New South Wales Hostels


New South Wales Travel Tips & Suggestions

Batemans Bay is very far from the beach and attractions -- too far if you do not have transport.
Bellingen is a very peaceful place, surrounded by natural beauty -- the perfect place to relax for a couple of days and also to explore the surrounding by mountain bike and on horseback. By car there are some great beaches within easy reach. This place felt like a home away from home during my six-month backpack trip.
Port Macquarie is a nice town for a visit and the beaches are very nice as well.
Jindabyne comes alive during the months of June through to September when the winter snow season is in full swing.There are good pubs and restaurants all within walking distance of each other. Check out the live music or maybe grab a steak at the one of the restaurants after a great day skiing or snowboarding.
Forster is the nicest place in Oz.
I loved Sydney and Australia. I went for the spring in 2001 and stayed in a southern suburb of Sydney called Glebe. I loved everything. My boyfriend and I got a camper RV and drove up the coast for a 3 weeks, it was so amazing, and we even got to the great barrier reef and the Whitsunday Islands. You have to go, if …
Griffith is absolutely amazing! Believe me!
Byron Bay is the most beautiful town we've seen so far. So lush, great health minded shops, lots of holistic therapies available, we'll be back to stay much longer next time!
I am returning there for the third time this coming January. Merimbula is a great place to stay with friendly managers and close to where I like to snorkel and bodyboard.
Nimbin is disgusting. Don't even bother coming here. There are far better places to visit in the region.
Coffs Harbour, a small, cozy beach city about six hours up the east coast from Sydney, is easily reachable by train or Greyhound bus, which are both really comfortable. If you are traveling up the east coast, it's worth stopping over and staying in Coffs Harbour for a night or two. It has everything you need -- the …
Mount Warning - Murwillumbah is so perfect for anyone trying to find a hostel away from the tourist crowds in Oz that it almost hurts. The reason for this isn't that the town wouldn't be worth visiting but simply that the nearby Gold Coast and the well-known town of Nimbin that isn't too far either draw all the crowds …
When Australians hear the word Bega, they automatically think cheese -- this town is home to the famous Bega brand of cheese. You can visit the Bega Cheese Heritage Center and sample some of the most popular types of cheese. Once you have had your cheese fix, it will be time to work off all of those calories by taking …
Wollongong "the Gong" is seaside city, an hour south of Sydney with a few hostels in Wollongong providing budget accommodations. It has a population of just under 300,000 people, and an internationally recognized University with 22,000 students. The city gets a lot of tourists as it is known for its great beaches and …
Port Macquarie is a small, quiet but adorable city, well known for its fantastic beaches, landscapes, walking tracks, and water sports. Port Macquarie is located on the east coast of Australia (sill part of New South Wales); you can get here by car or by public transport (Greyhound and Premier are the best known …
Situated in far northern New South Wales between Ballina and Byron Bay, Lennox Head is a small seaside town where backpackers can relax at a hostel and experience classic Australian surfing culture away from the crowds. It offers a laid-back alternative to larger, more famous surfing hubs such as the Gold Coast, Byron …
Jindabyne is most commonly known as a gateway town to the ski resorts in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, situated approximately two hours' drive from Canberra it can be a good place to find a hostel as your base in the area. Jindabyne or “Jindy” as it is known by locals, is dominated by Lake Jindabyne. The …
Merimbula, this beautiful coastal town, is located between Sydney and Melbourne. If you get a hostel in Merimbula, there is something for everyone to do, from the beach to hiking -- there's even an amusement park with a roller coaster. Your options for Merimbula hostels will be located in town, across the bridge in …
Situated approximately three hours' drive north of Sydney and one hour from Newcastle, beautiful sunny Port Stephens on New South Wales' mid-north coast is one of the state's most popular year-round playgrounds. Approximately one hundred thirty square kilometres in area, this large sheltered expanse of water is a …
Newcastle is a city and metropolitan area in New South Wales, Australia. Being the second biggest city area in NSW (after Sydney), Newcastle has over 500,000 people and is also the oldest seaport in all of Australia. Newcastle is known for its big steel industry and docks, and it's in the middle of one of the most …