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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

We had a room with 4 beds. It's quiet big and got everything you need. A nice living room with a kitchen.. Enough space for everyones food.. A supermarket is near the hostel. Some pubs are around. There is a nice walking area along the coast with a great view.

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1Thank PhilippOrdon
Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 17 March 2015

It was very reasonably priced at only $30 dollars a night and honestly it’s very hard to find anything negative to say about the place. The hostel is run by a lady called Momma Shar. An absolute legend of a lady, a great host and extremely helpful. On the night I stayed she put on a free meal for the...

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1Thank benji_prosser
Reviewed 13 January 2015 via mobile

Stayed there for one night while traveling up the east coast. Lovely lady with lovely dog. She picked me up from the bus station in a thunder storm what was really nice of her a lot of hostels I stayed in wouldn't do that. The room I stayed in was clean and tidy, the common room looked big and clean...

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Thank Ela M
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night while passing through on my way up the coast. Lovely lady on the front desk was more than helpful and makes you feel very welcome. I wasn't there long enough to get a property feel for the place but overall I felt very comfortable and looked after. Lovely pool area, hammocks and outside seating area....

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2Thank Lucy M
Jena, Germany
Reviewed 21 December 2014

I only stayed for one night but actually would have loved to stay longer. The owner was just so lovely and the place so homely with great people that it was super inviting. The hostel consists of several buildings and has a vintage charm to it with its wooden exterior but with stuccos on the ceilings inside. Even the bathroom...

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1Thank thetravelonthebrain
Essex, UK
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Hostel was ok, had a pool, tv room and free shuttle. The owner was friendly and had a lovely dog called Larry. The rooms and bathroom are in desperate need of a refurbish. There is not enough hobs in the kitchen area and not enough toilets.

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Brisbane
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

I was robbed while staying here. $200 worth of belongings stolen from a locked bedroom. Security is very poor. Staff were apologetic but unable to help with matter. Told me to basically be more careful in future. I can't recommend staying here.

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Bunbury, Australia
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

This hostel really makes you feel like you're at home! The staff are very accommodating and give you a map and a run down of what to do in Newcastle as well as a tour of the hostel when checking in. Anna & Mama Shar treat you as if you're one of their own. The room I stayed in was...

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Numazu, Japan
Reviewed 1 April 2014

We arrived at the hostel, intending to stay for just one night. The plan was then to go up to Port Stephens and do a dolphin swimming experience. It turned out that planning is not my strong suit. The experience begins at 5.30am, and the wonderful owner, Anna, informed us that there was no way we would get there in...

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1Thank Tom S
Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Stayed in this hostel with some friends on the 2 of the 3 nights we were in Newcastle... not the best hostel experience for travellers based on the noise and the distance for everything except a supermarket. Staff were friendly and helpful though but wouldn't recommend as a place to stay. There are better places in East Newcastle (near the...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service

Additional Information about Newcastle Backpackers

Address: 42 & 44 Denison St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2303, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Newcastle
Price Range: $33 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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