YHA Australia has great hostels all around the country. From Sydney to Perth, Darwin to Hobart, and everywhere in between - there's a YHA hostel for you!
No two hostels are the same - you could be sleeping in a train carriage, an old movie theatre, a former prison cell, a tropical bungalow or a purpose-built eco-hostel.
Are you looking for the adventure of a lifetime? Explore Australia with our point-to-point tour packages, or check out
the local scene with great deals on day trips and activities.
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Are you looking for the adventure of a lifetime? Explore Australia with our point-to-point tour packages, or check out the local scene with great deals on day trips and activities.
If you have a group of 10 or more and are looking for affordable, quality group accommodation, lots of city and
rural YHA hostels have excellent facilities for you. Some hostels can even provide meals for your group as well!
YHA Australia is part of the world's largest backpacker accommodation network, Hostelling International (HI),
providing more than 4,000 hostels in over 60 countries.
Hourly trains from Central station to Newcastle (2.5 hours).
200 metres to stop.
28 km to Newcastle Airport. 24 km to Belmont Airport.
Opposite Newcastle Beach, and right in the centre of town,
this friendly YHA is perfect for backpackers looking for affordable accommodation.
The hostel provides guests with a choice of twin/double and multi-share
rooms. Facilities include free Wi-Fi, pool table, BBQ and modern amenities.
Guests are given access to free surfboards and free body boards.
Beach YHA has lots going on each week: pizza night on Mondays, free pub dinner Tuesday nights and free BBQ Thursday nights.
For friendly and affordable accommodation go no further than
Newcastle Beach YHA.
Better still, you can get there by train (hourly service from Sydney) using your Opal card from only $8.30.
8am-3pm and 4pm-9pm
If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.
YHA members save at least 10% off accommodation at YHA hostels.
Newcastle is home to some of Australia's best surf beaches, pubs and student nightlife. Enjoy daily tours of the Hunter Valley wineries, dune bike safaris, and the free native animal and bush reserve. Learn to surf, scuba dive, or skydive. Go on a dolphin/whale watching tour between May and November, helicopter flight, or adventure wilderness tour. Experience the thrills of sandboarding on the Stockton Sand Dunes.Watch the Newcastle Knights Rugby League team or the Newcastle Jets football team play at Newcastle Stadium. tickets from $15 - call the hostel for game times.
Find loads of bars, nightclubs, cafes and restaurants all within walking distance of the hostel.
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