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Theatre Lane Hostel Reviews

189 Hunter St, Newcastle, Australia

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44 Total Reviews
  • 27%Value For Money
  • 51%Security
  • 67%Location
  • 49%Staff
  • 42%Atmosphere
  • 27%Cleanliness
  • 24%Facilities

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Confusing check in, no real kitchen facilities, no window in room, bathroom wasn't cleaned in the three days we stayed there. Bins in kitchen were emptied once and were already full when we got there. Rubbish under the beds, unclean fridge. No cockroaches though which is a plus considering how many we saw running around in he streets in Newcastle. And comfortable beds which is always good. And had a couple of movies you could watch.


One of the best hostels I stayed in Newcastle. The Canadians running the place were top class. Need a beer pong table and a ball to make it 5 stars though. Skål!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Oskar Thank you so much for posting your review. We are glad you had a fantastic time and we hope to one day see you back again staying with us in Newcastle. Kind regards Management


Access by mobile phone only, entrance stank of stale beer and was dirty, bathrooms dirty, used condoms on shower floor, one toilet door missing, other toilet blocked, dirty towels on bed, earwigs in bedroom, bedrooms hot, no access to lockers in room ( key didn't fit). No communal/ reception area.

  • 31st Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Not to recommend. Unfriendly and unhelpful staff. The enviroment was unclean and unwelcome.

  • 30th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Stefanie We are very disappointed to hear that you had a very unpleasant stay with us, we currently have new staff members who are still undergoing training and learning check-in procedures but i hope for the future you please bring this to the attention of management. We do have staff employed to regularly clean the premises and we are launching an investigation and doing routine checks to ensure our premises is clean and welcome for future. Kind regards Management


We had a confirmed booking and when we arrived no one opened us. We gave them a call and knocked on the door but nobody seemed to notice us. After half an hour calling them, yelling and knocking on the door we went to the yha and they took us for the night, even they were actually fully booked.so in the end we cant say if its a nice place to stay, but if you want to stay for a night in newcastle you should maybe better get a different hostel.

  • 26th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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