Cape Byron Hostel YHA is located in the center of Byron Bay and is only 650 feet from Main Beach. You can relax in the common areas surrounding a large heated pool and BBQ area.

Come and enjoy the free use of boogie boards or hire a surfboard or bike. Cape Byron YHA Hostel is 1.9 mi from Cape Byron Lighthouse and it is 20 minutes’ drive to Crystal Castle. Free walking tours to the lighthouse and other weekly activities are available.

Private and dormitory rooms are available. All rooms have access to shared bathroom facilities.

Facilities include a cafe, dove center and separate TV/reading room. The tour desk can arrange sea kayaking, surfing lessons, hang-gliding, horse riding and trips to Nimbin. Limited, free parking is available.

This is our guests' favorite part of Byron Bay, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Cape Byron Hostel YHA has been welcoming guests since Mar 21, 2012
Hotel chain/brand: Youth Hostels Association

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Byron Bay, this property has an excellent location score of 9.4!

Private Parking Available On Site


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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Cape Byron Hostel YHA

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Main Beach

    8.6 Excellent beach
    1,050 feet from property
  • Belongil Beach

    Belongil Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    1,500 feet from property
  • Clarkes Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    3,350 feet from property
  • Tallow Beach

    Tallow Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    5,100 feet from property
  • Wategos Beach

    9.3 Wonderful beach
    1.2 miles from property
  • Little Wategos Beach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    1.5 miles from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Is there an option for addition bed/ person in deluxe room?
    As the Double premium rooms can only fit two persons we would recomend you to book a twin/double premium room where you have a single and a double bed...
    Answered on February 26, 2022
  • Do you have planned events or activities?
    We do have activities at the hostel they do change but for example we have Free Lighthouse walks, pancake mornings, cheese and wine evenings, BBQ's et...
    Answered on October 21, 2019
  • how do you book a private room?
    You can always booked online or give us a call. We do accept walk ins as well so just come and say hi!
    Answered on February 26, 2022
  • How much does it cost to rent a lock?
    We only have locks to buy at a cost of $6
    Answered on October 21, 2019
  • Hi there, Do you have any availability during the schoolie period of November 26 and December 3 for 8 people? Thanks Steph
    Hi Steph, we surely have, please give us a call directly.
    Answered on July 1, 2022
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Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Amenities of Cape Byron Hostel YHA
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • Themed dinners Additional charge
  • Walking tours
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and charges may apply.
  • Secure parking
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Fenced pool
  • Pool cover
  • Heated pool
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules Cape Byron Hostel YHA takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


9:00 AM - 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

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Cape Byron Hostel YHA accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that children are permitted, but cannot be accommodated in the shared dormitory rooms. Guests under the age of 17 can only check in with a parent or designated guardian.

Please note that you cannot check in or check out on Christmas Day (25 December).

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 Cape Byron Hostel YHA

  • Check-in at Cape Byron Hostel YHA is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The nearest beach is 650 feet from Cape Byron Hostel YHA.

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

  • Cape Byron Hostel YHA is 800 feet from the center of Byron Bay.

  • Cape Byron Hostel YHA offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Walking tours
    • Swimming pool
    • Themed dinners

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.