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Newcastle Beach YHA
3 out of 5
30 Pacific St, Newcastle, NSW
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The price is $47 per night
0.29 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (64 reviews)

"Stayed for the night and was blown away by what i got for the price, my booking got mixed up on the system and i was given a room to myself for no extra charge! Staff was amazing and friendly and the atmosphere of the whole place was wonderful and welcoming. 10/10 would stay there again."…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Newcastle Beach YHA
The Grand Hotel Newcastle
4 out of 5
32 Church Street, Newcastle, NSW
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The price is $90 per night
0.2 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (483 reviews)

"Perfect location to the city and the beach. Priced very well. The hotel has a lot of charm and character. Needs a little TLC due to the age of the building but overall extremely clean and lovely. We've stayed there twice now, highly recommend :)"…"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

The Grand Hotel Newcastle
Novotel Newcastle Beach
4.5 out of 5
5 King Street, Newcastle, NSW
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The price is $102 per night
0.29 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (1,077 reviews)

"Great staff. Friendly and professional. Nice rooms in a convenient location"…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Novotel Newcastle Beach
Astra Apartments Newcastle East
3.5 out of 5
Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle, NSW
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0.37 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)

"Unit immaculate with all the mod cons. Great spot so close to beach (although no beach view) Really enjoyed my stay"…"

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2020

Astra Apartments Newcastle East
Rydges Newcastle
4.5 out of 5
Wharf Rd & Merewether St, Newcastle, NSW
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The price is $97 per night
0.43 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,580 reviews)

"Reception and check in was a. Reese, room service was no hassle and my coffee in the bar was delicious"…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

Rydges Newcastle
Alloggio Studios on King
2.5 out of 5
202 King Street, Newcastle, NSW
The price is $90 per night
0.25 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"The staff were great place was pretty clean could do with a bit of a face lift but overall the stay was great and would recommend it to anyone"…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Alloggio Studios on King
Chifley Apartments Newcastle
4.5 out of 5
B7/14 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle, NSW
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0.61 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (453 reviews)

"Great Service bery friendly. Well priced. Great facilities very spacious. Nice and clean."…"

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Chifley Apartments Newcastle
Nautilos Apartments
4 out of 5
265 Wharf Road, Newcastle, NSW
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The price is $132 per night
0.27 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (61 reviews)

"everything was great awesome location and underground carpark"…"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2020

Nautilos Apartments
Arena on the Beach
3.5 out of 5
77 Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle, NSW
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The price is $120 per night
0.29 mi from city center
3.5/5Good! (19 reviews)

"Great location and great view of water. Triple size large bed in the master was very comfortable. I just wish they had a vacum cleaner at the property. Overall House Looked neat and clean but there were dog or cat hair everywhere in the balcony chair and the sofa cushion. I would have enjoyed more ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2020

Arena on the Beach
Beau Monde Apartments Newcastle - Horizon Apartment
3.5 out of 5
75 Shortland Esplanade, Newcastle, NSW
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0.29 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (8 reviews)
Lovely apartment.

"Comfortable rooms with great views of the sea. Very relaxing getaway. Check in was a little inconvenient but made up with an accomodating late check in. Owner was very helpful in organising our stay."…"

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2018

Beau Monde Apartments Newcastle - Horizon Apartment
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Visiting Newcastle

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Newcastle, and visitors give high marks for the bustling port. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its parks. Top sights in the city include Lake Macquarie, Newcastle Beach, and Nobbys Head Beach.

  • There are 197 hotels and other accommodations in Newcastle
  • The closest major airport is in Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown), 9.2 mi (14.8 km) from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in Newcastle

Favorite family attractions include Merewether Ocean Baths and Oakvale Farm and Fauna World. Notable city landmarks like Newcastle Civic Theater and Hunter Wetlands Centre might be worth a visit. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the seaside and these places to visit: Lake Macquarie, Newcastle Beach, and Nobbys Head Beach.

In Newcastle, you'll be able to select from 197 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday retreat. Here you'll find top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • Junction Hotel - With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and a bar, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and beach locale.
  • Holiday Inn Express Newcastle - Our customers like the bar and breakfast at this hotel. With a stay at this 4.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi.
  • Nags Head Hotel - With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and a bar, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its overall value and helpful staff.

Other top sights in Newcastle include Merewether Beach. In the surrounding area, popular places to visit include Tomaree National Park, 24.5 mi/39.5 km from the heart of the city, and Dutchies Beach, which is 25 mi (40.3 km) away.

Getting Around Newcastle

With so many choices for transportation, seeing all of Newcastle is a breeze. If you want to see more of the area, ride aboard a train from Civic Station, Newcastle Interchange Station, or Hamilton Station. You can learn about water transportation options at the port.

Dressing for Newcastle

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 81°F during the day and 60°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 75°F, while the average at night is 47°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 71°F with nighttime averages of 46°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 80°F and nighttime averages of 53°F
  • About 37.85 inches of rain falls on Newcastle each year
  • Usually January and February are the hottest months with an average of 80°F, whereas July and August are often coldest, averaging 47°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Newcastle?
The Lucky Hotel is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Reviews from our site also recommend The Gateway Inn and Mercure Newcastle Airport as top choices for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Newcastle, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of hotel room reservations are refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might be able to still cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Enter dates in and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to get the top deals on offer in Newcastle.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Newcastle?
For additional details about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Newcastle, click here.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Newcastle?
Based on reviews, ibis Newcastle is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features a restaurant and a bar. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Merewether Motel and Gateshead Tavern Motel.
What's the best accommodation when traveling with kids to Newcastle?
Rydges Newcastle is a top 4.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other choices for your kid-friendly vacation include The Gateway Inn and Novotel Newcastle Beach. Attractions like Merewether Ocean Baths and Oakvale Farm and Fauna World are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic vacation in Newcastle?
The Lucky Hotel is a favorite 4-star hotel for couples, and features a restaurant and a bar. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Sunnyside Tavern and The Gateway Inn.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Newcastle?
Hamilton Heritage B&B is a top B&B for people traveling with their pets, and offers laundry facilities and free WiFi for its human guests.
Where is the best place to stay close to University of Newcastle?
Shortland Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this hotel offers a restaurant and free parking. It’s located just a short 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from University of Newcastle. Other good choices within a few miles include Ibis Budget Newcastle and The Executive Inn.
What about the best place to stay close to Nobbys Head Beach?
One of the top choices for your stay is Quality Hotel NOAH’S On The Beach, located a short 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Nobbys Head Beach, and this 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Newcastle Beach Hotel and Novotel Newcastle Beach are other good choices nearby.
What's the best accommodation to stay near the beach in Newcastle?
The Lucky Hotel is a top 4-star beach hotel with 3 bars/lounges and a restaurant. Other good choices for your beach trip include Rydges Newcastle and The Clarendon Hotel. Head to Newcastle Beach or Nobbys Head Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury hotel in Newcastle?
Brezza Bella Bed & Breakfast is a 4.5-star B&B with private balconies and a terrace, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travelers looking for a pampering stay. The Gateway Inn and Best Western Plus Apollo International Hotel are two other upscale options for your trip.
What's the best boutique hotel in Newcastle?
Maison de May Boutique Bed &breakfast is a favorite 4.5-star B&B with Expedia travelers looking for a stylish accommodation, featuring free breakfast and private patios. The Lucky Hotel and The Clarendon Hotel are a couple of other boutique hotels.

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