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Main Beach Backpackers

  • Excellent7%
  • Very good13%
  • Average13%
  • Poor22%
  • Terrible45%
21 Oct 2016
“Worst Hostel ever”
14 Jul 2015
“7 Nights Over Surf Festival - AMAZING Experience!”
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    4 Star accommodation
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    Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

    I have been to quiet a few hostels in Australia and New Zealand and i can trully say this one was the worst for. I have stayed with a friend of mine because our agency in Brisbane recommended it but the toilets and showers were...More

    1  Thank Lionheart92
    Reviewed 14 July 2015

    I spent roughly 7 nights at this hostel last year whilst visiting the surf festival that was on at the time. The staff were exceptional, most were backpackers who had taken to working there for their keep and were incredibly passionate about Byron and its...More

    Thank MikeyD114
    Reviewed 21 May 2015

    I spent 2 nights in this hostel and the staff is super friendly, the common area are quite good and the room are ok. It's a hostel it worth the money. The location is great and byron bay is wonderful! The wifi is not working...More

    Thank alessia p
    Reviewed 18 April 2015

    Let's not forget that this is a hostel, not a hotel, so it's a little rough around the edges... But the staff was super friendly, accommodating and helpful! The very kind manager gave us a separate room since we were travelling with a 9yo (and...More

    Thank Fatima O
    Reviewed 31 March 2015

    My partner and I stayed in room nr 1, for one night, our own bathroom and free wifi, 70$ in total. Definitely reasonable for the location (near the main beach, and loads of shops/restaurants) and the other priveliges. The receptionist was friendly and welcoming. The...More

    Thank Louise J
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    US$ 15 - US$ 40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
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    "Ask one of the Veterans which shower is best!"
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    "the double with shared bathroom is quiet, but the bed is poor"
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    "The Dorms with less people are of course more quiet of course so 4 Bed or 6 Bed may be the Dorms for you. But..."
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    "Stay at Nomads instead. SOO much better."
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