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Backpackers Inn - Not to bad at all
14 August 2007
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We stayed at the Backpckers Inn in Byron Bay for three days and on the whole had an enjoyable time. We were given free entry into local pubs and free drinks on arrival. The staff were friendly and fairly helpful but felt reserved and could have given us more advice on places to visit etc. On the Saturday night they hosted a bbq with a huge bonfire which was a welcome respite from the winter cold! This was really nice as we got to meet a lot of other people and ended up going out to the town and having a really awesome time. Apparently they do these sort of things often. It's about a 50m walk to the beach over the sand dunes so that is a definite positive! However there are aspects that could be improved such as cleanliness and appearance. The rooms were quite dark and cold and felt a bit institutional. On the whole not to bad at all.

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Beautiful Bellingen: A retreat for the soul
14 August 2007
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My boyfriend and I stayed here for three nights and had a wonderful experience. They had just recently renovated so the place was lovely and clean. The bedrooms are lovely and sunny and most have wide balconies with views onto the river and into the distance towards the mountains. The atmosphere was relaxed and cosy and genrally laid back. We found that there were more families staying here so if you don't like kids you might want to give this place a miss. However it's worth a stop at the end of your journey as it forces you to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds. Definitley worth a look!

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