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Nomads Byron Bay Reviews

Lawson Lane, Byron Bay, Australia

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79%

Rating
1258 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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94%

It's a good hostel. The location is just perfect, it's few minutes by foot to the beach. The staff was nice and helpful. the rooms were clean and in alright quality. There small lockers in the room, but it's enough to keep laptop, camera and passport. The only bad thing is wifi. Both free and paid wifi's are just terrible. We are in 21st century, wifi is not something luxury.


86%

Great hostel will definetly be back!


77%

I was very disappointed on arrival when being told that the person who I was travelling with and I were being separated into different dorms...on different levels. When booking online, it said that out of a 6 bed all girl dorm there were 4 beds remaining. I booked 2 of those beds together on the one booking & assumed we would be placed together.


63%

Byron bay is expensive, even in hostels. Weekend top up - very uncool.


94%

Could do with more sockets in the rooms!!


86%

Fantastic hostel, had a wonderful time


71%

They close lounge, kitchen and garden at 10pm but I wasn't informed. I have to eat my dinner in the street. No free wifi. Tipical commercial hostel. They make you pay for everything. You need a key to get in using lift but the stairs' doors are always open so anyone could get in. Very unsafe.


51%

We booked the King room as it was the only private room available at this hotel. The room was quite expensive for what we got. The bathroom was dirty, carpet stained, smelly room and uncomfortable single mattresses pushed together to make a 'king' bed. Probably fine if you want to stay in a dorm with a bunch of other kids and don't mind the mess.. Unfortunately it wasn't the right choice for us..

  • 10th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


77%

Carpets are dirty and need changing. Good atmosphere and helpful staff.

  • 4th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

Great location, great if you want around the clock party, but not if you're want peace and quiet.

  • 1st Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Male Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for leaving your feedback! We certainly dont want to advertise ourselves as a party hostel as we like to think we cater for all types of backpackers but we certainly attract guests that like to have fun! Thanks for your great feedback and for taking the time out of your day to help us improve!

100%

My only concern was the cleaning staff didn't give you much notice after knocking, and would just walk straight in after a knock, privacy became an issue. Didn't like that at all. Regards

  • 1st Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

A nice clean hostel in a great location, in the middle of town. Not far from the beach, and very new and modern. I found it not the most social and mostly for the 18-24 age group.....

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback and for taking the time to rate us on hostelworld!

77%

A/C in rooms, clean and prime location.

  • 28th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your positive review legend! See you next time :)

83%

This is party hostel no doubt about it! It's great fun and pretty full on just make sure you book early as it fills fast

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for leaving your feedback and for staying with us. We don't like to be labeled as a party hostel as we are so much more and try to cater for every backpacker but we are stoked you enjoyed your time with us and cant wait to accommodate you next time your in our beautiful town!

89%

This was a really good hostel to stay in! Really great location and really friendly, helpful staff! The kitchen was a little small with not all the cookers working very well. Other than that this was a great place to stay and I would recommend it to anyone!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for staying and leaving your feedback you legend! We were unaware of the cook tops not working consistently and have looked into it and simply because of your feedback we now know this is an issue. We hope to have this rectified as soon as possible and are absolutely chuffed you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you next time. Peace and love from your mates in the bay!

80%

Bathroom wasn't cleaned in 4 days and it was pretty dirty. Some of the staff were unhelpful when trying to sort out problems. Other than that enjoyed my stay

Owner Comment (Hide)
HI! Thanks for staying at Nomads Byron Bay and for leaving your feedback with us! We can assure you that all communal bathrooms are cleaned 3 times per day and monitored 24/7. Our en-suited bathrooms are deep cleaned daily by our awesome housekeeping team. Guests staying in private rooms just have to let us know during their stay if they would like the room serviced and they are thoroughly cleaned after each check out. We hope to see you next time and apologies for any inconvenience caused!

66%

Friendly staff and great location. Clean linen provided and beds were comfortable. The corridors were carpeted and smelt really bad particularly down near where my room was (111), I saw a cleaner in the morning walking along spraying the carpet I guess to try and get rid of the smell, probably not the best solution, maybe a different surface would be better? In the room the windows had to be kept open for ventilation and unfortunately it was very loud.

  • 17th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for leaving your feedback with us, we really appreciate the information ! We have plans on re-decorating the hostel in the pipeline and this includes new carpet in the halls and to restrict the noise. In regards to the spray this is simply a deodorizer for carpets prior to vacuuming. We generally get the Carpets steam cleaned monthly and deodorize in between steams. Were stoked you enjoyed other aspects of the hostel and welcome you back anytime! Much love from your mates in Byron Bay!

94%

Had a cracker time... More people needed to dress up for Paddy's day 😜👒

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback, were stoked you enjoyed your stay! We decorated the reception area and played relevant games for St paddys and did our best to set the vibe for the night. Unfortunately most backpackers are on a strict budget and don't have the spare funds to purchase dress up attire for one night. If they did we would do dress ups every night of the week! See you next time legend!

100%

Clean bedrooms withblockers next to the beds. Bathrooms and kitchen spotless Everytime I used them. Big social areas and can drink there good wifi downstairs too. Party place but if you want an early night don't worry everyone gets kicked out at 10pm


71%

Big and modern hostel with air con in the rooms which is great, 10 bed dorms are a bit too hectic if you want to get a good sleep and 4 bed dorms with ensuites are only a bit more so would recommend them, daily activities are good and the outside terrace is chilled. Would recommend for backpackers that like a party and a big hostel atmosphere. Only real con is that some friends had their food stolen from the fridge and the staff didn't care, didn't even check the cam footage for them.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We are stoked you enjoyed some aspects of your stay. We pride ourselves on the atmosphere we create and we are glad you enjoyed it. Its frustrating to hear that our staff didn't investigate this matter further during your time with us. We clean our fridges daily and as we have such a high turn over of guests. If the food is not labeled properly unfortunately it will be dispersed of. However that's no excuse for the lack of initiative from our staff. We apologies immensely for this :(

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