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Ruskin House is a quiet bed and breakfast in the centre of Byron Bay, a short stroll to the Main Beach, shops and restaurants. Free Wi-Fi is included.

Each of the guest bedrooms has private ensuite, some have a spa bath. There are LCD TVs and daily servicing.

All rooms have access to a private courtyard with outside seating.

Breakfast is available upon request.

Ballina is 15 miles from Ruskin House, and Kingscliff is 27 miles away. The nearest airport is Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, 13 miles from Ruskin House.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Ruskin House has been welcoming guests since Jan 20, 2010

Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Byron Bay, this property has an excellent location score of 9.5!

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info


Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Ruskin House

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

    8.6 Excellent beach
    2,950 feet from property
  • Belongil Beach

    Belongil Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    3,250 feet from property
  • Clarkes Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    4,750 feet from property
  • Tallow Beach

    Tallow Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    4,750 feet from property
  • Wategos Beach

    9.3 Wonderful beach
    1.5 miles from property
  • Little Wategos Beach

    9.1 Wonderful beach
    1.7 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
  • Hi , do you have bicycles to rent?
    We don't personally, but there are regular and electric bikes for rent in town - around the $20/day. Thanks
    Answered on December 28, 2021
  • What time is check in and check out! Thank you :)
    good evening, Rooms are ready generally by midday, but we say 13.00 to be on the safe side. Check out is 10.30, however, if you need to store luggage...
    Answered on February 10, 2022
  • Hi do you have air conditioning
    Good morning, Yes all rooms are equipped with reverse-cycle air conditioning as well as big double glazed windows for fresh air too. Thanks, Gavin
    Answered on February 3, 2022
  • Hi I’ve booked to stay with my daughter for 5 nights. Ideally we’re looking for twin beds but as you don’t have any availability I have booked a doubl...
    Hi, our King room has a big king bed. All our other rooms have queen beds. Kind regards RUSKIN HOUSE
    Answered on December 12, 2019
  • Do you have parking for 1 small van and a car? Thanks
    Good evening, If you can park one car up close behind the other it should be possible. Feel free to call and discuss on 0493113042 Regards, Gavin
    Answered on March 9, 2022
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Hosted by Maruska

Host Review Score

family property build by the parents now in second generation in the managerial roles. We live on the property and as we have traveled extensively we always love to share travel tips and adventures with our guests.
Languages spoken: Czech,English,Polish,Slovak
Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Amenities of Ruskin House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Spa facilities
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Video
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Secure parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Adults only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • English
  • Polish
  • Slovak

House rules Ruskin House takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Until 10:30 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

Maestro Mastercard Visa Eftpos Ruskin House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

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

Please inform Ruskin House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

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.

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FAQs about Ruskin House

  • Guests staying at Ruskin House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • À la carte

  • Ruskin House is 1,650 feet from the center of Byron Bay.

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

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Spa facilities

  • Check-in at Ruskin House is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Ruskin House by:

    • Car 50min

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

  • Room options at Ruskin House include:

    • Double

  • The nearest beach is 2,950 feet from Ruskin House.