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Ruskin House, Byron Bay

4-star4 stars
131 Jonson StreetByron BayNSW2481Australia

Upscale guesthouse by ocean in Byron Bay
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Fantastic service
Great location
Value for money
Best value for money
Tasty breakfast
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From 154 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Ruskin House, Byron Bay

from $103
  • Spa room
  • Deluxe spa room
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 5 rooms


  • Check-in time 1 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (15 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built 1996
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
Things to enjoy
  • Yard
  • Individually decorated
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • IPod docking station
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Ruskin House, Byron Bay’s small print

Also known as

  • Ruskin Byron Bay
  • Ruskin House
  • Ruskin House Byron Bay
  • Ruskin House Hotel Byron Bay

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AUD 12 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Ruskin House, Byron Bay


  • Heart of Byron Bay
  • Captain Cook Lookout - 25 min walk
  • Wategos Beach - 41 min walk
  • Byron Bay Golf Course - 44 min walk
  • Cape Byron Lighthouse - 2.1 mi / 3.4 km
  • Main Beach - 0.9 mi / 1.4 km
  • Arakwal National Park - 1.5 mi / 2.4 km
  • Belongil Beach - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km

Getting around

  • Ballina, NSW (BNK-Ballina - Byron Gateway) - 33 min drive
  • Lismore, NSW (LSY) - 56 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 18 reviews

Ruskin House, Byron Bay
Excellent spotless accommodation within walking distance of Byron Bay. Fantastic hosts Dan and Maruska. Could not have been more friendly, welcoming and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Cant speak highly enough about them.
Elizabeth, gb2 night trip
Ruskin House, Byron Bay
Home away from home
What a lovely surprise Ruskin House was. It is run by a delightful young and well travelled couple who made us feel more like house guests than tourists without being invasive. The room had a very comfortable bed and pillows and was well set up with basic cutlery, crockery & wine glasses even though there are no cooking facilities. We requested cereal bowls so we could have breakfast in our room - no problem. We would have our afternoon snacks / drinks out in the courtyard which was set up with tables and chairs, reading materials like magazines, local papers and cookbooks. (Ben, the owner is a chef - so there was a changing selection!) We also had access to folders of DVDs in various languages from the communal lounge room which we could then take to our room to watch. Although there are 5 rooms (I think!) we felt perfectly at home and had privacy with an independent entry. The location was also an unexpected bonus since we didn't want to have to hire a car for the whole time. We were only two blocks back (= nice and quiet!) from the beginning of the shopping / restaurant strip which then leads straight to the main beach and only one block back from the local supermarket. Byron Bay itself offers lots of walks, pubs, a variety of eating places and buskers for evening entertainment. The vibe is very relaxed, casual and attracts lots of predominantly young overseas people, but as an older couple we didn't feel out of place. Another stunning part of Australia!
Lina, au8 night trip
Ruskin House, Byron Bay
Clean room and good place
it is very clean and the place of hotel is so convenient as we can walk to downtown.
Jianxin, au2 night romance trip
Ruskin House, Byron Bay
Quiet location
Very friendly hosts and good location
John, ca4 night romance trip
Ruskin House, Byron Bay
Our hosts were very helpful, kind and accommodating. Making our stay at Ruskin excellant. A ten minute walk into the heart of Byron Bay meant that it was a nice quiet place to stay away from the noise of the late night revellers.
Graham, gb2 night romance trip

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