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Reviews of Cape Byron Lodge

Hostel | 78 Bangalow Rd, Byron Bay, Australia NSW 2481

77.3% Overall Rating

117 out of 159 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/04/2014)

Francesca Gibbens thinks…

"Free wifi! (Although it seemed a lot of people struggled to skype on it), the place has a lot of character and is very byron bay. Good strong showers! The mattress was comfortable and beds didn't…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

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77.3%

Overall Rating

117 out of 159 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Cape Byron Lodge'

Atmosphere
74.4%
Location
69.6%
Facilities
76.0%
Cleanliness
74.4%
Staff
87.2%
Value
80.0%
Safety
79.2%
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68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free wifi, nice staff, hostel shuttle to and from the city

Disliked: location, not central, just fyi

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Francesca Gibbens

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 April 2014

Liked: Free wifi! (Although it seemed a lot of people struggled to skype on it), the place has a lot of character and is very byron bay. Good strong showers! The mattress was comfortable and beds didn't squeak. A quiet place and easy to sleep. There is a shuttle service to take you to town but I prefer walking and it's only about 20 mins to walk. The guy on reception was really friendly when I checked in.

Disliked: The girls showers in the main building were too small... It's just a typical hostel, not dirty but run down, they do keep it clean. If you want a party hostel in town this isn't for you but it's very relaxed and I slept well!

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were friendly and had a good atmosphere

Disliked: Outside rooms

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 March 2014

Liked: 5 min to the beach, good travel desk, great chill area

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

samantha munera

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 February 2014 samantha would recommend this property

Liked: The Staff and guest where fantastic, really friendly really enjoyed staying there added an extra 3 days to our stay as it was so friendly!!

Disliked: Nothing....

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 February 2014

Liked: Fridge in the room..

Disliked: Quiet possibility the most uncomfortable mattress i have slept on in my 12 months of travelling.. internet was very poor, and there were so many staff/volunteers they completely took over the place.. But by far the most disappointing was the extremely relaxed attitude towards smoking weed.. i couldn't even shower without smelling the stuff because someone was smoking while showering.. demand was so high one of the guys in my dorm was selling it to other guests..

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Giulia Erichsen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

30 January 2014 Giulia would recommend this property

Liked: perfect hostel for everyone who wants to explore the real Byron Bay. Amazing and beautiful garden, the atmosphere is extremely friendly-you feel immediately at home. The kitchen is cleaned twiche(!) a day and the vending machines offer everything you need against chocolate or chips craving. The WiFi is sometimes a bit slow but usually very good and the shuttle service to town runs very frequently there is a beach nearly across the street ( maybe 7 min walk)

Disliked: There are no pancakes anymore, but do not be dissappointed the hostel is good anyway :D

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

15 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice atmosphere, good facilities and friendly helpful staff :)

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Steve Watson

Alone

Events / festivals

27 October 2013 Steve would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere.

Disliked: Minor problems with the lights.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

24 October 2013

Liked: Good shuttle service from and to town

Disliked: Atmosphere was really unfriendly. Everywhere there are signs telling you things you cannot do and how you will be fined if you do something wrong. It's a big place and it's just very unpersonal. I could never feel at home here just looked forward to leaving.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

20 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice hostel little bit outside. nice rooms friendly stuff maybe they changed because we read bad reviews. nice big kitchen. seems like a lot people working there and stay there for longer. free wifi and bikes. shuttel to the city

Disliked: no locker but could give the valets to a safe. bit far from city but with shuttel no problem

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cape Byron has a great vibe although it is a little out of town they do offer a free shuttle service in. The staff were friendly, the common area is great plus you get free pancakes for breakfast!!

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

29 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: How close it was to the CBD, the friendliness of the staff and the atmosphere

Disliked: N/A

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Nicola Forsyth

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

13 July 2013

Liked: The double rooms were good value and the garden spaces were great. If run better this could be a really great place. Tours were sometimes cheaper booked through reception rather than directly.

Disliked: The staff and volunteers really let the place down, they far outnumber guests and are always hanging around, sometimes to the point where it becomes difficult to use bathroom and kitchen facilities. I'm not entirely sure what their 'job' is as they never seem to be doing much and they're neither friendly or welcoming. On arrival we were left standing around for two hours as the guy on reception was too hungover to get in on time. On arrival you get a bag of cutlery and plates - ours were still dirty and featuring the odd pube, nice! Unless you work there you're really made to feel unwelcome. Unless you're a teenage traveller with few social skills and the desire only to get smashed then I'd give it a miss.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

17 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere, free pancakes in the morning and two nice enough hang-out areas (indoors / outdoors).

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Susanne Hug

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 May 2013 Susanne would recommend this property

Liked: kostenloser Shuttlebus (auch bei spaeter Anreise) kostenlose Gepaeckaufbewahrung (unbegrenzt) 2 PCs stehen fuers Internet zur Verfuegung sauberes Bad saubere Kueche Pancakes und Tea zum Fruehstueck (kostenlos)

Disliked: -

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

07 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cozy and quiet. Nice private rooms

Disliked: N/A

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Kate Bell

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

24 April 2013 Kate would recommend this property

Liked: free bikes and helpful staff, full kitchen is great for saving money. it is expensive but that's byron bay, actually one of the cheaper places in town.

Disliked: the internet connection sucks. and its a little bit of a walk from town.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

02 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Relaxed atmosphere and no hassles

Disliked: nothing really

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

mariann lian

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

17 September 2012 mariann would recommend this property

Liked: nice staff

Disliked: mariann left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Charlotte Baker

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

12 September 2012 Charlotte would recommend this property

Liked: <3 the free pancakes

Disliked: everybody else there seemed to work in the hostel!

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pancake breakfast, free wifi and free pick up from the bus station and even tho I checked out I was still allowed to use the kitchen and wifi until my bus left

Disliked: A bit dirty

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Hostel is a lovely Building with really friendly staff, who make you feel like being at home straight away! Everything is really chilled and no hectic at all. The free Pancakes every morning are served in a beautiful BBQ area. All in all a great place to stay!

Disliked: The bathrooms are quite small with no possibility to put you toiletry bag somewhere up high, with the result, that you always have to put in on the floor, which is mostly wet. Even though kitchen and bathrooms are cleaned on a regular base, it often does not seem so. Its not super dirty, but you might find yourself not wanting to use the kitchen...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

21 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is very friendly and helpful, the offers a great, accomodation is very cheap and much space in the rooms, there is a free shuttle bus to town and the best: Free pancakes every morning and BBQ on friday for 5$!!

Disliked: it's a bit outside of the town, besides the pancakes, coffee and tea, there nothing else offered for breakfast, cutlery and plates are often stolen

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 June 2012

Liked: Free wifi

Disliked: It was dirty. The room smelt of urine. Staff were preoccupied. A 15-20 minute walk to town which is a pain in the rain.