved it! Would definitely recommend and return!


86%

I had a most epic time here - cool staff, nice facilities, okay location and a good social vibe!!


83%

A great place with a great atmosphere


89%

Really enjoyed our stay here and would definitely return in the future! Very accommodating and awesome location

  • 22nd Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)




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