YHA Byron Bay
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YHA Byron Bay

7 Carlyle St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481 Australia
Traveller (48)
Room & Suite (5)
Pool & Beach (2)

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4.0
#7 of 12 hostels in Byron Bay
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
YHA Byron Bay 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.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free internet
Pool
Vending machine
Bicycle rental
Game room
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Billiards
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Swedish

Location

7 Carlyle St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481 Australia
Getting there
Great for walkers
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 98 out of 100
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Ballina Byron Airport
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Lismore Airport
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252Reviews4Q+A11Room tips

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Harry S wrote a review Mar 2023
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for a few nights with two friends and it was fine, average. Mentioned in the title nothing glamorous, but did the job. Check in was simple and easy, however we had to pay for onsite parking. At the price for accommodation, we were expecting it to be included. No wonder no cars were parked downthere. Room was ok, two bunks and a double bed upstairs. Beds not very comfortable to be honest, and had a dip in the middle. The mattress could do to be replaced or turned over. The room smelled awful and could have done with a good airing and deepclean. The shared bathrooms were average and served their purpose. Had to end up renting bath towels (yes renting), we weren't notified on booking that we needed to bring them. $2 per towel with a $20 deposit, seriously. All in all, the place was fine. I actually would stay here again, onsite amenities good especially the pool. Great for bonding and making new friends.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: - Bring Bathtowels - Don't drive or don't park in onsite carpark.
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Response from Elisson DA SILVA PEREIRA, General Manager at YHA Byron Bay
Responded 17 Apr 2023
Dear Harry, Thank you for sharing your experience during your stay at the accommodation. We appreciate your honest feedback as it helps us to improve our services and facilities. We are glad to hear that the check-in process was easy and that you found the onsite amenities, especially the pool, to be good. However, we are sorry to hear that some aspects of your stay did not meet your expectations. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the parking fee. We take your comments about the comfort of the beds and the cleanliness of the room very seriously. We will investigate the matter further and make sure to take appropriate actions to improve the quality of our accommodations. We are happy to hear that you would consider staying with us again and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Thank you for choosing our accommodation for your trip and for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Kind regards, Elisson Da Silva
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Sam A wrote a review Apr 2022
Melbourne, Australia90 contributions60 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hostel is in a great location, with everything in walking distance. Hostel staff were friendly and helpful. The dorms had enough room for all of us and our luggage, with generous sized lockers available for use. The mirror in the ensuite was quite small and it would’ve been handy to have a bench to sit your belongings on in the ensuite but apart from that everything was great. Will be staying here again.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Lyra wrote a review Aug 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom28 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such a nice hostel! In a really good location (2 min walk to Woolies, less than 10 mins to main beach) and very modern. Kitchen is very spacious and cleaned regularly. Rooms are a good size and also very clean. People are generally very friendly and its easy to make friends. Not a party hostel so good if you’re looking for a proper nights sleep as its very quiet after 9pm! There is some free parking but only 8 spaces so you have to be lucky. Otherwise they do offer paid parking underneath the hostel. Overall would definitely recommend if you’re visiting Byron!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Peter N wrote a review June 2022
Sydney, Australia12 contributions25 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed with a friend and on second night was asked to leave as they don't allow drinking or socialising of any kind after 9pm anywhere in the hostel, no talking, no tv...nothing, not in common areas or your room whether it's private or shared...phone and ask! The staff are arrogant, ignorant and plain rude. The establishment thinks they're a resort and the staff arrogantly think they run a 5 star hotel. The place is full of long time homeless hippies wandering around like they own the place, pool is grungy, no fridge space, no freezer, no clean linen offered had to ask, no parking due to people living in campers, no cutlery, no plates, no cooking pots, no cups, expensive surfboard hire, stank from floods, beds are over due for replacement and expensive laundry costs. The site pictures are very misleading . All in all a real flop of a stay, this is a shared view by many other backpackers Ive had the pleasure of meeting elsewhere outside of Byron YHA. Shame on you Byron bay staff and YHA
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from YHA Australia, Owner at YHA Byron Bay
Responded 1 July 2022
Dear Peter N, I was disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your stay at our beautiful property. The Team at Byron Bay YHA pride themselves on our friendly, home away from home, culture. Our House Policy outlines that alcohol consumption is not permitted around the Hostel (co-living spaces) after 9pm. The TV Room is open daily from 6:00am to midnight. We do offer parking spaces, however it is subject to availability and booking is required. This information is on your booking confirmation /Hostel website. Peter, we have restocked our modern shared Kitchen facility with new pots, cups, cutlery, mugs, plates and cooking pots in May. I have passed your comments to our Housekeeping Manager to ensure it is clean and available at all times. Unfortunately Byron Bay areas have been severely affected by floods in the past few months and the Byron Bay YHA Team have been working hard to make sure it does not affect our guests experience. Thank you again for your review and please give us a call If you wish to discuss anything further. The Team at Byron Bay YHA.
