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Beachside Backpacker

Hostel | 40 Church Street, Port Macquarie, Australia 2444

97.8% Overall Rating

26 out of 26 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/03/2014)

Aliena McIntyre thinks…

"I felt like I was coming home. The staff took the time to get to know everyone and made sure we saw the best parts of Port Macquarie. The art and decor was awesome."

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 12:00
Latest Check-out: 11:30

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Port Macquarie?

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Proudly awarded "Best staff 2013 in Oceania" by Hostelbookers!

Want to feel at home? Want free Wifi, surfboards and much more? Want to feel included and be invited on all types of surfing adventures or party shenanigans? Then join us in this friendly little hostel that celebrates art, great music and evening drinks. Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

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8 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

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6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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10 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Double (Shared bathroom)

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Deluxe Double (Shared bathroom)

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About Beachside Backpacker

It is hard to know where to start when describing this arty and friendly little hostel.

We could talk about how we offer so many free things like greyhound pickup, trips to the good surf beaches etc etc – But another hostel in town also offers a similar amount of free things. Free things are nice, but backpackers want experiences, they are young and alive, and want something more than a list of commodities. Boring.

We could talk about how we have the best location in town– we easily do (check out our location), but having the best location is not enough.

Or we could talk about how the owners of this hostel are young backpackers who know what you want – Of course this is exactly what we are, but every hostel owner says they are a backpacker, including hostels run by 80 year old cat ladies.

Instead rather let us tell you the only things that matters:

We are the funnest hostel in Port M. We love to make it easy for backpackers to meet each other. At night we will make sure you are included in any barbecues or drinking games we are hosting (and we have created some amazing games). But most importantly, we will not end the fun by turning off the lights at 1030 like most hostels in Australia do. Not only that, but at 1030 the next morning when most hostels are pushing you out the door, we allow you a sleep-in till midday and to have free use of the facilities until 6pm. Other hostels may give you a lift to the beach, but we will jump in and surf with you.

We are the friendliest hostel in town. We make you feel at home and part of the action as soon as you walk in the door. Our staff are friendly because they love this hostel, not because they are paid to be. So our staff will take you surfing (free of charge). They will invite you to sit at their table if you are alone.

We are the most creative and arty hostel in town. When we bought this hostel we had one goal in mind. Let’s give backpackers an alternative to the sterile and boring ‘Mr Monopoly’ hostels which seem to be increasingly common. Let’s make a hostel where people are more important to us than money. But also, let’s make a funky hostel with great music and art everywhere. An old friend of ours just won the ‘2013 RAWards AUSTRALIA Visual Artist of the Year,’ and she has been up here furiously going to artistic town on the hostel walls. Her art is definitely worth seeing and usually quite expensive to see in a gallery. But there is also a large amount of art from talented backpackers like you, who were nice enough to paint beauty on our walls.

Come to beachside backpackers and find out why we are quickly becoming one of the most talked about hostel on the east coast.

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

P.S. We do have free high speed WiFi, free computers, free greyhound pickup, free linen, free trips to the surf beaches and free learner surfboards, free lockers, free tea and coffee (and sugar ;)), 24 hour reception, tourist information, free maps, DVDs, books, board games and midday checkout.

Our target market is Backpackers between the ages of 18-35. 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.

Location Information

Port Macquarie
800 metres to stop. Daily services to/from Sydney and Brisbane.
20 km to station at Wauchope. Countrylink bus to Port Macquarie.
5 km to airport
Phone for free pick-up from coach terminal during office hours.