Best Byron Bay accommodation to book in 2020
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Catering to backpackers, bigwigs and everyone in between, Byron Bay may be a small beach town of about 10,000, but it comes packed with accommodation options suited for any traveller.
Within easy reach by car or plane from most of the east coast, Byron Bay is the ultimate beach destination, complete with whale watching (from June to November), perfect surf conditions and a lush hinterland.
Bring drivable from southern Queensland and cities in New South Wales, if you're down for a bit of a road trip, make the area an ideal spot for pet-friendly holidays. A host of Byron Bay accommodations allow you to bring the whole brood along.
If you're after a luxury escape, the region is also home to a healthy selection of upscale and boutique hotels, as well as a few hatted restaurants to boot.
Today's best hotel deals available in Byron Bay
Up to 60% off Australia stays
Available on stays until May 2021 in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 60% off Australia-wide stays + an extra 8% off with code
Available on select dates in 2020 and 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 30% off Australia stays
Available on select stays until 30 June 2021. Destinations include Darwin, Sydney, Brisbane, Gladstone, Townsville, Adelaide, Glenelg and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 56% off Australia getaways
Available on stays until December 2020. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Cairns, Brisbane, Townsville, Adelaide, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 46% off Australia-wide hotels
Available on select dates until December 2020. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart. T&Cs apply.
Extra $50 off Sydney and NSW stays
Get up to 18% off plus an extra discount on stays until 18 February 2021. Destinations include Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Byron Bay, Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Orange, Mudgee, Port Stephens and more. Minimum spend of $150 required. T&Cs apply.
Up to 30% off last minute Australia stays
Available stays until October 2020 in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Newcastle, Rockhampton and more.
Extra 8% off on hotel bookings
Save on hotel stays before 31 December 2020 in Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Fiji, Thailand, Singapore, USA and more. Available at select hotels.
Extra 9% off hotel bookings
Valid on select hotel stays worldwide like Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Thailand, USA, Europe and more on all dates, including over holidays like Easter, Christmas and New Year's Eve. Some restrictions apply.
Up to 61% off Australia holiday packages
Available on select dates until December 2021, including over Christmas and New Year's Eve. Destinations include Adelaide, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Sydney, Cairns, Canberra, Hunter Valley and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 60% off Australia hotels
Available on select 2020 dates and hotels. Destinations include Perth, Sydney, Cairns, Brisbane, Newcastle, Port Stephens and more. T&Cs apply.
Australia beach holidays from $82/night
Available on select stay dates in 2020 and 2021. Destinations include Adelaide, Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne and more. Sample price is for a stay at a private beach cottage in South Greenough, Western Australia. T&Cs apply.
Up to 70% off holidays
Book holidays to Thailand, Bali, Fiji, Maldives, Vietnam and across Australia at up to 70% off. Earn 1 Qantas Point per $1 spent. T&Cs apply.
Up to 15% off Australia stays
Available on stays until 4 January 2021 in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide and more.
Australia stays from $54/night
Available on select 2020 dates across Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Brisbane, Perth and more. Sample fare is for a stay at McSweeney Ranch Casino. T&Cs apply.
Sydney hotels from $62 per night
Available for travel on select dates. Sample fare is a stay in Wentworth Falls. Destinations include Byron Bay, Moonee Beach and more. T&Cs apply.
Australia stays from $62/night
Available on select stay dates in Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide and more. Sample stay is for North Ryde Guest House. T&Cs apply.
Get a chance to win up to $5,000 travel credit
Register to get a chance to win travel credits for an Australia holiday experience. Maximum of 1 entry per person. T&Cs apply.
Up to 14% off The Park Hotel Brisbane stay + Extra 10% off with code
Available on select stay dates and includes breakfast, bottle of Australian sparkling, picnic hamper and more. Minimum spend of $100 required. T&Cs apply.
Up to $684 off 15-day Australia outback adventure
Available for travel from April - September 2021. Destinations include Adelaide, Port Augusta, Alice Springs, Uluru, Katherine, Darwin and more. T&Cs apply.
