Aquarius Backpackers Motel

16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales, 2481, Australia | Hostel
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This hostel, located on 16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, is near Byron Bay, Go Sea Kayak at Byron Bay, Buddha Gardens Day Spa, and Arakwal National Park.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsAquarius Backpackers Motel Byron Bay

    Reviewed by anelson_82

    Fabulous Hostel

    Reviewed Nov 3, 2013
    by (2 reviews) West Wittering , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    I would highly recommend this hostel to anyone visiting Byron Bay. The staff are all efficient, friendly and helpful and the management are excellent. My room (4 bed) was comfy and cleaned every day along with the en-suite bathroom. there is also a sink and draining board that is very handy. The bar has an entertaining array of things happening during the week which include trivia night, Karaoke and a pool comp to name a few. The cafe attached also serves beautiful coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner and you get 15% off at both the bar and cafe if you show them your aquarius wristband. This hostel was well worth the money and I would come back here in a heartbeat! I do, however, feel that the kitchen could be improved upon. It gets cleaned but the I feel the staff are fighting a loosing battle as other residents were very dirty and inconsiderate of others. As for previous comments I have read on here about the security staff, I feel that they are greatly unfounded. The security at Aquarius is excellent with someone on site all night doing walk abouts' and checking that everything is OK. They are professional, considerate and very tolerant. Thank you Aquarius for making my stay in Byron Bay an amazing one.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by harrierbrady

    One Of My Favourite hostels so Far

    Reviewed Mar 11, 2013
    by (1 review) Birmingham , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Brilliant hostel, great atmosphere, amazing rooms, decent food. good distance from town centre

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by hannahandsam

    Aquarius

    Reviewed Nov 29, 2012
    by (10 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Backpackers motel

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    Reviewed by travelbug15

    Still a good spot

    Reviewed Feb 11, 2012
    by (1 review) Toronto , Canada Flag of Canada

    The Aquarius has a great location, close to the beach and right in the centre. Their large rooms don't make you feel like you're sharing it with 7 other people. The balconies in each room make it very easy to socialize with your dorm mates as well. The bar is also a cool spot to hang out until you continue the party elsewhere.
    The only minor issues:
    There is only 1 bathroom to share for a room with 8 people.
    One of the ladies behind reception who was always grumpy and had a chip on her shoulder.
    Also a little annoying is that they wouldn't give out the stamp to get into the other bars until after midnight which made them useless...tip: try and ask for the stamps after you buy a drink but make sure you get it early.

    Other than that, the hostel is great and I'd definitely head back there again when I visit Byron!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by mathew-sarah

    Aquarius

    Reviewed Sep 26, 2011
    by (12 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Cool place. Great bar - nice rooms.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Aquarius Backpackers Motel Byron Bay

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

    Travel Blogs from Byron Bay

    Laid back Byron

    A travel blog entry by benandjeanann on Jul 31, 2014

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    We got an overnight bus from Sydney to Byron and got picked up at the bus stop by the hostel. The bus journey was pleasant, reclining seats rather than the beds on the overnight buses in Asia but very clean and had Wifi.


    We stayed in a 10 bed dorm in Aquarious hostel, a lovely big room with lots of friendly roomies from all around …

    Dear Byron...

    A travel blog entry by frederieke on Sep 08, 2014

    Byron Bay: waar je pas ECHT het vakantiegevoel krijgt!

    We hebben Sydney ingeruild voor Byron Bay. Een prachtig plaatsje langs de kust, iets noordelijker gelegen en hierdoor ook iets warmer... eindelijk! Na Sydney zijn we helemaal klaar met de kou!

    Vrijdagavond met de Greyhound bus vertrokken voor een nachtelijke rit naar Byron …

    Blissful Byron

    A travel blog entry by anelson_82 on Nov 03, 2013

    Well, what can I say about Byron that probably hasn't already been said? I don't know but I'm sure as hell going to try!

    It's beautiful, a haven for the hippie and place where "foodies" and "health nuts" all congregate. It's a town of contrasts and differences, where on one hand you have the spiritual nut where their body is a temple, …

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