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Newcastle Beach YHA
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

I stayed in the hostel for 2 nights in a 6 shared room. Both nights had little sleep due too no fans (too hot) and not being able to close the window, therefore the noise down below of people kept you awake till early hours in the morning. Along with Mosquito bites all over.. Not worth $70...

On the other hand the location was good, and the staff friendly and helpful!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 January 2013

I only stayed here one night but it would have been nice to stay longer. The building is really old and really cool! The staff were friendly and helpful and put on plenty of activities. The location was handy for the Greyhound and groceries. Good showers, slept well.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Newcastle Beach YHA has much going for it ! Situated close to the main beaches of Newcastle, it is housed in what was previously a "gentleman's club" so I am told. There is a large lounge area (ex ballroom), quite good hostel facilities ... and very friendly staff.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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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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Rogers, Arkansas
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5 reviews
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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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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
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Melbourne, Australia
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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
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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 #3 of 25 Speciality Lodging in Newcastle
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Hotel Class:3 star — Newcastle Beach YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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