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Port Macquarie Backpackers

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8.7
Fabulous
1231 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

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

Do not 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 are catching the night bus it is a straight 600m walk to your bed! You can even see the hostel from the bus stop. Impossible to get lost and you do not have to walk for miles in the middle of the night. With 24hr self-check-in, you can get a good nights sleep before exploring Port Mac!

*** Fully renovated in October 2017***

Pay for your bed - the rest is free! Unlimited WiFi, free pancake breakfast - sorry, currently on hold due to Covid, 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 with 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 is 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 are arriving on the 5am bus and have not paid for the previous night you can not access the hostel before 8,30 am as everybody is asleep. 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 where our guests receive a $1 discount on coffee. Just let them know your part of our crew. At 8:30 you are welcome to come in to enjoy our free pancake breakfast (sorry, currently on hold due to Covid) and the rest of the hostel.

See you soon!

Reviews & Ratings

8.7
Fabulous
1231 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.7
  • Location
    8.4
  • Staff
    9.1
  • Atmosphere
    8.5
  • Cleanliness
    8.8
  • Value for Money
    8.7
  • Facilities
    8.6

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Latest Reviews

6.9
Good
Nov 29, 2022
more secure bag storage required
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Male, 25-30
10
Superb
Nov 23, 2022
Really lovely hostel with lots of character and perfect location, not too far from the greyhound bus stop and only a 15 min walk to the centre, staff were really friendly and vibe in general was fab :)
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Female, 18-24
10
Superb
Nov 21, 2022
I had a great stay at Port Macquarie backpackers! The staff were all very friendly and there was one receptionist who impressed me by remembering everyone’s names. Her name was Lara. Would stay here again!
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Male, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Hair Dryers
    • Ceiling fan
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Express check-in / out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • PlayStation
    • DVD's
    • Board Games
    • Games Room
    • Pool Table
    • Wi-Fi