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Reviews of Nomads Byron Bay

Hostel | 1 Lawson Lane, Byron Bay, Australia 2481

84.0% Overall Rating

196 out of 227 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/03/2014)

"Clean. Friendly and helpful staff. Good for meeting people. Excellent location. Had an awsome stay."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 4.68

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note a min stay of 5 nights is required from the 28th of December during the Christmas, New Year Period and Blues Fest. No checks-in or Check-out Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Years Day. All bookings for peak period (including Christmas, New Year, Blues Fest and Schoolies) will be charged in full 1 month prior to arrival, no cancellation accepted. All payment made with credit card will incur a 2.5% surcharge fees. Please note that we do not accept group bookings for 5 or more people via the website's groupds department. Even if you can process a booking online for such groups, your booking will be cancelled without a refund of your deposit. For bookings for 5 or more people please contact the website's groups department.

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84.0%

Overall Rating

196 out of 227 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Nomads Byron Bay'

Atmosphere
81.6%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
80.8%
Cleanliness
85.6%
Staff
84.8%
Value
74.4%
Safety
86.4%
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Customer review

Alone

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

27 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean. Friendly and helpful staff. Good for meeting people. Excellent location. Had an awsome stay.

Disliked: Breakfast not included :(

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa

04 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient to Beach and central Byron Bay

Disliked: Smelly room, smelly hallways, smelly bathrooms. Rip up the carpets guys, that will help a lot! Very expensive $35-$37 per night. Maybe I should open a backpackers at Byron Bay:)

85.7%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Phoebe Kennard

Alone

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

28 February 2014 Phoebe would recommend this property

Liked: Really good common area for socialising. Bathrooms are clean and modern. Free wifi was good to have especially to contact home. Location was perfect, in the middle of everything and only 2 minute walk to the beach. And lots of activities and dealson food and the local clubs.

Disliked: Could have been a little more cleaner like the corridors and bathrooms at times.

94.3%
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Mikaela Martyn

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

26 February 2014 Mikaela would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, comfy beds. Cool atmosphere and drinking common area!

Disliked: Nothing

88.6%
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Grace White

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

19 February 2014 Grace would recommend this property

Liked: clean, location, big

Disliked: key card stopped working five times in one night.

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Customer review

Alone

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

12 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everytime ive stayed here always a good group of people in my room and in common area to have a drink and go out with, which was ideal as a lone traveller. Clean and great location.

Disliked: Bit expensive if you were planning to stay longer than a couple of days but worth it if not.

85.7%
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Alone

Sightseeing & culture

28 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good communal facilities, central location, comfy beds,

Disliked: nothing

88.6%
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adam smith

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 January 2014 adam would recommend this property

Liked: Air Con, friendly staff, and perfection location in the centre of byron and right next to an Aldi

Disliked: Bit pricy

40.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 January 2014

Liked: I've slept better in police stations & hospitals than at this property.

Disliked: The constant music & noise. The fact that some of the bedrooms are right next to the tv room & kitchen. As well as the staff having very little effect on trying to keep backpackers quiet at night.

94.3%
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claire leith

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 January 2014 claire would recommend this property

Liked: It eas really clean and modern.

Disliked: Nothing.

88.6%
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Sarah Holder

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 January 2014 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: Nice clean bathroom, good location

Disliked: Only has internet in reception

74.3%
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Laura Gamble

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

05 January 2014 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the communal courtyard and the rooms had balconies which is rare in a hostel. We also got a free half day bike hire.

Disliked: The rooms had no mirrors and the bathrooms had little or no plug sockets (we found one bathroom with one socket). This made getting ready difficult for girls - especially since the bathrooms are shared between boys and girls. I asked about this at reception and she said to use the disabled toilet, but that was always occupied. We stayed in this hostel because it has air-con but since we then had to get ready in the bathrooms, which didnt have air-con, this was a bit of a waste. The beds were also incredibly squeaky. The bed my friend was using had a broken ladder which she couldnt use. The price ($50/night), was pretty expensive.

77.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

28 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice facilities

Disliked: Bed was very uncomfortable

The property's response is...

80.0%
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Jennifer Gauthier

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 November 2013 Jennifer would recommend this property

Liked: Outdoor courtyard is nice, rooms with balconies are nice, great location, fairly large kitchen

Disliked: Big party hostel, people leaving everyday so you get woken up to alarms and squeaky beds a lot. Cleanliness of bathrooms really needs more upkeep, a flood had happened and made the place smell horrible in the hallways

The property's response is...

88.6%
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YUTARO KANAYAMA

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 November 2013 YUTARO would recommend this property

Liked: staff, share mate, location, atmosphere, etc... They're pretty good! Especially, room was very clean.

Disliked: It was too noisy outside that I couldn't sleep well.

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Serena Tomkins

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

27 October 2013 Serena would recommend this property

Liked: Location, great friendly staff, great atmosphere.

Disliked: Nothing!

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

05 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic hostel! I've stayed in a LOT of hostels around the world, and this one definitely ranks in my top two or three. Big kitchen, lots of storage space for groceries, etc. Great common area and courtyard for socializing, but also a TV room and the downstairs common area if you're looking for something quieter. Easy walking distance to liquor stores, grocery stores, the beach, and everything else you might need. Would definitely stay here again!

Disliked: The rooms smelled a little gross, but you could expect as much in a large 10-bedded dorm. Easy enough to fix by opening the door to the balcony.

91.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

12 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere, location, helpful staff

Disliked: Nothing

82.9%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Located dead center. Rooms are ok.

Disliked: 4$ for laundry? You kidding. Can be noisy at nights. Music on the floors till 10pm, what's the point of that?

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

31 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The different activities on offer each night, and how there was a nice big space for everyone to mingle,chill and meet. The toilets and showers were also great because they were so nice and clean.

Disliked: The only thing that was difficult was the fact that alot of the staff were in training so it took us a lot longer than usual to check in.

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Ashlee Vella

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

30 July 2013 Ashlee would recommend this property

Liked: Nomads was a great place to stay as there was always daily cleaning and staff were extremely friendly.

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Courtyard is fun to hang out in and drink at night

Disliked: Waaay to strict about any guests

71.4%
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Alone

Visiting friends or family

08 July 2013

Liked: -staff was friendly -bathrooms were new and clean (at least the one next to the girls dorms) -location was not too bad, in the heart of the center -activities organised by the hostel

Disliked: -drunk teens everywhere, you would meet them on the floor with their wine bottles, dressed like sluts, stinking like they took a bath in their parfume -sterile atmosphere, nothing cozy about it -dorms look like prisons, there is literally nothing in it but beds and lockers. No mirror (would make sense in a girls dorm), no pictures etc... -loud music and screaming people in the evening -my roommate told me that the night before I got there, one of the staff members was vomiting in the corridor next to our dorm, afterwards she witnessed a huge argument between the staff.

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Lauren Hai

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

07 July 2013 Lauren would recommend this property

Liked: Clean bathrooms

Disliked: .

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sam elliott

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

07 July 2013 sam would recommend this property

Liked: the balcony rooms and how close it is to everything

Disliked: the funny smell in the rooms :)