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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."

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Port Macquarie Backpackers

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

With a rating this good, why would you stay anywhere else in town!

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 9.8

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Aug 2021
    Absolute best backpackers I have visited in the entire world. All expectations I had were extremely positively overdone by the amazing staff and conditions here!!
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    06 Jul 2021
    Could not have asked for a better place to stay. Ben is amazing! I would 10/10 recommend port Macquarie backpackers. I’ll be back for sure ☺️
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Jun 2021
    I’m not one to normally write reviews, however we felt this was a must! This is the best hostel we have stayed in Australia so far! It is more like a shared house with a welcoming atmosphere. Ben is so professional in everything he does, & really made us feel at home. You are on a first name basis as soon as you walk through the door. Also thank you for the pancake breakfast in the morning. If we are up this way again, we will certainly be stopping for a visit! Thanks again, Amelia & James
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Jun 2021
    This hostel is run and owned by the legend Ben himself. He is very friendly, approachable and organised in all aspects. Socialising with the guests to create an atmosphere that makes it easy to meet and interact with other guests. Pancakes cooked to order each morning are a hit and cheeky way to start the day. Facilities are well maintained and clean. Just visited for my second time and promise it won't be my last!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Jun 2021
    Fantastically located for the late greyhound bus, amazing beach walk nearby and plenty of places to eat out. Facilities to cook were clean along with the rooms and bathrooms. Ben had some fantastic activity ideas- I just wished I could stay longer. The vibe of the hostel was awesome, incredibly friendly staff and travellers ready to share their plans over the pancake breakfast. Wednesday night is $3 pizza and bonfire night which is the perfect way to end a busy day. Can’t wait to be back!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 May 2021
    Awesome place in the heart of P.M. Deffenetly recommended.
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 May 2021
    Had a great time at this hostel. The location is good, within walking distance to main attractions. Ben was very friendly and super informative. The free pancakes were tasty! Cleanliness and security were good. Definitely recommend
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Apr 2021
    This is absolute great place for visitor in Port Macquarie. Definitely will come back for next visit
    South Korea, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2021
    Had the best time here! Staff were great and made you feel welcome, made some great friends and can’t wait to return next time I’m in the area!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    22 Jun 2021
    I arrived quite last minute to the hostel and Ben was so lovely and welcoming! The hostel has character and a really homely vibe. Simple, but clean facilities. Great shared spaces. A bit chilly in winter but I’ll be be back!
    Australia, Female, 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
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 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