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Aquarius Backpackers Motel

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Wuppertal, Germany
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Aquarius was the best hostel I have ever stayed in. Great atmosphere and People. Free dinners and activities every night. Clean and spacious rooms. Before I got there I thought the shared bathroom for 10 people would be a problem but it wasn't at all! The staff was super friendly and helped me with booking Surfing lessons, day trips and...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The location is very central, its about 3 minutes from Aldi. The hostel has a really nice atmosphere, you get a free drink and free dinner every night. The rooms look really nice as well and a very big because most of them have two floors. There is a nice terrace with hammocks as well. Best Hostel in Byron Bay...

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Oud-Alblas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Aquarius is well organised, has a fun bar, spacious and clean kitchen and a nice rooftop with hammocks on it. There was a good atmosphere as well, met so many people! The location is probably the best you can get in Byron. Would definitely recommend you to stay here.

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Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is very very nice, the rooms are almost clean, there is a free dinner and a lot of cool games each night. The bar has really cheap drinking offers especially during the happy hour. Backpacker friendly prices. Just the staff at the reception was a bit unfriendly to me, when something went wrong with my credit card. So...

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty clean hostel, nice and spacious rooms and it has a big pool and bar area which I sociable and lots of fun. A good location in Byron too as it's right by the beach. Definitely recommend staying here

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Bregenz, Austria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel is perfectly located close to the beach and also to the town (5 minutes by walk each). There is a parking lot available (and also street parking- this you need to pay for). There are security guys checking that just people who stay in the hostel can also go to the property. The private room in the shared...

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Rockhampton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and me passed a very great time at the Aquarius. Normally we had booked for 2 nights, but we extended for one night more because it was a very nice accommodation (very clean, good staff, free food during the dinner and the perfect backpacker's ambiance!)

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AquariusCrew, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, great to hear you had a great time and enjoyed your stay at Aquarius! Enjoy the rest of your travels around Oz.

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so uncomfortable here. The room was so dirty with sand everywhere, I wanted to sleep outside in a hammock. The shower was disgusting and the bath mat provided looked like it had never been washed. I know 3 people who had bedbugs though their mattresses were changed. The bedding was old and stained and I couldn't bring myself...

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AquariusCrew, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Hi Becky, What can I say, except that we went above and beyond in helping you and in return you write a review that is 90% untrue. It's really disappointing that when you try and help someone, you get a slap in the face in return. 1. No one else in your room except you claimed they had bed bugs,...

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Aquarius has a pretty good reputation as far as hostels go in Byron Bay and across the east coast. I stayed in an 8 bedroom dorm which was pretty basic, although plenty of space compared to a lot of hostels I've stayed in. The on site facilities are really good though! There's a pool and bar that's open most of...

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Northern Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Aquarius seems to be hostel to stay in when in Byron Bay and I stayed here following a recommendation from a friend. This is a nice friendly hostel with large common area and bar for guests to chill and get to know each other. Things to note *free wifi in common area * free use of computers * free dinner...

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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: $35 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Aquarius Backpackers Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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“Mixed dorms are better - they are further from the noise”
BeckyJ736, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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.”
JavierAngulo8412, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Keep your area tidy !”
Nicolah37, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Just don't bother!”
657charlottes, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“earplugs for an early night”
Solotravellernz, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
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