Beachside Backpackers, Port Macquarie

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Great place!

Really chill place. The owner is really nice and it is just a great place to relax. The place is pretty clean and the beds are really comfortable and clean. Would stay here again without any doubt. Also free wifi, boards, dvds, and short walk to town.


Not a bad place to stay. There is a free pick up from the bus stop. Staff were friendly enough. My only complaint is that we booked an all female dorm and there were men in the room. Great location -- near to the fab beach and town.


I had a very nice stay at this hostel and found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. One of the staff took me to the market for shopping and then we did a short tour of the town and the beach areas. This place was safe, clean, and quiet and I do recommend this hostel as a very nice place to stay!

John C

What a lovely place to stay. Fantastic staff and a very friendly atmosphere. Only two minutes to the beach.


The hostel was bright and cheereful and always clean. The rooms were comfortable as were the beds. The staff could have been a bit friendlier at times, but all in all I enjoyed my stay here.


This establishement is well run by a very professional team and can be recommended as a safe and convenient place to stay in Port Macquarie.

John A. Robinson

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Everyone working or staying here was so friendly, welcoming and always down for a chat. It was a fun, inclusive, clean and safe environment. Overall a great place with lovely people, where I would definitely stay again!


Incredible hostel with such a great group of people. The owner Nick is a fab guy and the place is friendly and clean, would come back to Port Macquarie just to stay here


Fun hostel with a lively crew there when I stayed. Facilities were clean. All good.


Great hostel with a great atmosphere. Staff were very friendly and the cleanliness was of a high standard. Would recommend staying here to friends.


Awesome place to stay :) Very cool vibes and people.


Really funky and friendly hostel. Not everyone's style. If you like flashpackers kind of hostels, probably not for you. If you like super social old school hippie kind of hostels than it's a great spot.


Such a fantastic place! Exactly what a hostel should be - Full of fun, kind, and welcoming people who are always up for an adventure during the day or a few drinks at night. The staff are all amazing, inclusive people (they invited us out camping with them and even hooked us up with a tent and esky!). Plus theres often free pancakes and pizza around, which was a delightful surprise. You can expect to stay longer than you planned :)


Sick vibe, wicked staff, Perfect little hangout spots around the joint. good location. This is how hostels should be!


Amazing place to stay with the best crew! unreal spot with everything you need and more! Will definitely stay again! Really enjoyed my time there


Liked: This is in my opinion the best backpackers in the whole of the east coast. A far cry from the city based hotel like hostels that have no character and no characters. The owner is wicked and the staff can help you with just about anything! There are different activities going on throughout the week and daily surfing trips. It is a party hostel and should be respected as such! Didn't like: Not being able to live there.


Liked: Small, nice hostel with good wifi in the room. It was clean, the kitchen was nice and I really liked staying here. Didn't like: I don't think I have anything to complane about. Maybe that the doors don't lock them self when you close them and the Landry service was not that great.


Liked: I have been to many places around this earth but never felt as home as in this hostel even when being so far away from home. The staff is not only staff but like a good mate to everyone who stays there. The hostel has a cosy common room with awesome couches and there's always something on in the evenings. Cleanliness is good, beds are comfy, blankets are warm. Kitchen has everything you might need (and a lot of free food shelves). It is definitely worth going !! Didn't like: Nothing, didn't like when I had to leave


Great atmosphere,frienly vobe and lots of facilities/activities to keep stayers happy


Liked: Location was really close to the beach and not far from town Didn't like: Too many long termers which makes it hard to make friends and the rooms are very cluttered.


It feels like comming home! Everyone is nice and helpful, the kitchen, bathroom and rooms are clean. Poolt table, games and free, good, wifi. and also cheap surf lessons. We accually extended our stay with one more night.


Liked: felt at home quickly Didn't like: nothing


Travelled alone, arrived and felt welcomed straight away; the staff are just awesome whether it be taking you out to do activities, drinking games or just for a chat. Would highly recommend this hostel to anyone. Genuinely felt sad to leave this awesome hostel.


