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
  • Excellent 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 8.3

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Aug 2019
    This hostel was absolutely brilliant! I highly recommend staying here! Chris' free Monday night BBQ dinner is so much fun and who says no to free food! The long term stayers are so kind and welcoming! If you are looking for a social environment and like to play pool, this is the place for you!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Jul 2019
    This was a very pleasant place to stay for me, my young artist friend, and my three young grandchildren. The big kitchen is clean and bright with big windows, lots of space and garden and very friendly young people...The kids had a ball, we felt immediately at home and would go straight there again next time..
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 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
  • 9.7


    13 Jul 2019
    Owner was super friendly and helpful when it came to showing us around and the best places to go around. Free breakfast for us in the morning, quite relaxed on sundays about checkouts which put us at ease. Would definitely stay here again if we ever come through Newcastle again. The entrance is around the back which was a bit confusing at first but someone was there straight away to help. Free parking out front.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    19 Jul 2019
    This hostel has a great vibe! The manager is so nice and was welcoming and was super accommodating to our late night check in. The newly renovated kitchen and bathrooms were a nice treat. Free breakfast and Monday BBQ! Newtown is a great place to stop for a break from city life. The ONLY downside is lack of security, so plan ahead. Never felt unsafe or unwelcome during our stay. Can’t wait to be back during the summer!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Jul 2019
    Super chilled guest house atmosphere that's a 5minute walk from the tram and train station which'll take you to Newcastle beach in 10 minutes. New and updated kitchen and bathrooms that are kept really clean and neat, fresh and tidy rooms, and free breakfast! Like real free breakfast, with heaps of cereals and breads and jams for the morning! Loved my stay here, even in the winter so I'm sure to come back down in the summer
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    25 Jun 2019
    Close to the Newcastle Interchange (Central Station), friendly staff, good atmosphere.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 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 Aug 2019
    The owner cooked a really nice dinner for us. All the people and the atmosphere was just overwhelming, something you wouldn't expect. If you want to stay in Newcastle, this is the best place to stay!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    09 Jul 2019
    Nice place undergoing upgrades at time of stay. Will be better once completed. Staff were helpful and friendly. Unfortunately, as with most places in the country, insulation is non-existent, and winter nights are not comfortable.
    Singapore, Male, 18-24
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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