This has to be one of the best hostels I've stayed at for family-friendliness. It's located a few minute's drive from One Mile Beach, one of the best surf beaches at Port Stephens, and only a 15 minutes from Nelson Bay. If you have a vehicle, it's very central. If you don't have a vehicle, there are bikes offered for hire (very cheap).
The kitchen & dining area is outside, there's a nice pool and the owners' dog is gorgeous (and friendly). The whole site is pretty, tucked away in the bush and it feels very private. All the accommodation (including dorm rooms) are spread out through a series of cabins.The family rooms are a decent size and better-than-average quality for a hostel. They even have a small TV! The one thing I would have liked was a private bathroom - there was one bathroom shared between 2 family rooms.
It's not by any means the cheapest hostel we've stayed at but, considering its location, is really good value.
It's very relaxed and not at all a 'party' hostel. We had a great stay and will definitely stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Asian style bungalows set amongst 3 acres of rain forest gardens around a resort pool. Bush kitchen and campfire in winter. ... more less
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- Samurai Beach Bungalows - Port Stephens YHA Anna Bay, Australia