Byron Bay - Byron Bay YHA

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  • Getting here by train

    Daily Express Trains (XPT) depart from Sydney and Brisbane to Casino then take a coach from Casino to Byron Bay.

    Getting here by bus

    150 metres from hostel to bus stop. Daily services from Sydney and Brisbane.

    Nearest airport

    34 km from Ballina Airport or 67 km from Coolangatta Airport (Gold Coast).


    Free underground parking available onsite at Byron Bay YHA.



    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Arakwal National Park
    • Belongil Beach
    • Cape Byron State Conservation Area
    • Cape Byron Lighthouse
    • Julian Rocks
    • The Wreck
    • Byron Bay Farmers Markets

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Nightclubs, Pubs, and Breweries
    • Scuba Diving
    • Trapeze
    • Mountain Biking
    • Whale/Dolphin Watching Tours
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hot Air Balloon Rides
    • Galleries/Museums
    • Cycling Trails
    • Canoeing/Kayaking 
    • Rainforest Trekking
    • Tours to Nimbin and the Hinterland

    Find us...

    Address: 7 Carlyle Street
    Byron Bay, NSW 2481
    Phone: (+612) 6685 8853 or 1800 678 195 (within Australia)
    Hostel Manager: Paul Cason
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

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  • Byron Bay - Byron Bay YHA

    Byron Bay YHA is one of the most centrally located backpacker hostel in Byron Bay. Just a few hundred metres from the beach and right in the heart of the town.

    The large, comfortable common areas and kitchen overlook the inviting swimming pool and BBQ. While the surrounding deck makes for the perfect spot to relax and unwind at the end of the day. When you’re not relaxing by the pool make use of the surfboards or body boards available at the hostel. Our free Wi-Fi hotspot also allows you to share your holiday photos right away.

    The facilities include both dorm style backpacker rooms and twin/double rooms with fans. Guests can choose to store their luggage securely in the hostel locker room. 

    YHA members get great discount on tours and activities, just ask at the hostel tour desk!

    We’re growing! YHA is working on a major expansion of the hostel with a new wing, lots more rooms and other new facilities - our shiny new kitchen is now totally functional! Whilst work is underway, there may be some minor disruption; but we promise you the result will be a new look YHA opening later in 2017! 


    • Sleeps 107 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double/Twin rooms
    • Ensuite rooms


    • Barbecue 
    • Bicycles
    • Games Room
    • Free Wi-Fi hotspot
    • Premium Wi-Fi Plus
    • Parking
    • Reading Room
    • Swimming Pool
    • TV
    • Tour Desk


    • Local beaches
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Cycling
    • Snorkelling
    • Surfing
    • Whale watching


    89% customer rating, based on 1800 Reviews
    • Overall great set up and friendly staff.
      July Ann R September 2017
    • The hostel was in a wonderful location and had such a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The facilities were so clean and it was a pleasure to stay here!
      Adam P September 2017
    • 2nd time staying at Byron Bay YHA. Highly recommends any budget traveler.
      Mary R September 2017
    • Really nice stay! Clean, secure and nice!
      Benjamin July 2017
    • The staffs all very friendly
      Lulu S July 2017

    Find us...

    Address: 7 Carlyle Street
    Byron Bay, NSW 2481
    Phone: (+612) 6685 8853 or 1800 678 195 (within Australia)
    Hostel Manager: Paul Cason
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year


    If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

    Check in from 1:00pm daily
    Check out until 10:00am daily

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    Things to do in Byron Bay

    Byron Bay has unspoiled beaches and spectacular walking/cycling trails for backpackers to explore, all just minutes from the hostel.

    Learn to surf, kayak with dolphins, go snorkelling (year round) or whale-watching (June-Nov) or take a daytrip into the hinterland to hippie Nimbin!

    We will show you the best local surfing spots and we may even join you!

    Visit Byron Bay institution, the Beach Hotel, head to Cheeky Monkeys Backpacker Bar, or Cocomangas Nightclub, which has a Backpacker night every Monday.

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    FREE things to do in Byron Bay

    1. Walk the loop to the lighthouse via the National Park rainforest walk and back via Watego Beach and Palm Valley (7km return)
    2. Surf, swim or just sunbake on any of Byron Bay's amazing beaches
    3. Take in a sunrise (or sunset if you like a sleep in too much) at Australia’s most Easterly point
    4. Free live music at the famous Beach Hotel most nights but especially for the traditional Sunday Session (on Sundays if you didn’t guess!)
    5. Spot a hippie or even a hipster at a sunset drum circle on Main Beach, or check out the many street artists around town
    6. Walk around the local Farmers Market every Thursday morning or the monthly market first Sunday of every month