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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Free cancellation until 7 days prior, after no refunds.

Additional Terms and Conditions

-Must be over 18, bring valid photo id
-Must book at least one month in advance
- No groups bookings accepted over Xmas/NY
-Min 10 people
- $250 bond per room

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Aquarius Backpackers Byron Bay

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Aquarius Backpackers is located on Byron Bay’s iconic Lawson Street, and only 100m from the world famous Main Beach!
We have lots of super cool awesome activities includes in your stay here at Aquarius great High-Speed WiFi, Ping-Pong table, PlayStation Gaming, Beach Games, Boogie Board Hire. Come and relax and soak up the sun next to the Swimming Pool. On-site Laundry Facilities.

We are located just seconds from shops, restaurants and the beach.

Aquarius Resort has the most spacious dorm rooms in Byron Bay, ALL of which are equipped with en-suite facilities.
Aquarius Resort Byron Bay has a wide range of accommodation options, including dorm rooms, female-only rooms, backpacker doubles, private rooms and luxury motel spa suites.
We can’t wait to show you some true Aussie hospitality!
Please Note:
- All persons staying at Aquarius must be 18 years +
- We do not accept bookings for schoolies
- Valid Photo ID must be presented at check in
- For group booking of 6 or more people, please contact us via phone or email
- During our Christmas / New Year period (24th December – 6th January), Easter Period and over Splendour in the Grass please note that there is a 3-night minimum stay, with full payment required 6 weeks prior or at time of booking thereafter. No refunds or changes.
- On December 25th and January 1st – no check-ins or check-outs available on these dates. View House Rules


If you're not having a splash in our outdoor swimming pool, there's plenty at Aquarius Backpackers Byron Bay to keep you entertained – at no extra cost! We've got everything from free nightly dinners to boogie board rentals. If it's a Sunday, swing by our free barbecue, then ride out your food coma in a hammock out on the sun deck. There's also free entertainment (hello, jelly wrestling!), and we'll hook you up with discounts, plus nightclub passes to keep the party going off-site – yep, also complimentary. We think you've got it – there are a lot of freebies! We're a generous bunch!


We're on Byron Bay’s famous Lawson Street, less than a 5-minute stroll from the main beach. Cumbebin Swamp Nature Reserve is a 20-minute walk away. If you're getting in by bus at Byron Bay Terminal, we'll pick you up in our free shuttle. There's also a public bus that takes about two hours from Byron Bay Gateway Airport to the Jonson St at Carlyle St stop, a 7-minute walk from the hostel.

Rooms and Dorms

We've got big mixed and female-only dorms with en-suites. There are private rooms too, from simple budget options to luxe motel-style spa suites! You'll have bedding included, plus a locker for your valuables and big bags if you're headed out for a blissful sunbathing session on the beach in the day. If you're low on cash, we have a convenient ATM on site.

Extras and activities

Grab some good-old Aussie grub at our grill restaurant or stylish café, or make your own meals in the kitchen. When there's a live soccer/footy match due on, head inside – we'll be showing it on one of our cable TVs. You'll stay busy in the daytime with free foosball, PlayStation and ping-pong – although you might find it hard to tear yourself away from happy hour at our two on-site bars! There's also luggage storage, laundry for washing your sandy bathers and free Wi-Fi.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Sep 2020
    Perfect location!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Sep 2020
    One of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in - super friendly staff, great location and excellent ammenities. Will be making this my Byron choice from now on.
    Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.4


    17 Oct 2020
    Great hostel. I only had to stay one night in Byron, but it was great. Will be back again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    22 Sep 2020
    Staff is amazing ❤️
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    10 Nov 2020
    Pros- Perfect location Cafe attached has good food+coffee There’s a car park (if you can get a spot that is, if not other street options available) Great shower pressure Charging plug at each bed Bars happy hour is good Balcony Cons- Not sure who’s stuff it was, but all the lockers in the room were overflowing with someones things so couldn’t use a single one Balcony’s were available for smoking, and the smoke would come straight into the room Staff could have been more ... personable
    Australia, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    05 Nov 2020
    Good place to lay your head for the night or to party and meet people. I stayed a night in the private room but fyi to others its accessible only via another dorm.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    04 Sep 2020
    No major issues at the hostel, however was disappointed to discover the free dinner that is not actually provided. Was told that due to coronavirus the rate was reduced, and the free meal was removed as well. This could easily be changed on the listing, as there are other properties in Byron that advertise food as part of the package for a similar price which we would have chosen had we known at the time of booking.
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    19 Nov 2020
    Good location, walking distance to the beach and restaurants. Bar staff were very friendly. Rooms were dirty with no doors on the lockers. We had long term guests throw a party in our room despite half the guests trying to sleep.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    07 Nov 2020
    I stayed for one night which happened to be a Saturday. The hostel was populated almost entirely populated by noisy, drunk people and I didn't get a very good rest. I will likely not stay here again.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    06 Nov 2020
    Location is perfect, however that is about all this place has going for it. We were greeted by unwelcoming reception, they seemed uninterested and thinking about other things. We received no information about the accomodation (i.e. where the room/kitchen etc was located), no wrist bands, no opening times of bar - not that it matters as the bar staff are so so so very slow (10 minutes to get a drink). The kitchen and rooms were not clean. I would not return to this hostel.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi