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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group 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 7 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. We have nightly Entertainment with some amazing prizes up for grabs. There is also a Shuttle Bus to and from Byron Bay Terminal. PlayStation Gaming, Foosball, Beach Games, Boogie Board Hire, Travel and Entry into partner nightclubs, Live Soccer Matches. Come and relax and soak up the sun next to the Swimming Pool with Licenced Bar with the Cheapest Drinks in the Bay. Discounts through our in-house Happy Travels Booking Operator, On-site Laundry Facilities.

We are located just seconds from shops, restaurants and the beach, Aquarius is the only hostel in Byron Bay to offer an on-site cafe and bar! Check out our happy hour deals – the best in the Bay!
Arriving late? No problem Reception is open 24hrs

All guests receive special discounts simply for staying here – just ask our awesome crew members for more info! Would you like someone to cook for you? Look no further! Stay with us, and receive a free (Yes, Free!) nightly dinner, and an authentic Aussie BBQ lunch on a Sunday! ALL meals include a meat or vegetarian option.

Check out our website for the full FREE MEAL menu, competitions and more!!

Aquarius Resort has the most spacious dorm rooms in Byron Bay, ALL of which are equipped with en-suite facilities. Time to relax? Why not chill out in a hammock on our sundeck; you deserve it!
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 +
- 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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    18 Nov 2019
    Great atmosphere and all amenities that you could imagine. Pool, bar, billiards, ping pong, etc. Dorms are spacious and clean. Free dinner everynight!
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    03 Nov 2019
    I would highly recommend staying here. The nicest hostel I have stayed at with extremely professional and friendly staff and a resort feel. The staff allowed me to store luggage until I could check in and the day I left after I checked out. Very clean and spacious kitchen, free dinner catering to dietary needs, very cheap drinks. Rooms were clean and spacious with en-suites. They have some sort of entertainment every night but it always quieted down at a decent time so you can still sleep.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    03 Nov 2019
    Great hostel with lovely free dinner! My only issue was the staff had little regard for customers as they walked into the room unannounced while my friend was getting changed, didn’t apologise and preceded to turn their music in and start cleaning. They went straight into the bathroom so she could not change then and didn’t offer and alternative. I think the staff need to be retrained or hire staff that actually care about working there and not just doing it as a means to an end.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    09 Nov 2019
    This hostel is in a great location! 2 minutes from the beach and the Main Street in Byron. The dinners were always tasty and varied each night.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    16 Nov 2019
    Really great atmosphere upon arriving. The reception staff was accommodating and super nice 24/7. The free dinner was a nice perk that you usually don’t see! My only issue was the rooms. The beds were very uncomfortable and even though there’s a quiet policy at 11pm that is rarely followed despite staff’s efforts. Stay for the vibes/people, but you’ll leave because you can’t actually sleep.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    02 Nov 2019
    This hostel is centrally located, there is free dinner every night- the food is not the best but it's edible, and some sort of event at the bar. There's also 2 onsite restaurants which are really good and decently priced. Definitely a party hostel, If you like to just chill at night, theres not really a good place for that. The rooms are really spacious, but the security is not great. the people in our room, who seemed to live there, never locked the door, but it didn't bother me too much.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    31 Oct 2019
    The facility itself is absolutely class, unfortunately it was just massively let down by the fact that virtually all of the staff, except the guy at reception and woman on the activities desk, were absolute d**ckheads - particularly the 2 english guys working behind the bar (one pretty big guy and the other big and V tall). I’m not sure if the 2 lads were informed that working in hospitality meant actually smiling from time to time and not being rude and short with people but evidently not.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    31 Oct 2019
    A hostel that looks more like a hotel when you walk in. Reception staff very friendly and helpful, helped us get our group all in the same room. Rooms were nice although no air con during the day. Bar staff were rude, being unsavoury under their breath on our first day after checking in. Kitchen nice and big although fridge was a mess with bags all over the place, a few cooking areas broken. Overall an ok place to stay despite constantly being interrupted by announcements over the tannoys.
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.6


    06 Nov 2019
    No air con in room, 1 fan above beds for 9 people, it was so hot. However, good activities in evening. The lock on the door in our dorm had been broken for almost a week before we arrived and was only fixed when we raised the issue. Don’t expect much of the free dinners - but then a free dinner is a free dinner. Staff were strict about everything and not overly accommodating. Location 10/10.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 3.4


    08 Nov 2019
    The worst hostel I’ve ever stayed in. Absolutely disgusting place. Bathrooms are cleaned twice a day and somehow still full of dirt and mould. Significant amount of roaches and dead bugs in the rooms. Full of long termers whose stuff is in piles across the rooms. I stayed in 2 rooms with these issues. Staff are rude and unhelpful, especially in the bar. Free dinners are the hostels only redeemable quality. Would not recommend to anyone. I also stayed in Byron’s nomads which was much better.
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • ATM
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table