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Newcastle Beach YHA Reviews

30 Pacific Street, Cnr King Street, Newcastle, Australia

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245 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Iv travelled a the way up the east coast & this is my least favourite hostel. Not only was us dirty and old, the staff were unfriendly. The girls working there were working in exchange for free board but I suggest that next time you hire more approachable, friendly people. I felt like I wasn't welcome here and I got stared at every time I walked past. The atmosphere was dull as there where no activities at night. Even getting everyone together for a game would have been enough.


Staff were very helpful and friendly. The only downside was that the rooms were incredibly cold (it's winter I know) but we couldn't get warm in the night.


Great location!


Great location. Super friendly staff. Could happily spend a few weeks here. Would highly recommend.

  • 4th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We were in the family room which had water damage, although there was a foul smell coming directly from one of the bed posts in a specific area which i doubt coukd have been from water damage. I think they should have relocated us rather then spray some air freshener. Overall the hostel is clean, fantastic location and beautiful old building. Apart from the smell we enjoyed ourselves.


Room bit shabby but staff very helpful and lovely heritage building with vast grand public area. Close to train shuttle bus and beach.

  • 29th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Very friendly staff and also very accommodating when I needed to check-in at a later time in the night.


Really nice and clean hostel. Quiet experience after just leaving Sydney is what was required. Good facilities and nice lounge area. Room was clean


Shame it was so quiet. Staff were beyond helpful and lovely on the evening activities. Few cockroaches, and although clean the whole place looks grubby. Could do with a freshen up. Great free surf boards!


Fabulous location, staff were all very pleasant, facilities available were great. Thanks for a wonderful stay.


we only stayed for one night, but we would certainly stay here again


Big open hostel with an array of VHS tapes for the rainy days. Couldn't believe my luck when they had American Ninja in their collection. My heart will forever have a place for the YHA and American Ninja.

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