Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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

- $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."

Additional Info:

For groups that occupy a full dorm, there is a $250 security deposit to paid on arrival that will be refunded in full once the room is checked for damages and/or excess cleaning.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Aquarius Backpackers Byron Bay

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
Read all reviews

Property Description

Aquarius Backpackers is located on Byron Bays iconic Lawson Street, and only 100m from the world famous Main Beach, shops and restaurants.
Come relax and soak up the sun next to the Swimming Pool or have fun with FREE High-Speed WiFi, Ping-Pong table, PlayStation Gaming, Beach Games and Boogie Board Hire.

Aquarius Resort has the most spacious dorm rooms in Byron Bay, ALL of which are equipped with en-suite facilities.
Aquarius 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 +
- Valid Photo ID must be presented at check in
- For group booking of 8 or more people, please contact us via phone or email
- During our Christmas / New Year period (24th December to the 6th January), Blues Festival and over Splendour in the Grass festival, 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 there are no check-ins or check-outs available on these dates.
- Our Bar is temporerily closed until September. View House Rules

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.7

  • Security 7.6

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 7.5

  • Atmosphere 6.6

  • Cleanliness 6.7

  • Facilities 6.7

Latest Reviews

  • 9.1


    01 May 2022
    Really good rooms, bar area and location. Everyone is super friendly and the locations great. Little bit quiet at the moment with the bar, free dinner and entertainment all closed which was a shame but great stay otherwise
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    24 Feb 2022
    Atmosphere was bouncing, cheap bar during happy hour. Unfortunately there was a couple of rude staff members behind the reception. Would definitely stay again.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    27 Mar 2022
    We stayed here for just over a month and had such a fab time. All the staff are so lovely and accommodating and it’s a really good hostel to meet loads of people. It has a pool table, ping pong, swimming pool, big kitchen fully equipped and a massive social area. The only thing I think is worth noting (not a complaint) is that unfortunately the bar had to be closed just after a week of us being there so we weren’t able to fully make the most of that however they let you drink your own alcohol in the common
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    27 Apr 2022
    Security was low with people easily gaining access to the rooms if they wanted. We were most disappointed with how empty everything was here. Very little staff, a closed bar for most of the week and no free food (as advertised) when we stayed on the Thursday and Friday. The atmosphere was very poor and was rare to see more than 10 people at once. Rooms were clean and very spacious also with a balcony. Kitchen was also poor, with very little cleaning equipment, sinks overflowed with dishes.
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 6.0


    15 May 2022
    Pool, social activities, bar and free dinner all closed at the moment which means it isn’t the most social hostel. Location is great near really close to beach, aldi and in the town. Wasn’t very clean bathroom hadnt been cleaned and no toilet roll etc when we arrived and the kitchen wasnt clean either with mouldy food left in fridge and shelves. Also had to ask for cups?! Nice place to stay and cool hostel with lots of potential but at the moment it isn’t the most social.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    15 May 2022
    This place has so much potential but the reality fell short. There was no real warning that all facilities are currently closed including the bar, restaurant and pool. If it wasn’t for other nice backpackers there would have been little to no fun atmosphere. The place was averagely clean but the kitchen wasn’t great and when we arrived our bathroom hadn’t been cleaned. The location is good and if everything was open I imagine it would have been great
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    27 Jul 2022
    Location is 👍🏻 has onsite parking. Booked one bed in the 10 bed female room and the bathroom was absolutely atrocious. It looked like it hadn't been cleaned for days. No hand soap, underwear hanging, dirty wet socks on the floor, gross bathmat, leaking shower head. Couldn't bring myself to have a full shower because it was so horrid. Kitchen is large but messy with other travellers leaving their used items in the sink to be cleaned. Didnt use any of the other facilities. Wouldn't stay again.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 5.7


    11 May 2022
    Too be fair my stay wasn’t the worst, but there was a few things that enforced me to provide a low mark. Most of the facilities were closed (which we were not informed about) so there isn’t a functional bar/pool or restaurant meaning the information given about meals included is not true. The upside was you could bring in your own alcohol and drink at your own expense. They had a very friendly dog called Bailey who was lovely, and a guy (who I have sadly forgot the name of) who was great as he allowed me an
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 5.4


    12 May 2022
    Better security on the doors to the bathroom in the bedroom.. shocking privacy in bathroom too
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 4.0


    16 Mar 2022
    I have previously stayed at Aquarius and I enjoyed my stay but I will not be staying there again after my previous stay. I booked a night mid-week and booked a private room and I wasted my money. The room we were allocated was musty and it felt like a jail cell. The door wouldn't open unless one of the beds were moved, powerpoints did not work and the fan was a useless waste. The light from above reception shined through so it was hard to sleep. It was the worst experience I have ever had.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
Read all reviews


  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi