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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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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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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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Thank Julia H
England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

I stayed in a dorm room on a solo holiday. Most of the people that stay here are young & often unable to clean up after themselves. As a result, the rooms & kitchen can get pretty grubby, but the hostel does their best to keep it clean. The rooms are cleaned on a daily basis and bedding changed after...

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Thank Kiran J
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 5 July 2015

I've been here in Jan/2015 for a vacation trip around Australia west coastal The main points for those who are looking for a place: * Location: Byron Bay is a small city and it's easy to walk around by foot. The hostel's location is very good and easy to find * Price: let's keep in mind we're talking about AUS...

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Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

This hostel has everything you could want. The beds are comfy, the rooms are spacious and the staff are knowledgable and informative. They have a really good cafe next door which does brilliant food and offers superb casual dining. I actually stayed in both the private room and also the dorm bed and I would honestly recommend both. The jelly...

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Thank Soivebeenthere
Enschede, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 June 2015

The bathroom was very clean and new. The beds were old and not comfortable. I slept here just one night, but the atmosphere in the hostel were awesome! The reception helpes you with everything, they are so kind!

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Chris S, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed our drag queens bingo night, it's a great laugh! Thanks for your nice comments about reception it makes our day!

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 7 June 2015

If you're looking for a party hostel, this is the place! The pool and bar are chill and it's close to everything in Byron Bay and located right next to the ocean. Jello wrestling goes down here if you're into that...! I'd recommend it for a good time! The rooms are mediocre and it's quite loud, but I still enjoyed...

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Thank Caitlin M
Chris S, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Great to hear you had a fun time at Aquarius, sorry you didn't love the rooms we do have a security guard on at night to monitor noise levels with a direct phone number to him/her written on the doors of all the dorms. You are able to discreetly text the number if you have noisy room mates and security...

Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Aquarius was AWESOME! Good vibes from the moment I went in. Has a cool bar and cafe attached to it with good deals for those staying. It's in a great location! Good social activities going on in the bar at night! I really really enjoyed this hostel!!! I hadn't figured out my travel plans, so I went and talked to...

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Chris S, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

You don't understand how happy Shakey was to get your review, he printed it out and showed practically everyone! Thanks for your great review, hope to see you again!

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  • 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: $51 - $133 (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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