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Aquarius Backpackers Motel

1.2 miles from Byron Bay centre
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 1 week ago

The facilities (kitchen, shared facilities) are nice and the hostel has a great social venue with events all across the week. The rooms don't have aircon, only a big fan that makes nights extremely hot in the Summer. Also, wifi is really poor in the rooms even for extra charge

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Especially enjoyed my time at AQ, rooms are spacious and the free meal is always welcomed, the bar is arguably one of the best spots in town for cheap alcohol and a good vibe with excellent bar staff. Towards the end of my long term stay however the general managers of the place made me feel extremely unwelcome and generally...

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Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really nice rooms, spacious and clean. the bar is so fun and the pool was ideal in the heat. staff were firendly and the travel desk is excellent at helping to plan future trips.very fun activities- for example bingo and jelly wrestling! - i won $50!!! 10/10

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed there for 5 days in January and this backpack is very nice. The location is very good, close the beach and the shops. I shared my room with 9 others girls and the bedroom was very clean and spacious, 2 floors ! With your booking you get a free diner every night at the hostel. I recommend this...

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Byron
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free dinners, beautiful place, great location, clean rooms, friendly staff. I couldn't have been happier with the Aquarius experience. The hostel also provides events every night for social interaction opportunities.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location. Close to beach.We had a fun time at aquarius.every evening there are activities. We had Free dinner. Recommend it to everybody. Door t look any further. Book aquarius and you love it. Greetings Danny from Holland

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was probably my favorite hostel in Australia! Cute pool area, a nice bar with good food and decent drink prices. The rooms aren't the cleanest I've seen, but they are spacious and many have big porches attached. I met a lot of awesome people here, and ended up extending my stay several times. Yes there are a lot of...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Basic style rooms, in need of an update. Rooms ok but bathroom wasn't particularly clean, old clothes and empty shampoo bottles lying around. Shower cubicle was just a bit old and had a big huntsman spider residing in the corner for 2 days. The beds are noisy metal bunks, the backdoor didn't shut properly so it was freezing and loud...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

100% pleased with this hostel. Great atmosphere. The kitchen is large and clean. There's lots of common space to chill out. The dorms are clean and bright. Excellent location to shops and beach. I'd stay again for sure.

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Brisbane City
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food service was the only best service in the whole place. The concierge with the short black hair was not welcoming very poor customer service. The guests in shared rooms come later at night making noises with they cutlery 🍴 dishes talking making lots of noises for us who were in bed already

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Aquarius Backpackers Byron Bay we have a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets. From self-contained apartments, budget private rooms and spacious dorm rooms. You should be able to find a room to put your head down and get some rest after a busy day of shopping, surfing and soaking up the unique Byron Bay atmosphere. Free overnight off street parking and free baggage storage (max 12hrs) is available to Aquarius guests. We also have an onsite security guard after hours to help you if any issues should arise or for late check in's. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aquarius Backpackers Motel

Address: 16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Price Range: £23 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 77
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“the hostel is so cool.. everyone is so friendly.. the only suggestion is bedroom are so warm apart of that everything was great.. activities alla the time, the atmosphere is awesome!! Cant wait to come back.. Me and my friends spend new years and the pool party was amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles JavierAngulo8412, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Keep your area tidy !”
 of 5 bubbles Nicolah37, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Just don't bother!”
 of 5 bubbles 657charlottes, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“earplugs for an early night”
 of 5 bubbles Solotravellernz, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ask for upstairs as ground floor very noisey and unsecure.”
 of 5 bubbles dustiestjenny, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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