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Cnr Byron and Middleton Sts, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481 Australia
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Come and enjoy everything Byron Bay has to offer whilst staying at Cape Byron YHA!! Only one block from the main beach and in the heart of town spend your days relaxing, shopping, eating in cool cafes then hire a surfboard or borrow a free body board and hit the beach or hire a bike to explore further afield. Sink your feet in to the sand, join a surf lesson, kayaking with dolphins and whales (whale season June – November), visit the famous town of Nimbin, jump out of a plane, and watch the sunrise at Australia’s most Eastern point. After all that excitement relax in the hostels common area, cook dinner in the communal kitchen, jump in the heated pool and get ready for one of the hostels many activities. Join a free walk to the lighthouse, eat pancakes for breakfast even have breakfast on the beach, meet new people at our cheese and wine night or at our weekly BBQ’s. Whatever your desire Byron Bay is the paradise where dreams come true. We look forward to meeting you.
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Secured parking
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Self-serve laundry
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BoababWonderings wrote a review Oct. 2022
62 contributions7 helpful votes
Great location, friendly staff and chilled atmosphere but loud at night. Stayed there three weeks in private rooms with a friend. Rooms were quite small and sterile. Frist room was dirty, with wrappers on the floor and in the shelves. Other rooms were okay. General a bit a lack of cleanliness.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Take own cutting knife with you (Hostel Breadknives are sharper than the cutting knives).
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Hayley D wrote a review May 2021
London, United Kingdom310 contributions107 helpful votes
Having not been to Byron since 2006, I came for a night with a friend. We didn't want to be spending in to the 100s for a room we would only sleep in. We opted for the Cape Byron YHA. For $70, we got a twin room with a double and a bunk. The room was pretty bare, no TV - But it had a clothes hang/store area / mirror / enough plugs for the 2 of us. The bed was comfy and the covers were clean and warm (you have to strip the bed upon check out). There were 3 or 4 showers in the block on our floor, same for toilets - you needed the swipe card to get in - again clean, warm. The kitchen area was large - this grossed me out a little - but it's been a long time since I backpacked Oz and needed to cook for myself in such. The pans were old and pretty grubby. You had to get your plates etc from reception - but we had ours with us. The tea towels were rank - I wouldn't use. The worst however was a bloke in the kitchen coughing all over the place - not the hostels fault, but nasty nonetheless. Needless to say, we didn't go sit and eat by him - we ate on our balcony which had a table and 2 chairs. During COVID-times and no flights coming in to Oz, this hostel serviced a range of ages - I am 40 and there were people older than me there. I found the hostel more like a motel. Good location and good wifi.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Christina O wrote a review Mar. 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
I loved my time at Cape Byron YHA! Everyone I met was very friendly and chilled, especially the staff. The pool was great and the facilities kept nice and clean. This is my go to place in Byron, I can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Louie O'Riordan, General Manager at Cape Byron YHA
Responded Mar. 12, 2021
It was great to have you stay with us. Enjoy your travels around Australia and thanks for taking the time to write a review.
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Josefine wrote a review Mar. 2020
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This YHA is clean, welcoming and had a great atmosphere. I stayed here long term and loved it. Rooms get cleaned every day, kitchen multiple times a day and they got new laundry equipment. I have stayed in a few YHA hostels in AUS and I gotta say this is by far the best one. Things were clean and tidy. Of course a kitchen can’t be clean all the time seeing as some backpackers think they brought their mom with them in their travels to clean after them, but they didn’t so sometimes it’s a bit messy, but I don’t blame the hostel for that. Even people staying in the hostel were nice and welcoming. I definitely felt at home here and I think you would too. Going to Byron? Then this is definitely the hostel I would recommend! Thanks for a great stay!!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from YHA Backpacker, Marketing at Cape Byron YHA
Responded Mar. 4, 2020
Thanks for your great feedback Josefine. We also wish there were cleaning fairies who could just magic away guest's washing up, but alas there isn't! Enjoy the rest of your trip.
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Roble wrote a review Jan. 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom20 contributions2 helpful votes
This hostel is in the perfect location. It’s easy to walk everywhere in the bay. Beach is only 5 min walk, if that. Pool is very nice and clean and the kitchen has everything you could need. There are multiple bathrooms as well so there is rarely any waiting for showers etc.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from YHA_Backpacker, Guest Relations Manager at Cape Byron YHA
Responded Jan. 19, 2020
Hey - thanks for staying with us and hope you had a great time in Byron. It's certainly easy to get around town and summer is a great time to be here. Enjoy the rest of your travels.
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marijav19 wrote a review Oct. 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom6 contributions8 helpful votes
Wouldn’t recommend this place if you have a vehicle. Says free parking but they have a small handful of spaces which are inevitably always full. Have to pay for parking and move the car every 4 hours on the street. If we’d known it would be that difficult would’ve booked elsewhere.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Brooke P wrote a review Aug. 2019
Los Angeles, California7 contributions2 helpful votes
Cape Byron YHA was an absolute delight. Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff, a short walk to the beach, and reasonably priced. The airy outdoor dining space was a wonderful place to meet new people or enjoy a meal in peaceful solitude. They also offer free walking tours of the lighthouse! This place is truly ace.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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aysegulakyoll wrote a review Jun. 2019
Queenstown, New Zealand8 contributions1 helpful vote
On my first day at Byron Bay yha we had a guided tour to lighthouse with Sarah, she was great! She took us through a great path and gave us some info about the area. I encourage her to be a full time guide haha
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Olivia Lennon wrote a review May 2019
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My friend and I have stayed at this hostel for the past 6 weeks and have absolutely loved every minute of it. The staff are lovely, accommodating and always have a smile on their faces. The facilities are clean and large, it was very easy to make ourselves feel at home. This place has such an easy-going, relaxed and peaceful vibe. It’s very close to the beach and city centre, so it’s easy to experience all that Byron has to offer! We have made friends for life here and We will be back for sure :)
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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TeaLovingTraveller wrote a review Mar. 2019
Essex, United Kingdom88 contributions6 helpful votes
I only stayed here for one night but found the hostel to be clean and tidy (the only facilities I used was the bathroom). Beds were comfortable (you're given clean linen upon check in) and there were storage lockers (own padlock required) however they're not big enough for large backpacks or cases. There was also no Aircon in the room, only a mounted wall fan, which at first I didn't think would be sufficient but the temperature dropped quite a bit at night so the fan was plenty enough. Staff were friendly and helpful. Hostel is only a 5 minute walk away from the main city centre and Greyhound/Premier bus stop.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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US$88 - US$137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesByron ShireByron Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cape Byron YHA
Which popular attractions are close to Cape Byron YHA?
Nearby attractions include Byron Bay (0.4 km), Byron Bay Farmers Market (0.4 km), and Craig Parry Photography (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cape Byron YHA?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Cape Byron YHA?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Cape Byron YHA?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cape Byron YHA?
Conveniently located restaurants include Manna Haven, Love Byron Bay Creperie & Chocolate Boutique, and Chihuahua.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cape Byron YHA?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cape Byron YHA?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.