This place is THE place to go in Port Macquarie. It's a unique hostel due to its spcial staff! They are very friendly, show you around , go surfing, go to a wine tasting and treat you as if theyd known you forever. The hostel is actually a big house, with a living room, a kitchen and its rooms. The atmophere is very cosy, chilled and warm. If youre looking for an awesome time, go here.Awesome staff, awesome accomodation, awesome location.


Liked: Very friendly and personal as it is very small. Didn't like: No ac, the room was hot.



Hey Hey Travellers!

We are the youngest, funnest, and most funky hostel in town. We love a few drinks, great music and a dash of art. If you are looking to meet new people, have a laugh and to be a part of great activities then come join the party. But please be aware, If you are looking for an unexciting hostel where the fun and music stops at 10pm then this probably isn't the right hostel for you.

We have all the free stuff you could possibly desire. Free high-speed WiFi, Free greyhound pickup (8am-8pm), Free professional pool table, free books, Midday checkout of room (you can hang at the hostel until your bus), free tea/coffee/sugar, free DVD's/ board games, activities including wine tasting, trips to coastal walk, quizzes, pool comps and much more. We also offer $10 surfboard hire and lifts to the closest beginner surf beach every morning

Our location is perfect; we are the closest hostel to everything that matters. We are the only hostel within easy walking distance to the beach as well as the koala hospital, we are also the closest hostel to the bars and town centre. Just check out our location on the hostel map view thingy! We are not the closest hostel to Mordor if you happen to have a ring you are trying to dispose of.

Like you, we want to keep the world healthy; which is why we get our power directly from the sun via our recently installed solar panels. We also have filtered rainwater tanks for our showers and bathroom sinks.

We don’t turn the lights off at 2230. We love the night – we love to socialise. So 24 hour kitchen and lounge area are yours. Our main aim is to make you feel like the hostel is your home too.

We created this hostel for you. Yes specifically for you. If you choose a different hostel it will be like we planned you a party and you didn't show up.

We are young backpackers who simply love backpacking, we are creating the type of hostel we love finding in our adventures around the world. For this reason the hostel has a very unique atmosphere. Our focus is on creating a nice friendly environment where people can meet other guests easily, whether it be over a beer or through various activities.

We also wanted a hostel with great art. A good friend of ours recently won the Australian Raw awards visual artist of the year - she has been furiously painting all types of beauty on our walls.

Finally, we know what it's like to live on a budget, we have no hidden fees and we try to make everything either free or as cheap as possible for you, while keeping the tax man from repossessing our surfboards.

So if you are a little adventures, a little quirky, and want something different than your average ‘Mr Monopoly’ hostel, then come join us.

Welcome Vlkommen Bienvenue Huan ying Vitejte Velkommen Welkom Bonvenon Tere tulemast Tervetuloa Wolkom Willkommen

Our target market is Backpackers between the ages of 18-40. While we are happy to accept guests outside this age group (and some of our most amazing guests have been older), older guests should be aware that we are structured to appeal to a younger market. So if you are young at heart, arty and alternative - please join us, However if you are looking for a more big chain type hostel - then please seek accommodation at one of the other great hostels in town.

Sorry, we do not accept children in the hostel.

Location and Contact


• The hostel is in the city center and next to the beach.
• Bus:
• 800 metres to stop. Daily services to/from Sydney and Brisbane.
• Free pick-up from 9am to 8pm.
• Train:
• 20 km to station at Wauchope. Countrylink bus to Port Macquarie.
• Plane:
• 5 km to airport



Address: 40 Church Street, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia

Beachside Backpackers is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Beachside Backpackers Port Macquarie
Phone Number: +61 (2) 6583-5512
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller



Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage


Pub Crawls


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments


Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Pool Table

Power Point/Sockets by Each Bed

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Privacy Curtains for Each Bed



Walking Tours

Wheelchair Accessible

Airport Pickup

Service Animals


Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: 40

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Note: The hostel is not suitable for children

Checkout: 12:00 (12 Noon)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)


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