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 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! 



    • 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 1635 reviews
    • Friendly & helpful staff
      Marcel F March 2017
    • Really nice hostel... reception staff are really friendly and the whole place has a really good vibe. Nice modern showers and rooms stay nice and cool with the fan. The place will be even better when the refirbishments are complete , I will be back :)
      Christi M February 2017
    • I had a fabulous experience at the YHA in Byron Bay! The location is great and the service was even better! Jonas was extremely nice and went way out of his way to help me out.
      Amy G February 2017
    • Love it, feels like home
      Sabrina K March 2017
    • The staff was super friendly and beyond helpful! The facility was clean and well maintained and although the location may not be right at the beach, it's at the beginning of the strip so you won't miss anything and it's a short two blocks from the bus stop. Also, the pool was a great place to be when the sun started to go down. If I had more time I would have stayed here longer!
      Krystyna J March 2017
    • Very clean hostel, staff extremely friendly and efficient! Nice pool and good wifi connection, rooms a lil hot but over all a great experience! Thank you!:) Nat & Si
      Natalie F March 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 sunbath 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
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