Help Sam Katz with their trip plan: Going to Oz
Any affordable places to stay in Byron Bay that aren't backpacker hostels? Ideally I'd like to spend under $100/night in early January. Thanks!
From the trip, Going to Oz
Finding a non-backpacker hotel under $100 in Australia (a shockingly expensive country to travel if you're not earning on the Aussie payscale) would be trying at the best of times. Early January, however, is peak season (and possibly not even off the peak-of-the-peak of school-holiday time), and for $100 or less during this period you're probably looking at backpackers or nothing. There's always the possibility that you could find individual "pub-hotels" around this price point, but again, timing-wise, and considering it's Byron, it'll likely be a tough search. You can always try lastminute.com.au closer to the date for places that have open spots. Good luck!