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Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Great location, great people, great accommodation. The included dinner is a good way to meet people, as well as save money. Will definitely stay here again. The rooms are big and clean, and ensuite bathrooms are awesome. Everything you need. Best choice in Byron.

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Brisbane
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Perfect location, spacious dorms with ensuite bathroom, lockers and a little terrace to hang out with your roommates, yummy free dinner, cool swimming pool which also happens to be a bar and smoking area, which means you can have a smoke and a drink while getting a tan! I loved everything about this place!

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 December 2016

the staff are always friendly on arrival and departure. The rooms and clean, spacious (for a hostel) and most of the beds are comfy! It's so close to the beach and everything else. It doesn't quite feel as if you're staying at a hostel sometimes because it's so above average. The food is also pretty good, considering.

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Chur, Switzerland
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

+the rooms/bathrooms were clean and I liked it, that our 10dorm was on 2 floors! +free and deliscoius dinner. Otherwise we took the chicken burger :D (you get 5$ discount on the normal price) +very close to beach/clubs/main street +security +staff was most of the time friendly.. +shuttle bus/pick up -have to buy Internet for after 7pm....

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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed in for five nights in an all female dorm, the dorm was spacious two bunk beds and a single and then on the higher level there were five single beds! Very spacious and cleaned well daily! (Well done to those who work hard to clean and tidy!) The bar attached has great entertainment every night! Cheap drinks for happy...

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Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Management would rather let good honest guests leave rather than evicting those causing trouble. At 4am music was still loud in rooms guests talking loudly smoking and taking drugs, couldn't get hold of security during the evening had to wait until morning where we was just dismissed. We have been in Australia for 4 months staying in hostels and never...

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AquariusCrew, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Hi Tom, thank you for your valuable feedback. I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for the unfortunate events which occurred during your stay at Aquarius. We endeavour to keep all of our guests safe, and ensure they manage to have a peaceful nights sleep. I have spoken with night management to rectify these issues in order to...

Hoi An, Vietnam
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I was in doubt because I had never been to Byron before and I was treating friends to a visit here. Well, it's a 5min walk to the beach, fun entertainment every night. Rooms are clean. When I arrived I was offered free parking by Carly and she couldn't have been more helpful. Cheap, clean, legit, fun and safe!

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AquariusCrew, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Hey Lukey, Thank you for your comments! We will be sure to reward Karlea for her awesome customer service! Thanks again, and enjoy the rest of your travels. The AQ Crew

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

At first I had my concerns about staying in a hostel with my girlfriend. Aquarius has the perfect set up. We got a private room, which between us cost only a couple of dollars more than a bunk. Our room was connected to the dorm which was awesome because we got to keep our privacy plus be able to socialise...

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AquariusCrew, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Glad that you enjoyed your stay!

Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I was meant to stay here for 6 nights and cancelled to two nights. The communal areas are generally good. The kitchen is often very dirty and not much storage for everyone's food. Table tennis, bar area and free food meals at night are good. The pool is very dirty but pool area is OK . Security is good with...

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AquariusCrew, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Hi Charlotte, Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay. Thankyou for your feedback, I have noticed that the communal kitchen shelving is getting a bit crowded and have purchased additional shelving and refrigeration. Our bathrooms are cleaned twice a day, once in the morning after checkout and once in the evening while everyone is having dinner. Could you please...

Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights whilst travelling solo down the east coast. It's by far the most sociable hostel I've stayed in. Entertainment is also really good and great location. 2 minute walk to the beach, 10 minute walk to Woodys or 45 hike to the lighthouse.

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AquariusCrew, Manager at Aquarius Backpackers Motel, responded to this review

Awesome to hear, thanks for your positive feedback! Enjoy the rest of your travels, Peace Chris

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  • Free Parking
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Aquarius Backpackers Byron Bay we have a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets. From self-contained apartments, budget private rooms and spacious dorm rooms. You should be able to find a room to put your head down and get some rest after a busy day of shopping, surfing and soaking up the unique Byron Bay atmosphere. Free overnight off street parking and free baggage storage (max 12hrs) is available to Aquarius guests. We also have an onsite security guard after hours to help you if any issues should arise or for late check in's. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aquarius Backpackers Motel

Address: 16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Price Range: €26 - €131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 77
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“the hostel is so cool.. everyone is so friendly.. the only suggestion is bedroom are so warm apart of that everything was great.. activities alla the time, the atmosphere is awesome!! Cant wait to come back.. Me and my friends spend new years and the pool party was amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles JavierAngulo8412, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Keep your area tidy !”
 of 5 bubbles Nicolah37, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Just don't bother!”
 of 5 bubbles 657charlottes, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“earplugs for an early night”
 of 5 bubbles Solotravellernz, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ask for upstairs as ground floor very noisey and unsecure.”
 of 5 bubbles dustiestjenny, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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