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Byron Bay - Cape Byron YHA

Byron Bay - Cape Byron YHA

Due to the current Covid-19 emergency, and restrictions on travel, Cape Byron YHA will be closed from 1 April 2020 but Byron Bay YHA remains open and all current and future guests will be transferred there. 

With inviting common areas surrounding a large heated pool and BBQ area, it's easy to meet people and enjoy the hostel. You can rent our bikes and boogie boards to explore Byron Bay - Cape Byron YHA hostel is located in the centre of town, just 200m from the beach and cycle trails.

Enjoy the relaxed beachside atmosphere of this purpose-built backpackers in Byron Bay.

Save money on transport, tours, and experiences with our exclusive YHA deals. Book online before you arrive! 

Shared Rooms

All shared rooms include:

  • Free, fast Wi-Fi 
  • Lockers
  • Access to communal kitchen, BBQ, & swimming pool


Private Rooms

All private rooms include:

  • Flat screen TV
  • Free, fast Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Access to communal kitchen, BBQ, & swimming pool

Option Up:

  • Ensuite
  • Air conditioning


  • Barbecue
  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Flat screen TVs in all double/twin rooms
  • Bicycle hire
  • Surfboard hire
  • Free bodyboards
  • Free, fast Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Tour Desk


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Surf Lesson Byron Bay

Learn to Surf in one of Australia's most popular surfing destinations, beautiful Byron Bay! All inclusive, guaranteed to stand, local and qualified coaches.
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Byron Bay Dolphin Kayaking

Take a guided kayaking tour in the stunning Byron Bay Marine Park. Come face to face with dolphins and other marine life as you paddle around the most easterly point of Australia.
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1 Day Nimbin Tour From Byron Bay

A seriously fun tour to the unique hippy village of Nimbin. You'll also explore the stunning sub tropical rainforest and waterfalls in the surrounding hinterland. YHA SPECIAL: save $14!

More About Cape Byron YHA

There's free Wi-Fi all throughout the property, a free walking tour twice a week to Australia's most easterly point and the iconic Byron Bay lighthouse. There's spectacular views where you can spot whales, dolphins and turtles as well as Byron's famous surfing beaches.  

Accommodation options include multi-share backpacker rooms and twin/double rooms. Other facilities include a cafe, dive centre, surf school and open lounge area with flat screen TV and book exchange.  

Get YHA member discounts on backpacker tours and activities at hostel tour desk.


91% customer rating, based on 2390 reviews
  • I am very ancient and yet felt the hearts embrace of the lovely young people from different countries
    Barry P 20/03/2020
  • a great hippie hostel - pretty basic but really friendly.
    Tara G 9/03/2020
  • Excellent position, friendly staff and good atmosphere.
    giulia g 9/03/2020
  • Lovely staff lovely people
    Kristinus K 28/02/2020
  • Staff are very friendly and helpful with good tips to visit the city when we had so little time
    Lucy F 24/02/2020
  • Stayed here for 3 nights. The staff were so friendly!
    Fay B 10/02/2020
  • I will def come back :)
    Luisa K 6/02/2020
  • We had a wonderful time! Great location and very helpful staff
    Emilie F 3/02/2020
  • Good
    Niamh R 31/01/2020
  • Great hostel with the best staff! Will be returning to this great accom in Byron Bay :D
    Cass M 30/01/2020
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Address: Corner of Byron and Middleton Streets
Byron Bay,
State: NSW, 2481
Email: capebyron@yha.com.au
Phone: (+612) 6685 8788
Hostel Manager: Louie O'Riordan
Payment: MasterCard,Visa


Hostel Open all year

8am - 9pm If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

Check in from 2:00pm daily
Check out until 10:00am daily
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