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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2016

This Hostel is so near from the beach, the lighthouse, the city and the bus stop ! I strongly recomend this place! The crew was very friendly! And the vibe was very familiar :) Good experience and good memories! Thank you Peter :)

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2Thank Atrmann
Aix-en-Provence, France
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

ever felt so uncomfortable in a hostel, mostly because of the guy at the frontdesk. I booked a 4 beds dorm, but when I got to the hostel, I was told I would have to stay in a 8 beds dorm, for the same price. The guy at the front desk took ages to check everyone in, as he couldn't...

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3Thank Marine L
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

From the moment we stepped foot in this place I felt uncomfortable. We had booked an 8 bed dorm with ensuite. When we arrived we were told we could have a private room with shared bathroom. Obviously having a private room was great but the bathroom was down in the basement and not very clean. A lot of people we...

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5Thank Laura B
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

This little place has such a lovely vibe with good people and a great location. I love this old yellow building with all it quirk and character! Service was brilliant and the area was clean. But i must mention that the streets the surround it can get a bit doughy at night with drunks on the prowl. Enjoy you stay.

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2Thank Emily D
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

When I got there around 12am, they let me in my room to sleep and I could pay next morning. Really friendly. Upstairs are the bedrooms where people barely spent their time. Bathroom with each room. Most of the time people are downstairs chilling at the couches. Also a big and very clean kitchen. The staff is nice. First time...

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Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

Came there when I just started traveling the east coast and met some wonderful people there. Was a bunch of army guys who came over the weekend and they were the most crazy fun around! Super friendly management and people who work there and they do a hell of a job to try and get everyone involved in conversations and...

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Thank Tobias B
Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

We've stayed for 3 nights. Room is considerably clean and toilet just depends on your bunk mates really. Love it for it's location; very near to Newcastle Beach and Bathers Way where you can walk all the way to Bogey Hole and King Edward Park and then to the Obelisk. Also not far from the bus station. Laundromat and cafés...

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Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

The guy just through out all my food from the fridge when i went to the beach for 3 hours! Very hot in the rooms. Wifi is not working! Have to climb 3 floors with all the bags to my room. No parking...

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1Thank Michael D
BackpackersBTBeach, Owner at Backpackers by the Beach, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to comment on our hostel, as we are always looking for ways to improve our guests experience. We are reviewing our fridge cleaning procedure to see if there is a better way to keep everyone happy.That is the people that have already checked out and the people who are waiting to check in. Fridge space...

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Great backpackers, with a friendly and chill vibe. Staff is knowledgeable about the area, everything from the best burger place and where to explore, or where to get a haircut. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to other travelers. Best for solo travelers or small groups.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Booked a twin room for a few nights over a long weekend. We arrived quite late, no problem - the girl on the desk was really friendly and helpful - she gave us tips of things to see. Bedroom was simple but comfortable - linen and towels supplied, there was a heater in our room and extra blankets were not...

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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: $36 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Avoid a hike up the stairs by booking a room on the lower floors.”
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