Looking at other reviews, and from my own personal experience, this hostel polarises opinions. Whilst I was there I spoke to some people who had fallen in love with Byron, and stayed here ages and loved the close knit friendships they develop in hostels. Personally, I found it to be rather clicky and not particularily friendly. I stayed in a standard 6/8 bed dorm it was fairly big if memory serves but quite dark. The staff were nice enough, I was picked up from the greyhound station by a young girl who was intent on recruiting everyone to a fancy dress pub crawl, it's a bit of a party town and a party hostel. The hostel is literally next to the beach, which is really nice, aside from that it's fairly average. I found this hostel to be like Byron, not overly memorable (apart from the amazing beach) One thing I will say is that a guy I met on the Greyhound stayed at the YHA (the one in the centre by the beach, not the one in the town) and that appeared to be far nicer, a really good communal area and loads of people who were friendly and down to earth. I wish I had stayed there to be honest. I would reccomend this hostel, to a point (access to the beach, is fantastic) but probably only to people travelling in groups. Bit dull if you're flying solo.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relaxed friendly accommodation On the beach in the heart of Byron Bay, one of Australias most spectacular and unspoilt holiday playgrounds. Backpackers Inn is perfectly located in the heart of Byron, just a short stroll to shops, pubs, entertainment and Byron's amazing selection of eating places. We have direct beach access and are the closest backpacker accommodation to the beach in Byron Bay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Backpackers Inn On The Beach At Byron Bay Hotel Byron Bay