Frequently Asked Questions

What time is check in and check out?

Our standard check-in time is 2PM and check out is 10PM.

Can I arrange an earlier check-in?

A request for early check-in can be made with our Bower reception team, however, it is not guaranteed. While we will always do our best to have the room ready for you if you wish to guarantee an early check-in the room should be booked for the night prior.

Can I arrange a later check-out?

If you’d like a later check-out please contact reception the day prior to your departure to discuss. We are also able to store your luggage for the day while you continue to explore Byron.

Is there a minimum check-in age at The Bower?

The minimum check-in age for the main guest on the reservation is 21 years. During the Schoolies dates (mid-November – mid-December) we require photo id at check-in as we do not take Schoolies reservations.

When is the reception open?

Our reception is open from 9AM – 6PM daily and we have a lovely night manager on site for after-hours assistance.

How do I check-in after reception hours?

We have a key safe just to the left of reception where we will leave your keys and instructions to access your room. The code to access the key safe will be texted and emailed to you.

Can I walk to the beach & town?

We are located within a 15 minute stroll to town and 20 minutes to the beaches. We also offer complimentary bikes to get around town.

Which airport should I fly into?

The closest airports to Byron Bay are Ballina/Byron Gateway (35 km away) and the Gold Coast Airport (68 km away). Brisbane is also an option only 2 hours drive away (166 km). We are happy to arrange a private transfer or shuttle bus if needed.

Is there free parking onsite?

All of our rooms are allocated free parking. We do have some visitors parking as well. The street parking on Bangalow Road is free and unlimited.           

Does The Bower have a swimming pool?

We are in the planning stages building a swimming pool for The Bower.

Can I arrange a photo shoot at The Bower?

Our property is perfect for photo shoots. All shoots must be approved by management and are restricted to the time and space agreed. Please email a detailed request to our team.

Can I smoke in the room?

All of our houses and suites are strictly non-smoking. There is a designated smoking area on the property.

Do you take children?

We welcome children at The Bower, children under 12 stay free in existing bedding.  

Does The Bower offer gift cards or vouchers?

Yes, we can offer gift cards either to apply to a certain booking or just an amount. Vouchers can be emailed for you to print or posted to you.

How can I make a booking for a larger group?

Group bookings are best discussed and confirmed over the phone or via email at

Are the rooms serviced daily?

All of our rooms are serviced daily – who doesn’t love to have their bed made when on holiday?

Is there are restaurant onsite?

We don’t have a restaurant on site – but there is a great little café next door.

Is there free wifi and is it high speed?

Yes, we have the best wifi possible in the area and once Byron Bay gets the NBN hopefully it will be even faster.

What is your party policy?

We have a very strict NO PARTY policy. The Bower is in a residential area, we have lovely neighbours and noise travels easily especially at night.

Do you allow pets?

No, we don’t take pets at The Bower, but can highly recommend the lovely Shambhala at Belongil.

Is full payment required at the time of booking?

We take full payment 30 days prior to arrival for all bookings outside of our peak seasons. During Peak times we charge a 50% non-refundable deposit to confirm the booking and the remainder is charged 30 days prior to arrival.

When is Peak Season

Our high seasons are Christmas / New Years (22 December – 7 January), Easter and Splendour in The Grass.

Is there a credit card surcharge?

We do not charge a credit card surcharge.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I make a booking?

During peak season a 50% deposit is required to confirm the booking for all of our Suite rooms and Barn.

Group bookings of 4 rooms or more require a non-refundable 50% deposit at the time of booking with the balance charged 30 days prior to arrival. 

Can I request an extra bed in the room?

Some rooms can accommodate an extra bed. Please contact our staff directly to confirm.

How do I cancel my booking?

For direct bookings with The Bower please email or call to cancel your reservation. For online travel agent bookings please contact the agent.

How do I provide feedback to The Bower hotel?

We welcome guest feedback at The Bower. Please contact