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!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Byron Bay Yha Hotel Byron Bay