YHA Cape Byron (Byron Bay)

About YHA Cape Byron

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 surf or boogie boards to explore the beaches - YHA Cape Byron hostel is located in the centre of town, just 200m from the beach, cycle trails and directly opposite Jarjumirr Skate Park.

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Private Rooms

All private rooms include:

Free, fast Wi-Fi | Storage | Access to kitchen, BBQ, & swimming pool

Optional extras:

Ensuite | Flat screen TV | Air conditioning

Co-living Rooms

All co-living rooms include:

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

*Guests must be over 18 years of age to stay in a co-living room


  • Barbecue
  • Cafe/restaurant
  • TVs (double/twin rooms)
  • Surfboard hire
  • Bike rental
  • Free bodyboards
  • Free, fast Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Tour Desk


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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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Surf Lesson Byron Bay

Learn to Surf in one of Australia's most popular surfing destinations with passionate, local, & qualified guides. All inclusive, guaranteed to stand, perfect for beginners or experienced surfers.

YHA Cape Byron features

  • On-site parking available to book
  • Bike rental with Trek Bikes:
    • Pick up/drop off at YHA Cape Byron
    • Add rental to your reservation or book at reception
    • Cost: $15/half day | $26/full day
    • Rental includes: Locks | Helmets | Lights
    • Rental hours: 8:30am-6pm (summer) | 8:30am-5pm (winter)
  • Join a free walking tour once 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. 
  • Other facilities include a cafe, dive centre, surf school and open lounge area with flat screen TV and book exchange. 
  • Accommodation options include Co-living traveller rooms and Twin/Double rooms.
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the property (High Speed Internet NBN 100Mbps Fibre Connection). Internet speed will be subject to Wi-Fi coverage in the building.

Reviews of YHA Cape Byron

  • "Location and short walk to the beach. Friendly staff, great kitchen, and chillaxing areas. And a cool, laid-back vibe. This hostel is like a serene sanctuary in a great area of Byron Bay. I would highly recommend it.✌️😎". - Lightwarrier

Things to do in Byron Bay

Planning your trip? Discover the best things to do in Byron Bay


For over 80 years, YHA Australia has been a safe and inclusive place for travellers from all walks of life. Guests are required to abide by YHA's house rules when staying at our properties.

YHA is committed to providing all guests with a safe and healthy environment. As of 24th October 2022, YHA Cape Byron is a 100% smoke-free property, including both tobacco and e-cigarettes/vapes.

Our location...

YHA would like to acknowledge the Arakwal Bumberlin people of the Bundjalung nation upon whose land this property is located. We pay our respects to the elders, past and present, and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We recognise their custodianship of the land, sea, & water for over 60,000 years.

Bundjalung Country

Address: Corner of Byron and Middleton Streets
Byron Bay,
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State: NSW, 2481
Email: stay@yha.com.au
Phone: (+612) 6685 8788
Hostel Manager: Shane Ironside
Payment: MasterCard,Visa
This is a cashless property

Opening Times

Hostel Open all year

9am-7pm | After hours arrivals: contact property for alternative arrangements.

Check in from 2pm
Check out until 10am

YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to the elders, past and present, and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We recognise their custodianship of the land, sea, & water for over 60,000 years.

YHA Australia is a proud member of Hostelling International - a network of more than 2,650 hostels across 57 countries that share the mission of making travel more sustainable & accessible.