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Aquarius Backpacker Resort

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Front of property
Outdoor pool
Flat-screen TV

Overview of Aquarius Backpacker Resort

Aquarius Backpacker Resort

2.5 star property
Adults-only hotel in Byron Bay with outdoor pool and pool bar

8.0/10 Very good

41 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
16 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481

Room options

About this area

Getting around

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


  • Barefoot Brewhouse - 3 min walk
  • Combi - 3 min walk
  • Twisted Sista - 4 min walk
  • Warung Bagus - 4 min walk
  • The Hideout - 4 min walk

About this property

Aquarius Backpacker Resort

Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at Aquarius Backpacker Resort. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Aquarius Bar & Grill, which serves local cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Other features include a poolside bar, a bar/lounge and a garden. The helpful staff and nice bathrooms get good marks from fellow travellers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 5:30 AM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

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

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–noon
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop

What to do

  • Karaoke
  • Beach nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby
  • Skydiving nearby


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


  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Housekeeping (on request)

Special features


Aquarius Bar & Grill – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.
The Rocks at Aquarius – This café specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between AUD 7 and AUD 23 per person (approximately)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 25 (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.


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

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Aquarius Backpacker Byron Bay
Aquarius Backpacker Resort Hotel
Aquarius Backpacker Resort Byron Bay
Aquarius Backpacker Resort Hotel Byron Bay

Frequently asked questions

Does Aquarius Backpacker Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Aquarius Backpacker Resort 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Aquarius Backpacker Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Aquarius Backpacker Resort?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Aquarius Backpacker Resort?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Aquarius Backpacker Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Aquarius Backpacker Resort?
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).
What is there to do at Aquarius Backpacker Resort and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as boat tours, fishing and hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes cave exploring and ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Aquarius Backpacker Resort?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Barefoot Brewhouse (3-min walk), Combi (3-min walk) and Twisted Sista (4-min walk).
What's the area around Aquarius Backpacker Resort like?
Aquarius Backpacker Resort is located near Main Beach, only a short 7-minute walk from Club Byron and 3 minutes' walk from Combi. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

For $120 per night my room 4a was very good value. The bed was comfy, bathroom was quite large and it had a quirky feel about it that I loved. Also it us will located within a 3 minute stroll to the beach. Also well placed for shops, bars abd restaurants. Great place to stay
Jeremy, 1-night business trip
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Great location and easy check in. Staff were a little unfriendly to my partner when he arrived, and the room was not very clean. The spa was not clean and was unpleasant to use.
Hannah, 1-night romance trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great spot
It was really great. Perfect location near restaurants, cafes and a short walk to the beach. We had a great time. The pool and bar area was awesome, great vibes and friendly staff.
Jasmine, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Awesome - can’t wait until my next visit!
Morgan, 2-night business trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Awsome Hostel
Awsome private room for a hostel. Very limited parking.
Timothy P, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Big room, own kitchen, a/c, ceiling fan, balcony, comfortable bed and futon
5-night family trip
Verified Lastminute guest review

8/10 Very good

Nadarasa, 2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 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
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8/10 Very good

Agathe, 3-night trip
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