Byron Bay - Byron Bay YHA

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Things to do in Byron Bay - Byron Bay YHA

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.

At the hostel

Cape Byron Lighthouse Walk

Slap on your thongs and join us for a stroll up to Australia's most Easterly point. The view is well, well worth the walk! 

Mondays + Fridays
Meet at Reception

Beach Breakkie

Earlybird gets the worm, the bacon + egg roll and the banging Instagram! Rise early and greet the day with sand between your toes. 

7am Wednesdays
Main Beach

Free Pancakes!

The only thing better than free stuff is free pancakes! Get your first baby free if you're up early enough! 

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

Netflix and Chill for Free

Netflix and Chill: Hostel Edition. Grab some free popcorn and curl up with your new friends to watch a movie in our dazzling TV room. 

8pm Tuesdays
TV Room

BBQ Dinner

Twice a week you can put your feet up and chill - we'll handle dinner for you. Tonnes of meat for the carnivores and veggies for the omnis - this is a BBQ like the Aussies do it!

Tues + Fri
The deck

VIP @ Cheeky Monkeys

Byron Bay institution Cheeky Monkeys - where you dance on tables, not on the floor - opens its doors to YHA Guests as VIPs every Saturday. Enjoy cheap drinks and unforgettable memories!

Cheeky Monkeys

Tours & activities related to this hostel

per person

1 Day Nimbin Tour From Byron Bay

Departing from Byron Bay, this is 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. An experience you won't forget!
per person

Byron Bay dolphin kayaking tour

Take a guided kayaking tour in the Byron Bay Marine Park with dolphins, turtles and whales!
per person

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.
per person

Mount Warning Sunrise Hike

Spend a night sleeping under the stars before hiking up Mount Warning at dawn to experience stunning 360 degree views from the first place on the Australian mainland to see the sunrise.

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 sunbake 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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