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Backpackers Newcastle Reviews

42 44 Denison St, Newcastle, Australia

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112 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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The wifi is free but you have to leave a like on Facebook, which rarely really works. Also if the owner finds too many dirty dishes she simply shuts down the wifi completely. Rooms are nice however half of the guests have to sleep on mattresses on the floor. No AC. Baths are Ok at best. Common room and outside area are very clean and nice to use. No drinking or staying outside after 10 so you either watch a movie or take the party somewhere else.


Favourite hostel so far :) mumma shar is a legend and anna and the rest of the staff work hard, are full of knowledge and generally nice people! The salt water pool is beaut, the hammocks are so relaxing, pool and table tennis are great fun! Our room (no.5) was very hot and quite small, would be even better with some fans ;) in the common area too but would highly recommend this hostel - you would be crazy not 2 stay here during your time in newcastle!!


Our experience was mediocre. The $85 double bedroom was very basic, with a crappy thin mattress bed, a couple of bedsides and a beanbag... No closet, or air con. The room was inbetween three dorms so it got a bit loud, but that is to be expected at a back packers. The outdoor areas were quite nice but the location is pretty average. It is a bit of a walk to the bus stop, then to the beach. The extra distance probably wasn't worth the $20-40 we saved on the nights accommodation.

  • 2nd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The staff is very cool and make you feel like you belong to the place! The wi-fi network needs to improve cause the system doesn't really work especially when you're travelling without big plans or booked things.


Place needs lots of talc I moo Ed elsewhere as it was not the best of places to be

  • 31st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


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.

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