Monday, 18 Mar 2019

The 6 best hostels in Byron Bay

How to find the best hostels in Byron Bay for your trip:

The picturesque coastal town, Byron Bay, is a hit among backpackers from Australia and the rest of the world. Known for its stunning beaches, and how could we forget the iconic lighthouse that sits elegantly on top of Cape Byron. Located in such a beautiful part of Australia, Byron Bay is the perfect location for photography lovers. Apart from its beaches, Byron also boasts a number of quirky cafes, a boho lifestyle and is a festival lovers paradise.

However, don’t let Byron’s laid-back, hippy lifestyle fool you – Byron’s nightlife is something special. You’ll find numerous pubs and bars to suit a variety of travellers, from live music to sporting events. Try exploring some of the many markets that Byron has on offer, take a surf lesson, explore an art gallery or take a hot air balloon ride.

When backpacking, things can seem to add up and escaping to the land down under is no exception. Never fear as we’ve put together a list of our best hostels in Byron Bay to help you choose the very best hostel for you, so you can get the most out of your travels.

1. Wake Up! Byron Bay

If the idea of waking up to a short 2-minute stroll to the beach tickles your fancy, then Wake Up! Byron Bay could be the perfect hostel for you. This modernly furnished hostel has a mixture of dorm options available including airconditioned mixed-gender and female-only dorms. The stunning interior design embodies the modern-day minimalist lifestyle. Apart from being extremely aesthetic, the hostel also boasts a few great and free features including free pancakes on Sundays (the dream!), free surf and paddle board hire, free yoga classes and free personal training sessions, to name a few. The variety of events that Wake Up! Byron Bay offers makes it a perfect option for solo travellers to meet new mates and get involved in the laid-back Byron Bay lifestyle.

Best hostels in Byron Bay for solo travellers Wake up!

Hostel highlights:
• Free Wi-Fi
• Air-conditioning
• Great central location
• Jobs board
• Outdoor Terrace

? Address: 25 Childe St
? Nearest bus Station: Belongil Fields

Book your stay at Wake Up! Byron Bay

2. Aquarius Backpackers

Lazing by the pool, under the Aussie sun sipping a cocktail or beer… can life get much better? What if we told you that at Aquarius Backpackers Byron Bay you get free (yip, free!) nightly meals, plus, cheap discounted drinks (that’s a big tick in our book). The hostel is located just a short 150m walk from the main beach, so whether you’re more of a beach or pool person, they’re both right on your doorstep (literally). The hostel hosts a range of activities that allows solo travellers to get out and meet other travellers, all well exploring a new city!

Best hostels in Byron Bay for Solo trave;llers Aquarius Backpackers

Hostel highlights:
• Free Wi-Fi
• Swimming pool
• Great central location
• Free meals
• ATM
• Games room

? Address: 16 Lawson St
? Nearest bus Station: Jonson Street Bus Terminal

Book your stay at Aquarius Backpackers

3. Byron Bay Beach Hostel

While you’ll find other hostels located a short walk from the beach, you can’t beat Byron Bay Beach Hostel’s location. A 50m stroll from the hostel you’ll find yourself, feet in the sand, at Byron’s main beach. Travellers who are looking to spend their days catching some rays and waves, this hostel shouts ‘convenience is key!’. As if the location isn’t impressive enough, Byron Bay Beach Hostel also has a rooftop café and bar, where you can enjoy the lovely sea breeze while meeting other travellers. Whether you prefer staying in dorms or private rooms, this hostel has it all. Recently built, it embodies a modern-day minimalist vibe. Located on the corner of an energetic street, travellers are spoilt for choice when it comes to shops, restaurants and things to do in the area.

Best hostels in Byron Bay for Couples Byron Bay Beach Hostel

Hostel highlights:
• Free Wi-Fi
• Swimming pool
• Outdoor terrace
• Book exchange
• Great central location

? Address: 23 Lawson St
? Nearest bus Station: Jonson Street Bus Terminal

Book your stay at Byron Bay Beach Hostel

4. Byron Bay YHA

Welcome to tropical heaven. After opening their doors in early 2018, Byron Bay YHA has been a hit among travellers – who have rated the hostel above 9 points on our website! For travellers that place a high importance on privacy while travelling, Byron Bay YHA offers stunning private rooms with ensuites and aircon (your bff during summer in Aus), which offers the perfect mix of privacy and socialisation. The hostel boasts modern industrial vibes where you can kick your feet up and relax by the pool after a busy day of exploring. Located in a prime position, close to both popular surf beaches and bars, Byron Bay YHA is a great option for travellers looking to be central and within the action.

Best hostels in Byron Bay with private rooms Byron Bay YHA

Hostel highlights:
• Free Wi-Fi
• ATM
• Outdoor terrace
• Security lockers
• 24-hour security

? Address: 7 Carlyle St
?Nearest bus Station: Jonson Street at Carlyle St

Book your stay at Byron Bay YHA

5. The Lord Byron

For travellers that appreciate an extra bit of comfort and glam while abroad, The Lord Byron, plays a strong game when it comes to glamour on a budget. Aesthetically easy on the eyes, their private rooms are incredibly designed. Not only does The Lord Byron hold true to its royal standards in terms of their facilities, but it’s also located in the heart of Byron Bay, allowing easy access to the best beaches and activities in town! Travellers looking to escape to the beautiful Byron Bay for a relaxing getaway with a sparkle of luxury, we think you’ve stumbled upon the perfect accommodation for you.

Best hostels in Byron Bay with Private rooms The Lord Byron

Hostel highlights:
• Free Wi-Fi
• Swimming pool
• Air conditioning
• Airport transfers
• Late-check out

? Address: 120 Jonson St
? Nearest bus Station: Jonson Street at Carlyle St

Book your stay at The Lord Byron

6. Cape Byron YHA

A perfect location for beach lovers, Cape Byron is a centralised, wallet-friendly hostel located in the centre of Byron Bay. Relax on a hammock by the pool, reading a book with a beer in hand, or make your way down the road to the stunning beaches of Byron Bay. The hostel hosts numerous activities to encourage travellers to mingle with one another including, wine and cheese nights, weekly barbeques and free walks to the Insta famous lighthouse.

Best hostels in Byron Bay Cape Byron

Hostel highlights:
• Free Wi-Fi
• Close to the beach
• Swimming pool
• Book exchange
• Tours and travel desk

? Address: Byron St &, Middleton St
? Nearest bus Station: Jonson Street Bus Terminal

Book your stay at Cape Byron YHA

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