Welcome to your detailed guide for Newcastle hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Newcastle, Australia. Compare prices for Newcastle hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Newcastle. To help you make friends with Newcastle before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
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 important coal areas in Australia. in Newy (as the locals call their home) also hosts the 20,000 student University of Newcastle.
There are many Newcastle hostel options, but they are far apart from each other, some even in wholly other districts. While the Newcastle city center is not that big and is easily walkable, the city as a whole and many things to see will require you to acquire some form of transport. Biking and car rental are viable options. There are also buses and trains running between some of the suburbs. In general, however, having your own car in Newcastle is a huge advantage. The city also has it's own airport.
There are plenty of museums to see in Newcastle (a military and a maritime museum to name a few), and some really nice architecture in the CBD (central) area dating as long back as early 19th century. Surfing is also a very common thing to do in Newcastle, and there are plenty of beaches to choose from. The waves tend to be pretty big in Newcastle, depending of course on the season.
If you want to taste some great Australian beer, there are plenty of options. The Queens Wharf Brewery is a very common and a great option, with really nice views and a wide selection.
Now that you know a little about what you can do in the city, take a look at the Newcastle hostel selection to choose where you would like to stay and enjoy your trip.
Written by local enthusiast for Newcastle hostels Miika
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Newcastle. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Newcastle. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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