Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Closest hostel to the beach in Port Stephens! Melaleuca is an eco-friendly, owner operated, architecturally designed hostel set on 6 acres of natural bushland and is just a 5 minute stroll across the road to the fabulous One Mile Beach and national park.

Our boutique style accommodation has been created using wood and glass to maximise light, space and harmony with nature and provides a home to a large variety of native wildlife including koala's.

Accommodation styles include cabins (4 share or double/twin) and our fantastic dorm (max. 6 share). All rooms have a fridge/freezer, fan and heater (in Winter months). We also have camping available - pick your own site in our bush setting and make use of our great facilities. Kombi's/Vans are welcome - we have lovely shaded spaces set aside - please note that sites are not powered. For those that wish to experience the camping experience but have no tent, please contact us regarding our tent hire (Summer months only).

Our purpose built main building is for all guests use. It has a fully equipped double kitchen, with a lounge and dining area and free BBQ's on surrounding decks.

Your friendly hosts can arrange all your activities and tours for you - choose from sandboarding on the magnificent Stockton sand dunes, a surf lesson across at One Mile, dolphin cruises all year around and whale watching from May to November. Do as much or as little as you wish... View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Feb 2019
    Loved it! Total gem of a place, kind owners, very clean and new amenties, really impressed. Such a beautiful, natural spot and very close to the beach. So impressed with our stay, just wish it could have been for longer.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    13 Aug 2018
    Awesome place. Has a great location, laid back feel and is an animal hospital if that is your thing. Mick and Michelle are incredibly kind and helpful in giving you your bearings in the area. I went out of season and had a great time.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 Jan 2018
    i honestly do not have a single negative thing to say about this place! you would be really missing out if you chose to stay anywhere else! its so tranquil and beautiful. loved everything about it!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 Jan 2019
    The place and staff are very relaxed and friendly. The cabins have fridges and a little balcony as well as a fan. On the hottest days the wooden cabins still cooled down in the evening. The toilets and showers are very good.The common area is great to chill out or watch a film on Netflix. There are plenty of places to sit inside and outside. The kitchen is big and fully equipped + bbqs . You can walk to the Beach in a few mins. Surrounded by trees. Kangaroos birds but of course many spiders
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    13 Jan 2020
    Excellent Hostel, would definitely recommend for a chill weekend! Not much to do around the area in terms of partying, but it is beautiful for hiking and surfing. The hostel has a couple of baby kangaroos hopping around and they're really friendly. Only downside as a solo traveler is that it was quite quiet and not easy to actually meet people (had a few nice conversations but since there's not much to do I didn't really properly meet anyone). 100% would return to this hostel.
    Spain, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    23 Oct 2018
    A huge and beautiful site, full of wildlife. Good rooms and excellent facilities.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    14 Dec 2017
    Quirky place with friendly vibe. Bit of a building site in Dec 2017. Nice to meet their pet kangaroo.
    Wales, Couple, 41+
  • 6.3


    19 Aug 2017
    I stayed in the hostel for 2 nights, the beds were comfortable however the shower block was cold due to it being an open block. The wifi only worked when there was only a couple of people using it. I arrived in the dark and the hostel and there was no lighting down the street to get to it or at the entrance where the sign was. The staff were friendly and helpful though, and the hostel is easily accessible by public transport and if I was to return to Port Stephens again I would stay again.
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi