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Backpackers Holiday Village
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“Holiday village”
Reviewed 19 March 2012

The staff here were excellent very helpful and organised but did not enjoy the stay here. The set-up of the hostel is strange in that the common area is by the toilets and have to walk past everyone in the morning and night. The kitchen was dirty and the toilets average. Our 6 bed dorm was very hot and stuffy and the fan did not do anything apart from make a huge noise.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

Holiday Village Hostel in Byron Bay was the best hostel I've ever stayed at. Although I only planned on staying at the Village for a few days, I ended up staying at the hostel for 8 weeks. The staff make you feel like your part of the Village family as soon as you arrive. All day and night the staff ensure that everyone is enjoying their stay to the fullest. For the first week I lived in the 4 bed dorm, which is cleaned daily by staff. The kitchen, bathroom and grounds are the cleanest I have ever seen at a hostel. The rest of my stay I lived in the spacious apartments which come equipped with their own bathroom, kitchen, TV and living area.The layout of the hostel is perfect for meeting people. Holiday Village is only a five minute walk to the beach and located right beside the grocery store and across from Cheeky Monkey's (the best bar in Byron Bay). This is the place to stay if you want to have a good time in Byron Bay and be in a central location.I can't believe anyone would have anything bad to say about this place. The majority of the reviews accurately reflect the experience at holiday village. Those who speak negatively, complain about noise or partying, and who complain about the behaviour of fellow guests in their room need to remember they are choosing to stay in a hostel where accomodation is shared (news flash=people staying in hostels make noise and party). These types of people should not fault the hostel for rowdy behaviours of other travellers. If you are looking for a quiet place to stay without anyone disrupting you, you should stay in a private room or a hotel. if you are looking to be social, embrace hostel life and make the most out of your experience meeting and interacting with new people then this is the place for you!!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

The Holiday Village has been the best hostel I have stayed on during my trip. I I was only supposed to stay for one night but ended up staying a week & i really didnt want to leave. They rooms were spotless & the beds were very comfortable. I stayed in a 4 bed dorm, it was a little on the small side & did get quiet untidy at times with everyone's bags. The large kitchen was one of the cleanest I've seen in a hostel. Also the toilets/showers were cleaned regularly, so there was no issue with sharing & I never had to wait to use the shower. The staff were very friendly & helpful definitely some of the best I've come across. The atmosphere in the hostel is very laid back & relaxed. There are free surfboards, bikes & bodyboards which is great for the backpacker on a budget. As a solo traveller I met so many people here everyone was so friendly, the common area is large & ideal for meeting other people. The only negative I would have is you have to pay a deposit for everything from a top sheet, blanket & cutlery. But other than that I would highly recommend The Holiday Village to anyone

  • Stayed February 2012
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Sydney
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

We did a private room with shared facilities. The shower block was clean enough and adequate so sharing is no biggie. The bed is a twin, not even a queen, so I hope you like spoons. The place is a bit dated and I've seen plenty of fancier backpackers these days for the money. I paid $100 a night, it was worth $80.

But, Canadian staff were awesome and the atmosphere friendly. Recommended.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

Holiday Village has been by far the best hostel I've stayed in on the east coast! The staff couldn't have been more helpful and made me feel so welcome straight away. They organise daily and evening activities for the guests, making your stay that more memorable. Its run by a lovely local family who make you feel right at home. The location is perfect, 5 minute walk to the beach with Woolworths and local bars and restaurants on its doorstep. As a solo traveller, holiday village was perfect for meeting new people. The hostel rooms are arranged around the pool with the seating area in the middle, great for socialising and having a few drinks with everyone! They also provide free bike and surfboard hire, which is great if you want to check out the surf and sites of Byron without burning a hole in your budget! If you're looking for a friendly, welcoming and memorable place to stay then Holiday Village is definitely it!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Backpackers Holiday Village
Address: 116 Jonson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
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Ranked #4 of 65 Speciality Lodging in Byron Bay
Price range (per night): $37 - $119
Hotel Class:4 star — Backpackers Holiday Village 4*
Number of rooms: 42
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