Newcastle Beach YHA

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  • Getting here by train

    Hourly trains from Central station to Newcastle (2.5 hours).

    Getting here by bus

    200 metres to stop.

    Nearest airport

    28 km to Newcastle Airport. 24 km to Belmont Airport.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Newcastle Beach
    • Nobbys Beach
    • Fort Scratchley 
    • Blackbutt Reserve
    • Christ Church Cathedral
    • TreeTop Adventure Park
    • Bathers Way Coastal Walk
    • Foreshore Park
    • Oakvale Farm and Fauna World


    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Wine Tasting Tours
    • Horseriding Tours
    • Whale/Dolphin Watching Tours
    • Galleries/Museums
    • Sailing Tours
    • Skydiving
    • Sandboarding 
    • Pubs and Restaurants 
    • Helicopter Flights
    • Dune Bike Safaris 
    • Bushwalking Trails
    • Cycling Paths

    Find us...

    Address: 30 Pacific Street, Cnr King Street
    Newcastle, NSW 2300
    Phone: (+612) 4925 3544
    Hostel Manager: Damian Parkhouse
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

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  • Newcastle Beach YHA

    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. 

    Newcastle 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. 




    • Sleeps 99 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double/Twin rooms
    • Family rooms
    • Group bookings


    • Barbecue
    • Disabled access
    • Games room
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Open fireplace
    • Reading room
    • Surfboards
    • TV


    • Beach
    • Diving
    • Galleries/Museums
    • Sailing
    • Sandboarding
    • Skydiving
    • Surfing
    • Swimming
    • Whale Watching
    • Wine Tasting


    93% customer rating, based on 1907 Reviews
    • it is the best hostel I have been to so far in Australia.
      Kathryn A July 2017
    • Lovely and clean, positioned eight in the heart near all the tourist destinations, checking in and out is very easy, staff is lovely, kitchen as good as home and overall vibe very happy
      Sarah P June 2017
    • Very nice historic building with a lot of charm.
      Nicole T June 2017
    • Damien and the team are vibrant and helpful. The hostel is a home away from home.
      Sarah P July 2017
    • Stayed here to attend a weekend conference. Very convenient and great value for $. Love the location.
      Anne N July 2017
    • Great location, staff couldn't have been better, so helpful and friendly
      Ann C July 2017
    • Love the character and history of the building! Felt like we were in hogwarts
      Shannon W July 2017
    • Great hostel. They just renovated the whole hostel. There's new beds, new mattresses and everything is shiny and looks like somebody really cares (like always in YHA).
      Alina May 2017
    • Awesome room, tidy, great lockers and the old fireplace in the corner - very homely...
      Julia S May 2017

    Find us...

    Address: 30 Pacific Street, Cnr King Street
    Newcastle, NSW 2300
    Phone: (+612) 4925 3544
    Hostel Manager: Damian Parkhouse
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    8am-3pm and 4pm-9pm

    If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

    Check in from 2:00pm daily
    Check out until 10:00am daily

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    Things to do in Newcastle

    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.

    Scroll down to find all the FREE things to do in Newcastle! 

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    FREE things to do in Newcastle

    1. Surf on the beach with the hostel's free surfboard and bodyboard
    2. Free entry to Blackbutt Reserve wildlife park
    3. Free city bus to explore the CBD
    4. Take a swim in the historic Bogey Hole
    5. Enjoy spectacular views of Bar Beach and Merewether on a half-hour coastal walk, beautifully lit up at night.
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