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Aquarius Backpackers Byron Bay

Book more than 14 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 8.4

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 8.3


Latest Reviews

  • 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
  • 9.4

    Superb

    11 Mar 2020
    Great location right in heart of Byron with 2 min walk to beach. Cool Indoor/outdoor bar area with daily night time activities to join in and win bar tabs. Pool is small but very clean and nice cool water. 3-5 min walk to beach. Free food is very good and tasty with veggie options also. Can only recommend.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 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
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    26 Feb 2020
    Free dinners were delicious and usually plenty of food! This place would be totally worth it just for that but they also have a nice bar and great events every night, super easy to meet people and a great party atmosphere. The staff are excellent, very friendly and fun people. If you’re looking to avoid going to the bar every night, this might not be for you because they’ve got good deals on drinks and a shuttle bus to Byron’s best club too. Had a ton of fun staying here for a week :)
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    12 Mar 2020
    This hostel is great - easily one of the best hostels I’ve stayed in. The room I was in was v spacious and had a balcony. The free dinners are really sociable and surprisingly tasty. The kitchen facilities are really good too. The staff were all friendly and helpful, especially Gareth, who helped me organise trips and is incredibly friendly and welcoming. Definitely stay here!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    02 Mar 2020
    I enjoyed my stay at Aquarius. Each night they had something going on which made it easy to meet people and socialise. The free dinner was a bonus and majority of the time was decent. A couple of negatives at the location, I didn’t feel that the staff were particularly friendly and actually found them rude at times. Also, there is no air con in the rooms and this was a problem at night when the rooms got so hot! Great location and is within walking distance of the beach, shops and restaurants.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    02 Mar 2020
    Free dinner was surprising good. Our door was mostly unlocked as no one was aware you had to re lock on the way out which was unsettling / wish we were told.We stayed in an 8 bed dorm but it was pretty much a 10 bed as there was a random private attached? They used the lockers for the 8 bed leaving some people without lockers. Other than that location was amazing and really good value for money.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    29 Feb 2020
    Very small lockers, nice to have your own bathroom - although not clean as it could be. Free dinner was nice! Travel agent through hostel amazing - very helpful and planned our whole trip!
    England, Female, 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
  • 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
  • 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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