Facility Description

The Office

We’re open from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Located across from The Lagoon-style pool, the office is the place to borrow sand boards, body boards, DVDs, and board games, free of charge; to hire towels, bikes, book tours, and free wifi. 

Our friendly staff will supply you with tourist maps, activity brochures, and essential local knowledge—the best beach to catch sunset, sweet spots to jump rocks and docks into the sea, scenic bike trails through Tomaree National Park, where to spot koalas, insider information on fantastic tours—directions, departure times, concession bookings, and much more. Always ask a local… ask us.

We also operate as your booking agent for all local tours, attractions, and future hostel stays at other YHAs. We’re happy to assist you with onward travel plans and answer any questions about bookings, transportation, and directions.

The Lagoon

Take a dip in our lagoon-style 11 m saltwater pool. Swim in the salt and bask in the sun. Kick back in one of the lounge chairs on our sun-drenched deck and unwind.

The Bush Kitchen

It’s like eating in the middle of the Rainforest but not getting wet when it rains…

Eat out… side. Cook, feast, drink, and meet other travellers in our spacious, open-air eatery. It is a fully equipped bush kitchen, with a large BBQ, gas cooker, microwave, toaster, sandwich maker, espresso makers, and more. We also provide necessary cooking equipment and free tea, coffee, sugar, flour, oil and salt. Surrounded by rainforest and native wildlife, the Bush Kitchen seems surreal.  With a large wooden deck and community-style seating, the atmosphere is a rare blend of tranquillity and comradery. And now we have added a lovely little chiminea fire pot to snuggle around on the cold winter nights..

The Shed

Has to be seen to be believed. - Lonely Planet
A proper Aussie “Shed” packed with historical, unnecessary, and first-class stuff. There’s a free pool table, a dart board, TV, DVD player, Wii, board games, free book exchange, a travel library,and CD player. Excellent spot to relax, read, or join in traveller revelry.   Maybe you will be here when we  host our Movie and popcorn night.

Campfire

Get hot and hypnotized under the stars by our "Bush TV". Huddle around our pit-style fire, share stories with fellow travellers, and toast marshmallows.    

Bike Hire

Put some fun between your legs…

What better way to explore Port Stephens than saddle side? We have beach cruisers and mountain bikes for hire from minimum $10 for 4 hours up to a maximum $15 per day. We’ll lend you a bike free of charge to go to the supermarket. Free use of bike locks and helmets.

Wireless Internet   FREE WIFI HOTSPOT

Lounge on our garden day bed or lounge by The Lagoon while surfing the net. Or hang in "The Shed" where Wifi is also available for free.

Washing

We wash your clothes for only $5 per load and you hang them out on the line. It’s easy, breezy, and eco-friendly.