My partner and I spent 4 days after the Christmas holidays in this place in a private room, and we really loved our stay here! As soon as we arrived, the staff welcomed us in a very friendly manner, the check-in took no more than 2min, but they spent around 10min explaining to us all the activities we could do in the area. The hostel runs a free shuttle-bus that will take you to town every hour, or you can decide to do a 20-min walk on the beach which you will not regret (we actually walked every time, as it is a really enjoyable walk, and Belongil is a pet-friendly beach, so you can always play with the dogs who go there for a quick swim).
Christina and Sam were very friendly, they offered us to take a couple of paddle boards to the beach for free (3 hour hire or so, but it was totally worth it). There is a restaurant/bar right next to the hostel called Treehouse on Belongil, they offer good pizzas, the place is nicely decorated and play some nice tunes, with a good party-vibe; it's an excellent option if you want to avoid going back to town for dinner on one night. The room itself had pretty much everything a regular hotel will offer, a nicely decorated room, good A/C, clean bathroom/toilets and comfy beds. Will definitely come back to this place in the future and recommend it to anyone who comes to Byron Bay.