Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Situated near the bustling cosmopolitan center of Hamilton is a boutique backpackers hostel just perfect for a relaxing first stop after the craziness of Sydney. Hang out in our hammocks below shady palm trees, take a dip in our beautiful sun-warmed pool, or catch one of the many free local buses to discover Newcastle's stunning beaches (bus stop only 1 min walk away).
Buses to the university campus (not free) come by our bus stops on a regular timetable.

We have a fully equipped kitchen, free pool table, free on street parking, coin-operated laundry, Free WIFI, brand new BBQ area, a free meal on Mondays and comfy beds. We are cleaned daily and have very friendly and knowledgeable staff that will help you plan your travels (and join you at the nearest pub!). Coming in by train or bus? Call us to arrange a free pick up and drop off service.. Backpackers Newcastle - your home away from home! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Oct 2019
    Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, very clean would definitely recommend!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Oct 2019
    I only spent a couple of nights at the hostel but its a great place to stay at. The people working there were vey kind and friendly. The place was well kept and all of the common areas were really clean. I'd definitely recommend staying here!
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    27 Sep 2019
    I really enjoyed my stay at backapackers Newcastle! Chris is really nice and he gave us free pick up and drop off while we were carrying suitcases. The room is clean and the bed is comfortable. We even got the room to ourselves. I would definitely recommend it to other backpackers!
    China, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 Sep 2019
    We stayed in Backpackers NewCastle for 2 nights. We found sad that we haven‘t booked more because we absolutely loved it there. Chris was so Kind and helped us with everything. Free Shuttle to the Bus at 9pm, free rich breakfast, towels, storage for our backpacks and a super nice charme..! Our room (in the first night we were alone in the room ^~^ ) was quite clean also the linen and bed itself. We absolutely recommend this Hostel and soon or later we‘ll come back.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    01 Nov 2019
    Hostel was a bit farther from the beaches than expected but it was quite easy to get around via public transport or a slightly longer walk if you’re up for it. However it was clean and the staff was very friendly. There were no lockers in the rooms to store valuables, but overall the rooms were quite nice.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    21 Oct 2019
    Good hostel, Chris is amazing and can drop you off wherever you wan;0t to go in Newcastle! Facilities and rooms were clean :)
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    17 Oct 2019
    Friendly hostel with good facilities, nice big kitchen and big airy rooms.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    12 Aug 2019
    Backpackers is a super friendly hostel with a very relaxed vibe. It's close to the train station and you can easily get busses or a lightrail train to the beach (which you do seem to have to pay for by using an opal card - despite what the backpackers website says, not sure what the deal is though). Other than that Chris (the manager) is an amazing guy and happy to help out where he can. Only downside I would say is that there are no lockers in the rooms. It didn't feel unsafe, but still.
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    05 Oct 2019
    Definitely a cool spot to stay for a weekend away or first time visit to Newcastle! Very friendly staff too.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    10 Oct 2019
    Having stayed in many Backpackers through out Europe, I found Backpackers Newcastle quite adequate. Very quit and the bathrooms and kitchen were always very clean and tidy. Had this been an extended stay, I would have appreciated something along the lines of a lockable cupboard or under-bed cage for my bags, but this was not an issue on this occasion. No Hostel / Backpackers is ever perfect. I WILL be revisiting Backpackers Hamilton New South Wales Australia again. Thanks Chris.
    Australia, Female, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi