Just a 5-minute drive from Bar Beach, Backpackers Newcastle offers free surfing lessons, 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 are fan cooled and feature free towels and linen. All have access to shared bathroom and ironing facilities. Guests enjoy a table tennis table and evening entertainment. Free bus/ train station transfers can be arranged, and an airport shuttle is available for an additional charge. Guests receive free dinner at a local pub on Monday nights, and a free shuttle bus to transport them to dinner.