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Featured Hostels in Newcastle

Newcastle Beach YHA
3 out of 5
30 Pacific St, Newcastle, NSW
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Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Newcastle Ocean Baths and Newcastle Beach. King Edward Park and Fort Scratchley are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (65 reviews)

"Great location clean and friendly service but the property is a bit run down"…"

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2020

Newcastle Beach YHA
Backpackers Newcastle
2 out of 5
42-44 Denison Street, Hamilton East, NSW
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Located in Hamilton East, this beach hostel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Newcastle Civic Park and 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from Newcastle Beach. Newcastle Civic Theater and ...

4/5Very Good! (11 reviews)

"The kitchen is quite nice ,we can cook in there I may choose there again"…"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2019

Backpackers Newcastle
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Rydges Newcastle

Rydges Newcastle

4.5 out of 5
Wharf Rd & Merewether St, Newcastle, NSW
The price is Rs9,514 per night from 26 Oct to 27 Oct
4.4/5Excellent! (941 reviews)

"Great location, modern, Clean. Great price. Wonderful service."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2020

Rydges Newcastle
NOAH'S On The Beach

NOAH'S On The Beach

4 out of 5
Cnr Shortland Esplanade and Zaara Street, Newcastle East, NSW
The price is Rs7,690 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct
4.3/5Excellent! (972 reviews)

"Well presented and positioned. Thought it may of had a Netflix ability to enhance in room options."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

NOAH'S On The Beach
Holiday Inn Express Newcastle

Holiday Inn Express Newcastle

4.5 out of 5
514 King Street, Newcastle West, NSW
The price is Rs6,170 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
4.6/5Exceptional! (287 reviews)

"Good clean place and friendly staff. Close to amenities."…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2020

Holiday Inn Express Newcastle
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

What Is a Hostel?

If you're hoping to find a low-cost place to stay in Newcastle, there are 165 accommodation options here to pick from, including hostels. No two hostels look identical, but these dormitory-style accommodation options all have the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)
  • Budget prices
  • A social atmosphere

Hostels are a great way to stay in Newcastle for good value, so you can save more for going out. The sea views create an appealing natural setting, and you can enjoy attractions like the waterfront.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Newcastle?

Good weather's definitely a plus when you're experiencing new places, so here's a little information that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically January and February, while July and August are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 27° C and night-time temperatures average 16° C
  • April-June: 24° C is the daytime average and 8° C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 22° C and night-time averages are around 8° C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 27° C during the day and 12° C at night
  • Average rainfall is 33 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Newcastle?

Depending on how you want to spend your time, you might like these places:

Natural Features
  • King Edward Park
  • Newcastle Civic Park
  • Newcastle Ocean Baths
Cultural Attractions
  • Civic Theater
  • Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
Additional Attractions
  • Newcastle Beach
  • Fort Scratchley
  • Horseshoe Beach

Generally, Newcastle is known for its:

  • Parks
  • Surfing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Canoeing

How to Get to Newcastle and Around the Area

You can fly into the closest airport in Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown), located 9.2 mi (14.8 km) away from the city centre. After you've arrived, you might want to use public transport to get around. To explore more of the area, hop on a train at Civic Station, Newcastle Interchange Station or Hamilton Station.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Newcastle?
Hostels are a great way to stay for a lower cost, so you can save your budget for fun things to do. The sea views create an appealing natural setting, and you can enjoy attractions like the waterfront.
What is a hostel?
These dorm-style accommodations come in many different forms, but they have three main things in common, including budget prices, a social atmosphere and shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms).
What are the best hostels in Newcastle?
Ready to book a hostel in town? These options have the highest reviews from our customers and could be a good place to start looking: Newcastle Beach YHA - Located within a 5-minute walk of Newcastle Beach. Property features include free WiFi, tour/ticket assistance and laundry facilities. You’ll find showers in all rooms. Backpackers Newcastle - Close to public transport, this property is within a 10-minute walk of Newcastle Interchange Station. You can take advantage of free WiFi and free parking, as well as an outdoor pool. You’ll find showers and linens in all rooms.
When is the best time of year to stay in a hostel in Newcastle?
Good weather’s always better when you’re discovering new places, so here are some stats about the seasons: The hottest months are usually January and February, with an average temperature of 22°C, while the coldest months are July and August, with an average of 14°C. Average annual precipitation for Newcastle is 961 inches.
What is there to see and do in Newcastle?
Overall, Newcastle is known for its parks, surfing and kitesurfing. Major attractions include Newcastle Beach, Charlestown Square and Lake Macquarie. Get out into nature with places such as Nobbys Head Beach, Merewether Beach and Dudley Beach. Cultural attractions include Newcastle Civic Theater, Fort Scratchley and Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery.
What's the best way to get to and around Newcastle while staying at a hostel?
Keep this information about transit options in and around Newcastle on hand to make the most of your stay: You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown), located 9.2 mi (14.8 km) away. Once you’ve arrived, you may want to use public transport to get around. To see more of the surrounding area, hop on a train at Civic Station, Newcastle Interchange Station or Hamilton Station.