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Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

I am travelling Australia with friends and we stayed here for 6 nights. The room was a beachouse style up and down with 10 beds. Lovely common area but rooms a bit dated and shower/you let's too. Cleaners come in and tidy everyday which was good. The bar has social events on everyday too from karaoke to ping pong comps....

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Reviewed 1 January 2016

Great hostel! Really clean with large rooms and superb location in Byron Bay. Bar and café are great fun each night, make sure to go to jelly wrestling on monday nights. Weirdest but most hilarious experience. Super friendly and helpful staff, plus free dinner!

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Thank Eden W
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

I didn't like my stay at this hostel, but the hostel lives up to everything it stands for, and therefore the four stars. It's a party hostel. There's different themes for different nights, fx karaoke, jelly wrestling etc. The staff in the reception and dinner kitchen is nice and helpful. Bar and travelagent not so much. The kitchen is big...

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Thank Kirsten R
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Aquarius After moving from The backpackers Holiday village to join one of our friends, this hostel was absolutely brilliant. The receptionist juggled a few guests arriving into different rooms so we could all be together. We had an 8 bed dorm with an attached 2 bed private room all sharing one bathroom, (which at times could be tricky, especially in...

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Thank Hcrole
Rio de Janeiro
Reviewed 13 October 2015

The hostel is quite nice. The rooms are spacious and bed was comfortable. Location is good, 5 minutes walk to Woolworths and the bars and pubs, 2 minutes walk to the main beach and still within a walking distance to Tallows beach. What I found really nice is that the price includes dinner at their bar, which is quite cool...

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Thank Felipe H
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

The hostel itself it's really good, clean and organised. The only problem is that the kitchen and dinning room aren't isolated from the pub, so at lunch you can barely hear because of the loud music. They should control more the noise outside the rooms to, sometimes it continued till after 12 pm.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Good location, bed and atmosphere It is a little party but comfortable The showing me around was very lousy but when there was no hot water the staff were very kind I actually liked it there and it was good energy there Overall good bed, okay shower (once I worked it), location perfect and good energy

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Thank Phoebe K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 17 September 2015

The dorms are large here, 8-10 people, but comfortable and the rooms are spacious and vaulted. There is, however, only one bathroom and shower, and its quite wet most of the time. The perks at this place center around the bar and common areas. The bar has a great happy hour, and we were lucky enough to be there for...

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Thank Ryan F
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Three nite stay in one of the apartments was great. Very clean, comfortable bed even had a spa. Was a bit noisy but must remember lots of young folks stay here. Staff friendly and both the restaurant/cafe and the bar served excellent and reasonably priced food & as a bonus show your key & get 10 percent discount in both...

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Thank Garry M
Campbellton, Canada
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

This hostel has all the basic necessities, and no major issues except maybe noise on weekends, but also many annoyances. There are activities every night, but often you have to pay, the doors to the rooms are inconvenient to lock, so make sure you use the lockers. There is a $20 deposit to get a set of dishes, and wifi...

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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Aquarius Backpackers Byron Bay we have a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets. From self-contained apartments, budget private rooms and spacious dorm rooms. You should be able to find a room to put your head down and get some rest after a busy day of shopping, surfing and soaking up the unique Byron Bay atmosphere. Free overnight off street parking and free baggage storage (max 12hrs) is available to Aquarius guests. We also have an onsite security guard after hours to help you if any issues should arise or for late check in's. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aquarius Backpackers Motel

Address: 16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Byron Shire > Byron Bay
Price Range: RM113 - RM436 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Aquarius Backpackers Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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“Mixed dorms are better - they are further from the noise”
BeckyJ736, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“the hostel is so cool.. everyone is so friendly.. the only suggestion is bedroom are so warm apart of that everything was great.. activities alla the time, the atmosphere is awesome!! Cant wait to come back.. Me and my friends spend new years and the pool party was amazing.”
JavierAngulo8412, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Keep your area tidy !”
Nicolah37, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Just don't bother!”
657charlottes, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“earplugs for an early night”
Solotravellernz, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
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