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Beachside Backpacker

40 Church Street, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved staying at this hostel! It's very cozy and friendly. You actually see the staff cleaning daily, so you know the place is clean. Bathrooms are a little outdated, but nothing to be concerned about. I met a lot of nice people at this hostel, including the person I ended up travelling with for 5 weeks. They are very... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An hour and a half to walk to the decent beaches, camel safari etc. We left early as the room was a poor standard, and the staff were unhelpful and unfriendly. We were given the impression it was such a hassle giving us a 5 min lift to the bus stop, as staff were openly moaning about it in the... More

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Cairns, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Beachside Backpackers with my friend for one week and we liked the hostel. It was physically like a home. It is very close to the city center and to the beaches. The hostel accommodates around 30 people and it is kept clean and the rooms and the beds are comfortable. There are at least one big fan... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stay!! Great fun vibe! Staff are very helpful, friendly and very approachable! Rooms are nice and clean! Free wifi! Close to the beach and town centre! And my favorite and the best part of all for those on a tight budget they have wine for donation! First hostel I have felt at home. Will definitely stay here... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great location, fun and innovative people that run this place and seriously impossible to have a boring time. The staff is always around so if you´ve got questions, you can ask them at any time. They are very helpful and do their best to meet your requirements. It´s a pretty small hostel so everybody knows everybody, great way to meet... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

If you make a stop in Port Macquarie You should definitely stay at Beachside backpacker You'll want to stay for longer than first planned, every one does. You feel home and welcome as soon as you walk in the door, both because of staff and the atmosphere in the open plan area, it's cosy feeling to it, free Wi-fi, access... More

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nicael h, Manager at Beachside Backpacker, responded to this review

PIIIIIAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!! We miss you. thanks for the good times and I hope Adelaide is treating you amazingly. You are always welcome here. And that photo is pretty great.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I stayed at beachside for 3 nights & I knew as soon as I came in the door that the hostel was not my cup of tea. The hostel is basically a house. The sheets were very clean & ironed, but the dorm itself was not clean & I was the only person in it for the first night, there... More

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nicael h, Manager at Beachside Backpacker, responded to this review

Hi, I'm sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us. It is a shame that you knew right away that this was not the hostel for you but you did not inform us. I want all backpackers to enjoy their trip and I would have gladly refunded you your money and driven you to an alternative accommodation of your... More

Karlsruhe, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We wanted to stay only 2 nights there but we added one more, because we had a really good time there. We felt like home and the staff was very friendly and fun. We had free and fast Internet, it was clean and they have fair prices. The atmosphere is special and we enjoyed the time. One of the best... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay in the Beachside Backpackers. I decided quick to stay for longer because there were a couple of things to do. Free bike hire, free surfequipment, nice beaches and also options around to do a walk. The staff is like a big family and includes everybody who is searching for a nice chat, 1,2or3 games of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed for two nights and really enjoyed and appreciated the warm, cosy, homely atmosphere of the hostel. It has a great character which so many other hostels lack. However with that warm welcome it did cross the line a touch one evening when Nick the manager/owner(?) had a night off and played drinking games with some of the residents....which... More

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Additional Information about Beachside Backpacker

Address: 40 Church Street, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 30 Specialty lodging in Port Macquarie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Heaps of free stuff including free WiFi, computers, greyhound pickup, surfboards and more. The closest hostel to the town centre, beach and koala hospital. The only hostel in town that does not shut off its lights at 2230. A quirky hostel owned and run by young friends who met on the backpacking trail. Our location is perfect; we are by far the closest hostel to the beach as well as the koala hospital, the closest hostel to the bars and town centre. Just check out our location compared to other backpacker accommodation in town. It is the only hostel in town that does not turn its lights off at 2230. We love the night - we love to boogie. So 24 hour kitchen and lounge area are yours. It is a funky hostel owned and run by 3 young surfers, who loved backpacking so much that they would do anything to get-back-out and explore the world; Nicael even sold his life on eBay. We have created a hostel we would have loved to stay in. It is alternative with great music and art everywhere, including plenty of art from an old friend of ours who just won the 2013 RAWards AUSTRALIA Visual Artist of the Year!!!! She is pretty cool. But there is also a large amount of art from talented backpackers like you, who were nice enough to paint beauty on our walls. We are alternative and quirky people doing what we love, and we want you to be a part of it. We want this to not just feel like another sterile/big hostel where everything is about money, but rather like a home where you always feel welcome and a part of any adventures we are planning. So if we are going for a surf, we will invite you. If we are doing a food shop or alcohol run, you can jump in. If we are playing a drinking game or going to a bar, we love it if you join. So if you are a little adventures, a little quirky, and want something different than your average 'Mr Monopoly' hostel, then come join us. Welcome Vlkommen Bienvenue Huan ying Vitejte Velkommen Welkom Bonvenon Tere tulemast Tervetuloa Wolkom Willkommen *Our target market is Backpackers between the ages of 18-35. While we are happy to have guests who are older (and some of our most amazing guests have been older), older guests should be aware that we are structured to appeal to a younger market. So if you are young at heart, arty and alternative - please join us, However if you are looking for a more big chain type hostel where the lights go off at 1030 at night - then please seek accommodation at one of the other great hostels in town. ... more   less 
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