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Reviews of Backpackers Newcastle Newcastle Hostel

42 44 Denison St, Newcastle, Australia

Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 74%

Facilities 78%

Location 71%

Safety 67%

Staff 85%

Value 74%

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • FLEXIBLENRR
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • SANITISATIONBADGE
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Not Included"
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

Important Information

Please email us to advise us of your arrival time. Please note that if you cancel your booking within 48 hours of your booking date we will charge you the first night.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 09:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Newcastle?

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Atmosphere 78%

Cleanliness 74%

Facilities 78%

Location 71%

Safety 67%

Staff 85%

Value 74%

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43% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
43% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Staff were helpful

Disliked: Poor atmosphere and uncomfy beds

Customer would recommend this property

49% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 40%
49% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Personally, it was easy to find and parking the car was not an issue

Disliked: I stayed in a room with no heater. It was freezing. I was told to leave my door open to let the heat from the hallway heater in... uhh..no thanks! I'm not letting anyone gain access to my room like that! So when it was time to sleep, I was freezing. No heating blanket or heater... I ended up putting on my jeans again so I would be warm enough. I finally got to also after tossing and turning for an hourPaul, the gut at the front desk, was out when i arrived... but i was not kept waiting long. He was smoking in the office which i found very unfriendly. He took my friend and i to our room after giving us the tour of the property... only to realise that he didn't give us our key when he left. When i went back to the office to get it, he wasn't there, again! Another guest told me that he was pretty sure, and I quote, "he's gone to get some drinks". I had to wait until he came back to get my key so i could leave with my friend. Don't get me wrong, Paul was friendly, just not the type of person i think should be in that position. The bathroom has a door that lead to some other room but it was locked thankfully. However it was glass paned and see through. The shower was glass as well so I'm sure anyone could've gotten a good look at me showering or on the loo.... yay!The place could do with some major fixing up like painting...which is so easy and replace the bathroom door and broken mirror!

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The best place to beAbsolutely amazing people there

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: staff (!), home-like atmosphere, house and rooms

Disliked: no lockers

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: everything ! its sooooooooo warm just like a home !!the room is spacious and everything is clean. facilities may not in good conditions but they are all clean and worked !The atmosphere is excellent, Mama Shar is just like my family !!if I go to Newcastle again, this hostel would definitely be my first choice !!!

Disliked: the location, it may take a bit time to find where it is

Customer would recommend this property

40% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
40% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Good location

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Great atmosphere, relaxing place

Disliked: Window to room was unable to be locked

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Very friendly staff, the pool,

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: atmosphere, pool, hammocks

Disliked: dirty kitchen, but staff did attempt to deal with it - was more to do with the people there than the cleaners

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Nice helpfull staff, clean, swimmingpool close to coles.

Customer would recommend this property

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