Backpacker Hostels in Byron Bay, Australia

9 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $12 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Byron Bay

Adventure Hostels Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…If its Byrons food and bar scene that interests you, our doors are moments away from the likes of Bayleaf Cafe, Miss Margarita, The Balcony and Combi. Our prime location makes this one of the best … More
Digital Nomads Family-Friendly Hostel Quiet Rest Solo Traveller
"…beach is just a minute away from the hostel. Great hostel/resort - We stayed in a 4bed dorm for 2 nights and really enjoyed it. The resort itself looked very good. It was clean and enough toilets … More

YHA Byron Bay

Free Breakfast
Solo Traveller
"…The staff were friendly and helpful, and most importantly, it was clean. Is that old hippie guy still there? I can't remember his name. A great stay. This place has a really nice atmosphere, … More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…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. … More
Adventure Hostels Beach Lovers Retreat Female Solo Traveller Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Absolutely loved it!!! The atmosphere was awesome, the people were great fun, the guys were hot, and the rooms and facilities were gorgeous! I'm definitely going back; this was the best hostel we … More
Beach Lovers Retreat Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…I'm very happy to see that this location it's still worth for a trip! Greetings to all backpackers on the beach -- you're so lucky to stay there! Best hostel ever! Stayed there last week and had … More
Adventure Hostels Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…I stayed here two years ago, and I still can't stop thinking about what an amazing time I had. I stayed here for one month in the pentagon. The staff were fun and friendly, and there was always … More
"…the hostel is situated perfect, belongil beach is never too crowded so you can enjoy your time at the beach and relax. i actually wanted to stay just a couple of nights, as i left i had worked at … More
"…Rooms and Bathrooms The rooms are very spacious and clean, and the beds very comfortable. The cleaners come round every day and hoover the bedrooms and clean other areas such as bathrooms, … More

Hotels in Byron Bay

"…No sporting groups. Guests are required to present a valid photo ID upon check in. Please note that we don’t accept payments with American Express or Diners Guest under the age of 18 years … More

Guest Houses in Byron Bay

"…Late check outs and left luggage arrangements can be organised. For travellers arriving and departing by bus, we do our best to provide a free transfer service. In any event it is only 7 min by … More

Campsites in Byron Bay

"With its relaxed holiday atmosphere, modern facilities and stunning natural scenery, Discovery Holiday Parks – Byron Bay is an idyllic escape. Set amongst picturesque tropical gardens and lakes … More

Backpacker Hostels in Byron Bay, Australia

9 Hostels for Backpackers available. Prices start from $25 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Byron Bay (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Byron Bay.

 The Pass Beach

Byron Bay is a friendly little town located on the Australian east coast, and is popular among both international backpackers and Australian sun-seekers. The place is hippy-chic and has some amazing beaches, lots of (surf) shops, many restaurant options also for vegetarians and vegans, and a hinterland with waterfall and rainforest galore. The people in Byron Bay are friendly and very environmentally aware (so think twice before littering here). Most travelers arrive intending to stay for three days and end up staying for three months!

There are many activities available ranging from lawn bowling and sunbathing to a visit to Nimbin (weed capital of Australia), surfing, sea kayaking, shark and sea-turtle spotting while scuba diving at Julian Rocks, and skydiving. Or take the scenic walk up to the lighthouse and the most easterly point of Australia, and spot some whales and dolphins on the way up! Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, and Brisbane are all less than a two-hour drive away; you can easily go and visit one of the many theme parks around Surfers Paradise.

Most hostels in Byron Bay are within the small town center, or in walking distance. Byron Bay hostels are generally clean, comfortable, and safe and most of them have a pool even though they are in walking distance from the beach. The hostels can become quite expensive during the summer months, especially during the Australian "schoolies" in December, when high school students from all over the country go on a holiday to the Gold Coast to celebrate the end of school. In less busy times, it is easy to find a hostel and there are many travel agencies around town that are happy to book accommodation for you and make arrangements for the remainder of you trip, anywhere in Australia -- if you are able to leave this wonderful place, that is.

Written by local enthusiast for Byron Bay hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Byron Bay hostels Nicki

Byron Bay Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Byron Bay, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 9
Average dorm price $47
Average private room price $165
Cheapest hostel in Byron Bay Backpackers Inn On The Beach with $27
Party hostels in Byron Bay The Surf House (3 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 8.3

FAQ about Byron Bay Hostels

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Other Nearby Cities

Nimbin (38 Km / 24 mi.)
Murwillumbah (41 Km / 25 mi.)
Coolangatta (53 Km / 33 mi.)
Tweed Heads (52 Km / 33 mi.)
Surfers Paradise (73 Km / 46 mi.)
Gold Coast (74 Km / 46 mi.)
Stradbroke Island (92 Km / 57 mi.)

Travel Tips for Byron Bay - from the Community

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