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Newcastle Beach YHA Reviews

30 Pacific Street, Cnr King Street, Newcastle, Australia

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240 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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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.


Great place to stay! Will defenilty be back there! Love it!

  • 26th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


A very clean, quiet and well equipped hostel, the next coles/aldi/woolies were too far away (30min walk), but close to the beach and the bus stop, a relaxed atmosphere and a nice communal area with dvd and pool table


Nice big hostel. Rooms and facilities were good. Location is great. I would recommend


The showers were a bit dirty. Beautiful place though. Close to everything.


For a YHA this was really nice. Superbly located for restaurants, bars and the beach too. Staff were really good and the common area is lovely with its leather sofas and chilled vibe. One thing to watch for is that if you have a car like we did, parking can be scarce and isn't free during the day.


Lovely hostel with a great location however there isn't very much going on and I found there wasn't much to do. Newcastle is a lovely place to visit but maybe only for a night or two

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