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Port Macquarie Backpackers Reviews

2 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, Australia

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88%

Rating
332 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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29%

Staff are more interested in having a wicked time than entertaining or amusing guests. As it is slightly out of season, none of the free activities ran, as there were not enough people. Real shame.


97%

Had an awesome time in this hostel. The staff are very friendly and so helpful. Very clean and well looked after. Only negative aspect was the noise from the main road, very noisy and loud in the morning. Would recommend this hotel.


97%

STAFF WERE AWESOME LOVELY PLACE RELAXING FUN GREAT EXPERIENCE THANKS

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


89%

We really enjoyed our stay here, one of the best hostels on our trip along the East Coast so far! Staff were brilliant, especially Tracy in reception! Bathrooms really spacious and nice big kitchen. If it's cloudy or rainy, there's plenty to do in the hostel which is great! Thanks laura and Georgia


57%

The guy in the reception seemed shady, the house felt and looked very old (only the bathrooms were okay) and we had no power outlets in our room. When we got there they had also given our beds to someone else. We got another one so that's Fine. We slept in our own sleeping bags because we got the feeling that the beds weren't that fresh.. and there is no free breakfeast. The atmosphere was good though and it wasn't that far to town.

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Disappointing review, the house is old. The oldest in town in fact and heritage listed, and most people like the feeling. Its not a shiny fake flash packers. We didn't give your beds away, Just 2 bookings with same names and you got the dorm you payed for. Linen is freshly washed for every customer and would have been cleaner than your sleeping bags. We don't do free breakfast , or advertise it, and haven't done so for 5 years.

74%

Only stayed one night and wouldn't have been too keen to stay longer. The place was ok but our double room wasn't the cleanest, was about 5 metres from a busy road and was just big enough to fit a bed in and not much else. Staff were very nice though and it's a nice 15 min walk into town.


100%

Best hostel we've stayed in!! ...and that's not because of the free wifi. The town is beautiful with loads to do. Staff are very friendly and owner Tony is great to stop and talk to will give you lots of ideas and helpful tips of what to do. Would recommend doing the coastal walk and going to the beaches. Hostel is very clean and rooms are a good size. Would definitely recommend staying here. Thanks for having us!! Holly Alex.


91%

A lovely wee hostel! Great atmosphere, the staff were more than friendly. We played in the pool until 11pm drinking wine and listening to music. There's a few gorgeous beaches nearby to visit with shuttles to take you there, a game room with DVD's etc and a great kitchen to store a good shop. A definite choice of hostel!


83%

We had a great time at this hostel! There's not tons to do in Port Macquarie, but the staff, who are all extremely friendly and helpful, will point out some of the things that you can do. The facilities were really good and also the atmosphere which was nice and cosy. We would definitely recommend staying here if you're looking for a few days just to relax and meet some cool people!


89%

Friendly staff, chill veranda outside, and great organized outings to the koala hospital, brewery and vineyard.

  • 11th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

In the beginning i was just supposed to stay here for 2 nights, but ended up extending for another week. Just a fantastic hostel! Love from Denmark

  • 4th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Spent a week at this hostel, had a great time, the staff were really lovely and helpful and down to earth, and I met some great fellow travellers to do things with! They also offer free shuttle buses to greyhound, koala hospital etc., free bike hire, free wifi, and a pool! Well worth stopping here for a few nights during your East Coast trip!

  • 28th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Nice little hostel. They were in the process of handing over to new management during our stay. One big negative for us was that there is no lockers at this hostel.


66%

Converted house, in need of updating, especially the kitchen. Not enough storage.


91%

We arrived at the hostel at 1.30 am and the friendly staff organized that we could get in without problems, the rooms where really nice so we could feel at home since the first moment. We were also happy about the bathroom which were really clean and seperated very well. Also the pool and the music which was on in the afternoon made a relax atmosphere. The free wifi was nice as well but we had to log in many times a day. It was like a family and we enjoyed the time over there really much.

  • 13th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

The best hostel I stayed in Australia. Great atmosphere, great people working there. Even on a cloudy day we had lots of fun! WiFi free and actually working, free pickup, free trips to kangaroos in the sunset and the koala hospital. Just great to have been there!


91%

Was my best time here, the atmosphere is amazing. Definitely the best hostel i've ever been. Absolutely nice personal. Free shuttle Bus to the Koala Hospital and in the evening often the opportunity to see kangaroos.


91%

Very nice small place and Great with movie nights. Nice with free shuttle both to koala hospital and wild kangaroos..

  • 3rd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Friendly staff made our stay amazing would definitely reccomend to others an come back in the future Toni and Rachel


91%

Everyone at the hostel is really friendly and it's a great location. There is also loads of things they offer for free and really homely feel. Would def recommend


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