Byron Bay is a special place. Its hippy vibes, great nightlife and beautiful natural settings that draw visitors back time after time again.
We first encountered Byron Bay on our legendary Pacific Coast roadtrip and later it becomes the place where we got engaged. And yet, no matter how many times we return to Byron Bay, the Australian beach town never fails to wrap its magic around us.
Best Places to Stay in Byron Bay
When it comes to choosing where to stay in Byron Bay there are endless options. The truth is that the accommodation in Byron Bay is just as unique as the town itself.
So we’ve taken the guesswork out of choosing the best places to stay in Byron Bay and rounded up the best resort, hotel, and hostel accommodation Byron Bay has to offer.
Choose one of these places to stay in Byron Bay and it will only make your already great trip to Byron, even better.
The Best Luxury Resort Accommodation Byron Bay
Everyone is talking about Elements of Byron. The recently opened luxury, eco-resort is one of the best places to stay in Byron Bay and was designed with the utmost consideration to the natural environment.
For one thing, absolutely no native trees were felled in the construction of the resort. There are over 20 km2 of native rainforest to explore on site, with daily guided walks, as well as 2 km of private beach front.
Elements of Byron offers two pools (including a poolside drink and snack bar), a lobby bar, and their award-winning Graze Restaurant which emphasizes locally sourced, seasonal dishes. Beachside yoga is offered every morning free of charge for guests.
Their stand-alone hotel villas come in many shapes and sizes, from studio apartments to 2 bedroom deluxe suites. Prices start at $365 per night.
Check availability of Elements of Byron Bay and book your stay HERE.
If you are wondering where to stay in Byron Bay, consider Byron at Byron Bay. This marvelous resort leaves no detail overlooked! The rooms and facilities are almost as stunning as the 45 acres of rainforest that the resort is nestled upon and they are located only minutes from Tallow Beach and Byron Bay’s town center.
Byron at Byron Bay offers a pool, yoga studio, spa, gym, tennis courts, and restaurant to its guests. The latter of which is headed by Michelin star chef, Matthew Kemp.
Byron has standard suites, superior suites, and deluxe superior suites. They all have an airy design, featuring large windows, which are perfect for taking in the rainforest views plus separate living and dining areas. Rooms rates start at $414 for a standard suite.
Check availability of Byron at Byron Bay and book your stay HERE.
The Best Mid Range Hotel Accommodation Byron Bay
The Beach Hotel is one of Byron Bay’s most iconic institutions. It is part hotel, restaurant, and pub which regularly features live acts.
The Beach Hotel is at the forefront of sustainable operations in Byron Bay. We love that their hotel, restaurant, and pub have implemented a really effective waste and energy program.
The rooms at the Beach Hotel Resort vary greatly. However, they are all quite basic in design. The real reason to stay at the Beach Hotel Resort is for the hotel’s lively atmosphere and great location. This is the best place to stay in Byron Bay for location! The Beach Hotel is located smack dab in the middle of Byron, across the street from Main Beach.
They offer poolside and beach view suites as well as a massive beachfront penthouse. Prices start at $266 per night.
Check availability of Beach Hotel Resort and book your stay HERE.
If you are looking at where to stay in Byron Bay to recharge your batteries, then look no further. Satara boutique hotel perfectly captures the quieter side of Byron Bay. They offer 4 stylish suites in a tranquil rainforest setting, just ten minutes walk from the beach.
Their suites are bright, clean, and comfortable. They each have their own living room, bedroom, and private balcony. Guests are welcome to use the communal kitchen, pool, and outdoor BBQ anytime.
Satara is also one of the best places to stay in Byron Bay for value for money. Few hotels in Byron Bay even come close! Satara’s palm studio’s start at $155 and their king suites start at $175 per night.
Check availability of Satara Byron Bay and book your stay HERE.
The Best Hostel Accommodation Byron Bay
Byron Bay’s alternative culture is alive and well within the walls of the Arts Factory Lodge. It is part accommodation, part collaborative space, and typically considered the best hostel Byron Bay has for its unique workshops.
The Factory is set on 5 acres of pristine rainforest and dotted with rivers and lakes and the beach is just a 10 minutes walk away.
The Arts Factory has unique nightly entertainment, which includes fire-twirling acts, talent shows, or live musical guests. They have typical amenities like a swimming pool and a restaurant as well as more bizarre facilities like a recording studio which guests are welcome to use. Yoga classes are held often, as are Didgeridoo-making workshops.
Lay your head to rest in a private room, dorm room, or teepee at the Arts Factory Lodge. Dorm beds start at $25 per night at the Arts Factory- one of the best hostels in Byron Bay.
Check availability of Arts Factory Lodge and book your stay HERE.
The Byron Bay YHA is by far the best hostel Byron Bay has to offer when it comes to sustainability. They do a great job incorporating sustainable practices into their day to day operations.
The Byron Bay YHA is centrally located in the heart of town, just meters from the beach and a swimming pool and BBQs are available for guest use.
The Byron Bay YHA offers clean, well-appointed private and dormitory rooms. Plus each time you book a room or bed you can opt to donate $1 to the YHA sustainable hostel fund. Your donation goes towards transforming YHA into the greenest hostel network in the country.
The price of staying at one of the best hostels in Byron Bay, the Byron Bay YHA, is simply $22.50 per night.
Check availability of Byron Bay YHA and book your stay HERE.
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