i have just returned from byron bay.
after a hellish first night at the bunkhouse backpackers, we relocated to aquarius and were pleasantly surprised. our room was a two level, 8 person room. the room has its own bathroom, with shower, toilet and basin. (much better than the usual communal type bathroom at other hostels). the room also had its own bar fridge and sink. other facilities at the hostel were adequate. the kitchen a bit messy, but did the job. the pool was clean, there is a laundry with washers and dryers. a bar that opens at 5 and plays the simpsons, with 2 beers for 5 bucks.
didnt have much to do with the staff, but had no issues with them when i did have to deal with them.\
the location is pretty good, close to the beach and main shops on jonson st.
it is a bit more expensive than other hostels, but the extra couple of dollars a night is worth it.
overall i'd recommend the aquarius.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Aquarius Backpackers Hotel Byron Bay