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Best Byron Bay accommodation to book in 2022

Find the best hotels, hostels and other places to stay whether you’re on a budget, looking for luxury or bringing your furry friends along.

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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.

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How did we pick these Byron Bay hotels?

Our editorial team selected the Byron Bay hotels on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from hotel booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences to make recommendations.

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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

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 can get you a hotel-style room for a budget price.

Our top picks for cheap Byron Bay accommodation: Glen Villa Resort, Wake Up Byron Bay, Byron Springs

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 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
Elements Of Byron - MGallery by Sofitel

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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, Ingenia Holidays Byron Bay

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

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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.

Frequently asked questions about Byron bay hotels

Where should I stay in Byron Bay?

If you're keen to spend most of your time at the beach, stay in Byron Bay town. It's easily walkable and it's where you'll find the biggest selection of shops, restaurants and accommodation. The town sits between two beaches, Main Beach and Tallow Beach, separated by Cape Byron State Conservation Area, where you'll find the lighthouse and walking track.

If you're hoping to explore the area's national parks and rainforests, stay in Byron Bay hinterland. This includes towns and villages like Federal, Bangalow and Mullumbimby.

How far is Byron Bay from Brisbane, Sydney and the Gold Coast?

  • Gold Coast: 93 kilometres, or a 1 hour and 20 minute drive
  • Brisbane: 166 kilometres, or a 2 hour and 15 minute drive
  • Sydney: 773 kilometres, or an 8 hour and 30 minute drive

Important to note if you're planning to drive to Byron Bay, check to see if your accommodation offers free or paid-for parking. Most of the streets in the town centre don't offer unlimited parking.

Where can I park a caravan in Byron Bay?

Most streets in Byron Bay town don't allow unlimited parking, so it's important to check the street rules before parking for the night.

There are a handful of holiday and caravan parks in the Byron Bay area where you can book a spot.

Where can I camp for free in Byron Bay?

The closest free official campsite to Byron Bay is Wiangaree Aboody Park, a 90-minute drive from town.

Which sites let me book Byron Bay accommodation with free cancellation?

These sites let you make a refundable booking for your trip to Byron Bay, so there's less risk of losing the cost of your stay or deposit. Some sites only offer free cancellation on select Byron Bay 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 each Byron Bay hotel is non-refundable.

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Which sites let me use a coupon code to book Byron Bay accommodation?

Using one of our coupon codes at these sites will save you money on your Byron Bay stay. Some may ask you to pay for your stay upfront rather than on arrival in order to apply the code to your Byron Bay booking, but the same cancellation policy does apply so if you are able to cancel, you'll be able to get refunded.

Which sites let me book Byron Bay accommodation without a credit card?

If you don't have a credit card to make your Byron Bay booking, but would like to reap the rewards of one, compare credit cards that offer hotel rewards here.

Which Byron Bay hotel booking sites have rewards programs?

Get access to cheaper prices, collect points toward free stays and get extra perks like Wi-Fi or breakfast if you book your Byron Bay accommodation on sites like these:

  • 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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