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Cape Byron Lodge Reviews

78 Bangalow Rd, Nsw, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

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200 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 68%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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This hostel is far away from the beach and center if you compare to the rest of the hostels. Its not a bad hostl and I didn't mind the walk. They do have a shuttle bus though but do sent work early morning or late evening.


Thought this was a very nice hostel, 10minute walk to town but had buses regularly. Rooms were a nice size had a fridge too which was good. Kitchen was big & very clean. Pool & garden area was lovely. We would stay here again.


This hostel is ok. The atmosphere is nice, you can meet lots of new people and make new friends. But the showers need to be replaced, the kitchen is ggod equipped but too small for several people cooking at the same time. Even if the Wifi is for free it doesn´t work properly. Unfortunately we couldn´t sleep very well because you could hear everyone passing by or talking in front of the rooms and the walls are very thin. The free shuttle service runs regularly which is very good.


I really liked this hostel. The room was nice with a balcony to the garden and pretty quiet after 10, what I found good. The whole hostel had a beautiful old fashioned charm with a lot of green. Palm trees and so on. The pool is a nice extra. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Even if the hostel is a bit further away from the city, there is a shuttle bus going to town right outside the house. The bath rooms could have been cleaner. But all in all I would definitely recommend this hostel.


A few minute walk out of Byron itself but not at really that far (a free shuttle bus goes often enough that you don't need walk). The whole place just needs a bit of a refurb. Plenty of free stuff to use e.g. Body boards, bikes etc. it was refreshing for somewhere to have free wifi! Although a bit slow, but someone said they were trying to sort it out! Much more a long termer/ workering hostel than for short stayers


Really liked this hostel, it had a nice pool and seating area, the kitchen was just the right size. The lounge was by far big enough with plenty of space to sit inside and outside. although the hostel was quite far away from Byron's centre, about a 25 minute walk there was a shuttle bus for free that left the hostel and the town centre every hour. Nice place to stay overall :)


Good: The atmosphere, free wifi, big kitchen, pool, free "bus" to the city Bad: A bit far away from the city


Nice dorms and good atmosphere, little bit outside town but hostel offers free frequent shuttle bus, really enjoyed stay!


I've been traveling for over two years. I have stayed in many hostels around the world. From the first step I took into the lodge I was overwhelmed with the friendliness, happiness and positive attitudes of all staff. I was accommodated to my every individual need. The free shuttle bus was easy accessible. Located in perfect surroundings and only a stone throw away from the breath taking tallows beach. Highly recommended its definitely not my last visit, I stayed an extra week

  • 13th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


About a 15 minute walk to town, but there is a shuttle bus from hostel to town and back again frequently. Fridge in rooms is good but no security lockers and s lack of plug sockets. Showers and kitchen very clean. Friendly staff and guests. Good hostel, overall I really enjoyed my two week stay here over Christmas.


A bit far from town but only a 5 min walk to a gorgeous beach. Very friendly staff and a sociable atmosphere.


The hostel was great. It was a little out of town. That was fine though because it was still close enough to go out at night but far enough away if you wanted/needed to sleep. The people staying there were awesome. They also have a shuttle bus into town which was great especially for pick ups/drop offs at the bus stop. All around great stay :)

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