Overview of Aquarius Backpacker Resort

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3.8 / 5Good
26 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Breakfast Available


Explore the area

Popular LocationByron Tourist Information Centre6 min walk
Popular LocationClub Byron7 min walk
Popular LocationByron Community Market8 min walk
AirportBallina, NSW (BNK-Ballina - Byron Gateway)28 min drive

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  • Deluxe Motel Room

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  • The Spa Suite

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  • Double Bed With Ensuite (F4)

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  • Double Bed with Shared Bathroom (F3)

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  • Twin Room with Shared Bathroom (F1)

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  • Double Bed and Single Bed with Shared Bathroom (F2)

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  • Twin Bed with Shared Bathroom (F5)

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About this area

Byron Bay

Located in Byron Bay, Aquarius Backpacker Resort is near the beach. Cape Byron Lighthouse is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Main Beach and Clarkes Beach. Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens and Macadamia Castle are also worth visiting. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Byron Tourist Information Centre - 6 min walk
  • Club Byron - 7 min walk
  • Byron Community Market - 8 min walk
  • Main Beach - 9 min walk
  • Captain Cook Lookout - 16 min walk

Getting around

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


  • Aquarius Bar & Grill — 1 min walk
  • The Rocks at Aquarius — 1 min walk

About this property

Aquarius Backpacker Resort

Adults-only hotel with outdoor pool and pool bar
This hotel features an outdoor pool, a bar/lounge and a poolside bar. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms offer flat-screen TVs and ceiling fans.
Aquarius Backpacker Resort offers 20 forms of accommodation with a ceiling fan. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Property amenities


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–11:30 AM: AUD 7-23 per person
1 coffee shop/cafe
1 poolside bar and 1 bar

Things to do

Outdoor pool

Family friendly

Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Housekeeping (limited)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance




If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Roll-in shower


Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Ceiling fan


Flat-screen TV


Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 2:00 PM and 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 7 and AUD 23 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Aquarius Backpacker Resort and receive a full refund?
Yes, Aquarius Backpacker Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Aquarius Backpacker Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this hotel located?
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Arakwal National Park and Main Beach. Clarkes Beach and Tallow Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

There were activities happening every night at the bar and very great deals during happy hour!

Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

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    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Aquarius is the best hostel to stay in Byron Bay, very friendly staff and a very comfortable place to stay

    Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The wonderful helpful and honest people working here..

    Stayed 1 night in May 2019