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Backpackers By The Beach

34 Hunter Street, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia


  • 87%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 100%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

Property Information:

Backpackers by the Beach is all about location, location, location, great facilities and a personal touch. We are located in the city centre just opposite Newcastle beach and close to public transport, restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops. Backpackers by the Beach is the perfect place to stay for clean, safe and fun budget accommodation.

Stay in a place with history; built in the 1920s Backpackers by the Beach hostel opened its doors on November 6th 1998. Since then we have looked after travellers from all over the world and are looking forward to meeting you.

Choose between our 8 or 4 bed dorms or enjoy a more private stay in one of our twin or double rooms. Our facilities include a fully equipped self-catered kitchen with a common area and TV, an Internet cafe and Pacific Park is our front yard.

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  • Latest Review

    Staff were very nice and great location. Nice atmosphere amongst residents. Hostel is compact, showers and toilets in basement and are far from rooms, which have only small lockers, some of which weren't lockable. Kitchen and common area is small and is part of reception area and cockroaches in kitchen! Positive stay overall.
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      Anonymous, England, Male, 25-30


  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Fax Service
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Non Smoking

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Things to Note

All credit card transactions will incur a $1 surcharge. Any declined credit cards will have their booking cancelled. Every guest must present valid Passport (for international guests) or Drivers License (Australian guests) upon check-in. Failure to present valid documents will result in denied check-in with no refund. A $20 key deposit is required from every guest and will be refunded on check-out. Cancellations made 24 hours prior to the booking date will be charged the first night. Cancellations with-in 24 hours of the booking date or no-shows will be charged the full amount of the booking. Cancellations for special event periods will be charged the full amount. During special event periods there is a no-cancellation policy. We have an age restriction of 18 - 35 years only for a stay in dormitory rooms. For private rooms we accept bookings for anyone over the age of 18. All guests must check-in by 10.30pm.

Backpackers By The Beach Located at 34 Hunter Street, , Newcastle.
Backpackers By The Beach
Newcastle NSW NSW 34 Hunter Street
84% 5
-32.9279948 151.7853283
Backpackers By The Beach
    Rooms available     Basic Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom     4 Bed Mixed Dorm
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