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Byron Bay YHA Reviews

7 Carlyle Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Byron Bay, Australia

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245 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Great location chilled out hostel. Facilities are great and staff are helpful. If you are after a relaxing place where most ppl keep to themselves this is the place for you. If you are after a party, event staff, organised club or pub nights then I would recommend you stay elsewhere.

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


Rooms were small and not air conditioned. Kitchen was poorly equipped but okay. Toilets were dirty all the time even after the cleaner was in there. He wasn't really in the mood for cleaning I guess. It is an "okay" hostel but next time I would look for something else if available.


Nice hostel with good vibes

  • 15th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Standard hostel about 15min walk from the beach, guests quite noisey at night, no aircon in the room, kitchen very clean in the morning, no free wifi, and no free breakfast. The reception staff were really friendly and knowledgable 😊


Good hostel


Great place, and very well managed and organized. Good atmosphere.


Nice place to hang your hat. Carpets in the room were a bit old and so was the bedding. The bathrooms were very clean. Nice layout, more like a motel than a hostel. Had a pool and some nice lounge areas. Walking distance to everything. Overpriced internet like all YHAs.


Facilities were excellent - although due to the rain - I was unable to get from the room to the kitchen, etc without getting wet. Minor point though. Staff were extremely helpful, friendly and polite. Very impressed over all.


I stayed in a 5 bed mixed dorm which was clean, though quite cramped to put all your stuff down. However the lockers easily fit in my whole rucksack. Good location, close to the beach and path to Cape Byron. Toilet facilities very well kept, modern and clean. It was quite empty while I was there but there are common areas to meet people. Overall a good hostel I'd stay again!


Hostel OK. However, there was sand on the floor of the dorm. Main Bathroom door left ajar & unlocked so possible non-guests(?) were in men's bathroom in morning for their teeth cleaning. Some party noise late at night but stopped at 1am but it was Saturday night. mind you.

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