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“Best Hostel in Byron!!!”
Review of Cape Byron YHA

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Cape Byron YHA
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Stayed here for 5 nights while visiting a friend in Byron. Great location, right by the beach and close to everything. Really friendly and helpful staff who very kindly collected me from the bus stop. Local owners made planning my days activities effortless as they had an in depth knowledge of the local area. Rooms were of a very high standard, with plenty of clean bedding available as most of the Hostels I stayed in previous only provided one sheet! Staff were also super helpful when it came to advice about the surf, as I had not surfed previously, great Guys and Gals! Will definitely be back again and would recommend the Cape Byron YHA to all Backpackers and visitors to Byron.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Todd_Cape_YHA, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Thank you Ciara,

We appreciate you taking time to write a review and thank you for the kind words. Lots of people enjoy our location and we are glad that you did too. We are also glad that you enjoyed the surf Gaz and his team at Style surf always bend over backwards for us and give our customers a great time.

If you have time jump on and give them a review as well.... anyway glad you had a great time here would love to have you back one day.

Thank you

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Definitely recommend! We stay here every time we come to Byron because it has the friendliest staff, great location, and cheap clean rooms - also has a great atmosphere with good communal hang out areas and pool. If you want to meet people, have a great trip with friends, or escape your family, this is the best place to hang out. Hey, on second thought, bring your family also, I bet they're sick of you too. The YHA sort of exemplifies the laid back feel of Byron Bay in general, so it's a great place to immerse yourself and experience the town (and hope you make it back out in the next decade, but it's perfectly ok if you don't).

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Todd_Cape_YHA, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Thank you Lorna!

We appreciate your nice review of our hostel. It is nice to have people like yourself who come back to stay with us. We are glad that your like the atmosphere and the hang out areas we think the hostel has a great vibe and pride ourselves on that.

Will look forward to having you and your friends back at some point.

Thanks from the CBYHA team!

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Would recommend! Booked in as our first stop up the east coast and the past four days have been great here. There was a free tour of the lighthouse on the friday from a great bloke whos the manager. The hostel provides free bikes and body boards with the beach 2 minutes away. Laid back atmosphere with a good kitchen, good pool and cheap nightly activities. Double rooms are cheap too!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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BobKay2481, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Thank you for the review and we appreciate that you would recommend CBYHA!

The walking tour of the lighthouse is one of the best free things you can do and Todd knows a great deal about the area, also we always seem to be lucky with marine life and wild life...glad you enjoyed it.

We are glad you enjoyed the laid back atmosphere also and that we have put a lot of effort into having nightly activities every night helping people have fun things to do!

We hope you come back some time enjoy your travels!!

Thank from the team at CBYHA

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Reviewed 17 May 2014

I organised a last minute trip to Byron Bay over the Easter weekend for the Blues Music Festival. Even though it was a hugely busy time with most all accommodation booked out, the staff managed to find me a bed for the whole weekend. Close to the shops but far enough to avoid the noise, I relished the 2min walk to the beach every morning with a coffee from the cafe next door, to recover from the nights at the festival. Clean toilets and showers, and pretty cheap considering it was peak time. Def recommend for the beach lovers!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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BobKay2481, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Thank you for the Review!!

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and took the time to write a review thank you!

We love our location as well, its great for everyone like you say close to the shops but far enough to avoid the noise... I also enjoy the quick walk to the beach for a swim and my daily coffee from the espresso head cafe next door!!

We put a lot of effort to into cleaning and are glad you noticed...

Thank you for the review again and for helping promote our wonderful hostel to fellow beach lovers!

Thanks

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Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

This wasn't like any other yha we have stayed in. It was a lot smaller and more dingey hostel like. It was clean and the room was spacious with a TV that had big selection of channels. Wasn't YHA's fault but the noise from fellow stayers were very loud and inconsiderate which was not stopped or spoken about at any point. The lady on reception was lovely but completely clueless about surfing trip and told us completely wrong information and prices!!!!! It was only that a colleague there was to correct her on everything!!! The beach is 4 minute walk away and the hostel is adjoining to a road that has several eateries in. Fine for the money but not quite normal YHA standard.

Stayed: May 2014
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BobKay2481, Public Relations Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Thank you for the Review Annie.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the double room was to your liking. Haha it sounds like you met Rebecca who is new to our staff and works over the weekend. She is still learning about somethings so sorry if there was any confusion with your surf lesson.

I find it frustrating to see a review where noise was a factor as we want people to have a good time but we also want people to have a good sleep. We have quiet time from 11pm and the night manager patrols after this time I'm very sorry that you were kept awake. I wish you could have let management know, sometimes we have trouble with noisy guests over the weekend which I'm guessing is when you were here.

Anyway we would love you to come back another time so we could improve on your stay, and we appreciate your review. Please feel free to email us if you have any suggestions as to how we could improve your stay next time byronyha@nrg.com.au

Also I know its a bit picky but it is only 2 mins to the beach not 4 you must have took the long way ;) haha

Thanks again from the team at CBYHA

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Good location! Near the beach and the city. The people who work there are very Nice and they all know your name. They Will help you to book things. The hostel is clean and a great place to stay! A good place to mee other travellers, and hang out with them

  • Stayed: April 2014
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BobKay2481, Public Relations Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Thank you for the Review!!!

We are glad that you liked the hostel, location and staff. We are also happy that you noticed we make an effort to get to know everybody that is here to stay with us! We hope you come back sometime again!

Thanks again!

Regards from the CBYHA team!

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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Stuff is really welcoming and helpful. I felt good with them. I did not like that visitors drink almost every night and kept some noice around. Swimming pool is nice and kitchen ok. I could stay there again.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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BobKay2481, Public Relations Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2014

Hello Aapo!!

We really appreciate your review thank you for coming to stay with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the staff to be helpful you certainly enjoyed yourself with all the activities you were doing beach running yoga etc good on you!!

We know some nights the hostel can be loud even with the 11pm curfew but most of the time its not too bad. I expect you were woken up during the night which means so was our night manager so apologies for that. Anyways safe travels mate see you next time!!!

Regards

Joel and the Team at CBYHA

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Additional Information about 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: £44 - £135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cape Byron YHA 2*
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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