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Jules wrote a review Jan 2021
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A huge thanks to staff member SB who was incredibly kind when the wifi went out during my stay and he let me use his data for a work call I had to do. The staff there are super friendly and lovely the place has a chilled out vibe about it. I met great people and was lucky enough to have very fun roommates. They real care about there guests and it’s certainly not a party place which I personally loved. I will be back to stay there when I come through Byron Bay again on my travels. Thanks for a great stay!
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Rubber_Duckie89 wrote a review Feb 2024
Godalming, United Kingdom2,545 contributions239 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for two nights, it suited our purpose as just a place to sleep really. Unfortunately the lifts were out of order which wasn't great with our suitcases. The hostel is in a pretty good location, not far from the main street which then leads to the beach. Our room was basic but at least felt clean (we were in a private en suite room). We didn't use the cooking facilities but the rules seemed to be quite well enforced which is encouraging. The pool looked ok but we didn't use it and the sunbeds smelled really bad.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lova L wrote a review Feb 2024
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We really liked this hostel! It was clean and the kitchen was planed out really good with everything you might need. The common area was also nice and the staff helped you with whatever you needed. Nice location as well, not a to long walk to the beach or the grocery store:)
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kate C wrote a review Feb 2022
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Came here for 2 nights with friends in a 4 bed family room. Room was very clean, aircon worked and staff were very friendly. Wish the pool was open later though!!!! Had many power points in the room and hotel was in a great location!! Right near woolies and Woodys
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Felice Andersson wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here a few weeks ago and ended up extending my stay a couple times, the hostel is the best own I’ve stayed in yet. Recently renovated, great common areas (including a pool), and really clean.. since it’s not a party hostel it’s nice and quiet at night , I met soo many nice people at this hostel! Definitely recommend it
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Chloe C wrote a review Mar 2020
Boat Harbour, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
5 stars for everything, except cleanliness and parking is limited. Great location, had so much fun, friendly staff. Atmosphere of Byron Bay is amazing and highly recommended, family friendly, very safe.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from YHA_Backpacker, Guest Relations Manager at YHA Byron Bay
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Pleased you had a good weekend. We do have an underground car park but it needs to be pre-booked. There is street parking close by as well. Hope to see you again another time.
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Answer from YHA_Backpacker
Sydney, Australia158 contributions
Hi Emma. Cape Byron YHA is the hostel closest to the beach and is a real backpackers hostel - mainly share rooms and friendly atmosphere. Byron Bay YHA is currently being extended - this work will be finished any day so disruption now minimal. There will then be a range of dorm and private ensuite rooms available. Already there is a large new kitchen and communal area open.
Answer from YHA_Backpacker
Sydney, Australia158 contributions
Hi Mango - the work is still ongoing but we do have a shiny new kitchen now open. The new extension should open around the end of the year. If you are concerned, why not stay at the other YHA in town? Cape Byron YHA is about 200 metres down the road and might suit you better for this visit. Enjoy!
Resort558225 asked a question Jan 2015
Do u have couples rooms
Answer from YHA_Backpacker
Sydney, Australia158 contributions
Hi There are a couple of private twin/double rooms at this hostel but they are really popular so make sure you book ahead. You can see them on our website!
Answer from YHA_Backpacker
Sydney, Australia158 contributions
Hi berng180 This is not a schoolies venue! A very small amount of bookings are taken and there is staff on duty that manages the communal areas. These close by 11pm and guests go out to the various venues in town.
Victoria W wrote a tip Jan 2024
33 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you get there early / need it on day of check out you can leave bags and use the other YHA facilities."
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Harry S wrote a tip Mar 2023
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"- Bring Bathtowels - Don't drive or don't park in onsite carpark. "
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Liza D wrote a tip Feb 2019
Ghent, Belgium38 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
""deluxe" rooms/dorms have aircon and private bathrooms but the normal dorms are still pretty roomy and able to stay quite cool"
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217nomad wrote a tip Aug 2018
Brisbane, Australia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"single rooms available on ground level near resort pool"
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Andy L wrote a tip July 2017
Paihia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The staff are very accommodating so just outline your situation to them"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$115 - AU$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
byron bay yha hotel byron bay
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesByron ShireByron Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yha Byron Bay
Which popular attractions are close to Yha Byron Bay?
Nearby attractions include Lets Go Surfing Byron Bay (0.5 km), Byron Bay Farmers Market (0.5 km), and The Rails (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Yha Byron Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free internet access, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Yha Byron Bay?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Yha Byron Bay?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Yha Byron Bay?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yha Byron Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manna Haven, Chihuahua, and Dip.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Yha Byron Bay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Yha Byron Bay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swedish.
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