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Featured Hostels in Byron Bay

Byron Bay YHA Hostel/Backpackers
3 out of 5
7 Carlyle Street, Byron Bay, NSW
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Situated near the beach, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Main Beach. Tallow Beach and Wategos Beach are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (76 reviews)

"Stayed in en-suite double room - great shower and comfortable bed. Room has a smart TV but the WiFi wasn’t strong enough for Netflix to work. Communal kitchen and living areas are really nice."…"

Reviewed on 8 Apr 2020

Byron Bay YHA Hostel/Backpackers
Wake Up! Byron Bay
2 out of 5
25 Childe Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is Rs4,728 per night from 26 Oct to 27 Oct

Offering direct access to the beach, this Byron Bay hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cumbebin Swamp Nature Reserve and Main Beach. Tallow Beach and Wategos Beach ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (35 reviews)

"Friendly, large, awesome that they had yoga nd free surf and cycle hire."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Wake Up! Byron Bay
Backpackers Holiday Village
2 out of 5
116 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, NSW
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Situated near the beach, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Main Beach. Tallow Beach and Wategos Beach are also within ...

3.8/5Good! (16 reviews)
No need to pay for parking

"Great location. Shops, restaurants, beach and other central places just a short walk away."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

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Nomads Byron Bay - Hostel
2 out of 5
1 Lateen Lane, Byron Bay, NSW
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Located in the heart of Byron Bay, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Main Beach. Tallow Beach and Wategos Beach are also ...

3.8/5Good! (241 reviews)
Nomads Byron 👍

"Nice place nice location , only suggestion not have music playing in all areas of the facility couldn't find a quiet place"…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2019

Nomads Byron Bay - Hostel
Cape Byron YHA
2 out of 5
Corner of Byron and Middleton Streets, Byron Bay, NSW
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The price is Rs6,935 per night from 24 Nov to 25 Nov

Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Byron Tourist Information Centre, Main Beach and Tallow Beach. Wategos Beach is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) ...

3.9/5Very Good! (24 reviews)

"Receptionist was lovely. Property was clean...just very busy, and people were smoking near the entryway, which was a turnoff. I didn’t use the common room or pool. Kitchen was petty gross but it was In the middle of meal time...it was better in the morning so they’d obviously cleaned it up overnight. ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Dec 2019

Cape Byron YHA
Aquarius Backpacker Resort
16 Lawson Street, Byron Bay
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Situated in Byron Bay, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Main Beach. Tallow Beach and Wategos Beach are also within 2 ...

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Other property types in Byron Bay

Beach Hotel Resort

Beach Hotel Resort

4 out of 5
Bay Lane, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is Rs14,785 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov
4.4/5Excellent! (440 reviews)

"I haven’t been to Since I was kid. We stayed at Beach Hotel for 5 nights. The rooms are basic but very very clean and so large for a hotel room. The highlight for me was the staff. They were all so friendly and helpful and nothing was a problem. Even the staff in the adjoining pub were friendly and ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2020

Beach Hotel Resort
Discovery Parks – Byron Bay

Discovery Parks – Byron Bay

3.5 out of 5
399 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is Rs5,110 per night from 19 Nov to 20 Nov
4.1/5Very Good! (862 reviews)

"Deluxe cabin was great in a near new condition, very close to water park and jumping bag, only issue being amount of mosquitos due to being on the man made swamp"…"

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2020

Discovery Parks – Byron Bay
Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments

Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments

4 out of 5
20-22 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is Rs11,995 per night from 25 Oct to 26 Oct
4.3/5Excellent! (681 reviews)

"Our room was nice, clean and cosy, and the bathroom was great. Best part was the convenience of being right in the middle of town! Perfect location."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2020

Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for a low-cost place to stay in Byron Bay, one of its 6 hostels could be a great choice for you. These dorm-style accommodation options come in quite a few different forms, but all of them have a few things in common:

  • Budget prices
  • A social setting
  • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)

By staying at a hostel in Byron Bay, you can cut your spending on accommodation and use more of your trip funds for sightseeing during your stay. You can enjoy activities in this destination like surfing and cycling trails.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Byron Bay?

Good weather's always better when you're experiencing new places, so here are some stats about the local climate:

  • The hottest months are typically February and January, while July and August are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 27° C and night-time temperatures average 16° C
  • April-June: 25° C is the daytime average and 8° C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 23° C and night-time averages are around 7° C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 27° C during the day and 12° C at night
  • Average rainfall is 34 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Byron Bay?

Depending on what interests you, you might appreciate these places to visit:

Natural Features
  • Arakwal National Park
  • Tyagarah Nature Reserve
  • Torakina Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Bangalow Historical Museum & Tea Rooms
  • Brunswick Picture House
  • Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum
Additional Attractions
  • Main Beach
  • Captain Cook Lookout
  • Clarkes Beach

Generally, Byron Bay is known for its:

  • Beaches
  • Surfing
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Cycling
  • Dolphins
  • Whale watching

How to Get to Byron Bay and Around the Area

You'll find the closest airport in Ballina, NSW (BNK-Ballina - Byron Gateway), located 13.9 mi (22.4 km) from the city centre. Another option is Lismore, NSW (LSY), situated 25.1 mi (40.5 km) away. Once you're on the ground, you might want to use public transport during your trip. If you're looking to explore more of the surrounding area, make your way to Mullumbimby Station to catch a train.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Byron Bay?
By going with a hostel, you can spend less on lodging and save more of your budget for sightseeing during your trip. You can enjoy activities in this destination like surfing and cycling trails.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly the same, but these dormitory-style accommodations all offer shared rooms (though many hostels offer private room options too), budget prices and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Byron Bay?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These top picks have the best reviews from our guests and could be a good place to start looking: Byron Bay YHA Hostel/Backpackers - Located within a 10-minute walk of Main Beach. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and an arcade/games room. Wake Up! Byron Bay - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a restaurant. Backpackers Holiday Village - Located within a 10-minute walk of Main Beach. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as an outdoor pool. You’ll find showers and linens in all rooms. Nomads Byron Bay - Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of Main Beach. You can take advantage of a rooftop terrace and a 24-hour front desk, as well as an arcade/games room. Cape Byron YHA - Located within a 5-minute walk of Main Beach. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a shared/communal kitchen. You’ll find showers and linens in all rooms.
How many hostels can I expect to find in Byron Bay?
If you’re hoping to find a low-cost place to stay in Byron Bay, one of Expedia’s 6 hostels might be a great option.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Byron Bay?
Good weather’s always better when you’re experiencing new places, so here are some stats that may be helpful: The hottest months are usually January and February, with an average temperature of 23°C, while the coldest months are July and August, with an average of 14°C. Average annual precipitation for Byron Bay is 983 inches.
What is there to see and do in Byron Bay?
In general, Byron Bay is known for its beaches, surfing and diving. Major attractions include Main Beach, Wategos Beach and Tallow Beach. Get out into nature with places such as Clarkes Beach, The Pass and Kings Beach. Cultural attractions include Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Bangalow Historical Museum & Tea Rooms.
What's the best way to get to and around Byron Bay while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in Byron Bay on hand to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the closest airport, which is Ballina, NSW (BNK-Ballina - Byron Gateway), located 13.9 mi (22.4 km) away. An alternative is Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta), which is 33.4 mi (53.8 km) away. When you’re out and about, you might want to use public transport to get around. If you’re hoping to see more of the surrounding area, head over to Mullumbimby Station to hop on a train.