Arcadia House

48 Cowper StreetByron Bay2481Australia
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About Arcadia House

Located in Old Byron, Arcadia House guest house was built in 1910 and refurbished in 2013. Featuring a peaceful veranda and garden, the beach and town centre are a ten-minute walk away.

Six bright and airy rooms are individually decorated and have air-conditioning, a TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a hair dryer. Most rooms have a romantic four poster bed, and one room has a spa bath for a bit of extra pampering.

Street parking is available and guests can use a bicycle for getting around.

Many cafes are in the surrounding area and restaurants within walking distance include The Petit Snail for traditional French cuisine, and an eclectic menu at the trendy St. Elmo Dining Room & Bar.

Arcadia House guest house is less than a five-minute drive from Arakwal National Park, and is a ten-minute drive to Cape Byron Lighthouse.


48 Cowper Street, Byron Bay, 2481, Australia
Telephone: +61(2)66808699 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Ultimate escape.

Most guests felt that this hotel was just the thing that they had in mind for a relaxing break. Peace and tranquillity were abundant, and guests loved that they were situated on a quiet street but within a short walk of town. The majority of rooms had big beds and bathrooms, many with a window seat for contemplating life and watching the world go by.

A warm welcome.

If guests were lucky enough to encounter the owner, they were treated to hospitality at its best. Friendly and personable, there was no shortage of local information and answers to questions from the gem of a host.


Guests loved the large verandah and free use of bikes for exploring the area. They said that these things set this guest house apart from others, and many were wishing that they could have stayed longer.

Negative Reviews

Ear plugs might be necessary.

Along with the charm and ambiance of this older home comes some noise. Creaky floors and thin walls sometimes uncovered too much information about guests' neighbours and for many this was the one thing that they could do without.

Parking problems.

Off-street parking was something that was noticeably missing for several guests. A spot to park the car wasn't always easy to come by, so you might want to keep this in mind when considering transportation.

Some rooms better than others.

A certain group of guests got stuck with a room that they felt was lacking in value. While most guests raved about the comfortable ambiance, the room with the bathroom down the hall was considered to be inferior and sometimes not worth the cost.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 401 reviews across the web
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8.9 out of 10 based on 401 reviews