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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 (semi private), 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 8.2

  • Security 7.9

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Feb 2021
    Amazing place to stay. So close to the beach. Located in the heart of the town.
    China, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    04 Feb 2021
    I love Bailey! I hope he decides to get in the pool eventually :)
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    07 Jan 2021
    Great value, excellent location!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    03 Dec 2020
    It was great thankyou
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    02 Mar 2021
    Had a lovely stay guys!! for hostel accommodation it was well up there for only criticism is I didn't realise I had to bring a bath towel so lucky I had the beach towel or I would have been drip drying...
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    28 Jan 2021
    It’s a nice hostel in overall, but the beds are really bad! The mattresses are really old, and you can feel the springs all over your body. Despite that, it’s good value and nice location! Maybe I would stay again to check if it was bad luck or all the beds are bad. Anyway, 8.3 !
    Argentina, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    24 Nov 2020
    Probably one of my favorite hostels, but not for what you expect it to be. This is a very social hostel, every room has people drinking and music playing, people are in each others rooms all the time and this is what makes the hostel so enjoyable. Even people who normally like to keep to themselves have said how much they have enjoyed it here. This is 100% a party hostel so if you are looking for a quiet place this is not for you. Recommended for people who want to socialize.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    04 Jan 2021
    Good stay, receptionist was a bit rude and room could be a bit cleaner (wore my thongs in the shower) Thought it was going to be more of a party atmosphere but there but no bean bags to sit on and some people are very rude .. overall was alright and would probably come back
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.0


    10 Feb 2021
    Found a bed bug in my bed. Dorm did not have any curtains over the frosted windows, and an extremely bright light shone all night through onto my face. Had to wear a hat while sleeping. Room was hot, dirty with dishes and alcohol everywhere, no locks on lockers, grimy bathroom. Aircon and fan were pretty good. Noise at night was very loud as people partied outside despite the curfew. Good location. Wouldn’t stay again.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0


    24 Dec 2020
    DO NOT STAY HERE In the over 100 hostels I’ve stayed at, this is by far the worst. Filthy, rude and patronising staff, severely mismanaged and misleading advertising. Booked a twin room - was given a room inside of a dorm room. 3 groups of us booked. One group managed to find alternative accommodation and left immediately, we complained was told that there was nothing they could do about our rooms. No management on site. Our other friends, a couple ended up having to share with 8 boys.
    England, Mixed Group, 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