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Cape Byron YHA

Hostelworld.comUS$48*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Hunter Valley, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here over New Years with friends with hopes that my first hostel experience would be a good one. Rooms were made to look huge online when in fact they were small and cramped with little to no room for baggage especially in a 5 person room. No air conditioning. Only had a small fan which was unable to be...

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Thank Grace E
Todd_Cape_YHA, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review

Hey There, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Unfortunate to hear your stay wasn't enjoyable, also a shame to see you don't expect much from hostels in the first place. We think hostels are amazing and you should expect all sorts of fun things when booking one! New Years is a very busy period and also very...

Peterborough, Canada
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This was probably my favourite place I stayed on my 9 week holiday. Shuttle bus was right there waiting when greyhound buses arrive, front desk staff were amazing! So friendly and helpful from start to finish. Only a few minutes walk to beach access. Clean and tidy. Quite a large kitchen and plenty of places to sit and eat. Leasing...

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Todd_Cape_YHA, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review

Hey There, Thanks a heap for taking the time to write a review! We get mixed reviews about our cutlery deposit so it's nice to hear a positive one. We'd love to have you back here one day! Safe Travels

Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

- no aircon so flaming hot in the rooms - having to rent plates and cutlery and glasses (w t f ?!?!?) - nasty nasty people staying here. Throwing their stuff around literally everywhere. - nastiest kitchen I've ever seen. I mean there are signs that says to clean up but since everyone got their "own" dishes no one cares...

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Todd_Cape_YHA, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review

Hey There, Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate all feedback given. We receive mixed reviews about our cutlery deposit, we think it's the best for our guests as it means they don't have to worry about other people's dishes when using the kitchen. Not sure what you mean by nasty people staying here...? We accept...

Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Byron Bay for about 4 days. This hostel had great front desk staff and they offered free wifi in the common area every day. For access to wifi in the rooms we had to pay but the connection was great. They offered free meals and activities to do each night which was great and offered ways for...

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Todd_Cape_YHA, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review

Hey There, Thanks heaps for the review! Awesome that you enjoyed your stay with us. Safe Travels

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the hostel for 3 nights end of Jan and it was pretty alright. I'm a single female traveller looking to meet people but didn't find anyone that friendly - quite 'cliquey'. This obviously isn't the hostels fault but when I spoke to people living and working in Byron they said Aquarius next door is much better for that....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The staff were very welcoming and there was a minibus to pick up those who had travelled on the Greyhound bus - very good start! We stayed in a 5 dorm in January and were disappointed by how small the room was and that there was no air conditioning. There was only a small fan attached on the wall that...

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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Best hostel ever!! Me and my sister was travelling the east coast but decided to stay in Byron our last three months because we fell in love. We fell in love with Byron bay but even more in love with this hostel and we just couldn't leave. The staff is absolutely amazing, so kind and helpful and funny. They make...

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Todd_Cape_YHA, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review

Hey There, Thanks a heap for such a great review! Lovely to hear you enjoyed your time in Byron Bay. Looking forward to seeing you back here for a third time! Safe Travels

sweden
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Best hostel so far. Friendly hand helpful staff, clean and fresh , great atmosphere! Not even 5 minutes walk to the beach and about 30 min to the light house. Or you could rent a bike for free and cruise around Byron your way. Todd is awesome!

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Todd_Cape_YHA, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review

Hey There, Thanks for your great review! Hope to see you back in Byron soon. Safe Travels

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I have just come back from my 4th stay at the YHA Cape Byron which was for 7 nights over the NY Period and as usual this place delivered a relaxed atmosphere, awesome people to meet and plenty of fun with the available activities. Meeting fellow travellers is easy here as there are a number of social areas where most...

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Todd_Cape_YHA, Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review

Hey There, Thanks for your review! This is a very helpful review! Extremely well written and very constructive. Great to hear you're still keen to come back. We do base our rates on market value if you were to compare to Hotels then you might be a little shocked at their prices over the same period. However we will definitely...

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This hostel has been my favorite in all of Australia, maybe because the city has been too. The room was clean and the beds soft after 20 days of sleeping in a van. Shame that you have to rent kitchen equipment, we used our own stuff from the van we parked in the tiny garage under the hostel. The pool...

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Todd_Cape_YHA, Front Office Manager at Cape Byron YHA, responded to this review

Yewww cheers Elke Stoked on your feedback always good to know when people have a good time! hope you guys have a safe trip and you're more than welcome back any time!!!!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Make sure you stay in the heart of Byron Bay - backpacker's paradise with superb beaches and scenery and lots of nightlife. Cape Byron YHA is a purpose-built hostel in the centre of town, just 100m to the beach. Relaxed atmosphere with common areas surrounding a large heated pool and BBQ area. Free use of bikes and boogie boards. Cafe, dive centre and seperate TV/reading room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cape Byron YHA

Address: Cnr Byron and Middleton Sts, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Price Range: €21 - €62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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“Get an Aircon Room”
SnowSurfDive, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a quiet room.”
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“I booked a 10 girls room and the girls were so nice.”
Astrid997, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“Be nice to the staff and they'll give you lots of secret local tips on what to do in Byron Bay”
rmw1988, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“If you are solo or a in a group, the shared dorms are great to meet people who and go party together.”
nomizou, 1 May 2016 | Read review
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