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7.5
Very Good 38 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 7.4
  • Security 7.2
  • Location 8.5
  • Staff 6.6
  • Atmosphere 7.1
  • Cleanliness 7.8
  • Facilities 7.5
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7.5
Very Good 38 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 7.4
  • Security 7.2
  • Location 8.5
  • Staff 6.6
  • Atmosphere 7.1
  • Cleanliness 7.8
  • Facilities 7.5
Backpackers By The Beach Located at 34 Hunter Street, , Newcastle.
Backpackers By The Beach
Australia
Newcastle NSW NSW 34 Hunter Street
75% 38
-32.9279948 151.7853283
Backpackers By The Beach
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  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 4 reviews
7th Mar 2016
6.9

Great stopover for the bus to Byron Bay, not a great atmosphere very quiet.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
4th Mar 2016
7.1

Creepy owner. I mean very creepy felt like he was kind of guy who watched you pee and enjoyed it. Just got that kind of vib

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
19th Jan 2016
8.6

Good hostel, brilliant location for town and the beach. Nice friendly atmosphere in the common areas. Quite warm in the dorms but not too bad. Had a good stay

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
3rd Jan 2016
7.1

It rained both days I stayed there and heaps of water was leaking through into the bathroom and kitchen. Some of the staff is friendly and some are passive aggressive. Kitchen is clean and had lots of cookware and utensils. Lots of airflow in the common area. Small hostel so everyone knows each other. Rooms were very bright but the old windows clanged throughout the night due to the wind - hard to sleep.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
2nd Jan 2016
7.4

Stayed here for a few nights. It was okay. Asked for an 8 bed and put in a 4 bed which was nice. Managers are friendly if not a little odd at times. Only a small hostel with bathrooms either on the top floor or in the basement which was a bit pants. Great location, near the beach and near the cbd. Shame Newcastle is so small really it rained continuously so wasn't much to do except go to the cinema. If you're British there's an actual chippy down the road.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 6 reviews
19th Dec 2015
7.1

This hostel had comfy beds and nice bedding, the staff where lazy though and just wanted to be at the beach although where great with helping out tours etc!! None of the single lights in the bedrooms worked and 1 bathroom for 8 people was difficult aswell as the locks not working. Overall it was an average hostel close walk to the bus stop was a positive and the wifi in your room is top notch!!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
17th Dec 2015
9.4

I found it quite hard to communicate with the owner,he was quite strange and it was a little awkward at times! But his colleague was so friendly and helpful and even walked with me to my bus at 4:30am to help with my bags and ensure I was ok at that time! Only one plug socket in the room right next to someone else bed...he needs to provide an extension lead that reaches middle of the room so that everyone can charge their phones etc during the night.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 10.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 10.0Cleanliness

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