Byron Bay YHA
In this popular coastal town, Byron Bay YHA is right in the town centre, only 400 metres from the beach and one block from the main shopping strip.
Each room in the YHA hostel has fans and opens onto large decks. There are other great backpacker facilities including communal areas and a fantastic self-catering kitchen overlooking a large heated swimming pool and barbecue area, surrounded by tropical palms. Free fast wifi throughout.
The YHA also has a separate television and lounge room, free tea and coffee, bike hire and body boards. Staff at reception can help with tour bookings.
They're growing. YHA is working on a major expansion of the hostel with a new wing, lots more rooms and other new facilities. Whilst work is underway, there may be some minor disruption and there is a temporary kitchen in place. But they promise you the result will be a new look YHA opening in March 2018.