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 1951 Reviews
    • Very good hostel.
      Marie G September 2017
    • One of the nicest and biggest hostels stayed at. Everyone should stop in newcastle if they have the time. Great beaches !
      Cameron B September 2017
    • A lot of cool things to do. A must do would be to do the Anzac walk, swim in the Newcastle Baths, do the walk toward the lighthouse...
      Theo L September 2017
    • It is a very good hostel!I like it!
      Ruiwen Z September 2017
    • This hostel is in the best location for Newcastle. Next to the beach and in the heart of the city with shops and cafes nearby. Overall we had a very pleasant stay.
      Brett September 2017
    • Kind staff,good location and beautiful scenery
      Yuhan M September 2017
    • Beautiful hostel with very good common areas and friendly staff! Good activities offered.
      Estelle Cecile H September 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.