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Set 328 feet from Main Beach in Byron Bay's town center, The Surf House offers premium accommodations and a rooftop bar. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and covered parking is available. The Surf House includes private rooms with attached bathroom as well as unique shared rooms, suitable for couples, groups or solo travelers looking for a getaway in Byron Bay. The guest rooms have undergone a major refurbishment and boast a beach-chic design. Private rooms come with the option of an ensuite, TV, bath towels and your own balcony. The spacious shared rooms include individual secure storage and linens provided. The hostel features a rooftop bar, which offers an open area complete with artisan rugs and textiles, coastal-style umbrellas as well as trinkets sourced from travels around the world. You can enjoy relaxing and enjoying local Byron Bay brews and freshly made pizzas. Also available are the use of free surfboards for guests, to enjoy the nearby surf at Main Beach. The property is located in the town's center, just a short walk from a variety of restaurants, bars and cafes.The nearest airport is Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, 14 mi from the property. The Surf House is a convenient short walk from the airport shuttle drop-off point.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Byron Bay, this property has an excellent location score of 9.8!

Private Parking Available On Site

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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
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Free WiFi
High score for Byron Bay
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  • Edward
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great location, free surfboard rentals, big kitchen, good rooftop bar, good wifi
  • Alexis
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Location was amazing. Loved the rooftop bar and the activities put on nightly and the welcome drink was a nice touch. Lots of space in the common areas to hang around. Appreciated the cheap and secure parking as well.
  • Olgun
    the surf house is a great hostel, you can rent surfboards for free and it is super close to the beach. Staff is very friendly.

Area info

Amenities of The Surf House
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular amenities
  • Private Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Evening entertainment
  • Hiking
  • Pool table
    Additional charge
  • Game room
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible) and costs AUD 10 per day.
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Lockers
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • Adults only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Yoga classes
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Dutch

House rules

The Surf House takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 10:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Cash The Surf House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that there is a 1.5% charge when you pay with a Visa or MasterCard credit card.

Please note that this property has a strict 'No Party Policy'. Failure to comply with property policies may result in the eviction of guests and the loss of any deposits or payments made.

Please note that this property does not have any policies, procedures or resources in place to accommodate the unique needs of school graduates during the annual 'Schoolies Week' period. It does not have adequate resources to engage qualified security personnel to guarantee the safety, comfort and convenience of school graduate guests during this period.

Group bookings of 4 or more guests are subject to approval and must be booked 7 days prior to arrival. Please contact the property using the contact details found on the booking form for more information.

Please note this property cannot accommodate guests under 18 years of age.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

The New South Wales Government has issued a mandatory code of conduct outlining the rights and obligations of people either hosting or renting accommodations on a short-term basis, including a complaints process.

FAQs about The Surf House

  • The Surf House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Evening entertainment
    • Yoga classes
    • Walking tours
    • Happy hour

  • The Surf House is 1,150 feet from the center of Byron Bay. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at The Surf House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at The Surf House is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from The Surf House. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.