Cape Byron Hostel YHA, Byron Bay

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Extremely nOt suitable for family

Thought we would have a cheap and quick visit to this place. Picked this place and totally regretted. Might be nice if you wanna have crazy funky environment. But if you are after a quite relaxing place to stay for a night, Don't come here. Noisy, lots of yelling talking and people running around slamming doors at night. Music loud ... Impossible to have an early night sleep. Worst place ever to stay for a night. Felt so sorry to have picked it for my family.


Clean, and good enough.

I stayed for 3 nights in this hostel, it was clean but nothing special. Good enough for a quick stay, and one GREAT thing was that the staff had no problem with us drinking in groups at the picnic tables upstairs.


Typical YHA

This is a good hostel, no doubt. Clean, well equipped, and good facilities. But, for being in Byron bay it's very anonymous and boring. I stayed here just 2 nights after considering this hostel could be just anywhere in Australia. Boring guests and the parties where not special at all. Goon and drinking games at most! It's very sterile and typical YHA standard inside. Not even a poster on the wall! It's location is a bit further away from town center and a bit walk to everything. Paying $30 dollar for a dorm here is only worth if you like hospital clean rooms and kitchen and don't like to live surfer life and having fun in Byron bay!


This is the best hostel I ever stayed in. Except for that one of the staff was not very friendly, and that the pool is unaccessible for a part of the day because it's filled with scuba divers (what's with that?), this hostel is excellent. It's very clean, in good condition, wonderful places to hang around. I would highly recommend this hostel.


Yeah, this place rocks, the dorms are clean, showers as well and the kitchen is just fantastic. There are also free bikes for hire. The hostels is just a little bit too big, so it's not very easy making friends with other guests, but apart from that, I can highly recommend this place to anyone!


Great hostel. Everything you need from a hostel. Location -- tops! right by the beach and bars. Rooms were pretty good, nothing special. Very friendly atmosphere.


I have stayed at this hostel four times in the last three years. The first time in 2004 i was a little nervous as i had never stayed in a hostel in my life before. However, i was pleasantly surprised and had one of the best summer holidays i have ever had! Since then, i have visited Cape Byron at least once a year (always in summer and once in springtime). It has never failed to disppoint and always maintained a high level of cleanliness, hygiene, and great communal living, where i get to meet a lot of new people from all over the world (especially the open area upstairs at meal time). The pool is an added bonus (as the beach is only a hundred metres away). I had to stay somewhere else in January 2006 but it just didnt compare. This is my favourite place to stay in Byron.

Angie Paspaliaris

I stayed at the hostel a week ago for an entire week and was very satisfied. The rooms were cleaned daily, you get clean sheets (really!), the kitchen gets cleaned twice a day, bathrooms are good. I liked the big outsite sitting area where there is enough room for everyone eating. The pool is surrounded by a lot of palm trees and it's just cozy. Cape Byron YHA is very conveniently located, close to the beach, centre of town, and bus stop. They also have a courtesy bus.


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Purpose-built YHA hostel in the centre of town, just 200m to the beach. Relaxed backpacker atmosphere with common areas surrounding a large heated pool and BBQ area. Free use of hostel bikes and boogie boards. Relax in the multi-share backpacker rooms and twin/double room accommodation. The hostel includes a cafe, dive centre and separate TV/reading room. YHA member discounts on backpacker tours and activities at hostel tour desk.

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Location and Contact




Address: On the Corner of Byron & Middleton Sts, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

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Website Cape Byron Hostel YHA Byron Bay
Phone Number: +61 (2) 6685-8788
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Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage


BBQ Grill

Board Games

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Swimming Pool


Walking Tours

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 6:45 AM - 10 PM (06:45-22:00)

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)


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