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Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Booked a double room here, on arrival we were told there wasn't one available so we could either leave or take the 4 bed shared dorm, everywhere else in Newcastle was fully booked as it was surf fest so we had no choice but to stay! Didn't get to have a proper view of the room until night time as we didn't want to wake the guy sleeping in the corner. When we came back we entered the room to find out the light did not work, when we asked staff we were told to ask Stephen but not to wake him as he gets angry! Staff seemed scared of him. We were tired and decided to just sleep in the dirty dark room but when we got into bed and turned our touches on we realised the walls had great big holes in with cobwebs everywhere and the sheets absolutely stunk! We ended up leaving and was told refund was available as we weren't allowed to wake Stephen yet again. Avoid at all costs! Absolutely disgusting!

Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank ross9108
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Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Newcastle as a stop off, ahead of Sydney to break up the journey. Upon check in, there was an issue with our payment (which we had paid) however this was down to hostelworld I believe, rather than the hostel itself. Whilst checking in, the guy dealing with us started a discussion with his colleague regarding what they were having for dinner that evening, and other subsequent plans. We had just driven for around seven hours plus, and wanted to our room and found this very frustrating and extremely rude. I didn't find the toilet and shower facilities to be the cleanest, and would have to say it was my worst hostel experience during my time in Australia.

Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Craig A
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Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

This is the first backpackers my friend and I have stayed at. Everyone was super friendly and the staff are amazing. Its in a good loccation and have a beautiful outside area with a pool and hammocks. If im in the area again ill definitely return. Its a really fun place to stay.

Stayed: October 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

We had a room with 4 beds. It's quiet big and got everything you need. A nice living room with a kitchen.. Enough space for everyones food.. A supermarket is near the hostel. Some pubs are around. There is a nice walking area along the coast with a great view.

Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
1  Thank PhilippOrdon
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

It was very reasonably priced at only $30 dollars a night and honestly it’s very hard to find anything negative to say about the place.

The hostel is run by a lady called Momma Shar. An absolute legend of a lady, a great host and extremely helpful. On the night I stayed she put on a free meal for the guests, which was hot dogs and salad, and she didn’t hold back at all on generosity. In fact she ordered me to have at least 6 and that if any were left over she would wake me up in the morning with a sausage in my face. Which is not something I would complain about, backpackers are all about the free food! And just so happens there were some left over so I had another free meal of sausages for breakfast.

On top of that the hostel also offers free Wi-Fi, complimentary hammocks, has a pool and also includes a free shuttle to the train or bus station. They will also pick you up as well if you contact them. All that for only $30 is definitely brilliant value for money.

  • Stayed: March 2015, travelled solo
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