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“Nice little place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Newcastle Beach YHA

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Newcastle Beach YHA
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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25 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice little place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2012

The two people at the desk were extremely helpful and friendly and the guy even gave us two free hours of internet. The hostel was located a couple blocks from the beach in a nice location but the town is a little of a walk away. The hostel itself is a little old and the stairs are definitely pretty creaky, but the big room downstairs was pretty nice. They also did seem to have good deals for everyday of the week; we were there for pizza which was a pretty awesome deal (it was like 8 AUD for all you can eat pizza). Overall, I would recommend just for the fantastic staff and good deals.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rogers, Arkansas
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2012

This is a great little hostel. They are super friendly and have an activity for the guests almost ever night. One night we played bingo and won a free hour of internet, and another night we had a blast playing trivia. We were able to get work while we were there, which helped a lot with our accommodation fees. I suggest asking about work if you're staying for a long stretch of days.

Newcastle beach was about a 2 minute walk away, and we also visited Nobby's beach and Bar beach. There are plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance.

The one downside I can think of is that there are a ton of flies. Just make sure your windows are closed and lights are off so that you don't attract them at night, and you shouldn't have a problem!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

What a great place to stay, way good for Newcastle . Rooms are a bit dated but still quiet. And comfortable enough for sleep. 5min walk and beach, was so sunkissed after :) Great ppl there like the staff and other guests . Dunno why these backpackers are whinging bout being expensive, best $ accom for newy and u get what u pay for too . <3 the Canadian guy at front desk ! ! ! :D gr8 guy

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

There are such mixed reviews about this hostel that I was really unsure what to expect.. But it's so lovely! It's in this really pretty old building with these retro leather couches, pool table, etc and it's right next to the beach!
They have heaps of free meal nights n stuff, I only stayed two nights but made so many friends. I've never made the effort to write a good review before, but I'd highly recommend this hostel. It's awesome!

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Emma G
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2012

After checking out a few of newcastles other backpackers (doggy pub that called thems a backpackers and another one we couldnt find and other one that we couldnt find any staff at receptiln desk),
We found the yha and chcked in . Great staff with peronality that knew their stuff, prices were good for the region, rooms clean and livable, bathrooms clean but out dated but functiinable , kitchen and common areas are huge overall great faclities we had an upstairs room to our selfs bonus for us !!!!!!.
Met some great people there and had a killa night out .
Very close to trainstation too walking took us 10mins with our bags .
Hope to be back in the. New year some time.

Room Tip: Downstairs rooms except for the front ones are the best - quietest we stayed in room 3 downstairs...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Samantha d
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Denver, Colorado
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99 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

We recently moved to Newcastle but of course needed to get to know the area a little before deciding on an area to live. The YHA is in a perfect position and easy to walk to everything including grocery stores. Everyone who works there are very nice and are passionate about taking care of this historic building. Upgrades have been happening while were here in June 2012. The YHA have teamed up with local pubs and offer fun, cheap nights out. People who stay at this hostel range from babies to the elderly, such a great mix. The rooms are clean, beds are good quality foam so you never have to worry about springs making your night uncomfortable.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

I was genuinely impressed with this YHA. I usually avoid YHA's due to bad experiences but this made me think again. The staff were fantastic, giving us loads of advice on Hunters Valley and Newcastle itself and the hostel was faultless, set in a huge old building with heaps of character.

Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank David P
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Property: Newcastle Beach YHA
Address: Cnr King St 30 Pacific St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Newcastle
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Ranked #5 of 26 Speciality Lodging in Newcastle
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Hotel Class:3 star — Newcastle Beach YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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