Ruskin House

131 Jonson StreetByron Bay2481Australia
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About Ruskin House

Ruskin House is a budget-friendly bed and breakfast located in the heart of Byron Bay.

Rooms are en suite and come with flat-screen TVs, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms feature a spa bath. Non-smoking rooms are available.

Ruskin House has a 24-hour front desk with tour/ticket assistance, concierge services, and a multilingual staff. Guests have access to a shuttle and airport shuttle for a surcharge. There is also a shared courtyard. Free self-parking is available.

This hotel offers a daily breakfast. Nearby restaurants include The Petit Snail, Targa Cafe, and the Balcony Bar.

Byron Bay Markets and Arakwal National Park are less than one mile from this hotel. Cape Byron Lighthouse is less than two miles, while Byron Bay Golf Course is two miles away. The Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm is four miles from this hotel.


131 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, 2481, Australia
Telephone: +61(2)66856144 | Fax: +61(2)66856603 | 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

  • Computer with internet
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Terrific couple running the guest house

Guests simply couldn’t heap enough praise on the young couple who ran the guest house. They were, in effect, described as the perfect innkeepers, offering a warm welcome and all the local intelligence and recommendations guests needed to have a great holiday.

Reasonably close to town and beach

While the guest house is a bit up Jonson Street from the town and beach, this fact did not really bother any guests. They found that it was easy to walk to the town’s amenities and the beach, with some adding that parking was very expensive in the centre, so they were happy that they could simply leave their car in the hotels parking and walk most places they wanted to be.

Opposite Byron Bay Services Club

A number of guests went out of there way to highlight that the Byron Bay Services Club was right across the road, which many said offered the best traditional Aussie meals in the area. They found it was convenient to be able to just walk across the road for a top quality meal at a reasonable price.

Negative Reviews

Barking dog(s) nearby

A few guests seemed to have been disturbed by incessant barking from a dog that seems to live nearby. Since there were various complaints at different times, it appears that it is likely a single owner who is the culprit, and had somehow not been obliged to correct the problem at the time of the complaints. Those who mentioned it said the barking could really go on for hours at a time.

No issues reported

So far, no recent negative opinion has been expressed by guests about this hotel.

No issues reported

So far, no recent negative opinion has been expressed by guests about this hotel.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 436 reviews across the web
8.9 /10
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    8.6 /10
8.9 out of 10 based on 436 reviews