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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!
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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

Overview

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!

Location

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 8.4

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 8.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Aug 2020
    Awesome place with affordable accommodation. Was a little confused with private room with shared bathroom being inside a main dorm, but didn’t bug me - just something to note for future travelers wanting a private room. Super clean and well positioned ! The attaching cafe is DELICIOUS ! Highly recommend grabbing food there!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Jun 2020
    Stayed here for 3 nights in an 8 bed dorm but due to Covid and dorms operating at 50% capacity it was a 4 bed dorm, very spacious with heaps of room and large lockers. En-suite bathroom was cleaned twice a day and the private little patio area out the back of the room was awesome to chill. The kitchen was dirty more often than not but not the end of the world. We only ate at the cafe next door but the food was amazing and really good value. Would stay again!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Jun 2020
    Totally recommended!!!!!!! Super clean, comfortable , and really friendly and helpful staff :) Definitely I'll come back in my next trip to Byron!!!
    Argentina, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Mar 2020
    The hostel was amazing! It was my first time staying in a hostel and have nothing but positive comments for my experience here. Came down just for the weekend but definitely planning on heading back. The staff were super friendly and went out of their way to help us get to where we needed to be. The free dinner on an evening was an additional bonus! Perfect atmosphere for people travelling in groups or alone as everyone was super friendly! Would 100% recommend
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Mar 2020
    Best hostel we’ve stayed in. Free food in the evenings great location and so many facilities. Good atmosphere and loads of space.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    18 Mar 2020
    BEST HOSTEL I’VE BEEN AT! Spacious dorm room with en-suite bathroom. Staff is great and helpful. The free dinner is so tasty and if they have leftover you can usually get a second plate. The pol is however small and not super clean but it doesn’t matter cuz it’s so close to the beach anyways.
    Sweden, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    03 Jul 2020
    Pros: location, staff really friendly, en-suite bathrooms, really social common area, constant cleaning during COVID times Cons: I stayed here in July (middle winter) and was soooo hot in my room! Can’t imagine what the rooms are like in the summer. Also there was no blanket on my bed (staff really helpful in giving me one)
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    12 Mar 2020
    Really nice atmosphere, good deals at the bar and really social in the evenings. Dinner was surprisingly really nice and there is an activity on after dinner like killer pool or karaoke. Enjoyed our stay here especially because of the atmosphere and location.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 5.4

    Rating

    18 Jun 2020
    Staff are unfriendly and no atmosphere at all. Bar and swimming pool are currently closed still. Paid $10 ‘deposit’ to the manager on towel that I did not get back after returning the towel.
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


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