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Backpackers Inn on the Beach at Byron Bay
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Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Not a bad hostel”
Reviewed 3 May 2013

Didn't mind this hostel but didn't love it.
Great location only 2 minutes from the beach and not bad sized rooms (4 bed dorm).
Didn't actually pay to stay here, I kipped on my friends floor as I left it too late and all the hostels in Byron were full. But from what I experienced the floor was pretty comfy (after a box of goon), the staff are pretty relaxed (didn't even notice me walk through reception with my backpack without checking in) and the outside area is very social.
Overall I thought it was great value for money ;)

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 April 2013 via mobile

Literally 1 minute from the sea, but protected from beach which is good. Small pool and volleyball court - nice but unused in the 3 nights I stayed there. Outside centre of Byron bay but only 10 minutes to centre. Good showers, well-equipped kitchen, can rent body/surf boards cheapish. Some good deals BBQ/beer/free drink/club entry for $10. Buses to and from greyhound bus stop. Staff are very nice and friendly but not particularly helpful.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Kiama, Australia
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

I am don't do back packers often, but my collegue wanted to stay here. Staff and patrons friendly. No rooms with ensuites. People were smoking on verandahs making rooms a bit smelly.

The bolts on many of the showers and toilets were broken.

Close to town, beach and facilities

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

Great time here, was a byo hostel which was really nice !!!!!!! rooms were clean and was right on the beach!!!!!!! Had a few good nights out which was part of the hostel & would definitely go backl!!!!nothing bad to report!!! Just didnt like having to give deposits for cuttlery!!!! good times

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

I don't do hostels so often, but this one was great! Friendly atmosphere, clean restrooms and kitchen and very close to the beach! Quite noisy during the night but whatever, it's normal in a hostel! And if you wanna go to the city centre, just 5 minutes walking.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 21 March 2013

Really enjoyed my stay at backpackers inn. Generally clean rooms, showers and toilets decent, nice pool and gardens. kitchen could use some new pots pans knives etc but generally ok and plenty provided for all to use. Great access to the beach just out the back and short walk into town.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

A really nice beach access that makes the pool useless. Nice hammocks and a good backyard.
Need to bring your own sleeping bag or hire one.
Showers and toilets are old but acceptable.
Free pickups and drop offs at the bus station, but it is so close that there is actually no need to do so.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Backpackers Inn on the Beach at Byron Bay
Address: 29 Shirley St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
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Ranked #10 of 66 Speciality Lodging in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relaxed friendly accommodation On the beach in the heart of Byron Bay, one of Australias most spectacular and unspoilt holiday playgrounds. Backpackers Inn is perfectly located in the heart of Byron, just a short stroll to shops, pubs, entertainment and Byron's amazing selection of eating places. We have direct beach access and are the closest backpacker accommodation to the beach in Byron Bay. ... more   less 
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