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Samurai Beach Bungalows - Port Stephens YHA

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Portsmouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Me & My sister decided to stop here last minute on our road trip up the coast, availability was good. We had no trouble getting a booking it was nice and simple. The location of the hostel though is something to mention. Now I don't know if its just the area in general or if its just this hostel but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

My bushwalking club booked out the whole YAH for a weekend and a great spot. Comfortable rooms with double bed and double bunks, fridge, tv, heater. Shared bathroom between 2 cabins was fine. Friendly manager. A bit too cool for the pool yet. Convenient to Nelsons Bay etc.

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Quillan, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 558 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2016

Bungalow with huntsman spider living under the gutter (non-poisonous), kooks who pinch pieces of meat from the open kitchen, bush / rainforest all around /carpet pythons to hug, great company, great owners - who could ask for more. Simply THE BEST accomodation in the area.

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3 Thank john h
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in one of the deluxe bungalows which I highly recommended for any couple coming to port Stephens for a weekend. For this being a youth hostel it's supper quiet and all the rooms and bungalows are spread across the beautiful couple of acres of Forrest. It's located nice and close to both Anna bay and Nelson bay which... More 

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2 Thank Shane C
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Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

This place has a world of charm :) It is still very bushy and natural in its environment.....just like a wilderness escape! The cabins themselves are clean, simple and comfortable. We stayed in a standard room that shares a bathroom with 1 other room- this was a point of concern for my boyfriend as he prefers privacy and convenience especially... More 

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Canberra
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights when I travelled up for a triathlon. This was my first time staying at a backpackers & I was pleasantly surprised!! Super clean & comfy bungalow set in a gorgeous rainforest. Small but adequate share bathroom. Only downfalls- super small shower with quite ordinary water pressure & temperature control. Very reasonably priced. Wish I... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Will no longer pay for a hotel now. Why would you. Lovely location. Gorgeous outdoor kitchen. 5mins from the beach. Fastastic price. Spent weeks there after came down with gangerous appendicitis. Will definitely be back when I can.

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1 Thank Bennine M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed here and discovered a little gem! We've stayed in hundreds of backpackers around the world and can quite comfortably say that this is one of the best. With the friendliest owners ever (Mark, Sandy and Bo the dog) you instantly feel welcomed and at ease and they always go the extra mile. The location is great, an... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

As a solo traveller it can be quite overwhelming when you arrive at a new area and new hostel into the unknown but from the moment I arrived at samurai beach bungalows I felt welcomed by Sandy and Mark the owners and Bo the dog. It's like a big family that just keeps opening their doors to more and more... More 

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1 Thank Kirsty C
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Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

I absolutely loved my stay at Samurai. Beautiful location in a mini forest and so close to such beautiful beaches and places to discover. Wonderful staff, very friendly and helpful. Great Bush kitchen, really communal and very Ozzy. Place kept clean and tidy. Would visit again!

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  • Free Parking
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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. FREE WIFI hotspots ... more   less 

Additional Information about Samurai Beach Bungalows - Port Stephens YHA

Address: 2 Robert Connell CL, Anna Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2316, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Anna Bay
Price Range: $27 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Samurai Beach Bungalows - Port Stephens YHA 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Wifi is a little hit & miss, but hey its the rainforest !!! lol”
 of 5 bubbles pdw55, Nov 11, 2015 | Read review
“First hostel I've stayed in and a few others since, this is one of a few I would actually return to”
 of 5 bubbles stevek720, Jul 5, 2015 | Read review
“Having a shared bathroom can be a minor problem.”
 of 5 bubbles 927marilynw, Feb 26, 2015 | Read review
“All rooms are private nestled among the trees.”
 of 5 bubbles VictoriaRev, Dec 18, 2014 | Read review
“We stayed in a "triple" with a double bed and two bunks - charming, clean, free coffee and milk..and tam tams!”
 of 5 bubbles kathrynd926, Dec 30, 2013 | Read review
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