THE Byron Bay YHA on Australia’s east coast has just reopened with a new focus on design, works by renowned local artists, and an extension that doubles capacity at this luxe flash-packer address.
The new reception area features an artwork by local artist Robert Moore – his paintings are used by Aussie clothing brand Mambo – and popular Sydney street artist Mulga has added a vibrant beach-themed mural around to the pool area.
The Byron Bay YHA caters for all types of travellers, from solo backpackers to family groups, with the new extension expanding the property’s capacity to 199 beds across a mixture of multi-share and private rooms.
All the new rooms feature ensuite bathrooms and air-conditioning while communal areas have also been redeveloped to provide spacious self-catering and lounge areas with tropical gardens surrounding the swimming pool that gives the place a resort-style feel.
The innovative Carlyle Street hostel is just a few hundred metres from the beach and right in the heart of the town with multi-share accommodation priced from $31 per person per night while a double room with ensuite costs from $110 per night.