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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
  • Superb 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 9.3

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Nov 2019
    Only stayed one night on a stop over but I would stay again! Staff were friendly and made me feel at home straight away. Bathrooms were new clean and tidy. Beds were warm and comfy. Pool area looked nice, wished I had more time to stay to enjoy it!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    13 Oct 2019
    Absolutely lovely hostel in a chill little town. Staff are friendly, pancakes are fab, rooms are clean.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Oct 2019
    Had a great time at this hostel, staff were so nice and friendly made us feel really welcome and at home 10/10
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Sep 2019
    Enjoyed my 2 days stay at the Port Macquarie backpackers! Arrived at 1am by bus and the instructions for the self check in were very clear. The free pancake breakfast is amazing and such a nice gesture from the staff. I met a few people that stayed there as well and they all called it the ‘free pancake breakfast’ hostel. That shows how much it’s appreciated amongst the travellers! The hostel has a nice atmosphere and is very clean. Very friendly staff and a great pool area for the hot days!
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Sep 2019
    What a beautiful hostel, at a perfect place and with two lovely employees! Had 2 great nights and wanted to stay longer if I could!! Highly recommended. There was a clean kitchen, free pancake breakfast every morning, a lounge outside and a swimmingpool. PERFECT
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Aug 2019
    Loved this hostel! The amenities were fab with the TV room and games room! Also a lovely pool area at the back! The bathrooms were clean along with the rest of the hostel and the kitchen was lovely to cook in, very spacious! A short walk into the main town, and not far from the IGA or coles! The staff were so lovely and welcoming really went out of their way to make us feel at home! I would recommend this hostel massively!!
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    08 Oct 2019
    Enjoyed my night here. Free pancakes in the morning was a nice touch and enjoyed the beanbag room to chill out and watch tv.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    06 Nov 2019
    Staff are amazing They make the place. Duty manager kim is great at her job dealing with all the chaos that the fires brought Keeping us up to date with greyhound and the situation with the fires but made everyone feel safe and happy Loved staying here proper nice hostel atmosphere, everyone was happy Ps. The pancakes was great too and great wifi Only down side is there was only 4 lockers for a 6 bed dorm But great experience
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    19 Oct 2019
    Great place to stay, super friendly staff and cozy atmosphere ! Rooms and facilities were kept clean, beds were reaaally comfortable Really recommend staying there
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    09 Oct 2019
    Great stay with good facilities. Staff were nice and helpful.
    England, Female, 18-24
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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