Byron Bay - Byron Bay YHA

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Byron Bay - Byron Bay YHA and Sustainability

Byron Bay YHA is invested in creating a more sustainable future, together. We aim to reduce our footprint through more sustainable practices. Some of our commitments include:

 

YHA Sustainability - Energy

 Energy Efficiency:

  • Hot water powered by the Sun! Boosted by natural gas, our solar heating was completed with partial funding lead by YHA’s Sustainable Hostel Fund guest contributions and has already saved over 10% on emissions since 2011.
  • Low energy lighting used in some areas of the hostel
  • Promotion of public transport, including bike hire and free bike storage - the easiest way to be eco-friendly
  • Travelling for work? We carbon offset all our work flights
YHA Sustainability - Water Saving

 Water Saving:

  • Our showers are 3 star! Well, WELS 3 stars for water efficiency, with 4 stars for taps. Our toilets? Dual flush for ultimate bathroom efficiency
  • Get educated with signage in bathrooms and kitchens encouraging guests to minimise water usage
  • Front loader washing machines
  • Rainwater tank on site used to water our drought-resistant gardens, hooray for water saving!
YHA Sustainability - Waste Minimisation

 Waste Minimisation:

  • Recycling stations in kitchens, common areas and office areas to recycle anything from printer cartridges or our 100% recycled paper, to tinnies of beer and plastic containers, dead batteries and even organic waste!
  • No plastic bottles or plastic bags on site, we only sell reusable
YHA Sustainability - Social

  Social Sustainability 

  • We’re proud to partner with education providers to offer work experience opportunities throughout our hostel
  • Member of local tourism organisation for greater community engagement and accountability to our Byron family

Did you know?

Every night you spend in a hostel creates an average of 9 kilograms of carbon emissions
(Certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute).

How can you help?

Each time you book a bed online, you can choose to contribute $1 towards the Sustainable Hostel Fund.
By going green with YHA, you can help us turn our existing properties into eco-friendly hostels and be greenest hostel network in Australia.
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