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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice common rooms, plenty of DVD to watch in the evening and the staff is really easy going. There is a pool and a swimming pool Only drawback : no plug in my room The kitchen is ok, with plenty of utensiles and salt/sauces available

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this little Family Like hostel. Cozy atmosphere, clean, and The two managers are so Nice and friendly, that you forget that they are not just another backpacker. I arrived in The middel of The Night, and they had made sure to give me instruxtions on how to get in and find my room. I could also stay until my...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel's clear and there's everything you need. I booked one more night, because the location is very welcoming and cozy :) I haven't seen some free transport opportunity to tourist sights in other hostels, that's a great offer. It could be more central and a lamp for each bed would be nice - but these're peanuts. Thanks to the...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really liked the atmosphere in the hostel. Free burger night was fun. Very nice place run by backpackers. Be shure to book on their website, it's cheaper. Wish I could have stayed longer. Definitely would visit again.

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent treatment from the staff, personal yet professional. The room was cosy but clean, and it was easy to talk to people because it was a fairly small place. Good location, not far from the bus or town centre.

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portbackpackers, Owner at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review, and congratulation's on getting the cheapest beds in the hostel by booking direct on our home page, and not paying commission to the websites who supply nothing except a website, Travel safe Tony

Reviewed 1 March 2017

The managers are adorable and always willing to help. I met great people, spent fun night and I don't regret staying there 3 nights. it's clean, it's well situated and they offer cool activities. Great kitchen!

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portbackpackers, Owner at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Amazing smart people booking direct and saving big bucks, no commission on our home page means you save money , Better in your pockets than the big websites

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I saw on the port macquarie backpackers website: Super Friendly staff, ready to welcome you to the family :) and this is not a lie. If the managers are done working, they come to have a beer and sit with the rest of the people and socializing with you. The shuttle driver is also nice and takes you to the...

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Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 11 February 2017

All the staff were incredibly friendly and there was a really social vibe, it was nice and clean, cosy and i felt right at home. I could have stayed for ages. It is small and comfortable and it was just easy to talk to everyone and get along. The couches on the veranda where so comfy to sit on in...

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portbackpackers, Owner at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Glad you enjoys your stay, the best and most comfortable beds in port and the cheapest on our home page ,Why pay commission if you don't have too? Book smart

Reviewed 20 January 2017

Port Backpackers was all you need in a hostel: a clean room, good bathrooms/kitchen, and wifi. Fitz was the staff member who welcomed us when we arrived, and he was very friendly and helpful—he gave us great recommendations for things to do in the city. There was also free parking which was very helpful. The room was pretty warm, which...

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portbackpackers, Manager at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you for your review :) We enjoyed having you stay with us and are glad to hear that you enjoyed it as well! We like to encourage a warm atmosphere for all to feel at home in, so we are happy to hear that you could feel it! Please feel free to come back anytime! - PMB

United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed a night here after accidentally getting our car/house locked in a car park! We have never met such helpful and kind managers! (Trish,fitzz,roman)They always went out of their way to help us and made sure everyone was always happy (Should defiantly be given a pay rise) The hostel is very friendly, homely, clean and comfortable! If you are...

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portbackpackers, Owner at Port Macquarie Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review, and congratulation's on getting the cheapest beds in the hostel by booking direct on our home page, and not paying commission to the websites who supply nothing except a website, Travel safe Tony

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pay for your bed; the rest is free: computers, WIFI, bus pick up, swimming pool, beach & koala hospital shuttle, body boards, kayaks, snorkel gear, fishing rods, kangaroo sunset tour. There is no better place or value for money to enjoy Port Macquarie. Port Macquarie Backpackers is the most awarded hostel in town, renovated in 2011. People say it has a homely feeling and that's exactly what it is, a big home. It has never been easier to make new friends! The only real backpackers in town with a 24h kitchen and lounge room! Free pick up and drop off from the bus stop, free beach and koala hospital shuttle bus, fast Internet and Wifi all day everyday, free bodyboards, free fishing rods and tackle, free tea, coffee and sugar all day, free pool table, free day trips to see kangaroos in the wild at sunset (very cool!), and special deals for pizza, ice cream and coffee everyday! With 9 beaches in town and some of the nicest coast line on the north coast there is lots to do or just relax & chill on the veranda or swing in a hammock by the pool. Come stay and play you will be amazed! See you soon Tony No children, sorry. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Port Macquarie Backpackers

Address: 2 Hastings River Dr, Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Port Macquarie
Price Range: RM106 - RM299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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