YHA Australia has great hostels all around the country. From Sydney to Perth, Darwin to Hobart, and everywhere in between - there's a YHA hostel for you!
No two hostels are the same - you could be sleeping in a train carriage, an old movie theatre, a former prison cell, a tropical bungalow or a purpose-built eco-hostel.
Are you looking for the adventure of a lifetime? Explore Australia with our point-to-point tour packages, or check out
the local scene with great deals on day trips and activities.
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Are you looking for the adventure of a lifetime? Explore Australia with our point-to-point tour packages, or check out the local scene with great deals on day trips and activities.
If you have a group of 10 or more and are looking for affordable, quality group accommodation, lots of city and
rural YHA hostels have excellent facilities for you. Some hostels can even provide meals for your group as well!
YHA Australia is part of the world's largest backpacker accommodation network, Hostelling International (HI),
providing more than 4,000 hostels in over 60 countries.
Daily Express Trains (XPT) depart from Sydney and Brisbane to Casino then take a coach from Casino to Byron Bay.
150 metres from hostel to bus stop. Daily services from Sydney and Brisbane.
34 km from Ballina Airport or 67 km from Coolangatta Airport (Gold Coast).
Free underground parking available onsite at 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 has just started work on a major expansion of Byron Bay YHA and this year we’ll open a whole new wing of the hostel. Whilst the work is underway, there may be some minor disruption and noise but we promise the result will be a new look YHA!
If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.
YHA members save at least 10% off accommodation at YHA hostels.
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.