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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Do not stay here, it is dirty, expensive and the owner/manager is a creep. Felt very uncomfortable the entire 4days i was there. Peter goes on about cleaning up after yourself and that is ok to a point but when you see the filth everywhere-dirt grease and grime and cockroaches in the kitchen and smelly dirty showers with broken doors... More 

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I arrived at around 8pm on a Friday night. No one was there to help me check in; Not asking much for someone to be manning the desk at such an hour really but any way I rang the owner and he came down relatively quickly. I was then told to not make a mess. Which he repeated several times.... More 

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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Been here for a couple weeks. Had a great time and met a lot of people. Felt like a family. Friendly vibe and good staff in this cozy place. Perfect location close to the beach, city, pubs and cafes. We had free bbq's every week. Thank you Backpackers By The Beach for this amazing time

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Thank Bryan E
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The hostel has got a great new owner, who really cares about you and your stay and who puts much effort in the renovation of the hostel. It is very clean and comfortable. If you have any questions you can call him. If you need something just let him know. He makes you feel welcome! Also its very close to... More 

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Thank Sophia H
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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Peter has been a wonderful host and very friendly and helpful. Basic facilities but central location. Very clean, neat and tidy. Recommend this venue for backpackers or someone wanting somewhere cheap to sleep.

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Thank Casey D
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Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We had a short 2 night stay. The rooms were clean as were the wash rooms. The manager was a good bloke and had chill vibe. Small kitchen and hang out area. But the beach is really close, just a short walk and a beautiful beach it is too. Really good coffee at the Good Brother Cafe is close and... More 

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Thank Hemi A
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Bad vibes of this place immediately. Nice location and hostel is well kept. However the management leaves a lot to be desired in the human relations department. Didn't feel safe in this place as a temporary home. For me, as a a backpacker, that is the most important aspect of each temporary home I stay in. Backpackers by the Beach... More 

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2 Thank Katherine L
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 16 January 2016

This Hostel is so near from the beach, the lighthouse, the city and the bus stop ! I strongly recomend this place! The crew was very friendly! And the vibe was very familiar :) Good experience and good memories! Thank you Peter :)

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2 Thank Atrmann
Aix-en-Provence, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

ever felt so uncomfortable in a hostel, mostly because of the guy at the frontdesk. I booked a 4 beds dorm, but when I got to the hostel, I was told I would have to stay in a 8 beds dorm, for the same price. The guy at the front desk took ages to check everyone in, as he couldn't... More 

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3 Thank Marine L
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Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

From the moment we stepped foot in this place I felt uncomfortable. We had booked an 8 bed dorm with ensuite. When we arrived we were told we could have a private room with shared bathroom. Obviously having a private room was great but the bathroom was down in the basement and not very clean. A lot of people we... More 

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Address: 34 - 36 Hunter St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Newcastle
Price Range: $69 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Avoid a hike up the stairs by booking a room on the lower floors.”
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