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Backpackers By The Beach Reviews

34 Hunter Street, Newcastle, Australia

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12 Total Reviews
  • 60%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Bathrooms were too far from dorms (had to go up or down 3floors) and staff were ambiguous (overly friendly then incredibly unhelpful). Atmosphere wasn't great and if you're ill don't go there.


Great location. Close to the beach and harbour. Market on Saturday right oitside. Lockers in the dorm, and a mix of single and bunk beds. Large sash windows allow plenty of light and fresh air, although some curtains do not completely cover the windows. Ensuite basic but clean. Hot powerful shower. Small kitchen and communal area, it was quiet during my visit but not sure how it would cope if the hostel was full.

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