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Backpackers Newcastle Reviews

42 44 Denison St, Newcastle, Australia

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103 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 72%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Can not recommend this hostel


Very nice place

  • 8th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Pros: good location (shops and free bus very close), very clean, well equipped kitchen Cons: never someone at the reception or to be found around (I don't expect them to sit there 24/7 but maybe you should make a few hours a day where there is definitely someone around!), for free wifi you have to log in and like them on Facebook EVERY TIME (and you loose connection quite often, so this gets really annoying!)


The hostel is not downtown but they give you a free shuttle from to the Bus/Train on arrival and departure. The kitchen is not big but the equipment is ok, as I stayed one night only I didn't care to much about that :) Unfortunately my room smelled like old cheesy shoes.


The stuff and manager is very nice. I had a free dinner on Thursday, drinks were 2 for 1 They have a lot free offers. The front door was in daytime very often not closed - thats probably the backpackers fault. I didn't hat a letter at my bed - which was pretty annoying. Please fix this Hostel is pretty clean and offers free thinkings like pool billiard etc for your free time. I can recommend this Hostel. But its maybe in summer a bit too small, when its full 4 stoves, 1 microwave, ...

  • 15th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I was robbed while staying here. $200 worth of belongings stolen from a locked bedroom. Security not good.


GREAT! I stayed here for 12 days. The owner & manager take very good care of their guests. They want you to have a good time but also set limits. They create a very pleasant atmosphere by the way they manage the place. It's not too big, a lovely set-up and in a quiet part of town. The non-central location is great because you get to see so much more of Newcastle, yet you can get to the free bus and the train very quickly. Good prices, free wifi, heaps of info. One of my favourite hostels in Oz.


Friendly and well-organised place, probably best location if you want to get more out of Newcastle than just going to the beach (nightlife, shops, the university, transport...)

  • 1st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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