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    Reviews (1373 guests have reviewed this hostel)
    Great location, great hostel, very spacious and very clean.
    Claire B February 2016
    Beautiful old building with a great vibe. The common areas are furnished with lovely old couches and the location is a great spot in Newcastle.
    Bryce H February 2016
    Excellent, great location. Good value. Comfy beds. Only downfall very hot and stuffy in rooms otherwise great !
    Cliff D February 2016
    I really enjoyed my stay at the Newcastle Beach YHA. Very friendly stuff, a hugh common area and not a minute from the beach. The kitchen appears to be small but since they are organizing almost every evening different events (Pizza night, Chicken Schnitzel, Free BBQ), it wasn't too crowded so there wasn't a time when I wasn't able to get a stove. If you like a little bit more space then choose the 10 dorm room with a private bathroom. Place yourself to the window, bring a sleep mask and you will enjoy it as well.
    Nick February 2016
    The YHA hostel in Newcastle is a great place to stay and the staff are very helpful and friendly. Should I even return to Newcastle I will be shore to return the to YHA once again
    Chris F February 2016
    Family Friendly, great location, family and doyble rooms good value.Thanks Newcastle for a good and easy stay.......
    Ann M January 2016
    There is a lot of noise on the street, so try to avoid getting rooms at the front of the hostel if you can. We were woke up very early every morning by trucks and rubbish collection.
    Jay A January 2016
    Crazy location, one minute walk away from the beach. Facilities are run down but overall clean and perfectly fine. Even though there are cockroaches all over Newcastle the YHA did a good job keeping them out of their common areas and especially the rooms (only saw a single one in 3 days which was in the basement). Free bodyboards and surfboards are great, as well as the free—bus—zone that allows you to get to all the shops (BigW, Coles, Woolworths, Officeworks etc.) for free. Good stay overall, would recommend to give it a go for a couple of days when in the Newcastle area.
    Leif M January 2016
    Nice location, just a 2 minutes walk to the beach. Over all the hostel is clean, but especially the rooms and bathrooms are run down..
    Lisa N January 2016
    Lovely building in a great location close to beach, shops and restaurants.
    Sandra C January 2016
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