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Port Macquarie Backpackers

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Stuttgart, Germany
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to Port Maquarie you should stay there if you're a backpacker. Price is affordable even for backpackers with a small wallet. They have a small pool, it's clean, tea and coffee is free, free WIFI... I was told all the things I could do around in the area the evening I checked in. So plan to stay... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

A lovely small hostel in a perfect location-close to supermarkets and Port Macquarie town&beach. The hostel has a cosy and homely feel, the owners very friendly and helpful. The hostel had a lot of love, thought and care put into making the guest's stay pleasant. The kitchen was fantastic and the hostel very clean! Rooms were spacious and quirky. There... More 

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Thank Amy-Rose96
portbackpackers, Owner at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Amy-rose, no surprise at a nice review, one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure to meet in 15 years of owning the hostel, typical country girl great attitude , super friendly and always smiling. Travel safe Tony More 

Groningen, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

From the moment I set foot in the hostel I felt at home. It's a very nice building, a brand new kitchen and bathrooms, which were very clean. There is a nice lounge area, a pooltable and an outdoor area with swimmingpool. The manager Dylan and the owner Tony were very nice and were always there to answer any questions... More 

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Thank boukjevdslik
portbackpackers, Owner at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review; it’s always good to have nice people like you around it makes this job easy. Even thought our beds are the best in town, we now have more new mattress and new pillows everybody loves a good pillow . Travel safe PMB Team More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Came there for two days and was sad to leave. Dylan the mannager was great, very helpfull and friendly. The kitchen is new and well built, the rooms are big enough and the place has really good relaxed vibes.

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Thank Dan A
portbackpackers, Manager at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Dan! It was good fun having you here, thanks for the juggling lessons ;) More 

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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Its a True fact that I booked one night and stayed another, I could have easily stayed more if I wasn't running out of time. This is a little diamond of a hostel and I'm so appreciative to Dylan, Jay & Matt for being so awesome. Dylan the manager is so loving and caring and wants to ensure everyone has... More 

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Thank owl1016
portbackpackers, Manager at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your awesome feedback, and for coming to stay with us. It was a pleasure having you, we're lucky enough to have great guests, and that makes it easy and fun for us :) Glad to hear you're safely continuing your travels, true true, we miss you too, you're welcome back any time! More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Great hostel, fairly modern kitchen with all necessary utilities and utensils. Friendly and helpful staff. Clean and comfortable rooms. Good wifi, a clean pool in the sun, a giant TV and DVD player and even a few car parks for road trippers. 10/10

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Thank Tom W
portbackpackers, Manager at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey Tom, I'm glad you enjoyed our extensive collection of utilities and utensils. The staff enjoyed having you here, and appreciated that you brought beer. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Dorset, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here 3 nights and its a lovely place. We arrived at 2 in the morning and was told we could crash on the sofas for free till the morning which was great as we are always on a tight budget when backpacking. There was a crazy lady who let us in but luckily in the morning we found... More 

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Thank Carla H
portbackpackers, Manager at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Carla, thanks for your lovely review. We're glad you all enjoyed your stay with us, and good job booking direct and saving :) It is great having Claire here, she really does care about making sure everything is spotless! We're glad you enjoyed the new kitchen and the pool area, what a lovely way to spend the day. We... More 

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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

It's a really nice little place to stay, just like other reviewers say it really does have a homely vibe. It's small, which means you get to recognise and know the other guests more so than in a bigger place. It's really clean with dedicated staff who tidy up each morning. The facilities are great, especially the kitchen area as... More 

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Thank Jordan W
portbackpackers, Manager at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Jordan, thanks for your great review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you saved some money by booking directly on our website. It's great that you felt comfortable here, that's something you don't find most places, and it's really nice to feel at home when you're travelling. I appreciate your comments about me, I enjoyed... More 

Port Macquarie, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Just stayed one night but i really enjoyed my staying! The receptionist is very friendly. everything looks good and it's clean, nice kitchen, big bathrooms, common room, free wifi, parking, they also have a swimming pool and activities every day.

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Thank TashaN92
portbackpackers, Manager at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Tasha, thanks for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay, it was good having you, and one night here is better than no nights here! It's good that you booked directly with us and got the cheapest price. We're happy to hear that you liked our facilities, we work hard to make sure everything works well and is... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Good location and a cracking place for the four of us staying. Great cooking facilities and the young guy that welcomed us was really helpful so thank you. I would recommend requesting not to be in room 10 as the noise from the traffic is deafening and almost impossible to sleep but we were grateful for the bed and roof.... More 

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Thank Oliver B
portbackpackers, Owner at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks Ollie for the review, our new kitchen took me 6 months in the planning and 1 month to build it, so I'm glad to see you enjoyed it. Room 10 can be noisy, you can't be close to town, a great location, with no traffic noise. Our new manager Dylan is a good asset to the hostel and will... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pay for your bed; the rest is free: computers, WIFI, bus pick up, swimming pool, beach & koala hospital shuttle, body boards, kayaks, snorkel gear, fishing rods, kangaroo sunset tour. There is no better place or value for money to enjoy Port Macquarie. Port Macquarie Backpackers is the most awarded hostel in town, renovated in 2011. People say it has a homely feeling and that's exactly what it is, a big home. It has never been easier to make new friends! The only real backpackers in town with a 24h kitchen and lounge room! Free pick up and drop off from the bus stop, free beach and koala hospital shuttle bus, fast Internet and Wifi all day everyday, free bodyboards, free fishing rods and tackle, free tea, coffee and sugar all day, free pool table, free day trips to see kangaroos in the wild at sunset (very cool!), and special deals for pizza, ice cream and coffee everyday! With 9 beaches in town and some of the nicest coast line on the north coast there is lots to do or just relax & chill on the veranda or swing in a hammock by the pool. Come stay and play you will be amazed! See you soon Tony No children, sorry. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Port Macquarie Backpackers

Address: 2 Hastings River Dr, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
Price Range: $42 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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