Big Volcano® Visitor Guide

Backpacker hostels, youth hostels and budget accommodation in the Ballina, Byron Bay, Tweed Valley, Gold Coast Region of New South Wales and Queensland, Australia.

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Backpacker and Youth Hostels

Lodgings offering share accommodation and facilities, or budget self contained accommodation suitable for backpackers and small groups, generally under $100 per night for two people.

Please note, since the global pandemic in 2020, and two flood events in 2021 and 2022, a number of backpacker hostels and budget accommodations in the region have closed. online reservations Check availability and book accommodation below.
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Coolangatta YHA
Coolangatta YHA  Updated

Just a 10-minute walk from Gold Coast Airport Coolangatta YHA offers an outdoor pool and communal kitchen.

Amenities include a guest lounge with cable TV, games, 4 garden areas, a BBQ area, laundry facilities, and equipment rental. They can assist with tour bookings.

Just 150m from North Kirra Beach, rooms with direct access to the courtyard are available.  All rooms include ceiling fans and private lockers, with shared bathrooms.

Byron Bay Beach Hostel
Wake Up! Byron Bay  New

Wake Up! Byron Bay offers various accommodation, from double and twin en suite rooms to en suite dorms with 8, 6, or 4 beds, including female-only rooms.

Opposite Belongil beach, it offers an onsite bar and restaurant, free high-speed WiFi, daily yoga, lighthouse tours, surfboards, bike rental, and a complimentary shuttle to/from Byron Bay (3 km).

Belongil Beach
Exterior view
Byron Bay YHA New

Byron Bay YHA just 400 meters from Main Beach, features an outdoor pool, lush garden, BBQ, and free WiFi.

Accommodation includes air-conditioned double rooms with ensuite, and 4, 6, and 9-bed mixed and female/male-only dorms, with secure luggage storage.  Free off-road parking available.

Located 150 meters from the coach terminal, with bars, cafes, and restaurants just a 5-minute walk away.

Byron Bay
Byron Bay Beach Hostel
The Surf House  Updated

Located 100 meters from Byron Bay's Main Beach, The Surf House offers premium accommodation with free WiFi and covered parking.

Choose from private en suite rooms or shared rooms, perfect for couples, groups, or solo travelers.

Private rooms offer optional en suite, TV, towels, and a balcony. Shared rooms come with secure storage and linens.

The hostel boasts a rooftop bar with an open area adorned with artisan rugs, coastal-style umbrellas, and travel-inspired decor.

Byron Bay
Econolodge - Murwillumbah Motor Inn

Murwillumbah Motor Inn New

Murwillumbah Motor Inn offers a variety of room options, including Queen rooms, twin rooms, double rooms, and family rooms.

Rooms include free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, and convenient amenities like a microwave, toaster, and fridge. Daily breakfast service is available.

Located a short walk from the CBD, the inn is close to restaurants and shops. Enjoy a picnic by the Tweed River, relax by the pool, or use the BBQ area.

Imperial Hotel room interior

The Imperial Hotel  New

The Imperial Hotel offers rooms with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels, kettle, and a fridge.

Some rooms have a balcony. Onsite facilities include a restaurant, bar, and free private parking. The accommodation provides entertainment and free WiFi.

Melville House Bed and Breakfast
Melville House New

Set in Lismore, Melville House Bed and Breakfast offers accommodation with air conditioning and access to a garden with an outdoor swimming pool.

Units come with a TV and DVD player, a seating area and a dining area.

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

East Lismore

YHA Hostel
(02) 6686 6737
Aquarius Backpackers Resort
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 7684
Backpackers Inn on the Beach
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 8231
Byron Bayside Central Studio Apartment
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 6004
Byron Bay YHA
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 8853
Nomads Byron Bay Backpackers
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 9695
The Arts Factory Lodge
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 7709
Cape Byron Lodge
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 6445
Cape Byron YHA
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 8788
Coolangatta Sands Hostel
(07) 5536 7472
Coolangatta YHA Hostel
(07) 5536 7644
Commercial Hotel
(02) 6632 1017
Murwillumbah Riverside YHA
(02) 6672 3763
Nimbin Hotel & Backpackers
(02) 6689 1246
Hosanna Farm Stay
Stokers Siding via Murwillumbah
(02) 6677 9023
Wadeville Woolies
(02) 6689 7285

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