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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Smooth check-in, really accommodating, great location by the beach, nice pool perfect for happy hour. When we were there (December) the crowd was a bit young and not too tidy but the staff made up for it. Thank you for an amazing time!

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Todd_Cape_YHA, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review

Hey There, Thanks for taking the time to write a review! Great to hear you enjoyed our company, our staff put in a lot of effort to make guests feel comfortable so it's good to see it paying off! Safe Travels

Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We had 3 nights here as a group of three. The location is good, Byron is only small so everything in walking distance. The pool was nice, a good size. The staff were very nice friendly and helpful. Lockers in the room so take a padlock. The toilet facilities were not big enough for the number of guests and they...

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Todd_Cape_YHA, Front Office Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review

Hey There, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Firstly thanks for mentioning the parts of the hostel that you enjoyed! We do have to close the bathrooms for cleaning every morning and however don't close ALL bathrooms. The downstairs are open while we clean the upstairs and vice versa. We think this is a fair trade for...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Let's start with the positives. We got off the greyhound bus and there was already someone from the hostel ready to pick us up even though we hadn't booked which was really thoughtful and saved us carrying our stuff to the hostel. The check in/out was smooth and the best thing about the hostel is the guys on reception. Very...

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Todd_Cape_YHA, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review

Hey Leanne, Thanks for taking the time to write a review, as we do take on all feedback constructively. We appreciate that you mentioned what you enjoyed about the hostel. Firstly if you said the best thing about the hostel was the staff then why didn't you come down to reception and let the staff know about some of your...

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Byron was one of these places I thought was a bit overrated, and therefore I had plans making it impossible to stay more than two night. I really regretted that after a little while in this great hostel. Friendly family owners and great atmosphere. Nice pool and common areas. And the highlight: the lighthouse tour with owner Todd. So lucky...

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Todd_Cape_YHA, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review

Hey There, Thanks for taking the time to write a review! Glad to hear you enjoyed the free walking tour, we love it too! Safe Travels

Mechelen, Belgium
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

It was really surprising to us that this is YHA hostel as standard doesn't match at all.. This hostel is quite old or at least that's how it'd facilities look like. Common areas are old, damaged and dirty and in general not pleasant to hang around. Kitchen was incredibly filthy, to the point it was discussing... we didn't want to...

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Todd_Cape_YHA, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review

Hey there, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the feedback about the hostel. Our hostel however is a purpose built grade 4 YHA. YHA's are given different grades out of five and to meet each standard we have to meet certain criteria including the ratio of people vs. bathroom facilities as well as the size...

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great hostel. It's in a brilliant location, close to the main street and the beach. Although the Greyhound stop is only a short walk away the hostel runs a shuttle bus which is so handy when you have lots of bags. I stayed in a 10 bed dorm but the design of the room made it feel...

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Todd_Cape_YHA, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review

Hey Sarah, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Awesome that you enjoyed your stay with us. We also like hosting food nights, it's a bonus when you don't have to clean after pizza nights! Safe Travels

Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

First of all Todd is a legend! He works at the hostel and arrange guided tours to the lighthouse. So if you're given the opportunity to go on his tour with him (which is free), do it. He knows so much about the place and showed us where to spot whales, turtles, dolphins etc. The hostel is so nice, best...

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Todd_Cape_YHA, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review

Hey Lovise, Thanks so much for writing such a fantastic review! Good on you for having such a great stay in Byron Bay! We look forward to having you back one day. Safe Travels

Reviewed 13 October 2016

I was there tow months agog when I have started my trip. good hostel' clean quiet' good location and a really good enviorment. also the free tour to the lighthouse with tood was very nice. the people at the raciption is very nice and helpful

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Todd_Cape_YHA, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review

Hey there, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I spent 3 days at the YHA and had a great time. The rooms are clean, the kitchen is well organized and clean, the pool is a sweet bonus! You're also welcome to drink on premise which is pretty sweet. I highly recommend taking the time to do the Lighthouse walking tour with Todd. You can tell that he loves...

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Todd_Cape_YHA, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review

Hey there, Thanks a million for the great review! Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and also great to see you had a blast on the walking tour! We are very passionate about our beautiful little town so it's pleasing to see others enjoying it too! Safe Travels

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This was the second time I've stayed here and won't be the last - location, facilities and staff are awesome and especially recommend taking Todd's walking tour to the rainforest and the lighthouse! Have stayed at Aquarius and some air BnBs in Byron and prefer Cape Byron YHA as the rooms are more secure. Will be back!

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Todd_Cape_YHA, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review

Hey There, Cheers for the kind review! It's awesome when our guests come back to relive all the fun! Looking forward to having you stay with us again

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Make sure you stay in the heart of Byron Bay - backpacker's paradise with superb beaches and scenery and lots of nightlife. Cape Byron YHA is a purpose-built hostel in the centre of town, just 100m to the beach. Relaxed atmosphere with common areas surrounding a large heated pool and BBQ area. Free use of bikes and boogie boards. Cafe, dive centre and seperate TV/reading room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cape Byron YHA

Address: Cnr Byron and Middleton Sts, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Price Range: $39 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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“I booked a 10 girls room and the girls were so nice.”
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“Be nice to the staff and they'll give you lots of secret local tips on what to do in Byron Bay”
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“If you are solo or a in a group, the shared dorms are great to meet people who and go party together.”
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