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Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Pool, TV lounge, great staff, near 'the action, clean, lots of games, books etc.
Definitely going back $45 for a private room.
If I had to make a criticism it would be that the cigarette smoke from the outside picnic benches lurches into the rooms but I supposed this is unavoidable as its a covered area

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

Really enjoyed my stay at Ozzie Pozzie backpackers.
The staff and other guests were really friendly and easy to get to know - which is very important if you're travelling alone.
Kitchen and bathrooms were always really clean!
I loved the tv and DVD room and the huge selection of films to watch if you just fancy chilling out!
I would recommend doing the surfing lessons they offer here, we went at sunset and it was gorgeous! Also check out the dolphin kayaking tour!

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

Really clean rooms, big beds, easy to get to top bunk (which you appreciate after one hostel then another) really friendly staff with good local knowledge. Hire bikes could do with a revamp. Parrot to play with was very cute. DVD room genious - really comfy and felt at home. Kitchen good size. Surf lessons good fun but not ideal location for beginners with lots of jellyfish too :s

Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

Nice pool, okay game room (billiard table isnt a good one) and tv room. We stayed in the dorms (6 female dorm), which was okay. You can hear bout everything going on outside, so dont decide to go to bed early! Breakfast is included.. Cornflakes, toast, jam, butter... was wondering how I am supposed to eat cereals without milk (or worse, my coffee with no milk), but I was told that milk is NOT included in the price. Comes in handy when it's 8. 30 am and the shops wont open til 9 am and the vending machine is empty!!! But okay.. Other than that nice and clean.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Excellent hostel overall with lovely staff and a great vibe. Location is pretty central and a pick up from the bus stop in the dark is always a nice touch.
The room I stayed in was a 6 share female right by the office, so the lovely looking birds in the cages were not so lovely at 8am when they woke up! Also, I had terrible bites from the bed bugs, I even managed to kill a couple. It didn't ruin my stay though, the social areas are lovely and clean and there is loads of free stuff to do.

Room Tip: If you like to sleep in do not go in the 6 share female by the office
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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OzziePozzie, Manager at Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2012

Hi Blue82,

Thanks for the review & we are glad you enjoyed Ozzie Pozzie overall.

Bed bugs!! Unfortunately no matter how clean you keep everything any backpacker could carry in bed bugs at any time.
As soon as we found out about it we had the room professionaly treated with no further issues since.

Glad to hear this didn't spoil your stay & enjoy the rest of your travels.

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Reviewed May 2, 2012

beautiful people, nice rooms, lots of activities, very clean and great guests! Loved the atmosphere and extended from 1 to 4 nights. Would stay there again!

Port Macquarie is small but still has lots to offer, beautiful beaches, nice walks and activities (Koala Sanctuary, Whale Watching).

Would come back!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 3, 2012

SUCH a nice place to stay!!!!! owners treat you like their own family!! free pick up from the greyhound stop was a nice touch. We liked it so much we extended our stay. We were in the most basic room and although it was basic it was clean and comfy. Each surf lessons were cheap and learnt alot!This is one of the best hostels we stayed in... would recommend to anyone!!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers

Address: 36 Waugh St, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia (Formerly Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers Nomads)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Port Macquarie
Price Range: $51 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ozzie Pozzie is Port Macquarie’s most highly recommended resort youth hostel by "Lonely Planet" and "Lets-Go" and Port Macquarie’s best value and cheap youth hostel accommodation. While this quiet youth hostels location features a great social atmosphere in a tropical setting, it is only 5 mins walk from town, shops and bars. Richard used his 8 years of backpacking hostels experience to renovate and extend Ozzie Pozzie and operate it as a friendly fun-filled hostel with lots of free extras. Newly extended it is spotlessly clean with two cosy courtyards to meet and greet, and lounges & hammocks to enjoy in a cabana around a palm fringed pool. ... more   less 
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