Byron Bay is regarded as one of the most idyllic beach holiday destinations in the country and as a favourite of Australians and international visitors alike, there’s a diverse range of Byron Bay accommodation available. Together with backpacker hostels and budget accommodation you’ll find super high-end luxury hotels and exclusive beach resorts. There are several beaches to choose from in the area so for a basic introduction to where to stay in Byron Bay, take a look at our guide to Byron Bay accommodation, below.
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Choose your style of Byron Bay hotel
There are many styles of accommodation in Byron Bay, from decadent retreats which offer the finer things in life to budget-friendly accommodation that enables you to stay in this popular town for a longer stretch of time. Excellent value accommodation is plentiful, with ‘flashpacker’ hostels such as the 2-star Nomads and 3.5-star Nomads Arts Factory Lodge offering dorm rooms, family and private king rooms as well as motel-style rooms. Comfortable 4-star hotels abound, such as Breakfree Eco Beach, while on the more deluxe scale, the 5-star Elements of Byron resort takes elegant, eco-friendly accommodation to a whole new level.
Where to stay in Byron Bay
As with most beachside towns, the closer to the beach the better. The Byron Bay area is not just one beach, however, but a collection of beaches, each with its own character. Main Beach is the central beach of Byron Bay, with tranquil Belongil Beach to the north and various beaches to the south, such as Clarkes Beach and Wategos Beach, where you’ll find even more upmarket accommodation and beach houses for rent. In Byron Bay town, you’ll also find a good range of hotels, for slightly less than you’ll pay to stay at beachfront properties.
Best time to stay in Byron Bay
Byron Bay enjoys a pleasant climate all year round, and can get very busy in the school holidays. From November to February – over the Australian summer – is peak season, with other busy times around Easter and all Australian school holidays. Summers can be hot but winters are enjoyably mild. Keep in mind that Byron Bay plays host to some major festivals, including Byron Bay Bluesfest, Australia’s biggest blues and roots music festival, during which accommodation is scarce.
Getting around Byron Bay
Getting around Byron Bay is easy if you only want to walk around town or if your hotel is close to the beach. Byron Bay is close to many other natural attractions, however, so hiring a car is a great idea. Taxis are another way to go from place to place throughout Byron Bay.
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