Backpackers Newcastle, Newcastle

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Neat, Friendly, and very helpful Staff

Very kind staff, we were offered coffee at arrival, clean room, and they helped us with good information regarding what to do in Newcastle ... what more do I want?

Age 28 | Switzerland


Staff is very nice and helpful, the place-room-bed could be in a better condition. Strict rules concerning the noise at night. Nice dog! A little bit far from the beach.

Age 25 | Canada

Very good

Very friendly, felt at home as soon as I got there. thanks for everything.

Age 21 | England

Very nice hostel

Backpackers Newcastle was a very nice and comfortable accommodation. You have a beautiful outside area with a small swimming pool, palms, hammocks, and free billiards. In the big main kitchen and TV lounge I got in touch with other guests and of course have some party together. The staff were always friendly and helpful -- we made spontaneously an amazing surf-trip with the manager of the hostel!


very pleasant. Was collected from the bus and given a guided tour of newcastle, which I thought was a nice touch. the accommodation was very clean with a nice homely feel. Unfortunately there isn't a lot to see or do in Newcastle so we left. I do love the fact they have an ocean pool called The Bogey Hole though!


Nice enough place. Not really that much to do in Newcastle though! We went on a tour of the Hunter Valley and walked to Nobbies Beach and that is about all there is! We stayed in a double ensuite which was in the second building. There are only a few rooms there so the kitchen was never really busy. Quite quiet and only a few cockroaches!

Mark and Debs

We did not stay here. Our (bad) experience was on the phone. We booked for a one-night stay, but, due to circumstances beyond our control, we were unable to stay. We gave three days notice to cancel. Karen (the obnoxious evening receptionist) said that we could not cancel as there was no refund policy. They do not tell you this when you book, so beware. We eventually got our money back when we spoke to Dean (the manager) who was pleasant enough.

Tracey and Tony

Nice, friendly hostel. It's clean and well equipped with very helpful staff. They picked us up from a slightly obscure location no problem and dropped us off even when it was inconvenient for them. They organised a good value wine tour for us, which was great fun - the wine never stopped flowing. We also got a free meal at the local pub where there was a quiz night - a good night! All in all, we only stayed for a few days but would have stayed longer if we could have.

Jo, UK

Backpackers Newcastle Reviews from the Web

The hostel was fine for the price, and was relatively clean.

Our room had a very bizarre smell in it, it was very cold with no way of heating it either. Its was too noisy for our tastes and there seemed to be a lot of residents there which makes for quite an uncomfortable atmosphere in general


A nice hostel located close to the train station with helpful staff, not a lot of people staying there but everyone was friendly


I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Newcastle Backpackers, Anna the owner is so kind and the other staff are very helpful and lovely people, the long term stayers are all nice and welcoming and the vibe of the place is great. Clean facilities and the free pool was awesome, I will definitely be back


Snoker Balls werent there for after hours guests.


Great vibe, excellent service from reception at check-in and i had everything i could need given to me and explained etc. Good common facilities. Would stay again for sure.


I have no idea how this place is rated so highly.

The room smelt bad. Mixture of body odor and mold. Shower, toilet and kitchen were all satisfactory. Just the room was really bad and the others I stuck my head into were the same. Regular deep cleaning is necessary.

Also no secure lockers for your bags. Rooms are left unlocked and the gate is left unlocked to get into the hostel. Zero security. Wouldn't recommend or stay there for free.


beautiful place to stay, friendly happy people great facilities free pool and a free pool. the staff are amazing would recommend it to any travellers


Staff were helpful and efficient. The kitchen was clean and the system for food in the fridge very good. We had a double room; would have liked bedside lights to read by as the overhead was a bit dim. And a mirror, please!


Enjoyed my stay will be booking again


Very good


The staff were really friendly and the room was spacious. With covid there were mainly long term residents, but the whole place felt a bit lifeless. Good facilities, they have an oven and a pool, and a basket system for the fridge. It was an okay stay.


Free pool was bonkers


Eva and the regular boarders are awesome. Its a warm environment where you feel at home right away. The pool is fantastic, as is the location and the facilities have everything you need. I cant wait to come back again!


Anna is really nice. Overall the place is clean. The bed was clean too.


Amazing place and staff!


Great hostel with very spacious rooms and very clean bathrooms and kitchen. It has huge fridges and very nice common areas.


Great place, would recommend


Everything was very clean, Eva was a delight.


Great hostel, comfortable, clean, it has all of the necessary facilities, its in a good location and has a very friendly atmosphere.


Beautifully maintained space run by an amazing woman. A great atmosphere has been created here attracting beautiful people and cultivating an all round lovely experience. Thank you



Backpackers Newcastle provides clean friendly accommodation on a budget. The hostel provides free pickup and drop off at transport terminals, doubles singles and dorm rooms, TV lounge and video, reading room, 2 kitchens, BBQ area, solar heated swimming pool, ISD telephone + internet facilities, coin-op laundry, table tennis, pool table and close proximity to everything. We have free surf lessons, free body boards and surfboard hire. We visit the beach daily in our minibus. Close by is a 24 hour supermarket and Newcastle best restaurant street. We are 1 block off the main street near the Newcastle Regional Museam. Therefor the location is quiet and very easy for car parking. Our friendly staff will ensure you have a wonderful stay. We have a free call number for use in N.S.W for bookings. It is 1800 33 34 36. Visit the website for more details.

Location and Contact


• Inform the hostel of your arrival time and they will have their minibus ready to pick you up.
• If you are driving from Sydney, take the main exit stating "NEWCASTLE" (only) and follow for approx 13 km into the city. You will cross a railway bridge just before Beaumont Street, Turn right on Beaumont St and left at the Exchange Hotel (Pasta at the PUB). You are now on Denison St. The hostels is just after the Ambulance Station but on the left. (The city is just one more block down).
• If you are in the city the hostel is behind the regional museum and not far from BI-LO and the 24 hour Mobil Petrol Station is on the hostel's corner.



Address: 42-44 Denison Street, Hamilton, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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Website Backpackers Newcastle Newcastle (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: +61 (2) 4969-3436, 1-800-333-436
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Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Luggage Storage


24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill

Board Games

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Pool Table

Swimming Pool

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 8 AM - 11 PM (08:00-23:00)

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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