Just a 5-minute drive from Bar Beach, Backpackers Newcastle offers surfing lessons through a partnering company, an outdoor pool and BBQ facilities. All rooms include access to shared kitchen and lounge facilities. Newcastle Backpackers is a 5-minute walk from Hamilton Bus Depot and a 10-minute walk from Beaumont Street, which offers cafes, restaurants and shops. The Hunter Valley is a 1-hour drive away. The property offers dormitory style and private rooms. All rooms are fan cooled and have linen included. All have access to shared bathroom and ironing facilities. Guests enjoy free access to an entertainment area, including a billiards table and table tennis. The swimming pool is perfect for cooling off after a hard days backpacking. Free bus/train station transfers can be arranged with the office staff. Guests receive a free BBQ on Monday night.