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Reviews - Backpackers Newcastle

2Self Classified Hostel Ratings explained
262 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne , Tyne and Wear, NE4 6AQ
24hr reception and parking with late check out available.

Situated within a five minute walk from Newcastle train station, National Express bus station, St James Park home of Newcastle United, the Oz Academy, and The Tyneside Metro Arena. Newcastle Backpackers is also within easy reach of the cities world famous bars, restaurants (see lonely planet) and shops. It sits on Newcastle Westgate Road, the historical Roman road which follows the route of Hadrian’s Wall. We are ideally placed for jumping off on the Hadrian’s Wall walk.

Newcastle Backpackers has a family boutique feel and is much smaller than the nearby rival hostel in Newcastle. With maximum 26 beds, we can still offer a choice of 10 and 8 bed rooms with a large chill-out room featuring plasma T.V., sofas, band hero, dartboard, playstation and games. Guest have use of a self catering kitchenette and dining table that seats 8. We also offer free wifi and a computer guests can use.

All of our facilities are brand new with individual bathrooms featuring large cubicles and powers showers. We offer breakfast in the form of serial, porage, toast and eggs with tea and coffee.

Adjacent car spaces are available and there is ample storage for bicycles. We have plenty of personal lockers for guests to use during there stay. We also have a large storage room and a safe for guest to put personal belongings in the reception area to store after checkout, please ask for details. On arrival we have maps and tourist guides.

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Overall score Guest rating scores since November 2012 Customer recommendation
Guest Reviews Based on 13 reviews
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85% recommended this accommodation to a friend 85% would stay again
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A wonderful stay, amazing staff and good, clean sleeping.
The proprierots of the Hostel live themselves on the premises. It's not just a hostel, it's their home - and it shows. They place is bright, airy, clean and generally well maintained.
It's been decorated (in fact, they were in the process of picking out some more decoration when I was there, and one of the guests was offering to help) - e.g. the men's bathroom has its pages covered in comic books for loo reading. There's a codepad entry, a small downstairs lounge with a comfy sofa, a stack of New Scientist, board games, a free snooker table, and a small library as well as a sound system - you won't get bored even if you stay in.
Plenty of sockets are available for recharging gadgets, in the lounge and in the dorms, and there's good Wifi. There's a small kitchen which is free for guests if you want to make your own dinner (fridge is there, too) or just nab some cornflakes and toast.
Dormitories, bathrooms and showers are clean. Showers are adjustable with regards to temperature and well maintained.
Situated about a 10 minute walk from major metro links in a quiet side road with cafes and little shops, I would recommend this very much. For about 20£ a night, you're more than getting your money's worth.
Staff are very polite, welcoming and helpful and happy to give you advice, tell you about the city, or just sit down with a cup of tea and have a chat. Really, very nice people. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

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L Becker

From Dundee, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

Travelling alone

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stag do
We stayed one night her ,very friendly ,great atmosphere, very clean rooms,fresh bedding , helpful staff

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andrew a

From UK
Who stayed in April 2014

Group of men

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Excellent experience!!
Owners are very friendly. very clean. Highly recomended!!!

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C Armour

From Dromore, UK
Who stayed in February 2014

Travelling alone

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Great for nights out
We were a group of 8, 5 girls and 3 guys! Went up to newcastle for a messy weekend away. Backpackers was great, the staff were friendly, the rooms were clean, beds were comfy and it's really close to town. Very impressed and would definitely stay here again.

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Andrea M

From UK
Who stayed in October 2013

Mixed group

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Good work
The room had a strong musk smell to it, but I quickly became accustomed to it. Otherwise, great accomodation

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Mark M

From USA
Who stayed in October 2013

Travelling alone

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Not a pleasant experience
It was certainly cheap but it wasn't cheerful. When I arrived I couldn't get into the building which was locked, no one answered the bell outside or the phone. There were 3 suspicious looking men standing outside who made me feel very uncomfortable. After waiting half an hour someone eventually answered to the door, he spoke very little English, had no record of my booking, and I started to feel like I was in a scene from the horror film Hostel. The room was reasonable, although there were no ladders to get to the top bunk beds. The two working showers were filthy, full of hair and dirt. In the kitchen someone's cold kebab from the night before was still on the counter top and the sink was full of washing up. In short, the worst hostel I've ever stayed in. Sorry, I'm only being honest.

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Michael F

From UK
Who stayed in October 2013

Travelling alone

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very pleasant surprise
upon arriving i was made to feel very welcome. i was offered a refreshing drink and shown room. i then joined a few others in the chilling room and again felt easy amd welcomed and joined in the activities of the night. as it says its a chilling room with internet access, playstation and music in background. very good value for money and will happily return again in future.

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c jennings

From Caerffili, UK
Who stayed in August 2013

Travelling alone

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Excellent !
Great hostel, management was great and very helpful with information! it was one of the cleanest hostels I've ever stayed in! You have access to tea, coffee and toast free of charge when ever you like! Over-all excellent value for money!

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L Hatton

From UK
Who stayed in May 2013

Travelling alone

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Accommodation quite satisfactory for my needs

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C Jennett

From Tamworth, UK
Who stayed in March 2013

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ill be there again and again ect ect ect ect ect ect ect ect ect ect ect ect ect ect ect ect ect ect
was very happy

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Mario Dilorenzo

From England
Who stayed in February 2013

Travelling alone

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