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Newcastle Backpackers

42 & 44 Denison St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2303, Australia
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Newcastle Backpackers
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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richmond
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was very reasonably priced at only $30 dollars a night and honestly it’s very hard to find anything negative to say about the place. The hostel is run by a lady called Momma Shar. An absolute legend of a lady, a great host and extremely helpful. On the night I stayed she put on a free meal for the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Stayed there for one night while traveling up the east coast. Lovely lady with lovely dog. She picked me up from the bus station in a thunder storm what was really nice of her a lot of hostels I stayed in wouldn't do that. The room I stayed in was clean and tidy, the common room looked big and clean... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night while passing through on my way up the coast. Lovely lady on the front desk was more than helpful and makes you feel very welcome. I wasn't there long enough to get a property feel for the place but overall I felt very comfortable and looked after. Lovely pool area, hammocks and outside seating area.... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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117 reviews 117 reviews
40 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I only stayed for one night but actually would have loved to stay longer. The owner was just so lovely and the place so homely with great people that it was super inviting. The hostel consists of several buildings and has a vintage charm to it with its wooden exterior but with stuccos on the ceilings inside. Even the bathroom... More 

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Essex, UK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Hostel was ok, had a pool, tv room and free shuttle. The owner was friendly and had a lovely dog called Larry. The rooms and bathroom are in desperate need of a refurbish. There is not enough hobs in the kitchen area and not enough toilets.

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Brisbane
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I was robbed while staying here. $200 worth of belongings stolen from a locked bedroom. Security is very poor. Staff were apologetic but unable to help with matter. Told me to basically be more careful in future. I can't recommend staying here.

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Bunbury, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

This hostel really makes you feel like you're at home! The staff are very accommodating and give you a map and a run down of what to do in Newcastle as well as a tour of the hostel when checking in. Anna & Mama Shar treat you as if you're one of their own. The room I stayed in was... More 

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Numazu, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We arrived at the hostel, intending to stay for just one night. The plan was then to go up to Port Stephens and do a dolphin swimming experience. It turned out that planning is not my strong suit. The experience begins at 5.30am, and the wonderful owner, Anna, informed us that there was no way we would get there in... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Stayed in this hostel with some friends on the 2 of the 3 nights we were in Newcastle... not the best hostel experience for travellers based on the noise and the distance for everything except a supermarket. Staff were friendly and helpful though but wouldn't recommend as a place to stay. There are better places in East Newcastle (near the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Thanks to Anna and her passion for Newcastle I loved my stay there! Overall the hostel is ok, just an hostel but Anna makes it the best hostel in the world! She know all about Newcastle. I also did a lovely tour wine In the Hunter Valley, under her recommendation, it was great! My advice to you is that if... More 

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