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Reviews of Backpackers Inn- Byron Bay

Hostel | 29 Shirley Street, Byron Bay, Australia 2481

81.5% Overall Rating

199 out of 231 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/07/2014)

Samantha Ierullo thinks…

"Staff were extremely friendly! Except for one guy who worked the door late night Saturday. Very unfriendly and rude."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • BBQ area
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas

Purchasable Extras

  • Linen USD 0.87
  • Towel USD 1.75

What's Included

  • Luggage Room

Important Information

Any large bookings over 6 people or more will need to contact the us directly. No large sporting groups hens or bucks groups.

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Byron Bay?

Contact us directly

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81.5%

Overall Rating

199 out of 231 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Backpackers Inn- Byron Bay'

Atmosphere
85.6%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
78.4%
Cleanliness
76.8%
Staff
85.6%
Value
79.2%
Safety
73.6%
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62.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
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Samantha Ierullo

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 July 2014 Samantha would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were extremely friendly! Except for one guy who worked the door late night Saturday. Very unfriendly and rude.

Disliked: Samantha left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome place with a great vibe! Right on the beach, pool, kitchen, lounge... Let me check in early and put me in a better room than what I paid for :))

Disliked: Have to pay a silly amount for wifi. And it was cold! I was given a blanket but the room was still so cold to sleep in at this time of the year. Only downside to the whole place.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

20 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The sheets were all clean and it was right on the beach

Disliked: It was a 10min walk away from town which has plus and minus points

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything good

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

10 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Right on the beach, close to the main streets. The staff are really nice and helpful. Great atmosphere.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Gwen Vangelisto

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

01 May 2014 Gwen would recommend this property

Liked: The location was perfect for getting to and from the town, beach, and festival

Disliked: I am not used to Hostel stays... but it was as described and a pleasant stay overall.

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

Natalie Fleischfresser

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

22 April 2014 Natalie would recommend this property

Liked: The friendly and relaxed atmosphere

Disliked: How open it was and that anyone could just walk in and no one would know if they were staying there or not

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

09 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, beachfront. Clean and fresh, good facilities and good atmosphere

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Hannah Pethers

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

29 March 2014 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: It had a really awesome atmosphere.

Disliked: When I arrived late at night the kitchen had been used, it was very difficult to find anything clean! I needed to wash dishes before I could make anything to eat.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Dennis El Shazly

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 February 2014 Dennis would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel is full with bachpackers, very good atmosphere. Close to the beach.

Disliked: Lounge room closes at 10:30 p.m.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere and the location at the beach.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Rani Wynn

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

06 January 2014 Rani would recommend this property

Liked: Quiet after 11pm, clean, great location.

Disliked: no recycling facilities! So many bottles and cans going into regular rubbish was driving us mad! Especially in such an eco-friendly place like Byron Bay.

The property's response is...

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

Tash Ross-Harris

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 December 2013 Tash would recommend this property

Liked: great place, right on the beach. theres a volleyball net and a big backyard area, good place to meet people if your a solo traveller. close to town. live music and bbq wed and sat nights which was always good!

Disliked: Tash left no negative feedback.

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

Lou yiu Choi

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 December 2013 Lou yiu would recommend this property

Liked: good service

Disliked: no

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

28 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was generally very clean which was good. The location is perfect as its literally a 2 minute walk to the beach, and about a 5-10 minute walk into town. The area where it is is also quiet so its good if you need a good nights sleep.

Disliked: The kitchen got very busy at the evenings which was pretty hectic. The room we were in was quite small with not much room between the beds. The wifi is too expensive and not that reliable. Also there weren't a lot of couples there so it was quite hard for me and my boyfriend to fit in as groups tended to be either female or male.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Realty clean. Good walking distance from the main beach and the shops/bars for nightlife. The hostel is located out if the party noise city center, which give you a quit nice place to sleep. Outside area is nice to hang out.

Disliked: Everyone could walk in and out the hostel. The rooms were safe and locked though.

The property's response is...

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

Johanna Tay

With my spouse / partner

City break
Romantic getaway

25 September 2013 Johanna would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were so friendly and helpful and they have facilites and services that you can hire for free, which is great news for any backpacker.

Disliked: -

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This place was amazing - the location is unbeatable and the rooms were cleaned daily. The kitchen is always spotless as you put a deposit down for a personal kitchen set - great idea!

Disliked: Could do with a few more saucepans in the kitchen - if you don't time it right you need to wait to cook. On Friday and Saturday nights, it is very loud and busy and due to the courtyard layout there's no getting away from it. However there is a noise curfew of 10.30 so you just have to wait

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

Philippa Letts

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

02 September 2013 Philippa would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location, friendly staff and great atmosphere.

Disliked: Philippa left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, friendly people and clean.

Disliked: The lockers were tiny and I thought that having to pay a deposit for using cutlery was a bit over the top.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife

20 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap to stay for a while, very friendly staff, easy enough location (especially the beach). Nice vibe - the place is full of friendly travellers.

Disliked: Not particularly safe if you have larger valuables (the lockers will fit a hard drive, camera, passport etc. but not much more) - but it's full of like-minded people, so I wasn't too concerned. Internet seemed a bit pricey, but I didn't need I use it.

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

Luke Croucher

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 July 2013 Luke would recommend this property

Liked: Byron Bay isn't very big so it's hard to get a bad location but the Backpackers Inn was close to town, the bus station and had its own access the beach. The staff were so relaxed and helpful and the hostel had great facilities from a volleyball court to a bath tub! The other backpackers were a good bunch as well.

Disliked: Door was hard to open (very picky)

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

23 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff at this hostel were all very friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and spacious. The private beach access and large outdoor area were both great, and the hostel although further from town than some was still only a few minute's walk away from the shops and the main beach. Free bike hire looked good although we didn't use it. The bus to and from the station and to Cheeky Monkeys in the evening was useful! BBQs and live music on a Saturday and Wednesday were good fun with a free beer and chance to meet people.

Disliked: We stayed in June and the nights were very cold at times - many people had heaters in their rooms but unfortunately there were none left when we initially asked and although we got extra blankets we did have some nights of bad sleep because of the cold! When we did finally get a heater we were fine. On some mornings there was quite noisy renovation work going on in the courtyard which started quite early meaning that a lie in was out of the question!!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

16 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Direct beach access and the atmosphere was really friendly

Disliked: No free Internet or tea and coffee

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

Sarah-Jane Antell

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

29 May 2013 Sarah-Jane would recommend this property

Liked: The lay out of the hostel is around the communal outside area rather than in a block which is nice to meet other people. Lots of room outside and they always had a fire burning to sit around. Nice and quiet when you're trying to sleep too. Staff were helpful and picked us up. Rooms and showers/toilets were clean. We stayed in a 9 bed and the room was huge so plenty of room for us all. Less than a 5 min walk down a pretty much straight road to town and beach so was great!

Disliked: Lockers in rooms only big enough for your wallet and phone, so not laptop size, but we felt safe enough to leave ours in the room anyway. Had to leave a deposit for a set of cutlery and plates. which was inconvenient, it's not there to readily use in the kitchen.