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The Surf House

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Queen Ensuite with Balcony | Free WiFi, bed sheets
Free WiFi, bed sheets
Twin Room with shared Bathroom | Free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Surf House

The Surf House

2.0 star property
No-frills hostel in Byron Bay

9.4/10 Exceptional

21 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
23 Lawson St, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Ballina, NSW (BNK-Ballina - Byron Gateway) - 36 min drive
  • Lismore, NSW (LSY) - 53 min drive
  • Mullumbimby Station - 21 min drive


  • Fresh - 2 min walk
  • Chihuahua - 2 min walk
  • Kinoko - 2 min walk
  • Miss Margarita - 3 min walk
  • Balcony Bar & Oyster Co. - 3 min walk

About this property

The Surf House

The Surf House is a great choice for a stay in Byron Bay.


English, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 52 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Covered on-site self-parking (AUD 10 per night)

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Lift


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.5 per cent


  • Covered self-parking costs AUD 10 per night


This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Property registration number 635377034

Also known as

The Surf House Byron Bay
The Surf House Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
The Surf House Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Byron Bay

Frequently asked questions

Does The Surf House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Surf House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at The Surf House?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Surf House?
Yes. Self-parking costs AUD 10 per night.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Surf House?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near The Surf House?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Trattoria Basiloco (3-min walk), Succulent (3-min walk) and The Mez Club (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Surf House like?
The Surf House is located near Main Beach, only a short 6-minute walk from Byron Community Market and 2 minutes' walk from Fresh.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

Good location, nice room with massive balcony, roof top bar! Let down was house keeping. Our room was not cleaned properly nor did we have any new towels after they took used. Sliding door was left wide open when we returned pass midnight.
Valerian, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Venus, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Sirish, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is our second time staying here and we still love the ease and fuss free for environment here. There just a level of fun that comes with staying here that makes Byron Bay that much more appealing. I always feel younger staying here lol. Love it. Will always stay here every time we visit Byron Bay.
Alyxx, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Stuart, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean And friendly with good recommendations for local activities
Stephanie M J, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

robyn, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable Brilliant location Suites with a balcony don't have a fridge or even a water glass
Mr Shane, 2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

lovely place with lovely staff! very convenient as well. bed sheets are a little dusty, but everything else was great. loved the rooftop bar and shared kitchen. awesome stay! :)
Chervina, 3-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

The check process was amazing. Was upgraded which was a real treat. The facilities were actually really great and parking was complimentary this time round which was just incredibly kind. Would definitely stay here again.
Alyxx, 1-night romance trip
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