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“Flippin' fantastic”
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Byron Bay YHA
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Flippin' fantastic”
Reviewed 12 June 2011

Was greeted with a smile and some surfing advice by a blonde girl at the desk - and 30 minutes later was in the mix at the Pass, an ideal spot for beginners where waves constantly roll in off the headland.
My flight back to Sydney was booked by her colleague, a former Yorkshire citizen who also sorted my transfer to the airport and for whom nothing was too much trouble - including flipping pancakes one morning!
As for location you can walk anywhere you need to be within 10 minutes and be sipping Tooheys at Cheeky Monkey's backpacker haunt in five.
By contrast a mate stayed at a hostel on the beach but was further away from the spots which offer decent surfing or swimming.
Stoked, I say!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 May 2011

This isn't a party hostel. There's no alcohol allowed after 10pm, so if you're up for continuing your night out when you get back then this isn't the place.

The rooms are a bit basic and quite dark.

The shared areas are good, loads of benches outside the big kitchen. There's a BBQ downstairs too. There's a nice pool and an internet room (global gossip).

The main town's just a few blocks away and there's a big supermarket just over the road.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 8 May 2011

What else could you ask for? I stayed in a 5 bed room and there is plenty of room to move. Showers and toilets are clean, massive clean kitchen and the staff are very friendly. Good communal area to mix and meet other travelers and a place to park your car.
Close to shops and a short walk to the beach.
The only problem I could find with this place was the building works next door. They start work early. Not good if you have been out partying the night before.
But other than that it is a great place to stay. I would definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2011

After staying in a poor quality hostel in Brisbane this was brilliant.Stayed in a 9 bed room which was basic but clean with lockers in the room.They had a BBQ when i was there which was just 5 dollars and pizza and movie nights which is cheap and a good way to meet people.
Staff were very friendly and helpful.toilets clean and the kitchen was immaculate.
Great communal areas and good for meeting people.With this in mind it was quite later on so sleeping isnt a problem.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled solo
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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2011

Only stayed there for one night. It was nice, and the people were friendly. The staff was very accommodating, and didn't ask for the usual deposit for the room key since I would be leaving before the office opened the next morning.
Everything was generally clean and well maintained.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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Manchester
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51 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2010

I had a really nice time here. Had plenty of fun and met lots of people. Really friendly hostel with a nice atmosphere. Lots to do like TV room, 100+ movies to rent, help with tours and outdoor activities. Short walk to beach. Great staff. Big kitchen. Big lockers in the rooms.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2010

An ok hostel, since it is byron it gets a lot traffic through the doors and is full during the summer. The rooms are quite cramped but not as cramped as the kitchen! The kitchen could double in size and still not be big enough for the amount of beds! Nice pool and decent rates make up for some of this however, the place needs refreshing! Can get a bit rowdy mind so if you want some quiet time go elsewhere!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Byron Bay YHA
Address: 7 Carlyle St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 65 Speciality Lodging in Byron Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Byron Bay YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Byron Bay YHA backpackers hostel is in the centre of town, only 400m to the beach. The large comfy common areas and kitchen overlook a heated pool and BBQ. The hostel has both multi-share backpacker rooms, and twin/double rooms with fans. Large decks to relax on. Free Wi-Fi hotspot (Premium Wi-Fi Plus also available), TV room, locker room, surfboards, free tea/coffee. Hostel bikes and bodyboards available. YHA member discounts on backpacker tours and activities at hostel tour desk. ... more   less 
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