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Aquarius Backpacker Resort

Adults-only hotel with outdoor pool, near Main Beach

  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
From
A$120

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  • Poolside Bar
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8.2.Very good.
  • Awsome private room for a hostel. Very limited parking.

    Jun. 18, 2021

  • Big room, own kitchen, a/c, ceiling fan, balcony, comfortable bed and futon

    Mar. 16, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 20 guestrooms
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Pool bar
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • Main Beach - 2 min walk
  • Tallow Beach - 25 min walk
  • Wategos Beach - 28 min walk
  • Byron Tourist Information Centre - 6 min walk
  • Belongil Beach - 8 min walk
  • Cumbebin Swamp Nature Reserve - 12 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Motel Room
  • The Spa Suite
  • Double Bed With Ensuite (F4)
  • Double Bed with Shared Bathroom (F3)
  • Twin Room with Shared Bathroom (F1)
  • Double Bed and Single Bed with Shared Bathroom (F2)
  • Twin Bed with Shared Bathroom (F5)

Location

  • Main Beach - 2 min walk
  • Tallow Beach - 25 min walk
  • Wategos Beach - 28 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Main Beach - 2 min walk
  • Tallow Beach - 25 min walk
  • Wategos Beach - 28 min walk
  • Byron Tourist Information Centre - 6 min walk
  • Belongil Beach - 8 min walk
  • Cumbebin Swamp Nature Reserve - 12 min walk
  • Cape Byron State Conservation Area - 13 min walk
  • Arakwal National Park - 14 min walk
  • Captain Cook Lookout - 16 min walk
  • Clarkes Beach - 17 min walk
  • The Pass - 1.3 mi / 2 km

Getting around

  • Ballina, NSW (BNK-Ballina - Byron Gateway) - 28 min drive
  • Lismore, NSW (LSY) - 47 min drive
  • Mullumbimby Station - 18 min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 20 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:30 AM. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 48 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. 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 guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV

Special features

Dining

Aquarius Bar & Grill - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

The Rocks at Aquarius - This café specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch.

Small print

Also known as

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Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 25 (subject to availability)

Breakfast costs between AUD 7 and AUD 23 per person (approximately)

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

This property accepts credit cards.

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.

FAQs

  • Yes, Aquarius Backpacker Resort does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 5:30 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of AUD 25 (subject to availability).
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include St Elmo (3-min walk), Dip Cafe (3-min walk), and Twisted Sista (4-min walk).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba diving. Aquarius Backpacker Resort also has an outdoor pool.
8.2.Very good.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Great value!

    Great value for money and location in the heart of town. Walking distance to shops, bars and the beach.

    1 night trip, Dec. 4, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Aquarius is the best hostel to stay in Byron Bay, very friendly staff and a very comfortable place to stay

    1 night trip with friends, Aug. 1, 2019

    Verified Lastminute guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The wonderful helpful and honest people working here..

    William, 1 night romance trip, May 3, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    The ceiling fan barely worked so it was incredibly hot trying to sleep, incredibly hot! I ended up getting up and soaking my shirt with water to try and sleep. Super noisy constantly getting woken up by people shouting, even the security shouting that someone spewed in the dorm and he had to clean it up. I am all for partying and having a good time so it’s not really their fault there’s just no soundproofing.

    1 night romance trip, Mar. 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hostel facilities, staff and atmosphere! Definitely worth r

    3 night trip, Mar. 3, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Nice hotel and friendly staff. Sadly the room was damp and not at all good for anyone suffering from asthma or toxic mold allergy’s. I would recommend it to people in good health but sadly for me I have both these health issues and I was unwell from the room having damp and mold inside it. The room was lovely and spacious.

    Daybreak, 1 night trip, Nov. 17, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great spot close to bea h an shops would stay again definitely

    Tracy, 1 night trip, Oct. 25, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    very good location, but because it is a backpacker stay - it was pretty loud at night. Though would be great for people looking for parties.

    Oleg, 3 night romance trip, Oct. 19, 2018

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Drunken revelry from other guests nearly ALL night. Guests treated like school students and then plied with alcohol.

    BJ, 1 night trip, Aug. 4, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    There were activities happening every night at the bar and very great deals during happy hour!

    3 night romance trip, Nov. 3, 2019

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