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Port Macquarie Backpackers

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2 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just stayed one night but i really enjoyed my staying! The receptionist is very friendly. everything looks good and it's clean, nice kitchen, big bathrooms, common room, free wifi, parking, they also have a swimming pool and activities every day.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good location and a cracking place for the four of us staying. Great cooking facilities and the young guy that welcomed us was really helpful so thank you. I would recommend requesting not to be in room 10 as the noise from the traffic is deafening and almost impossible to sleep but we were grateful for the bed and roof.... More 

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portbackpackers, Owner at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks Ollie for the review, our new kitchen took me 6 months in the planning and 1 month to build it, so I'm glad to see you enjoyed it. Room 10 can be noisy, you can't be close to town, a great location, with no traffic noise. Our new manager Dylan is a good asset to the hostel and will... More 

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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My previous review was deleted, even though it was accurate. The owner cannot stand criticism. If you run a business, which i do at home, the number one thing you need to be able to do is accept any criticism given. I gave the hostel itself a good review as it was just what we were looking for. Dannielle one... More 

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portbackpackers, Owner at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review. And we're happy you like the hostel enough to recommend it. Constructive criticism is always welcomed, but as a owner I also see it from all sides. With over 12000 people staying a year you can't please everybody all of the time that's a fact 14 years in business has taught me. As for not... More 

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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Nice hostel, it is very clean and the rooms are quite spacious. The free wifi works well and the kitchen is well equipped. The hostel provide a pick up/drop off to the greyhound stop, even though it's only down the road. There isn't anything wrong with this hostel it was jury very quiet and there wasn't much going on.

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portbackpackers, Owner at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review, and congratulation's on getting the cheapest beds in the hostel by booking direct on our home page, and not paying commission to the websites who supply nothing except a website, Travel safe Tony More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

This hostel had been the best one I've stayed in. Very clean and so much to offer. They pick you up from the bus station but it's also close enough to walk everywhere, nice little pool in the back, free wifi, nice and clean kitchen, and very comfortable beds. I definitely recommend this place when staying in Port Macquarie.

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portbackpackers, Owner at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Glad you enjoys your stay, the best and most comfortable beds in port and the cheapest on our home page ,Why pay commission if you don't have too? Book smart More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This was the next stop after the terrible Byron Bay and it was a much better experience. Nice guests and staff, good wi-fi, comfortable beds, clean showers/toilets all for a reasonable price. Wish all hostels on the east coast were the same!

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portbackpackers, Owner at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Your to kind, with the new kitchen , now there is nothing old in and around the hostel , book direst and save bug bucks ,buy not paying commission to the big websites More 

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60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

This was a good hostel. Very quiet at night. Decent and clean facilities. WiFi actually worked well (miracle). Female receptionist very friendly. Shuttle bus from Greyhound was not running, but this was no problem as it was very close (10min walk).

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1 Thank Azrael84
portbackpackers, Owner at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Your to kind, with the new kitchen , now there is nothing old in and around the hostel , book direst and save bug bucks ,buy not paying commission to the big websites More 

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Friendly and helpful staff. I was originally put in one room with two other people who are arriving late so she changed my room to another one with two travelers so I won't be woken up in the middle of the night. Room and common space are both clean and tidy. What I love the most is that the kitchen... More 

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portbackpackers, Owner at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review, and congratulation's on getting the cheapest beds in the hostel by booking direct on our home page, and not paying commission to the websites who supply nothing except a website, Travel safe Tony More 

Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

AWESOME place to stay!! feels like your home and you have everything you need just around the corner. Super helpful staff, cozy old house,VERY CLEAN, wifi, pool area and a GREATE atmosphere with funky music, whats not to like? Loved it!

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2 Thank 985charlottel
portbackpackers, Owner at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Glad you enjoys your stay, the best and most comfortable beds in port and the cheapest on our home page ,Why pay commission if you don't have too? Book smart More 

Kamloops, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The moment I drove up to this hostel I fell in love. It is the cutest little old house and one of the oldest in Port Mac. ! This hostel is equipped with a (clean) pool, hammocks, Pool table, slackline (across the pool), free bikes, wifi, shuttle service, its walking distane to grocery/liquor stores and a very nice winery up... More 

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portbackpackers, Owner at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Our day trips are free and glad you liked them, so if you book on our home page and don't pay big commissions to the big sites you will really be I having a great time cheaply in Port Macquarie More 

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