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Cape Byron YHA Reviews

Cnr Byron & Middleton Sts, Byron Bay, Byron Bay, Australia

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85%

Rating
302 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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89%

I would definitely recommend everybody to stay in Cape Byron. The staff is extremely friendly, helpful and professional at the same time. They are always very happy if you stop by to say hi and ask for information, recommending the best things to do in Byron Bay. The hostel is a very fun environment and you get to know lots of people there. I felt like I was in a friendly community where everybody knows each other. Also, the staff organizes daily activities in order to get guests involved.

  • 19th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Mini bus when I got there staff and room brilliant


86%

Good hostel with free WiFi in communal areas. Mostly young people partying but I'm older


57%

very busy and large block hostel. not much personality at all. rooms did not have air con and only a fan blowing hot air around the ceiling because positioned so high. all rooms slept with their doors open on to the outside walkway because it was the only way to get any air in the rooms. only 1 bathroom on each floor and 3 showers in each bathroom for a whole floor of females. the bathrooms were closed for cleaning at 8am so the queue for the showers was long even before the morning really began


94%

Very nice hostel with very nice staff people. Close to the beach and city centre. Good hostel for a good time in Byron Bay.


83%

Could have done with


86%

Really nice hostel right near the beach and the town. Staff were nice and organise walking tour of the headland which was cool. There isn't any free wifi and it was expensive to buy. There is no air con in the room and the fan did absolute nothing so it was really hot during the night


63%

As long as you go in with a low expectation this place is great. I haven't been in a hostel for a number of years and it was a bit of a shock. The rooms were BOILING, no air con and the fan did nothing. My bed was covered in ants. The hostel was quiet and I did sleep but I only stayed 1 night instead of 3 as it was very clear I'm not cut out for hostels anymore!

  • 5th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Loved the environment of this place, loads of buzz and easy to make friends if you're travelling by yourself. The kitchen facilities regarding the utensils were a little poor plus you have to queue for the sinks in the kitchen for a good while to clean up but otherwise loved my week here.


94%

Had a great stay at this hostel - one night turned into five! Location couldn't be better! The staff were friendly and helpful, going out of their way to accommodate us. One of the cleaners, an older lady, lit up up the place with her friendly smile and positivity. Great atmosphere - easy to meet people, but also easy to get some space. The kitchen cleanliness would be my only complaint, but of no fault of the hostel, just young'ns not cleaning up after themselves. I'm sure a struggle anywhere!


94%

by far the most social and fun hostel I have been to up the east coast! Great staff, great facilities, and the pool is a great place to hang out and meet people! If I return to byron I would stay here again without hesitation.


97%

Perfect stay ,ill be back ;)

  • 5th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Croatia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Great kitchen. Wifi is slow and only in the common area. You can buy fast wifi for 5$/day. Small lockers for everyone in the room, you need a lock. The free guided tour to the lighthouse is 3 hours and is amazing. Many young people in the hostel. They usually hang out late at night and come back drunk. You definitely need ear plugs if you want to go to bed before midnight. There is only one common washroom for everybody... gets dirty really easily.


77%

Nice hostel. Friendly staff and excellent location. Only downside there wasn't many activities or events planned by the hostel- which would have been nice to meet more people.


86%

Very friendly and helpful staff which helped make it a great experience as this was our first time staying in a hostel. The cleanliness was better than I expected in the toilets and showers and also rooms. It is in a prime location and they even came to lick you up free of charge from the coach terminal which was a great blessing. Would definitely recommend.

  • 14th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Nice hostel in the center of Byron with lockers in the room.


97%

Extremely friendly staff. Very good Atmosphere. Maybe the best hostel I have Seen so Far in the East Coast.

  • 18th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

The staff was amazing and so was the free walking tour to the lighthouse! :D


91%

I had a great time at Cape Byron YHA. The staff was so helpful and friendly and the free guided tour was fantastic. It was great to have free bicycles to borrow and it was quiet after 11 pm if you wanted an early night. The location was great, close to the beach and the city. The room and bathroom was basic and the kitchen was ok. I would stay here again.

  • 1st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


71%

The hostel has a big pool and in general very good facilities, but it feels like they don't take care of it! The toilets, showers and kitchen were not clean the rooms were quite small (we stayed in a 5-bed dorm).


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