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Antwerpen
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing staff and location. I had the best 4 nights stay and the friendly front desk staff were very helpful with organising a quad bike tour at the nearby sand dunes, as well as, an itinerary to see other Newcastle attractions. Definitely best location next to beach, ocean baths and also in the city with clubs, bars and takeaways very...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2017

we got a bunk bed instead of a double bed. The room was good enough to stay for a night. Since we checked in around 9 pm and stayed only a night to leave in the morning. The cost worked for us. Walking distance to beach and quite a lot of cafes around.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely hated my stay here! When I first arrived and was taken to my room there wasn't a sheet or a pillow on my bed. The owner then took a pillow that someone else was using and gave it to me! When I asked about a sheet he said I would have to take one off someone who was sleeping....

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Thank Courtney K
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Do not stay here, it is dirty, expensive and the owner/manager is a creep. Felt very uncomfortable the entire 4days i was there. Peter goes on about cleaning up after yourself and that is ok to a point but when you see the filth everywhere-dirt grease and grime and cockroaches in the kitchen and smelly dirty showers with broken doors...

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Thank cosmic f
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I arrived at around 8pm on a Friday night. No one was there to help me check in; Not asking much for someone to be manning the desk at such an hour really but any way I rang the owner and he came down relatively quickly. I was then told to not make a mess. Which he repeated several times....

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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Been here for a couple weeks. Had a great time and met a lot of people. Felt like a family. Friendly vibe and good staff in this cozy place. Perfect location close to the beach, city, pubs and cafes. We had free bbq's every week. Thank you Backpackers By The Beach for this amazing time

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Thank Bryan E
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The hostel has got a great new owner, who really cares about you and your stay and who puts much effort in the renovation of the hostel. It is very clean and comfortable. If you have any questions you can call him. If you need something just let him know. He makes you feel welcome! Also its very close to...

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Thank Sophia H
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Peter has been a wonderful host and very friendly and helpful. Basic facilities but central location. Very clean, neat and tidy. Recommend this venue for backpackers or someone wanting somewhere cheap to sleep.

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Thank Casey D
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We had a short 2 night stay. The rooms were clean as were the wash rooms. The manager was a good bloke and had chill vibe. Small kitchen and hang out area. But the beach is really close, just a short walk and a beautiful beach it is too. Really good coffee at the Good Brother Cafe is close and...

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Thank Hemi A
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Bad vibes of this place immediately. Nice location and hostel is well kept. However the management leaves a lot to be desired in the human relations department. Didn't feel safe in this place as a temporary home. For me, as a a backpacker, that is the most important aspect of each temporary home I stay in. Backpackers by the Beach...

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Address: 34 - 36 Hunter St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Newcastle
Price Range: $37 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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