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“Really Nice Place to Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle Beach YHA
30 Pacific St, Cnr King St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia   |  
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“Really Nice Place to Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2008

Stayed here in January 08, and found it a really nice hostel.

the building has loads of character - i think the staff told us it used to be a halls of residence for young nurses; it's a huge rambling place with some great communal areas (a very grand living room and a nice basement kitchen with lots of fridge space and loads of tables for meals).

our room (3-bed dorm) was big, airy and light, everything was spotlessly clean, and the bathrooms were really new and nice too.

the staff were really helpful and friendly, and have apparently negotiated deals with various local eateries for free meals etc for guests (i think these deals are mid-week only, we were there at the weekend so unfortunately didnt get to try any out).

the location is good - a short walk to the bus station for arrivals and departure, and also only a few mins on foot to the lovely and quirky saltwater swimming pools alongside the sea. shops for food etc within walking distance.

  • Liked — Quirky building with lots of character and helpful staff
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2008

I stayed here and did not want to leave. Beautiful hostel, VERY clean, friendly and helpful staff, gorgeous beaches and so much to do in the city - excellent - recommend the free meal nights and free body boards - 4 free meals a week! Also recommend the Port Stephens Dolphin watching and Sandboarding experience - Tex is cool. Another great tour is the Hunter Valley wine tour - cool. The place has great people and they make a real effort to welcome you and make your stay a good one.

Stayed January 2007
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Address: 30 Pacific St, Cnr King St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Newcastle
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Ranked #6 of 19 Specialty lodging in Newcastle
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