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“Good Hostel with Pool” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Byron Bay YHA

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Byron Bay YHA
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Portsmouth
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25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good Hostel with Pool”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

Good little hostel. Pretty clean and comfortable. Has lots to offer. Can book trips etc. Close to beach. I rented a bike and took a trip up to the lighthouse. Also booked skydive and surfing here. They have their own surf boards for rent so you can just head down to the beach. Good vibe and quiet late at night

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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539 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2013 via mobile

i admire the concept of yha in Australia. very clean & affordable accomodation but this one was a bit a struggle as rooms are spread on 2 floors & facilities are on the 2nd floor & gets worse if it's raining.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013 via mobile

I came late at night, after they closed reception and they left my key and room number under the mat for me. Everything is really clean, the kitchen is huge, they organize a lot of activities for people to do. Good, open and lively atmosphere. Easy to feel 'at home' away from home. Really good location in the centre of town. They have a pool which is great given the heat and humidity. However it could have been a little cleaner.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013

We really loved our stay here and ended up extending. The open plan layout had a really relaxed feel. The pool was big enough to actually swim in! The kitchen had free herbs. Great bathrooms. The staff quickly and efficiently arranged our sea kayaking and trip to Nimbin and were always friendly. First lockers we had seen for a while on our way down the coast and a locked main door at night for added security. Really loved this hostel would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Whistler, Canada
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2013 via mobile

Stayed 5 nights @35/night
A bit steep but apparently that's the going rate in Byron. Spent 2 nights in 4/ppl dorms. Very cramped living in the 4x rooms. Not a lot of space in the room. And on my last night I was moved to another 4x room that had 5ppl crammed in. Spent 3 nights in a 6x. That was nice, enough space that you didn't have to step over ppl or their stuff.

The kitchen and common area were realatively clean considering how many ppl were going through there. Lots of plates and cookware to go around so never a shortage.

The pool was disgusting. I've worked around pools for many years. I unfortunately know what a pool that hasn't been properly maintained tastes like. That pool was gross. One dip under the water and I was off to the showers.

Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Very nice common area. With an open inviting atmosphere. Everyone seemed to want to chat all the time

I would stay there again with a bit of hesitation. I would definitely weigh my options before booking.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2013 via mobile

I spent two nights here and loved it. Great location, the whole hostel is clean and modern and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend to stay here as it is great value for money.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

We stayed one night and it was perfect for what we needed. The room was clean, sheets were suppiled, we were able to hire towels, lockers available. Showers were hot and not busy. A good pool. Only slight downside is that it's quite pricey for a standard hostel - $40 each for a bunk in a shared dorm. But Byron's a popular place so it wasn't massively surprising.

Great location, close to all shops and a short walk to the beach. Good atmosphere, friendly staff.

Needs bedside lamps to reduce disruption to sleeping roommates when coming back late at night :)

Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jessica B
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Additional Information about Byron Bay YHA

Property: Byron Bay YHA
Address: 7 Carlyle St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 65 Speciality Lodging in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Byron Bay YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Byron Bay YHA backpackers hostel is in the centre of town, only 400m to the beach. The large comfy common areas and kitchen overlook a heated pool and BBQ. The hostel has both multi-share backpacker rooms, and twin/double rooms with fans. Large decks to relax on. Free Wi-Fi hotspot (Premium Wi-Fi Plus also available), TV room, locker room, surfboards, free tea/coffee. Hostel bikes and bodyboards available. YHA member discounts on backpacker tours and activities at hostel tour desk. ... more   less 
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