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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights but I would have stayed much longer if I had time! The rooms were clean and the beds were very comfy. There kitchen is well equipped and never too crowded when cooking. The lounge room has lots of DVDs, books and PS2 games to chose from. The staff were really helpful and friendly.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoy staying here as it is very clean and spacious with very friendly helpful staff. A super relaxed happy place. Nice little pool and big hammocks to lounge in under the palm trees. Nice big kitchen and lot's of seats. Great lounge with tv and movies and books, everything you need. Close to town and beaches- 8 min...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Absolutely loved staying at Port Backpackers for four nights - wish it had been longer! Since the hostel is fairly small there is a fantastic vibe, you know the other guests and crew, it's the perfect place for hanging out. The halloween party was big fun, too! Super clean, well-kept and spacious facilities and bedrooms in a historic building. On...

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Phuket Town, Thailand
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Upon booking we had to check with the hostel about late arrival because of our bus times. There was no problem with late night check in, they gave us a code for the door and a key easy done. Check in in the morning was friendly and helpful, spacious kitchen and clean bathrooms were real nice. Unfortunately it rained the...

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portbackpackers, Manager at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so sorry you had to suffer the harsh spring rain we've been having, but we are glad you enjoyed your time despite it. :) We hope you two all the best on your travels and will happily welcome you back anytime, hopefully with better weather! Kind regards from the PMB Team

Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is the smallest hostel I have stayed in so far and I loved it for that. It was only small but it had plenty of facilities. As well a the usual there was a swimming pool, free pool table, free wifi and plenty of entertainment like board games and occasional video games. 5-10 minute walk to the supermarket and...

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portbackpackers, Manager at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your review laurabailie! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our humble home-away-from-home. We really enjoyed having you and wish you could have stayed longer as well! Please feel free to come back any time and we will welcome you with open arms. :) Many thanks from the PMB Team

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely friendly hostel. Picked up from greyhound bus in the day by Simon who was welcoming and the hostel arranges daily visits to the koala hospital and to see kangaroos. The hostel its self is very homely with a nice kitchen and pool outside. The owner and managers are really welcoming and helpful and I would definitely go back there...

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portbackpackers, Manager at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. :) We are more than happy to have you back again. If you are traveling by Port Macquarie again, don't hesitate to give us a ring or just walk in! Wishing you happy travels, PMB Team

Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this place! Can't recommend it enough! Met the best people and the staff are epic! Very comfy beds! Spacious rooms and lovely modern kitchen. Lots of local places to eat and explore,only a short walk to town and the supermarkets and bottle shop. What more does a hostel need!? Thanks again!

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portbackpackers, Manager at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Rosie! Such a nice review from such a lovely guest. :) We all miss you here at Port Backpackers and hope you are having a blast on your continuing travels! We hope that you have time to pay us a visit again before your travels are over, maybe entice another epic Pictionary game! Take care and stay in...

Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

If you go to Port Maquarie you should stay there if you're a backpacker. Price is affordable even for backpackers with a small wallet. They have a small pool, it's clean, tea and coffee is free, free WIFI... I was told all the things I could do around in the area the evening I checked in. So plan to stay...

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portbackpackers, Manager at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Unfortunately there is very little we can do about the noise from the road, but we are so glad you enjoyed your stay despite it and hope your night's sleep wasn't too badly interrupted! We will happily accept you back again if you are ever in Port Macquarie again! Take care and safe...

Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2016

A lovely small hostel in a perfect location-close to supermarkets and Port Macquarie town&beach. The hostel has a cosy and homely feel, the owners very friendly and helpful. The hostel had a lot of love, thought and care put into making the guest's stay pleasant. The kitchen was fantastic and the hostel very clean! Rooms were spacious and quirky. There...

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portbackpackers, Owner at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Amy-rose, no surprise at a nice review, one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure to meet in 15 years of owning the hostel, typical country girl great attitude , super friendly and always smiling. Travel safe Tony

Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 June 2016

From the moment I set foot in the hostel I felt at home. It's a very nice building, a brand new kitchen and bathrooms, which were very clean. There is a nice lounge area, a pooltable and an outdoor area with swimmingpool. The manager Dylan and the owner Tony were very nice and were always there to answer any questions...

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portbackpackers, Owner at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review; it’s always good to have nice people like you around it makes this job easy. Even thought our beds are the best in town, we now have more new mattress and new pillows everybody loves a good pillow . Travel safe PMB Team

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pay for your bed; the rest is free: computers, WIFI, bus pick up, swimming pool, beach & koala hospital shuttle, body boards, kayaks, snorkel gear, fishing rods, kangaroo sunset tour. There is no better place or value for money to enjoy Port Macquarie. Port Macquarie Backpackers is the most awarded hostel in town, renovated in 2011. People say it has a homely feeling and that's exactly what it is, a big home. It has never been easier to make new friends! The only real backpackers in town with a 24h kitchen and lounge room! Free pick up and drop off from the bus stop, free beach and koala hospital shuttle bus, fast Internet and Wifi all day everyday, free bodyboards, free fishing rods and tackle, free tea, coffee and sugar all day, free pool table, free day trips to see kangaroos in the wild at sunset (very cool!), and special deals for pizza, ice cream and coffee everyday! With 9 beaches in town and some of the nicest coast line on the north coast there is lots to do or just relax & chill on the veranda or swing in a hammock by the pool. Come stay and play you will be amazed! See you soon Tony No children, sorry. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Port Macquarie Backpackers

Address: 2 Hastings River Dr, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
Price Range: $39 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“I stayed in a 12 person dorm and it was still quiet and roomy.”
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