Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Newcastle Beach YHA is opposite to Newcastle Beach, Newcastle's largest and most popular hostel is a beautifully restored heritage building, featuring a magnificent ballroom with chandeliers, leather armchairs and open fire.

The hostel is only metres from the new Light Rail which links to the train station, (service to and from Sydney) and Greyhound bus stop at Wright Lane near Civic Tram stop. Take the tram from Civic to Newcastle Beach and walk 50 metres to the hostel. Walk to all the best pubs, clubs , cafes and restaurants in the city centre.

Chill out in the courtyard or cross the road to Newcastle beach and take a free surfboard or body-board.

Newcastle has some of Australia's best surf beaches, cafes, pubs and student nightlife. Activities include dolphin and whale watching and day tours to the Hunter Valley wine region.

Reception hours: 8am to9pm. Check in till 1am. If arriving after 9pm please call or email for front door code.

When booking for more than 8 people, please call the hostel prior to making the booking, as restrictions sometimes apply. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2021
    In spite of the recent rain & flooding, my YHA 4 day stay was most enjoyable! Cafes & tram & shops nearby. Walked along the beach, in weatherproof gear, people still surfing & swimming in the baths in the rain. Never a dull moment, always someone to talk to whether it be staff or others, to share a laugh, chat, serious conversation & advise of Anzac bridge walk & many pleasures, yet to experience on my next holiday. Bed was comfortable as!!
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    05 Nov 2020
    Amazing hostel! big spaces, everything super clean, friendly staff and super cool building.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Mar 2020
    Checked in here for 2 nights ended up spending 3 weeks ! The best hostel I stayed in during my 4 months travel across Australia very relaxed, very clean, great staff, people and facilities. Coronavirus cut short my trip but when i’m back next year to continue, I will be back here straight away to carry on from where I left.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Mar 2020
    This was a 2 night staying visiting friends in NewCastle. I stayed in a 4 bedroom female door. The facilty is a perfect walking location from the surf beach, local eateries, pubs, a public park with food trucks and music the weekend I was there. The staff was terrific, kitchen large, clean well stocked. I've stayed in several YHA hostels. They supply sheets but bring your own bath soap and tea. I forget those. This is great value, safe, very clean. $2 coffee machine femaking great flat white.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    11 Feb 2020
    Literally one of the best, if not the best hostel I’ve stayed in all over Australia. You’re a 1 min walk away from the beach and about 5mins from the ocean baths and the walking track along the cliffs. Rooms, Bathrooms and the Kitchen(mostly) are super clean and there is awesome staff, always happy to help. it’s for both, chill and party people, as there’s something going on in Newcastle pretty much every evening of the week, but the hostel will be relatively quiet after 9-10pm!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Jan 2020
    Free surfboards, Free wine and cheese night and Free BBQ on Thursday. Great place to meet others.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    24 Mar 2021
    nice building. quiet location. sea air. solid brick building.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    26 Oct 2020
    Excellent hostel. Clean, well located, great kitchen and public areas, great and helpful staff. Highly recommend.
    Israel, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    07 Nov 2020
    My friend and I just stayed here for one night. Everything was clean and Gordon who checked us in was really friendly. The hostel felt a bit quiet still with Covid but it meant we had our room to ourselves. Spacious kitchen and living room areas and excellent location. Well have to come back to make use of the surfboards and beachy lifestyle as it was stormy and rainy when we went.
    Australia, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.3


    14 Jun 2020
    its nice, clean, good people around, felt younger for a short while :)
    India, Male, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Children's Play Area
  • Common Room
  • Cots Available
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi