Backpackers Inn on The Beach

29 Shirley StreetByron Bay2481Australia
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About Backpackers Inn on The Beach

Backpackers Inn on The Beach is a 4-star hostel located off of the beach, and where Surf Camp is run.

There are private, female-only, and coed rooms, all which include lockers and linens. Guests must bring their own towels.

Parking is free for Backpackers Inn on The Beach. There is a TV lounge, outdoor pool, volleyball court, hammock swings, outdoor cinema, barbecue/picnic area, and paid Wi-Fi. Laundry facilities, luggage storage, and complimentary bus shuttle services are available. 24-hour security is on the premises.

Guests have use of a full kitchen. Nearby dining options include St. Elmo Dining Room & Bar, Italian at the Pacific, O-Sushi, Treehouse on Belongil (Italian), Beloporto Burger Bar, and Fishmongers Byron Bay.

Cape Byron Lighthouse is within a ten minute drive. The popular surfing spot, “The Wreck,” is within a seven minute walk. Arakwal National Park is about one and a half miles away.


29 Shirley Street, Byron Bay, 2481, Australia
Telephone: +61(2)66858231 | Fax: +61(2)668555708 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Perfect sun and surf location

This hostel presents the best of all worlds for guests, by presenting the ideal location for seaside fun and sports. You'll be able to fully indulge in a coastal vacation, and as a plus, take surfing lessons right there, and not have to be concerned with any commute. There's also plenty to do and explore that's close by, should you want to check out other highlights of this town.

Clean accommodations meet expectations

Guests expecting the typical hostel accommodations are surprised, and pleasantly so, after staying here. The beds are quite comfortable, everything is well maintained, and the overall ambiance is consistently inviting, relaxing, and easy to enjoy.

Welcoming and lively staff

This is a great place to stay if you're looking to actively engage with others, and fill your itinerary as much as possible. The staff are quite interactive, and host plenty of events to encourage guests to make this more than just a place to crash.

Negative Reviews

Amenity deposits are a let-down

The budget room pricing is offset by amenities such as Wi-Fi, keys, and picnic area use that require deposits. Many guests are turned off by these charges, and in some cases, haven't planned that extensively for the need to put out monies for certain things during their stay.

Should have more bathroom facilities

Be prepared for the possibilities of waiting to use the bathroom facilities, or having to go to another floor if necessary. There is only one bathroom per floor, which depending upon the number of guests and their schedules, may prove frustrating.

Air conditioning would be appreciated

Fans aren't sufficient enough to cool off rooms and guests at times. It's disappointing that there is no air conditioning, so perhaps bring a travel fan with you for extra comfort.

Rating Overview

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8.2 /10
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    8.2 /10
8.2 out of 10 based on 699 reviews