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Featured Hostels in Byron Bay

Wake Up! Byron Bay
2 out of 5
25 Childe Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is $49 per night

Offering direct access to the beach, this Byron Bay hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Belongil Beach and Main Beach. Clarkes Beach and Tallow Beach are also within ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Wake Up! Byron Bay
Byron Bay YHA Hostel/Backpackers
3 out of 5
7 Carlyle Street, Byron Bay, NSW
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The price is $45 per night

Situated near the beach, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Main Beach. Clarkes Beach and Tallow Beach are also within ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (74 reviews)

"Convenient location friendly staff and great blockout curtains"…"

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2020

Byron Bay YHA Hostel/Backpackers
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, Main Beach, and Clarkes Beach. Tallow Beach and Wategos ...

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 Sep 20, 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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Situated near the beach, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Main Beach. Clarkes Beach and Tallow Beach are also within ...

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 Dec 14, 2019

Cape Byron YHA
Backpackers Holiday Village
2 out of 5
116 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, NSW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $52 per night

Situated near the beach, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Main Beach. Tallow Beach and Clarkes Beach are also within ...

3.8/5Good! (15 reviews)
Really nice place to stay and have fun!

"Nice and very friendly Staff!! BBQ on Saturday was really fun!!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Backpackers Holiday Village
BYRON BAY HOSTEL STAY
Byron Bay, NSW
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Situated in Byron Bay, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Arakwal National Park and Main Beach. Clarkes Beach and Tallow Beach are also within 1 mi (2 ...

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Byron Bay Beach Hostel
2 out of 5
23 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is $81 per night

Located in the heart of Byron Bay, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Main Beach and Clarkes Beach. Tallow Beach and Wategos Beach are also within 2 mi (3 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (60 reviews)

"Had a great stay, room was tidy, bathroom was clean and located so close to the beach. Highly recommend"…"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Byron Bay Beach Hostel
Aquarius Backpacker Resort
16 Lawson Street, Byron Bay
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Waves Byron Bay
Waves Byron Bay
4.5 out of 5
35 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is $113 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (527 reviews)

"Bathroom needs an upgrade Leaking shower Bath scratches on bottom"…"

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

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Hibiscus Motel
Hibiscus Motel
2 out of 5
33 Lawson St, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is $107 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (234 reviews)

"Clean, tidy, private... staff were very helpful and friendly"…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Hibiscus Motel
Elements of Byron MGallery by Sofitel
Elements of Byron MGallery by Sofitel
5 out of 5
144 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay, NSW
4.7/5Exceptional! (201 reviews)

"Amazing resort! Lovely and helpful staffs. My husband and I really enjoyed our stayed. Thank you :)"…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Elements of Byron MGallery by Sofitel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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 accommodations 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 accommodations and use more of your trip funds for sightseeing during your stay. You can enjoy activities in this destination like surfing and biking.

Hostels in Byron Bay

You might be asking, what are some top hostels in Byron Bay? Based on reviews from our customers, these ones have positive ratings:

Nomads Byron Bay - Hostel - Property features include a rooftop terrace, a 24-hour front desk, and an arcade/game room.

Wake Up! Byron Bay - You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as a restaurant.

Byron Bay YHA Hostel/Backpackers - You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as an outdoor pool.

Byron Bay Beach Hostel - Property features include free WiFi, free parking, and a bar.

Cape Byron YHA - You can take advantage of free WiFi and an outdoor pool, as well as a shared/communal kitchen. You'll find showers in all rooms.

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 81° F and nighttime temperatures average 61° F
  • April-June: 77° F is the daytime average and 46° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 73° F and nighttime averages are around 45° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 80° F during the day and 54° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 1.34 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
  • Snorkeling
  • Biking
  • 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 center. 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 transit 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?
If you’re hoping to find a low-cost place to stay in Byron Bay, one of the 7 hostels here might be a great option for you. By going with a hostel you can reduce your spending on lodging and set aside more of your money for fun things to do during your trip. You can enjoy activities in this destination like surfing and biking.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dormitory-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms), budget prices, and a social environment.
What are the best hostels in Byron Bay?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These top picks have the best reviews from our travelers and could be a good place to start: Byron Bay YHA Hostel/Backpackers - Located within a 20-minute walk of Main Beach. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and an arcade/game room. Wake Up! Byron Bay - Guests can enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a restaurant. Cape Byron YHA - Located within a 20-minute walk of Main Beach and Clarkes Beach. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as an outdoor pool. You’ll find showers 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/game room. Backpackers Holiday Village - Located within a 20-minute walk of Main Beach. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as an outdoor pool. Rooms come with showers and linens.
What's the weather like in Byron Bay?
The weather can be important when you want to venture out and explore, so here’s some information that might be helpful: The hottest months are usually January and February with an average temp of 73°F, while the coldest months are July and August with an average of 58°F. Average annual rainfall for Byron Bay is 39 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, Clarkes Beach, and Wategos Beach. Get out into nature with places like Tallow Beach, Mount Warning National Park, and Belongil Beach. Cultural attractions include Bangalow Historical Museum & Tea Rooms, Brunswick Picture House, and Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum.
What's the best way to get around Byron Bay?
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), situated 33.4 mi (53.8 km) away. After you’ve arrived, you might want to use public transit during your trip. If you’re eager to explore more of the surrounding area, head over to Mullumbimby Station to hop on a train.

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