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Backpackers Inn on the Beach at Byron Bay
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights with two friends last summer, we stayed in a 3 bed room which was okay, it had a shared bathroom, double bed and bunk beds. The place had a good atmosphere in general. There was a pool and beach volleyball facility. The beach was a minutes walk through the woods over an abandoned railway track, the beach was great and we even saw dolphins only about 10 meters out which was great.

Would recommend this place, and would stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 July 2013 via mobile

Hostel feels like school camp but the atmosphere is nice. Felt like all the guest were indeed guests and not living there like other hostels so it felt friendly and welcoming. The bathrooms are old and basic. If you're looking for a pretty hostel this isn't for you but if you don't mind roughing it and liking being very close to town and right on the beach and this hostel is awesome. I enjoyed my stay here despite the basicness of the place. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 30 June 2013 via mobile

Great hostel, very helpful and friendly staff, room very clean given blankets (given a double bed), kitchen clean (great idea by $5 deposit for kitchen set), 45second walk to the beach, lovely pool and plenty of outdoor seating, lounge area very comfortable to relax in!

A must when staying at Byron bay!!!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank HarrietTully
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

There are many good things about this hostel - Direct beach access. Nice backyard with lawn, hammocks, volleyball, picnic tables, bbq, swimming pool. Spacious dorms. Free hire of good quality bikes. Tiny individual lockers (suitable for passport/hard-drives/mp3 player/phone etc), shelf and hanging rail by each bed. The only negative is the hostel is about 10 minutes from the town center. Would recommend this hostel.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Maren H
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Reviewed 8 June 2013

Stayed here for two nights. Absolutely filthy room - muck all over the floor, smelly and rubbish around the edges of the room. Very noisy, as there is a lot of partying in the communal areas which back straight onto the rooms.

They asked for payment for the blankets for the bed and also for towels - which given it is currently winter in Australia, its absolutely absurd to pay for a blanket. The internet also had to be paid for and was also not cheap.

Get more for your money elsewhere. Avoid.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Ell148
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Reviewed 1 June 2013 via mobile

Staff cannot handle a crowd checking in. Girl was so rude and obnoxious to us as she was stressed out! Other girl had no patience for helping people.

Bathrooms are lacking some TLC as our the bedrooms!

One sheet for the whole bed. No top sheet or no fitted sheet you decide be cold or sleep on dirty mattress!

Hostel in on the beach great location for surfing a little walk to the town.

Probably wouldn't stay here again!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Aoife B
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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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Thank Steve A
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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 65 Speciality Lodging in Byron Bay
Price Range: £22 - £56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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