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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.


Port Macquarie Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Don’t sit on the bus for 13 hours going to Byron bay, Stop at beautiful Port Macquarie! Port Macquarie Backpackers is the closest hostel to the bus stop so if you’re catching the night bus it’s a straight 600m walk to your bed! You can even see the hostel from the bus stop. Impossible to get lost and you don’t have to walk for miles in the middle of the night. With 24hr self-check-in, you can get a good night’s sleep before exploring Port Mac!

*** Fully renovated in October 2017***

Pay for your bed - the rest is free! Unlimited WiFi, free pancake breakfast, coffee tea & sugar, swimming pool, pool table, body boards and snorkel gear. Join the fun at our weekly movie night, trivia night and the Saturday pub crawl. All free for you – no hidden costs. There is no better place or value for money to enjoy Port Macquarie!

Port Macquarie Backpackers is the original and the most awarded hostel in town.

People say Port Macquarie Backpackers has a homey feeling and that's exactly what it is, a big home! It’s the oldest house in Port Macquarie and Elsinore (that's her name) has a beautiful feel about her as you walk though the big hallway, nothing like the usual sterile square box hostels you find elsewhere. Our extensive renovations in 2017 have brought her back to her old glory. Owned and operated by backpackers we have the friendliest staff on the east coast!

With 9 beaches in town there is always a good chance to have a beach almost to yourself. We have some of the nicest coast line in Australia and there is lots to see and do or just relax and chill on the veranda or swing in a hammock by the pool.

24 Hr self check in. Provides you have booked for that night or the previous.
Please let us know your arrival time. If you are coming after 8.30 pm at night we will need to send you the front door code. :)

If you’re arriving on the 5am bus and have not paid for the previous night you can’t access the hostel before 8,30 am as everybody is a sleep. You can come up to the hostel, there are comfy lounges on the veranda, you can watch the sunrise and there is a great coffee shop across the road. At 8:30 you are welcome to come in to enjoy our free pancake breakfast and the rest of the hostel.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 May 2019
    Great two night stay at Port Macquarie Backpackers, the location is excellent. I was in a 6 bed female dorm, the room was spacious and clean and bed was really comfy. The toilets and showers were spotlessly clean whenever I used them. There's a free pancake breakfast and well equipped kitchen area to make and store your own food. Steven and Kim were really helpful and friendly and instantly made me feel relaxed and welcome. Would definitely stay again.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 May 2019
    One of the best hostels I've stayed at. Great talks with both Steven and Kim and got some nice recommendations. Could unfortunately not stay longer due to a tight schedule, but would 10/10 stay again!
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Mar 2019
    Had a fantastic stay at Port Macquarie Backpackers. Tony the owner was very helpful and welcoming. The hostel was spotlessly clean. The kitchen had plenty of space for guests to cook, the cleanest kitchen we have come across in Australia. There was a swimming pool area, pool table and a movie/games room to chill in. If we are ever in the area, we will 100% stay again.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    19 Jun 2019
    The hostel was really nice and the staff was super cool! Would stay here again if I went back to Port Macquarie!
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    25 May 2019
    Awesome little hostel with great staff, great facilities and great location. Definitely stay here if you're in Port Macquarie!
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    09 May 2019
    Lovely quiet hostel, kept clean, and well staffed, not far from town or the beaches, free pool to play. Thanks to the staff for their help with everything, would stay again :)
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    28 May 2019
    Private room turned out to be a tiny little room barely big enough to put bags in. We were 2ladies in our late 60's so top bunk wasn't good.Later got bottom bunks in vacant dorm.Much better thanks. Fire alarm in the early morning was a bit of a rude awakening. All very clean with everything needed in kitchen
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    24 Apr 2019
    Super nice little place, very relaxed and enjoyed the free pancake breakfast
    Wales, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    04 May 2019
    Enjoyed staying at the Backpackers Port Mac. Clean and good atmosphere. Kitchen was always cleaned up and fridge arrangement etc. was great. Steve looked after everyone very well and did a great job as a host.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    09 Apr 2019
    I can’t comment on atmosphere / services provided all that much since we only stayed for a quick stopover but Steven was extremely helpful on checking us in. The bathrooms are extremely clean and modern with reliably hot showers. Large common kitchen with complimentary morning pancakes which received good reviews from my boyfriend!
    England, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Express check-in / out
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi