Newcastle Beach Yha

30 Pacific Street, Cnr King StreetNewcastle2300Australia
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About Newcastle Beach Yha

Situated opposite the beach, the Newcastle Beach YHA places guests within easy reach of Newcastle Ocean Baths and the Fort Scratchley Historic Site. Facilities include a tour desk and games room.

This YHA accommodates up to 99 guests in a variety of twin/double/family rooms and dorms. Rooms offer fans, lockers, linens and access to a shared bathroom. Free Wi-Fi is available. Private rooms include a TV.

Amenities include a reading room, a terrace and a guest lounge with a TV. Surfboards and bodyboards are available to borrow (free).

Guests have access to a communal kitchen and BBQ grills. Plus, the YHA hosts regular pizza and barbecue nights and offers a free pub dinner once a week.

The Newcastle Beach YHA lies half a mile from Nobbys Beach Reserve, within three miles of Broadmeadow Racecourse and within six miles of Hunter Stadium. The Boardwalk Beer Festival is held nearby.


30 Pacific Street, Cnr King Street, Newcastle, 2300, Australia
Telephone: +61(2)49253544 | Fax: +61(2)49253944 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00

Positive Reviews

Appealing location

The location of the Newcastle Beach YHA appeals to guests, with many appreciating the easy access to the beach and the Fort Scratchley Historic Site. Perhaps the only downside is that there is only one small grocery store nearby. However, more options are easily reached by bus.

Decent range of facilities

Guests are complimentary about the choice of facilities on offer. The highlights include the free use of the surfboards and bodyboards. Plus, guests enjoy the various socials held through the week. These offer savings on food and the chance to meet fellow guests.

Friendly staff

The staff at this YHA attract positive feedback from guests. Most describe the team as happy to stop and chat. You can also count on the staff to help out with tips on how to make the most of your stay. Plus, the tour desk staff is knowledgeable and can help with discounted tickets.

Negative Reviews

No air-conditioning

The lack of air-conditioning in the rooms and dorms was a problem for some guests. The provided fan is not a particularly good substitute for proper climate control, particularly as one fan is supposed to cool down numerous people.

Cleanliness could be better

Opinions about whether this YHA is clean tends to vary. While some guests found the standards of cleanliness acceptable, others raise concerns. Reported issues include dirty bathrooms, stained linens and cockroaches.

Better for a younger crowd

Reviews suggest that although family rooms are available, this YHA is probably better suited to a younger crowd. Families may find the other guests are a little too rowdy to consider staying with children.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 536 reviews across the web
8 /10
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    8.7 /10
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    7.9 /10
8 out of 10 based on 536 reviews