Backpacker Hostels in Port Macquarie, Australia

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Get to know Port Macquarie (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you 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 Port Macquarie.

 Coastal Trail

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 companies, and they run everyday). If you arrive by bus, call the hostel ahead of time to arrange the pick-up -- a lot of them offer this service for free.

In Port Macquarie you can go swimming, surfing, walking, riding a bike, canoening/kayaking, or simply relaxing on the beach the whole day. If you like to walk, there is a good coastal walk that starts in the main beach of Port Macquarie, where you can enjoy the fantastic landscapes and have a swim in the inviting beaches. At night there are a couple of bars in the city center, where you can have a drink and meet other people. If you still want to have fun, but save a little money, you can stay in Port Macquarie hostels -- every night there are different activities for you to do.

You definitely don't want to miss a visit to the oldest koala hospital in Australia (around thirty minutes' walking from the city centre), where you can get really near these beautiful animals and get to know a little bit of their stories. Try to visit at 8 a.m. or 3 p.m., feeding time; at 3 p.m. there is also a guided tour. The place itself is amazing, and the volunteers who work there volunteers) are very friendly -- you will love it. And the best is that it's free (but try to leave a symbolic contribution, as they depend on donations to do their work).

Port Macquarie is a small town, but has a couple of hostels that offer a budget and comfortable accomodation. Most of the hostels in Port Macquarie offer very good facilities in the common areas like swimming pool and table games.

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Port Macquarie Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Port Macquarie, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
3 Total number of hostels
$24 Average dorm price
$22 Cheapest hostel in Port Macquarie
5.5 Average rating of all hostels

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Travel Tips for Port Macquarie - from the Community

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