Australia stays from $95/night + Extra 10% off members
Available on stays up until 13 months from the booking date. Destinations include Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Uluru and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 30% off South Australia stays
Available on stays until 30 June 2021 when you sign up to Oaks Discovery. Destinations include Adelaide, Glenelg and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 30% off Australia tropical getaways
Available on stays until 30 June 2021. Destinations include Darwin, Port Douglas, Cairns and Broome. T&Cs apply.
Up to $10 off hotel booking fees
Available on select stay dates when you use the code. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, USA and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 25% off Australia stays
Available for travel until 31 December 2020 when you book for 2 nights or more. Prepayment required. Destinations include Sydney, Adelaide, Cairns, Canberra and more. T&Cs apply.
Up to 15% off Australia hotels
Available on stays until 4 January 2021 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth and more.
Australia stays from $24/night
Available on select stay dates in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Darwin, Canberra and more. Sample rate is for a stay at Gilligan's Backpackers Hotel & Resort in Cairns. T&Cs apply.
Up to 20% off Oaks Hotels and Resorts across Australia
Available from 17 August 2020 - 30 June 2021 when you stay for 2 nights. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Darwin, Townsville and more.
Up to 33% off stays + extra 10% off members
Available on select stay dates. Destinations include Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Dubai, Lisbon, Malaysia and more. Minimum of 3+ night stays. T&Cs apply.
Up to 20% off Australia stays
Available on stays until 31 December 2020 in Hunter Valley, Broome, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sydney, Box Hill and more.
10% off stays in Australia and New Zealand
Valid for My Oaks members. Membership is free and also entitles guests to late check-out and complimentary Internet use. T&Cs apply.
Up to 25% off worldwide hotels
Available on select dates in Las Vegas, London, Paris, Australia, New Zealand and more.
Australia hotels from $39/night
Available on select stay dates in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Tasmania and more. Sample rate is for a stay at BASE Brisbane Uptown.
5% off hotel bookings
Available on your first Trip.com pre-paid hotel booking. Discount available worldwide including in Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Thailand, Fiji, US, UK and more.
Australia stays from $85/night
Available on select 2020 dates across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and more. Sample accommodation is at Maisie's Cottage Busselton. T&Cs apply.
Byron Bay stays from $40 per night
Valid for travel on select dates from July 2020 onward. Sample fare is a hostel near Byron Bay Centre. Destinations include Tallow Beach, Hinterland and more. T&Cs apply.
Byron Bay stays from $68/night
Available on select 2020 dates. Sample accommodation is at Arts Factory Lodge. T&Cs apply.
Byron Bay stays from $61/night
Available on select stay dates in 2020. Sample rate is for a stay at Nomads Byron Bay Hostel.
15% off international stays
Must be aged 55+ and proof to be presented at check-in. Available on select hotels in Australia, Athens, New Orleans, Las Vegas and more. T&Cs apply
Where to book Byron Bay hotels
Where to stay in and around Byron Bay
- Byron town: For central stays close to the beach, restaurants, cafes and the lighthouse walk.
- Wategoes Beach: For luxury stays that are close to the surf.
- Ballina Byron Airport: For early/late flights, consider staying near the airport. It's a 30-minute drive from Byron Bay town.
- Nimbin: For laid back, inland stays with easier access to the Byron Bay hinterland
Our top picks for where to stay in Byron Bay
Best cheap accommodation in Byron Bay
With many of Byron Bay's attractions, like the beach and walking track up to the Cape Byron Lighthouse being free, pairing these with some cheap accommodation in Byron Bay can help you keep your holiday on a tight budget.
We considered user reviews and nightly prices when recommending these stays and found that booking private rooms in hostels, like Backpackers Holiday Village, can get you a hotel-style room for a budget price.
Our top picks for cheap Byron Bay accommodation: Backpackers Holiday Village, Wake Up Byron Bay, Byron Springs
Backpackers Holiday Village
Wake Up Byron Bay
Best Byron Bay luxury accommodation
Although a haven for backpackers, there's a healthy selection of upmarket accommodation available in Byron Bay, unfortunately often with price tags to match. Crystalbrook Collection's The Byron at Byron and MGallery's Hotel Elements of Byron are just a couple of the luxury Byron Bay accommodation options on offer. They typically go for about $350+ per night.
