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Beachside Backpacker

40 Church Street, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was difficult to find even with a GPS as the street was divided. We stayed 1 night only. Staff were very helpful. This hostel well suits single backpacker on minimal budget as it was very basic. No air conditioning.

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way up north just for somewhere to crash for the night. The owner and the employees took us all out and showed us around town for the night. We enjoyed it so much that we ended up staying another night. Well priced and well worth your time.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The folks who run this hostel really know how to have a good time. It used to be the Port Macquarie YHA, but was bought by a group of ex-backpackers who just wanted to have a great time. Now it's THE place to stay in Port. Bring your ukulele; but only if you know how to play it!

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Bunbury, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

LOVE LOVE LOVE it here!! Fantastic location, facilities and staff. The staff are so welcoming and friendly you feel as if your part of one big family. If your looking for a funky, relaxed and fun place and to meet new people this is the place to go!

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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

I didn't have anywhere book but the single review on wikicamps was very favourable. When I arrived there was no mistaking the place as the bright purple roof shone like a beacon. So few places make you feel instantly welcome and part of a community right from the outset....but this place did. Exceptionally friendly staff and likewise the guests carried... More

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London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
25 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

All the staff here are very welcoming, hospitable and attentive. Free pick up and drop off to the greyhound. Was invited to get Dominoes and invited to join surfing which would cost is money anywhere else so that side of things is very good. The hostel it self is very different to the majority in Australia I would say. It... More

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Sydney, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This is such a welcoming hostel, it feels like staying at your best friends mum's house that likes to have the odd drink! The staff are really friendly and they're more than willing to help and take you out surfing for the day. The showers/ toilets are a little grotty but they were doing up the entire place when we... More

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Vantaa, Finland
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

It was The nicest hostel I have ever been. Rooms are clean, but bathrooms could use a little make up and cleaning from floor to roof. We arrived at 5 am and rest of the morning it was okay to chill on the sofas until our room was ready. There is a free and fast wifi, laundry room, help-yourself-wine, and... More

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 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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Address: 40 Church Street, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
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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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