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10 Things We Love About The Surf House

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At The Surf House, we live and breathe the Byron Bay way. More than accommodation, we’re like your playful yet practical mate. The all-rounder. The one who likes to have a good time and meet new people, just as much as we love to hit the waves and recommend new spots for the next adventure. In between time spent under the sun and in the sand, we love to chill out in a space that combines quality with quirk.

Now that we’ve introduced ourself, let’s dive into the specific details of what makes The Surf House one of Byron Bay’s best accommodation options. Of course we’re biased. But if you look at our ratings on Google, TripAdvisor or Hostelworld, you’ll see we aren’t the only ones who think The Surf House is a winner. Below are just some of the reasons why The Surf House is so great…

10 Reasons To Book A Stay At The Surf House, Byron Bay

1. Rooftop Bar

Grab a seat under an umbrella at our exclusive Rooftop Bar. Decked out with vintage treasures and a nod to old school surf culture, our Rooftop Bar is the social heart of The Surf House. We pour Happy Hour here everyday, with $5 drinks from 3-6pm.

2. Guest Activity Calendar

Everyday, we have a schedule of activities that all guests are welcome to join. From wellness experiences (like complimentary yoga classes on our rooftop, and group walks to Cape Byron Lighthouse), to social events (including beer pong tournaments and pool competitions), there’s a whole range of activities to join every day of the week.

3. Complimentary Drink on Arrival

What better way to slip into Byron Bay vibes, than with a complimentary drink at The Surf House’s Rooftop Bar!

4. Location

Drop your pin into The Surf House’s location, and you’ll quickly realise that it’s pretty unbeatable. Depending which direction you take, a 2 minute walk from our doors will lead you to the surf and sand of Main Beach, or Byron Bay’s best cafes and bars on Jonson Street, or boutique shops and hippy trinket stores. To top off the convenience of our location, we are also just a 7 minute walk from the Byron Bay Interchange (the main bus terminal).

5. Interior Decor

We take our Surf House name very seriously. So, from the moment you step inside our door (with its brass mermaid accent), your eyes will be met with the best surfy details. Sea and surf pictures adorn our walls, there’s fishing nets and surf boards, vintage treasures are dotted throughout the property… all with a nod to old school surf culture. It’s all part of the charm that makes The Surf House such a cool place to getaway.

6. Dining and Kitchen Space

Whether you enjoy a large space for hostel cooking, communal tables for shared meals together, or clean tables where you can plug your laptop in and work away, our spacious dining and kitchen space has you covered. Recently refurbished, these communal areas are also decked out with Byron Bay imagery, and heaps of powerpoints and tables for you to use. The kitchen includes all the kinds of appliances you need to create your own epic Byron Bay-style meals, including smoothie blenders, toasters, cooktops, and loads of fridge space.

7. Social Vibe

At The Surf House, the social vibe is high! It’s easy to join in our community-centric culture, with a range of social activities that make it seriously easy to meet other people. Grab a drink over Happy Hour, our Sunday Rooftop Sessions, or Pizza Nights. Take part in our group walking tour to the Lighthouse, or simply strike up a conversation in one of our chill out areas.

8. Attention to Quality

As you might’ve realised by now, we like a laidback lifestyle, but we also take our furnishings, design and facilities seriously! Quality is paramount here at The Surf House – from our beds and bunk beds, to our lockers and keycards. We keep a close eye on the details, to make sure your stay is one of the best!

9. Free Surfboard and Boogie Board Hire

When it comes to accommodation perks, our free surfboard and boogie board hire is hard to beat! All guests can enjoy our complimentary rental service, so you can make the most of your beach experience! Take up a surf lesson with Soul Surf School, and then spend the rest of your trip practicing your skills using one of our boards. Don’t feel confident enough for the surf? Throw shakkas from our boogie boards instead… just as fun!

10. Daily Happy Hour

What’s even better than Happy Hour? Happy hours! Chill out with our epic daily happy hour, that runs from 3-6pm with $5 drink specials. After a day spent cruising through Byron or on the beach, we can sure bet you’ll enjoy sipping on some happy hour drinks under our rooftop umbrellas!

Keen to check out the details yourself? We’ll be stoked to see you, and can’t wait to have you part of The Surf House’s unique accommodation experience. See you soon!