If you're looking for luxury on a budget, keep an eye on sites like Luxury Escapes and Groupon's travel section. While the hotels and resorts listed do frequently change and are only available for a limited time, you can bag a bargain of 50% or more off regular pricing. Plus, those sites tend to throw in extras to sweeten the deal, like complimentary breakfast, parking or late check-out.
Our top picks for Byron Bay luxury hotels: Hotel Elements of Byron, The Villas of Byron, Victoria's at Wategos
Elements Of Byron - MGallery by Sofitel
The Villas of Byron
Victoria's at Wategos
Best pet-friendly Byron Bay accommodation
With five dog-friendly beaches in the area, Byron Bay holidays have no reason to be pet-free.
In terms of places to stay, most pet-friendly Byron Bay accommodation is found on sites like Airbnb and Stayz, but some hotels and resorts, like the Byron Bay Rainforest Resort, do allow pets to stay. If your pet does need space to run around, make sure to consider the outdoor space or balcony at the property. Pet-friendly campgrounds and caravan parks could also be a good option, with easy access to the outdoors.
Our top picks for pet-friendly Byron Bay accommodation: Byron Bay Rainforest Resort, Shambhala @ Byron, Byron Holiday Park
Byron Bay Rainforest Resort
Shambhala @ Byron
Byron Holiday Park
Best Byron Bay hinterland accommodation
It's tucked away from beaches, but with restaurants catering fresh produce and national parks boasting lush rainforests and waterfalls, you'll soon forget all about the ocean. Sneak away into a cabin in the woods or a luxe villa with these Byron Bay hinterland accommodation options.
Our top picks for Byron Bay hinterland accommodation: Cape Byron Retreat, Murwillumbah YHA, Silk Pavilions
Cape Byron Retreat
Byron Bay accommodation map
Alternate Byron Bay accommodation options
If you prefer to self-cater your holiday (and take advantage of all the fresh, North Coast produce), are looking for a bit more privacy or want a home away from home, there are plenty of alternative accommodation options available in Byron Bay, including Airbnb, Stayz, caravan parks and campsites.
Browse homes on Airbnb
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Frequently asked questions about Byron bay hotels
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Which sites let you book Byron Bay hotels with free cancellation?
Some sites only offer free cancellation on select hotels or at a slightly higher rate, so it's best to check the terms on your booking before confirming your stay. Most sites, like Wotif or Expedia, will clearly state whether a stay is non-refundable.
Which sites let you use a coupon code to book Byron Bay hotels?
Which sites let you book a Byron Bay hotel without a credit card?
Which Byron Bay hotels booking sites have rewards programs?
Book hotels on these sites to earn points on your stay that you can later redeem for discounts or complimentary nights.
- Wotif: Part of the same family, Wotif lets you access the same benefits as the Expedia Rewards program. You'll get access to lower rates and earn points, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Depending on how often you make bookings, you'll be able to get bigger discounts and earn more perks like breakfast.
- Agoda: PointsMAX lets you earn up to 6,000 points for your stay that you can put toward a preferred loyalty or frequent flyer program, including KrisFlyer and Velocity.
- Trip.com: Trip Coins is Trip.com's rewards program where you can earn $1 for every 100 Trip Coins. It's free to join the program. Membership tiers from Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond have different perks to enjoy.
- Hotels.com: Collect one stamp for every night's stay. Once you stay for 10 nights, you'll be able to redeem one free night up to the average value of your previous 10 nights.
- Expedia.com.au: Access lower rates as a member and earn Expedia points on bookings, which can be used toward discounted stays in the future. Different levels of membership get you access to deeper discounts and perks, such as free breakfasts.
- Marriott: The Marriott Bonvoy Benefits program lets you earn points towards free nights, access special member rates, get free Wi-Fi with your stay and check into your room via the mobile app. There are different status levels depending on how often you stay, starting with Silver Elite (10 nights per year).
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