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“Great Staff” 5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle Backpackers
42 & 44 Denison St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2303, Australia   |  
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Winnipeg, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

Absolutely loved this place!! We only stayed a few nights, but we hated leaving Newcastle!! The staff at this hostel were so much fun, and couldn't be more helpful! It is only a short walk to the Coles and to the free bus to take you to the beach. The kitchen is big, and the living area is great! I forgot my phone there and they mailed it to me in Port Macquarie right away! I definitely reccomend this hostel!!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 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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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
47 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

We stayed here for 4 nights in January. The room was ok but have stayed in better and the hostel is quite a way out of town.

It has its own pool but its dirty and i only went in once for fear of catching something! The kitchen area was chaos at meal times. Clearly way too small for all the people there it was also filthy dirty all the time. The communal area was also dirty and covered in crumbs.

There were a few aggressive posters left by the management to clear up after yourselves but I'm not sure the staff here do any additional cleaning.

There are far too few showers and toilets and only 1 computer.

I loved newcastle but wouldnt stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

All doors open, you can access the rooms from the street uncontrolled. No lockers provided.
That's how it comes 3 people lost their valuables in the few weeks I was there.

Huge ammounts of bedbucks ("they live in the walls") and the biggest cockroaches I have ever seen!
The baths smell like mold and everybody has an athlete's foot there.

I trusted my luggage into the hands of the owner for a short Fiji trip. NEver got it back!

If you want to get rid of some of your valuables and/or love insects, that's the place to be!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2011

Very old, plain bedrooms with no furniture and bathrooms were awful but a nice common room with a small clean pool. No a/c anywhere so very hot. A short walk to most stores. Sometimes they would offer to drive you to the beach, otherwise you had to bus it. No soap or towels in bathroom.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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melbourne
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2010

Gr8 clean place. Staff friendly and helpful.Easy to get around newy from here. Would stay again when in city. Good stop on journey down the east coast. jump from here to the Hunter valley wine and cheese.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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South Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2010

I went to stay at the backpackers for two nights to hang out with friends who live in the area. I ended up not seeing any of my friends and extending my stay for two nights to hang out with the amazing people i met there. So many fun nights and relaxing days. I've already started trying to plan to get back asap. I wish i could have stayed their longer. I miss it so much and have never been so sad to end a holiday. I completely recommend this backpackers 100%.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bristol
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2009

the staff were awesome, really friendly and helpful. the hostel was central to the beach and shops, the buildings are pretty old but clean. brilliant outdoor setup with pool table, swimming pool and hammocks. the vibe was great and everyone got along easily. i'd definately stay there again and would recomend it to others!!

Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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Address: 42 & 44 Denison St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2303, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Newcastle
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Newcastle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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