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Byron Bay YHA backpackers hostel is in the centre of town, only 400m to the beach. The large comfy common areas and kitchen overlook a heated pool and BBQ. The hostel has both multi-share backpacker rooms, and twin/double rooms with fans. Large decks to relax on. Free Wi-Fi hotspot (Premium Wi-Fi Plus also available), TV room, locker room, surfboards, free tea/coffee. Hostel bikes and bodyboards available. YHA member discounts on backpacker tours and activities at hostel tour desk.
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Non-smoking rooms
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After staying at a YHA in blue mountains I instantly booked my next one AT Byron Bay. I stayed in a 4 bed dorm that was en-suite. It's definitely paying the extra couple of dollars for this. Beds are comfy but require a little acrobatics getting down from the top bunk. Room was
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Response from YHA_Backpacker, Guest Relations Manager at Byron Bay YHA
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks Daniel for giving us the thumbs up. Every hostel manager the world over would love people to do their own washing up! Enjoy your stay.
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Stayed here for 4 nights in a 4 bed female dorm. No problems with the check in or staff...they are great! They really try to let people check in early when they can, which was great for me after spending the night on the greyhound bus. My room wasn’t ready at 8am
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Response from YHA_Backpacker, Guest Relations Manager at Byron Bay YHA
Responded 11 Feb 2019
Hi - we are really sorry you were disturbed by other guests. We do have night staff on who should look after this so we'll review that with them. Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip.
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Great hostel, with clean amenities, good staff, awesome pool and loads of hangout spots. great activities as well ! I'm a long term resident and it the place really feels like home. no actual free brekkie, but the kitchen is huge en very well equipped plus there's free food
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As my first experience of Hostel life, this was an amazing start. Friendly and helpful staff who helped me book tours and gave great advice. The hostel itself, is clean with smallish rooms with lockers, I had a 4 bed dorm. Kitchen was in great condition, with clean and plentiful
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The atmosphere at this hostel is five stars worth! The non-existing free breakfast is why I only rate it four stars. We only had one night there, but it was such a nice stay with really friendly staff, nice and clean common areas and again, the atmosphere. And location!!
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a bit busy in kitchen at times but nice, clean and spacy
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Premium 4 share room with ensuite and Air Con
Hi Emma. Cape Byron YHA is the hostel closest to the beach and is a real backpackers hostel - mainly share rooms and friendly atmosphere. Byron Bay YHA is currently being extended - this work will be finished any day so disruption now minimal. There will then be a range of dorm and private ensuite rooms available. Already there is a large new kitchen and communal area open.
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Hi Mango - the work is still ongoing but we do have a shiny new kitchen now open. The new extension should open around the end of the year. If you are concerned, why not stay at the other YHA in town? Cape Byron YHA is about 200 metres down the road and might suit you better for this visit. Enjoy!
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Do u have couples rooms
Hi There are a couple of private twin/double rooms at this hostel but they are really popular so make sure you book ahead. You can see them on our website!
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Hi berng180 This is not a schoolies venue! A very small amount of bookings are taken and there is staff on duty that manages the communal areas. These close by 11pm and guests go out to the various venues in town.
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""deluxe" rooms/dorms have aircon and private bathrooms but the normal dorms are still pretty roomy and able to stay quite cool"
"single rooms available on ground level near resort pool"
"The staff are very accommodating so just outline your situation to them"
"Ask for a room close to the showers if you can ;)"
"If you can, get the bottom bed."
US$29 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
byron bay yha hotel byron bay
AustraliaNew South WalesByron Bay
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