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I have been travelling for 6 weeks staying in hostels all over Europe and backpackers Newcastle has been my favourite by far. Excellent atmosphere and amazing staff, I would go back in a heartbeat.
Overall, the hostel was a really nice place. Some staff weren't the most knowledgeable, but the main manager (owner?) was extremely nice and helpful. It was clean with laundry, bathroom, and nice shower facilities. The kitchen was sizable and in use by some guests. The dorm rooms did not have a lock, which leaves them open to every guest. They could add locks there. Not the nicest of neighborhoods, but most of Newcastle was dirty and littered with beer cans and rubbish.
Lovely homely hostel, staff are very friendly and relaxed. Has a nice atmosphere and very easy to meet fellow travellers. Surprised that the breakfast was as good as it was! Not a party hostel as far as I could tell, but not far to walk to town if you felt like it (which we did)
Despite of the bad location, the place itself is very nice, with a cool infraestructure. However, it was far away of Newcastle's best places to visit. It could also be more organized and it would be better if the bedrooms got more fresh air.
Hostel is more or less OK .... but some things are definitely problematic ... as a hostel is for backpackers we came there 12 am and we ask to leave our backpacks ...... and they ask us to pay 5 pounds per each just to keep them till 2pm (two hours) when check in was possible ..... so it was not nice welcome ..... we order night in the room 8 person and we got in 10 person .... good think you can make there good breakfast for free and they have a nice sitting room but not space for eating
Great location and value for money. The place will look small when you get in but the owners are super friendly and happy to help you if you need anything. Would recommend.
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
This hostel is one of the best hostels i have stayed in during a lengthy period of travel. central location with very welcoming staff. great facilities for the price. what this hostel does best is make you feel like you are at home away from home. michelle josh and andy were awesome staff!
We were left waiting at the door for quite some time until a fellow traveller answered the door for us and fetched a half-asleep and very unfriendly member of staff. He barely spoke with us and did the minimum necessary to check us in, did not provide any additional information, etc. Although the essentials (beds, showers) were in working order everything seemed in a state of disrepair and the hostel seemed pretty dirty overall. This did not help our impression of the breakfast either.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
Extremely dirty place. Poor location. I would not stay here again.
I think the hostel has potential and the owner is a very lovely woman, but the facilities were quite dirty as she was really the only one working at the hostel. Her son was supposed to be helping but when I got there apparently he skipped work. One day he brought all of his friends to the hostel during the day so they could play pool. It was good that it was relatively close to city centre, but I wouldn't recommend this hostel. My clothes and bag still smelled like the hostel a few days after.
Cheap and cheerful. Good value for money.
The place was filthy, stank of stale cigarette smoke and alcohol. The staff were never around if any guests needed help. There was no where to lock belongings. There were no bowls in the kitchen. Do not stay here!!
Super chill place where a few of us had a drink with the owners. The owners live on site and kind rent their house out. The beds and showers were good but the wifi was down and the kitchen isn't one i would recommend. The value for money was super and I was close to the bus station and bus routes and old city. I would stay here again if passing through. Did meet some people
I really enjoyed staying here at Backpackers Newcastle. Sure the internet was dodgy while I stayed there, and the facilities can seem small at first glance, but this is a place with good bones and a great heart. They are hard at work improving with some DIY and Michelle has some great ideas on how to redecorate so the space will start to come alive again. I recommend any solo travelers to book here. Meet other solos and go find the Vampire Hare.
Small hostel running with limited staff which showed. the location was OK, situated about 15/20 minuted walk from the centre, but up a fairly steep hill which wasn't fun with luggage! the bathrooms were clean but the kitchen was tiny and always dirty. No lockers, and security on the door was poor - key code didn't change and i saw someone who had checked out earlier that day come back i the afternoon for some reason and just walk in! other than that the last who rue it is very friendly.
We were travelling for 3 months and out of all the hostels we stayed at, Backpackers Newcastle was the best! The staff are amazing! So friendly and helpful! They have all the facilities you need, good location (walking distance to everywhere), and are nice and clean! Would stay at Backpackers Newcastle again, and would highly recommend it to everyone!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
The people who run is are great, very polite, and knowledgable. However, there was a small common room, wifi didn't work most of the time, rooms had no ventilation so it go very very hot and humid. The breakfast was just kind of thrown together, you had to look for food on your own. I would not stay here again.
Michelle was very friendly and everyone who was staying at the hostel was also friendly. Small lockers in each room if one choose to use them but everyone seemed respectful when I was there. Area seemed a bit sketchy but if you were inside at a good time everything was fine. Good location to walk to many places including train station and shopping mall.
Very nice people running the hostel, very relaxed, very helpful. Would have no hesitations in staying again.