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Reviews of Byron Bay YHA

Hostel | 7 Carlyle Street, Byron Bay, Australia 2481

86.5% Overall Rating

61 out of 61 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/08/2014)

leonardo molinari thinks…

"Really clean toilets and showers, cozy bed, next to everythink (small city) not really noisy."

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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 hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 0.93

What's Included

  • Linen

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86.5%

Overall Rating

61 out of 61 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Byron Bay YHA'

Atmosphere
89.6%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
82.4%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
88.8%
Value
76.8%
Safety
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42.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

leonardo molinari

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2014 leonardo would recommend this property

Liked: Really clean toilets and showers, cozy bed, next to everythink (small city) not really noisy.

Disliked: To reach the toilets you have to pass into an open space, what if it rains? My roommates were too dirty, the room was such a mess! Used pants everywhere on the ground! Bleah!

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

25 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to meet people.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: One of the cleanest hostels I've stayed in. Nice place to chill out.

Disliked: Customer 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

16 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, close to shops, bars, supermarkets and beach but also quite to relax.

Disliked: No possibility to eat inside. When it's cold it's not so fun to eat outside after cooking.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Rikki Iwanowsky

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing

11 February 2014 Rikki would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: very loud on street noises and also very loud noises from within the hostel.

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

nicholas maddock

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

12 January 2014 nicholas would recommend this property

Liked: Pool, pool table. Secure access to all rooms and toilets.

Disliked: People snoring in my room

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

Claire Cherry

Alone

Beach / sunbathing

15 November 2013 Claire would recommend this property

Liked: Location was great

Disliked: Claire left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great heated swimming pool, big dorms, very clean bathrooms, big communal area and kitchen, easy to meet people.

Disliked: /

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kasun de Alwis

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

29 July 2013 Kasun would recommend this property

Liked: very convenient location

Disliked: nothing to mention

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing

08 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: almost everything

Disliked: no heater/AC in the room

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything!

Disliked: Nothing, except for some of my food disappearing!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

03 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

01 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The people and atmosphere were amazing, and the whole experience was perfect for meeting new people and having a great time. Everyone was so relaxed and approachable, including the staff.

Disliked: The cost seems quite high in comparison with other hostels and the fact that you have to pay extra for internet connection seems particularly stingy - at $4/hr or $5 for 24hrs if you have your own laptop.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Carol Douglas

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 January 2013 Carol would recommend this property

Liked: I came late at night, after they closed reception and they left my key and room number under the mat for me.

Disliked: Lack of air conditioning made the nights extremely miserable because of heat and humidity at this time. The rates were quite HIGH compared to other places and felt for that price they should have air conditioning.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

27 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything is really clean, the kitchen is huge, they organize a lot of activities for people to do.

Disliked: Having to pay for storing luggage after you check out. No free wifi.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

22 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good, open and lively atmosphere. Easy to feel 'at home' away from home. Really good location in the centre of town.

Disliked: The pool could have been cleaner.

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

Damian McCallion

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 September 2012 Damian would recommend this property

Liked: Was easy to make friends and chat to people. All the facilities are very clean.

Disliked: Damian left no negative feedback.

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

Gordie McKay

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 September 2012 Gordie would recommend this property

Liked: Location was pretty good close to the beach and shops

Disliked: the common area TV room was not as clean as it could have been, free wifi would have been nice

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Such a nice place to stay in Byron Bay. Close to everything, events every day. The pool was so great and the kitchen so convenient and big. Bathrooms were so clean. I would definitely recommend this hostel.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Juliet van Elk

Alone

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

11 July 2012 Juliet would recommend this property

Liked: There was a good atmosphere and it was close to everything! Fell in love with Byron Bay with thanks to YHA :)

Disliked: The bathrooms and toilets were dirty. Just really gross. Some girls just don't know what hygiene is

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, good mix of people from families to those younger travelers going out partying. Rooms are great, location is great. Overall definitely a top quality hostel.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fairly clean, friendly staff, nice areas to sit and hang out on your own or in groups, near Woolworth's and main street.

Disliked: Wifi should be free! Also, rooms need extra overhead lighting and bedlights as they were a bit dingy looking.

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

Michael Lawrence

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 June 2012 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Nice hostel

Disliked: Nothing

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the rooms were pretty clean. good location, but you cant really be in a bad location in byron, everything is really close together! good sized kitchen and plenty of pots, pans and plates etc free tea and coffee (but no milk)

Disliked: The girl at the desk completely messed up my booking, changed it so i bascially wasnt on the system, or hidden, something. I was late checking in so i was mean to have a card waiting for me, but there was nothing there and reception closed at 9pm (which is also annoying!) so i was waiting around at 11pm to try and figure out which room i was meant to have. the hsotel is very big, so most people seemed to keep to themselves and its quite hard to meet people. the toilets were pretty old and had no proper doors or windows, so felt like it was very open and pretty much outside! all common rooms seemed far apart, so didnt really use them, it felt more like a motel.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

24 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, location, location! Great place to meet people, comfy hammocks, friendly staff

Disliked: Very little light in the room