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“Great Hostel and best staff ever!”
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Cape Byron YHA
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Byron Bay, Australia
2 reviews
“Great Hostel and best staff ever!”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

The Hostel itself is really spacious, the rooms are nice, the whole place is always tidy and it has a pool for those lazy hangover days when you cant drag yourself to the beach :) Never met a staff as nice, helpful and fun to hang with as these guys! Also you have free buggie boards, free bikes and the free lighthouse tour was one of the most unforgettable experiences of this journey! (Saw about 50 dolphins!) We initially wanted to stay in byron for one week but this town and this hostel managed to keep us here for three weeks now... If i had to point out one bad thing it would be the wifi receiption... Hope they can fix that before our next stay :) It has been a wonderful time and i would recommend this place to everyone who plans on coming to this place!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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BobKay2481, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Hello Aylin!

Miss you guys! We are quiet now summer is over so working on a few things like our Wifi :p haha.. Anyway really glad you girls enjoyed your stay and had such nice things to say! You are welcome back anytime :)

Regards

Joel
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Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

The free bike, body boards, and lighthouse tour were nice. It's a good location and it's not too loud at night. Kitchen was good. Biggest downside is how hot it gets on the first floor (no wind or A/C to cool you down, was too hot to sleep most nights).

  • Stayed January 2014
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BobKay2481, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Yes!

We love being so close to the beach and the Cape! Glad you did too...

Yes its not only the first floor on those summer days. It gets really hot and humid here in summer. Staying cool can be difficult we have alot of travellers who are not used to the heat but even when you are those humid nights are hot!!

We do have some private rooms with aircon but the cost makes it impossible for us to have them in our dorms.

Anyhow thank you very much for the nice review see you next time!!! :)
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

The YHA was really clean and tidy, with really friendly staff (all of them!) who helped us out with various inquiries about days out and had really informative advice from their own experiences. Kitchen was basic but clean, nice pool area, great location, beds were comfortable and it seems like the rooms and hostel was cleaned on a regular basis. They also offered free hiring of body boards and bikes which were great for getting around the area. They also picked us up from the bus stop (just around the corner) in the evening when the bus was late. This is a great hostel and I would highly recommend it when staying in Byron Bay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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BobKay2481, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Thank you!!

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Byron and are glad we were able to meet your bus its always difficult to make sure we can provide that service for everyone especially the late buses haha. As I mentioned in a previous response its great to get feedback about our staff as they all try hard to make sure everyone is helped out and gets all the info they need so we will pass that on!!

Thanks again and safe travels!!

Regards

Cape Byron YHA!!!
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

So before any of you read this, you might want to remember that this is a hostel and one must have hostel expectations. We were greeted by a great courtesy bus from the greyhound station that drove us to the hostel (like a 3 minute drive so great location, right in the middle of town and 5 minute walk to beach) and were given a top sheet (hurray!!....very rare so far in Australia which is crazy as its so hot and who's going to use a comforter?!) and pillow case.

Our room was clean and the bunk beds stable. The hostel is really nice with a pool in the middle and quite a large common room and dining area upstairs. We didn't use the kitchen facilities but it looked decent enough, The reception staff are incredibly helpful and helped us figure out a walk to the lighthouse for sunrise and a sea kayak tour which was awesome. Always smiling and joking around....oh and laundry facilities are great too!

The only thing I would have to complain about is noise at night. There are signs that say keep the noise to a minimum after 11pm but the outdoor dining area upstairs can be a bit loud as well as the people who (selfishly) slam their doors shut at night. But I'm a light sleeper and noticed others were sleeping alright. Also a fan in the room helped with noise and air circulation

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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BobKay2481, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Thank you so much for you Review!!

We are glad you enjoyed the hostel and all the things you did in Byron. We appreciate the feedback about helpful staff as we pride ourselve in the service we give and being as informative as possible so thanks!!!

Noise is always an issue for any hostel but some times its better than other maybe next time you come it will be a bit better :)

Enjoy the rest of your travels guys and thanks again!!!

Regards from the Team at Cape Byron YHA!!
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Byron Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Cape Byron YHA was a great place to stay for us for our 3 days here. The staff is amazing, so friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean. Amazing lounge chairs by the pool to have a nap. Very central to everything!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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BobKay2481, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review, 22 March 2014
Thanks Guys!! Haha we love that you loved napping by the pool in the loungers, this seems to be one of our most popular activities... Thank you very much for the review and we hope you enjoy the rest of your trip!

Safe travels and we would love to have you back anytime!!
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

We travelled as a pair and loved cape byron! Staff were really helpful and knowledgeable. There was free wifi in the lounge area, and free bikes. Pool was lovely and there was lots of outside seating area where you.could eat and relax.

It was quite expensive but we stayed over the weekend. Only problems no locker in room but could keep valuables behind reception.

  • Stayed February 2014
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BobKay2481, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Thank you Holly!

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and some of the great free things we offer :)

We are working on lockers at the moment and getting quotes to get them installed so hopefully next time you come we will have them in your room!!

See you guys next time we would love to have you back!!!

Regards from the Team at Cape BYron YHA
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

We loved our stay here, we were mostly out & about in Byron Bay so the hostel wasn't too important really. It's in a great location near to the beach, near to Aldi & near to the main street - perfect! Rooms were ok, standard for hostels we've stayed in across Australia. Wifi was free if you liked them on Facebook, fine by me!
Joel was exceptionally helpful, very nice guy. He helped with the booking process & then in person to recommend good cheap restaurants, things to do in town, nothing was too much trouble, it was great to have someone genuinely willing to help.
The hostel has free bikes too which we took for a spin! Great fun.
If you're on a budget, go for it!

  • Stayed January 2014
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Thank Melissa B
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BobKay2481, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Thank you Melissa!

We are glad you made the most of your stay here. We enjoy to offer free things like bikes and WifI and are glad they were appreciated!!

We would love to have you back to stay and thank you for the kind words

Enjoy the rest of your travels!

Kind Regards,

The Team at Cape Byron YHA
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Property: Cape Byron YHA
Address: Cnr Byron and Middleton Sts, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Beach Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 65 Speciality Lodging in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Make sure you stay in the heart of Byron Bay - backpacker's paradise with superb beaches and scenery and lots of nightlife. Cape Byron YHA is a purpose-built hostel in the centre of town, just 100m to the beach. Relaxed atmosphere with common areas surrounding a large heated pool and BBQ area. Free use of bikes and boogie boards. Cafe, dive centre and seperate TV/reading room. ... more   less 
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