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1 room, 2 adults

Arcadia House

4-star4 stars
48 Cowper Street, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481, Australia

Adults-only guesthouse within easy reach of Main Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 255 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great room
Very comfortable
Fantastic service
Value for money could be better

Arcadia House

  • Cockatoo with Separate Bathroom
  • Gone Fishin
  • Beachcomber
  • Seafarers
  • Queen Azul Spa
  • Turtle Diver

What’s around Arcadia House


  • Main Beach - 12 min walk
  • Tallow Beach - 16 min walk
  • Clarkes Beach - 19 min walk
  • Wategos Beach - 31 min walk
  • Cape Byron Lighthouse - 35 min walk
  • Arakwal National Park - 1 min walk
  • Byron Tourist Information Centre - 12 min walk
  • Captain Cook Lookout - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Ballina, NSW (BNK-Ballina - Byron Gateway) - 28 min drive
  • Lismore, NSW (LSY) - 48 min drive
  • Mullumbimby Station - 23 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 12
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Things to do
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Year Built – 1902
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge

Arcadia House’s small print

Also known as

  • Arcadia House Byron Bay
  • Arcadia House Guesthouse Byron Bay
  • Arcadia House
  • Arcadia Byron Bay
  • Arcadia House Guesthouse
  • Arcadia House Byron Bay
  • Arcadia House Guesthouse


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Superb 9.0 From 114 reviews

Very good 8.0
Had I not looked at the rest of Arcadia House I would have given a MUCH lower overall rating. I had the room Turtle Diver, which was dark and pokey and had a (perfectly clean but) dated and not well designed add-on bathroom fitted into the adjacent verandah. Our time at Byron Bay also coincided (unbeknownst to me at the time I booked, silly me) with a music festival. Thus the prices were inflated above normal, so I was doubly disappointed at the quality of the room. The contrast between this room and the other rooms is enormous. I saw other rooms in the house which looked lovely -- light, spacious, well appointed. The manager was gracious and helpful, and responsive to communication. Location was great (away from the town, so quiet, but within easy walking distance of both town and beach). The bicycles, which guests are allowed to use, were in dreadful condition and not well maintained at all. I also think the whole experience would have been enhanced by a having a kitchenette for the use of guests. While there are nice seating areas in other rooms, Turtle Diver was too dark and dismal to stay in for even a cup of morning coffee. What a pity I didn't stay in another room! And paid normal rather than inflated prices!
au4 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Cockatoo room
Booked for 2 nights but left after first night. Cockatoo room has a strange unpleasant smell. First impression wasn’t good - the veranda and furniture looked shabby. Our room - no6 smells - and there were cobwebs in the ceiling. The ‘bathroom’ for this room is at the opposite end of the corridor and was a cramped wc and shower. The shared fridge was located in the hall which any one off the street could access ( the front door was left open and no staff on site). It was noisy, could hear everything the couple in the next room were saying and doing. No plug socket near the mirror so couldn’t see when drying hair. Tv in the corner which you couldn’t watch when lying on bed because of the curtains. This room just doesn’t justify the hefty price tag.
Walter, gb2 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Unless your after a bare bones experience - avoid
Very disappointed with our stay here. The room was tiny with literally no space to move around, it was only 2 of us with 1 medium suitcase. The room also had no windows - so it felt very claustrophobic. Service was so so, not explained clearly in the description that it's a self-contained apartment with no room service or towels! If i wanted an Air B&B experience I would have gone to them direct (even with air b&b you get more then 1 towell!) On the plus side the location is great!
auRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Byron’s Best Kept Secret may not be that secret as it’s on here but I can honestly say this is the best accommodation I have stayed in in Australia. As well as the quiet location it is immaculate and has a fantastic homely feel to it. The rooms are clean and well catered for with quality furniture, bedding and amenities. The style is slightly olde world with a ranch style. Guests have access to a ‘posh’ coffee making machine, chilled water, drink making facilities, magazines, glasses, a veranda; with comfy chairs to chill out with a drink in the early morning or late evening sun and the house is sufficiently sheltered by trees and bushes that are not imposing. The ‘landlady’ is lovely, polite, knowledgeable and helpful and made my stay a needed relaxing break. There is sufficient parking and it is only a few minutes walk into the centre of Byron. In short...I’d live here if I could.
Tim, gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great property in top location. Quiet but close to the action. 10-15 minute walk to beach (the road stops as a road,but carries on as a track), 15 minute walk to town. Our room was lovely. No fridge in room but communal fridge in hallway works just fine. Manager Rooney was helpful and friendly.
au3 night trip

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