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Beachside Backpackers

40 Church Street, Port Macquarie, Australia


  • 90%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

Property Information:

Hey hey travellers,

Come join the party at our funky little beachside hostel. We have free high-speed WiFi, free greyhound pickup, midday checkout, Unicorn safaris and much more. Owned and run by the love children of Christopher Columbus and Marilyn Monroe we simply adore travelling and having fun. Arrive as our guest and leave as our friend.

Our location is perfect; we are the closest hostel to everything that matters. We are the only hostel within easy walking distance to the beach as well as the koala hospital, we are also the closest hostel to the bars and town centre. Just check out our location on the hostel map view thingy! We are not the closest hostel to Mordor if you happen to have a ring you are trying to dispose of.

As we love lists; here is a list of hostel free stuff, followed by a list of hats: Free high-speed WiFi, Free greyhound pickup (8am-8pm), Free professional pool table, free books, Midday checkout of room (you can hang at the hostel until your bus*), free tea/coffee/sugar, free DVD's/ board games, free activities including wine tasting, trips to coastal walk, quizzes, pool comps and much more. We also offer $10 surfboard hire and lifts to the closest beginner surf beach every morning. List of hats: top hat, lad cap, bonnet, Santa hat, beret (not sure how to spell this particular hat), safety hat, harry potters sorting hat. Just to stop any misunderstandings, we are a hostel and not a hat store.

Like you, we want to keep the world healthy; which is why we get our power directly from the sun via our recently installed solar panels. We also have filtered rainwater tanks for our showers and bathroom sinks.

We don’t turn the lights off at 2230. We love the night – we love to socialise. So 24 hour kitchen and lounge area are yours. Our main aim is to make you feel like the hostel is your home too.

We created this hostel for you. Yes specifically for you. If you choose a different hostel it will be like we planned you a party and you didn't show up.

We are young backpackers who simply love backpacking, we are creating the type of hostel we love finding in our adventures around the world. For this reason the hostel has a very unique atmosphere. Our focus is on creating a nice friendly environment where people can meet other guests easily, whether it be over a beer or through various activities.

We wanted a hostel that played great music (not commercial radio with adds or the same CD on repeat. George Michael does make an appearance on a few of our playlists - I am sorry for this).

We also wanted a hostel with great art. A good friend of ours recently won the Australian Raw awards visual artist of the year - she has been furiously painting all types of beauty on our walls.

Finally, we know what it's like to live on a budget, we have no hidden fees and we try to make everything either free or as cheap as possible for you, while keeping the tax man from repossessing our surfboards.

So if you are a little adventures, a little quirky, and want something different than your average ‘Mr Monopoly’ hostel, then come join us.

Welcome Vlkommen Bienvenue Huan ying Vitejte Velkommen Welkom Bonvenon Tere tulemast Tervetuloa Wolkom Willkommen

Our target market is Backpackers between the ages of 18-35. While we are happy to accept guests outside this age group (and some of our most amazing guests have been older), older guests should be aware that we are structured to appeal to a younger market. So if you are young at heart, arty and alternative - please join us, However if you are looking for a more big chain type hostel - then please seek accommodation at one of the other great hostels in town. Sorry, no guests with the name Glen allowed ;)

Sorry, we do not accept children in the hostel.

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  • Latest Review

    Awesome atmosphere, staff are all really friendly and helpful, great location to the beach and town. If your looking for an alternative, welcoming hostel then this is the place to go! Best hostel we've been to in Australia :)
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      Anonymous, England, Couple, 18-24
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

24 hour Check-In Our ideal guests are young, easy-going, open-minded travellers. The hostel is not suitable for children.

Beachside Backpackers Located at 40 Church Street, , Port Macquarie.
Beachside Backpackers
Port Macquarie New South Wales 2444 40 Church Street
89% 173
-31.4319770 152.9143023
Beachside Backpackers
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