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Melaleuca Surfside Backpackers

2 Koala Place, One Mile Beach , Port Stephens, Australia
20 Jul 2018 , 3 nights
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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome 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...

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Fri 20 Jul 2018 - Mon 23 Jul 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Fri 20th July 2018 - Mon 23rd July 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 7.4

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 7.1

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 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
  • 9.1


    13 Feb 2017
    Me and my girlfriend had a really nice stay in Melaleuca recently. First of all we loved the location. Staying in the middle of the bush, amidst possums and koockaburra's, is not too bad, huh? Not to mention Josy, the 'housekangaroo'. The facilities were plenty: good utensils, a clean kitchen, and a cosy but spacious common, main area. From the hostel it's just a short walk to the nearest beach, which is nice for swimming as well for surfing (well, if you're a beginner). Strongly recommended!
    Netherlands, 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


  • Age Restriction
  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

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