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Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

The hostel itself it's really good, clean and organised. The only problem is that the kitchen and dinning room aren't isolated from the pub, so at lunch you can barely hear because of the loud music. They should control more the noise outside the rooms to, sometimes it continued till after 12 pm.

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Good location, bed and atmosphere It is a little party but comfortable The showing me around was very lousy but when there was no hot water the staff were very kind I actually liked it there and it was good energy there Overall good bed, okay shower (once I worked it), location perfect and good energy

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Thank Phoebe K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 17 September 2015

The dorms are large here, 8-10 people, but comfortable and the rooms are spacious and vaulted. There is, however, only one bathroom and shower, and its quite wet most of the time. The perks at this place center around the bar and common areas. The bar has a great happy hour, and we were lucky enough to be there for...

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Thank Ryan F
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Three nite stay in one of the apartments was great. Very clean, comfortable bed even had a spa. Was a bit noisy but must remember lots of young folks stay here. Staff friendly and both the restaurant/cafe and the bar served excellent and reasonably priced food & as a bonus show your key & get 10 percent discount in both...

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Campbellton, Canada
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

This hostel has all the basic necessities, and no major issues except maybe noise on weekends, but also many annoyances. There are activities every night, but often you have to pay, the doors to the rooms are inconvenient to lock, so make sure you use the lockers. There is a $20 deposit to get a set of dishes, and wifi...

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Thank MartinTheRaptorman
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2015

The dorm rooms at Aquarius are HUGE with high beamed ceilings, a small basin/kettle area in the room, a table and games on the balcony. The beds were comfortable and the en suite was clean and tidy. The bar downstairs offers 'cheap' drinks for residents and food deals on particular nights. We only stayed one night due to time constraints...

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Thank James G
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

If you are under the age of 24, looking to relive freshman year dorm vibe, and like surfing or sand, this is the place for you. Not what we were searching for, however. It may have been the particular grumpy staff member we encountered at reception on each time we visited, but it didn't feel very welcoming or to care...

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Thank Mary f
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

I stayed in Aquarius for 4 nights which was absolutely plenty. The downstairs areas such as the common room, kitchen and at area are great really clean and inviting. The kitchen is really well equipped except you do have to pay $20 for your cutlery, plate, bowl and mug. I know it's a deposit but it still is overpriced ($40...

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Reviewed 20 July 2015

Me and my travelbuddy stayed in this hostel for 5 nights and we liked it for every minute of the day! We planned to stay in Byron for two nights but we liked the hostel, Byron and the roomies so much that we skipped surfers paradise to stay a few more nights. We were staying in the 8 bed ensuite...

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Thank ozbackpacker12
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Good! A bit loud, but a perfectly good stay! We only stayed 1 night but we could easily have stayed a couple of more nights. Clean overall (we were in a 8 dorm bedroom). There are cheap drinks and good food both within the hotel but also good Breaky in the cafe around the corner. Seemed to always have some...

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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Aquarius Backpackers Byron Bay we have a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets. From self-contained apartments, budget private rooms and spacious dorm rooms. You should be able to find a room to put your head down and get some rest after a busy day of shopping, surfing and soaking up the unique Byron Bay atmosphere. Free overnight off street parking and free baggage storage (max 12hrs) is available to Aquarius guests. We also have an onsite security guard after hours to help you if any issues should arise or for late check in's. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aquarius Backpackers Motel

Address: 16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Price Range: $37 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 77
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“the hostel is so cool.. everyone is so friendly.. the only suggestion is bedroom are so warm apart of that everything was great.. activities alla the time, the atmosphere is awesome!! Cant wait to come back.. Me and my friends spend new years and the pool party was amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles JavierAngulo8412, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Keep your area tidy !”
 of 5 bubbles Nicolah37, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Just don't bother!”
 of 5 bubbles 657charlottes, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“earplugs for an early night”
 of 5 bubbles Solotravellernz, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ask for upstairs as ground floor very noisey and unsecure.”
 of 5 bubbles dustiestjenny, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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