Newcastle Beach

  • Average customer ratings for this hostel

    • Average rating: 88%
    • Cleanliness: 82%
    • Condition of Facilities: 80%
    • Efficiency of Service: 90%
    • Friendliness of Staff: 93%
    • Location: 96%
    • Overall Atmosphere: 87%
    • Security and Safety: 87%
    • Value for money: 88%
    1029 customers have rated this hostel.
  • Once you have stayed with us you will be invited by email to provide your own rating of the hostel. The rating will be published, whether you give us good or bad marks.

  • Here are some of the satisfaction ratings we have received from previous guests:

    Ratings Guidelines

    Latest Reviews

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    Customer Rating70%
    Sawrah A, October 2014
    Fantastic location and a very cool building. The bedding is very old and while it looked clean, it should really be replaced. Shabby is the word I would use to describe it. Also the carpet in the rooms was a bit run down. Overall good stay.
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    Customer Rating95%
    Lesley G, September 2014
    It is a beautiful place with a lot of character and charm. The twin room we had was excellent. For me the only downside was the amount of stairs to climb from the ground floor up to the twin room and then more stairs down to the kitchen (which is in the basement). As I have bad knees it was hard work at times.
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    Galina L, September 2014
    As most YHAs in Australia, this is a pretty clean, basic and quaintly atmospheric place. The room was basic and the bed much too soft; nice friendly staff. The kitchen was the only place which provokes negative feedback; wasn't well organised and looked a mess. Can't beat the location - 3 minutes walk from the train station and 5 minutes walk to the beaches. Overall - good and to be recommended.
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    Sylvia K, September 2014
    I stayed in the YHA because I was cycling around Newcastle and doing the Fernliegh Track and north Lake Macquarie. A great place to get to all locations. As a 66 year old woman it was a cosy safe place to stay.
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    Customer Rating68%
    Jane Y, September 2014
    Served it's purpose, but nothing exceptional about this hostel.
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    Customer Rating90%
    dave s, September 2014
    Only stayed one night so maybe not an accurate review. Good location close to the city centre and the ocean. Good size room, nice and clean. Good Kitchen facilities. Parking was out on the road which was ok. Didn't seem to be heaps of people about but as I said, I was only passing through on the way down to Melbourne. I would recommend it as a place to stay. Nice cafe down the road.
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    Customer Rating80%
    Lukas S, September 2014
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    Magdalene K, September 2014
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    Customer Rating92%
    Merinda H, September 2014
    Everything was great! The location is fantastic to walk or swim at Noddy's Beach walk to the Lighthouse, Bus Stop & Train Station or there is parking out the front. The hostel was also full of young teenagers, they were so quiet & obviously very well behaved as i didn't even realise they were until i saw them leaving the next morning!
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    Jon S, September 2014
    AWESOME!
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    Matthias K, September 2014
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    Helena B, September 2014
    Great location and really helpful staff. Thanks!
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    Customer Rating68%
    Laurie B, September 2014
    this has become more of a backpackers than a YHA with the associated drinking (and drugs - someone was smoking dope in the upper floor and people were obviously intoxicated in the main lounge area). Sad that such a great building and great location isn't as good as it could be given the upgrades to the place a few years ago. It's sad when YHA's have to compete with Backpackers..
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    Customer Rating88%
    Melvyn M, September 2014
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    Customer Rating95%
    Cathy H, September 2014
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    Frederick F, September 2014
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    Melanie A, September 2014
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    Customer Rating68%
    Zara M, September 2014
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    James C, August 2014
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    Hayley W, August 2014
    Manager very helpful. The kitchen was the only area that needed cleaning (guests left unwashed plates in the sinks), everything else was fine. Enjoyed chess and table tennis! Just a short walk from the station at Newcastle. Near beaches and Ocean pools. Lovely building.