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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 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

TIMES : 8:30AM, 9:45AM, 11:00AM, 12:15PM, 1:30PM, 2:45PM

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 9.2

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Jul 2020
    A lovely hostel and such an easy process to check-in and stay. Would definitely go back!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Jul 2020
    Our stay at Ben’s place was very chilled and easy going! I’ve never seen a cleaner hostel than this one! The atmosphere there is very chilled and it feels like to be part of a big family. Moreover, you get free pancakes in the morning (which are btw delicious!!). We enjoyed our stay and would definitely choose it again :)
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Jun 2020
    Ben was a fantastic host! He made my friend and I feel really welcome - it felt more like a home than a hostel. We had a campfire at night with marshmallows and in the morning Ben cooked us delicious pancakes. We finished out the day with a game of pool which, well, I forget who won! Definitely recommend it here and i'll be coming back one day soon I hope.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Jun 2020
    I absolutely loved my long weekend in Port Macquarie seeing the sights. What made it soo special was my stay at PMBP. Ben and Jess were such friendly and kind hosts who went above and beyond to make sure my stay was perfect. We had an amazing campfire and a yummy pancake breakfast ( soo delicious). In the end although it was a mere 2 days it felt like they were friends. Cheers guys! I’ll see you next time. Julia ( Sydney)
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    16 May 2020
    20 out of 10 enough said
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    02 Apr 2020
    Great hostel - would recommend
    Wales, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Mar 2020
    By far the friendliest hostel i’ve stayed in, has everything you need, super clean and Ben is a fantastic owner! Can’t wait to be back soon :)
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Mar 2020
    Great staff & atmosphere. The hostel is really clean. We stayed here a few days and will definitely come back!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    18 May 2020
    Nice Hostel, good vibes
    Austria, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    21 Mar 2020
    Stayed here just before lockdown started and it was a nice little place. 24 hour check in was nice and decently located from the bus station but it had some bizarre house rules (such as no goon)
    England, Male, 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
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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