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Backpackers Newcastle Reviews

42 44 Denison St, Newcastle, Australia

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171 Total Reviews
  • 63%Value For Money
  • 63%Security
  • 63%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 68%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Awesome staff!

  • 16th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Good for one night but wouldn't have wanted to have stayed much longer. Nice place to stop over for amenities. Overpriced for the type of room you get - one person on a matress on the floor. Seems to be full of older, more long-term stayers than young travellers.


Great hostel! We arrived with 7 people and they made sure we could sleep in one room (not separate).

  • 14th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very good hostel for all different ages.


avoid this place. It has alcohol ban and is full of strange characters well above the average age of a traveler. heard from other guests there was thieving and vandalism during their stay.


Good location. Attitude of staff very poor. Value for money not great. Peculiar rules, those you would give a child not an adult.

  • 4th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Good facilities including decent free wifi, close to restaurants and local buses, felt quite homely being in a residential area. The manager did his best to accommodate all guests as much as he could, even when he had a full house of check-ins to deal with all throughout the day. Would love to come back when it's warmer so I can use the outdoor pool.


We had a really good time here, thanks for all your help.


not a backpackers for people actually travelling as pretty much all of the people staying there actually live there. Would recommend staying somewhere else. bathrooms are horrible as well as the rooms. 6 bed room consists of 2 bunk beds and two mattresses on the floor. sheets were stained and no power points in the rooms or in the bathrooms.

  • 21st Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


When we arrived there was no one in reception, we had to go looking for a staff member to check us in and again when we were ready to check out, they had no record of my booking, and even though I had paid for a portion of my stay on Hostelworld I was charged full price upon check in (more than the advert price). The room was gross! Everything from holes in the door and wall to the outside, to cigarettes in the fireplace, the whole place felt poorly maintained. Location for the value is absurd!!


Awful rooms had holes in the wall and window. Manager very rude and none approachable.


Nice staff, friendly atmosphere, hot showers and good location.


It would be nice to have some lockable storage in the rooms

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