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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.

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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

Free dinner every night you stay with us!

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.

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!
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Please Note:
All persons staying at Aquarius must be 18 years +
An international passport is required when booking dormitory beds
During our Christmas / New Year period (24th December – 6th January), and Easter Period, please note that there is a 3 night minimum stay, with full payment required at time of booking. No refunds or changes.
We are closed 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 8.4

  • Security 7.3

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 8.2


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    04 May 2019
    This Hostel is really nice and the staff are very friendly. The free suppers are a definite bonus and all of the other reviews all say they’re really small portions but at the end of the day they’re free and much better quality than I was expecting!! The security is quite intense and the worst thing about the hostel is because there’s a bar - drinking your own alcohol is only allowed in the kitchen which is quite small. Other than that good stay.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    10 May 2019
    I only stayed here a night and loved it. Most people in my room had extended their stay. You have to pay for internet in the rooms but that’s probably the only downside, it makes you talk to your room mates!! The communal area and the free dinner is good. There is a bus to the bus stop. Everything a hostel should be.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    09 May 2019
    This place was even better than previous reviews and pictures led on! I am relatively new to staying in hostels, but was very impressed with this one! The location was second to none and the price pretty incredible! Spacious 8-bed dorms with an ensuite (which was a huge plus!). We even had our own little back deck area which was a nice addition. The free dinner isn't huge, but super good! The bar area was great, cheapest drinks I've seen anywhere! I will definitely be back! Thanks Aquarius!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    14 May 2019
    Great hostel, amazing atmosphere. Free dinner is a big plus aswell! Only criticism I have about this place is that they charge deposit for cutlery, plates and bowls which is a bit annoying but other than that, really amazing hostel
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    10 May 2019
    Great location and free meals were a plus. Bar on site which was good during happy hour but a bit pricey in regular hours. Because of the bar you couldn’t bring your own drink. The room we were in (6bunk) was very spacious and cleaned daily. Overall very impressed
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    10 May 2019
    Location is brilliant. They have a free shuttle bus which can get you to and from bus stop. Free dinner is good. Laundry facilities good too. The rooms are brill. However, it can get very noisy as the bar downstairs can be quite loud, but does stop at 10/11pm. I checked in early and was allowed into my room, ideal after overnight bus. I checked out early though and wasn’t allowed to use kitchen for breakfast - not ideal!!! All in all, nice hostel.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    06 May 2019
    By far the best hostel I've stayed in! Amazing location and staff and the rooms are spacious over two levels with your own balcony! The free dinner is good food and decent portions and happy hour is great value ($4 beers and wines, $5 spirits). Only downside is that the rooms don't lock properly meaning anyone has access to your room, I didn't mind this so much as I don't travel with anything of value but I know a few people in my room were a bit alarmed - although lockers are provided.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    05 May 2019
    Aquarius is a great place for backpackers, lots of people from all parts of the world. Good atmosphere. It is in a great location too, so close to the beach and in the centre of the town. My only problem with Aquarius is cleanliness! I was using upstairs shower but speaking to other people the other showers are the same. Heaps of mould in the shower. This is actually really poisonous to people and I don't know how they can get away with this in terms of health and safety.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    10 May 2019
    Good location and girl at the travel desk was super helpful but room was dirty and prices were too high considering the 10 bed room was practically empty and not as social as it seemed online as a lot of the people staying there are long term not backpackers
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7

    Rating

    05 May 2019
    Rooms were dirty and bathrooms looked like they hadn’t been cleaned in years. Bed squeaked and moved a ton so wakes everyone up. My room had a massive skylight above the beds which had no curtain so of a night let’s all the street light in and sun in the morning so expect to be up early. Free dinners were nice but overall didn’t have a super friendly welcoming vibe as a solo traveller. Staff were nice but wouldn’t do any more than needed. Very noisey most of the time.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
Services
  • 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
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table

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