Hotels in Newcastle, Australia

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Best Western Plus Apollo International
8.7
136 AUD
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Quest Newcastle
8.8
226 AUD
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Quality Hotel Noah's On The Beach
8.7
181 AUD
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ibis Newcastle
7.9
105 AUD
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Hotel Novocastrian
181 AUD
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Travellers Motor Village
8.2
108 AUD
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Warners At The Bay
8.3
117 AUD
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Travelodge Hotel Newcastle
7.6
118 AUD
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Chifley Apartments Newcastle
7.9
215 AUD
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Best Western Blackbutt Inn
8.3
133 AUD
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Cardiff Motor Inn
9.0
166 AUD
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Newcastle Links Motel
8.2
99 AUD
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Jesmond Executive Villas
7.6
101 AUD
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The Clarendon Hotel
8.3
168 AUD
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Brezza Bella Bed & Breakfast
9.7
245 AUD
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Cardiff Executive Apartments
7.9
126 AUD
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Honeysuckle Executive Apartments
7.5
178 AUD
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Quality Apartments City Centre Newcastle
8.7
193 AUD
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The Burwood Inn
8.7
93 AUD
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Novotel Newcastle Beach
8.5
213 AUD
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The Esplanade Motel
8.8
134 AUD
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Overnight Reflections B&B
9.5
207 AUD
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Citigate Motel Newcastle
8.4
120 AUD
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The Premier Hotel
8.0
82 AUD
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Hamilton Heritage B&b
9.5
146 AUD
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Hamilton on Everton
9.1
150 AUD
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Crown On Darby
8.8
172 AUD
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Newcastle Beach Yha
8.7
44 AUD
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Newcastle's Bed & Breakfast
9.8
166 AUD
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Newcastle Central Plaza
6.8
176 AUD
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Oriental Hotel
8.2
80 AUD
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Sunnyside Tavern
8.1
89 AUD
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Bell Chapel B&B
191 AUD
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Mayfield Motel
7.8
107 AUD
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Elizabeth Motor Inn
9.0
133 AUD
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Cbd Hotel Newcastle
6.4
79 AUD
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Hotel Jesmond
7.6
72 AUD
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Carrington Place
8.1
89 AUD
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The Grand Hotel Newcastle
8.4
127 AUD
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Harbourside Terrace Apartments
134 AUD
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When to book a hotel in Newcastle

Low season
September
High season
October

cheapest month to stay

4%

expected price decrease

most expensive time to stay

26%

expected price increase

+33.0%
+22.0%
+11.0%
Base
Price
107 - 141 AUD
Highest day of week
Sunday
Cheapest day of week
Tuesday

avg. price over the last two weeks

Average price (weeknight)

94 AUD

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avg. price over the last two weeks

Average price (weekend night)

137 AUD

avg. price over the last two weeks


Newcastle, Australia travel tips

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Best time to visit Newcastle

Newcastle is blessed with plenty of sunshine and a moderate climate, so any time is a good time to visit. Summer is from December – February with an average temperature of 22 – 26 degrees Celsius while winter months from June – August are cooler but temperatures rarely fall below 7 degrees Celsius. Hotel rates are relatively stable all year, except around holidays such as Easter, Christmas, and New Year. The city hosts many concerts, exhibitions, art festivals and conventions, so if a particular event is of interest to you, try to plan your visit around those dates.

Getting around Newcastle

A compact city with several scenic walking tracks, Newcastle is easy to explore on foot. There are also a number of cycle tracks around the city, and the Swipe & Ride automated bike rental program allows you to select a bike at any of their terminals. You can ride for $1.40 AUD per hour with a 24-hour period. Bikes have to be returned to the original terminal. For use of any public transport in Newcastle, you will need to buy the Opal ticket or an Opal card. Newcastle Buses operates several routes covering all parts of the city and its suburbs. An adult Opal single ticket cash fare for the bus costs between $2.60 AUD – $5.60 AUD based on the distance travelled. The city centre is a Fare Free Bus Zone, where you can use buses for free, daily between 7.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Normal fares apply outside of this zone. The Newcastle Stockton Ferry operates daily between Queens Wharf Newcastle to Stockton Wharf. It takes only 5 minutes for this journey and the fare is $2.60 AUD for a single trip. Newcastle Taxis are easily available 24-hours a day and you can book one by calling 133 300. Ride-share service Uber is also available in the city.


How much does a hotel in Newcastle cost?

4 stars and above
#1 most popular
Best Western Plus Apollo International
8.7
136 AUD
#2 most popular
Quality Hotel Noah's On The Beach
8.7
181 AUD
Best value
Carrington Place
8.1
89 AUD
3 stars
#1 most popular
ibis Newcastle
7.9
105 AUD
#2 most popular
Travellers Motor Village
8.2
108 AUD
Best value
The Newcastle Hotel
6.8
37 AUD
2 stars and below
#1 most popular
Citigate Motel Newcastle
8.4
120 AUD
#2 most popular
Newcastle Beach Yha
8.7
44 AUD
Best value
Newcastle Accommodation Tighes Hill
6.3
41 AUD

Cheapest hotels in Newcastle

Cheap hotels and hostels in Newcastle
The Newcastle Hotel
6.8
37 AUD
Newcastle Beach Yha
8.7
44 AUD
Newcastle Accommodation Tighes Hill
6.3
41 AUD
Shortland Hotel
7.2
67 AUD
The Crown & Anchor Hotel
6.5
41 AUD
Hotel Jesmond
7.6
72 AUD

Best value hotels in Newcastle

The Burwood Inn
8.7
93 AUD
The Newcastle Hotel
6.8
37 AUD
Newcastle Beach Yha
8.7
44 AUD
Best Western Plus Apollo International
8.7
136 AUD
Carrington Place
8.1
89 AUD
Warners At The Bay
8.3
117 AUD

Where to stay in Newcastle, NSW Australia

Best places to stay in Newcastle

Newcastle, Australia’s 2nd oldest city is a charming place with superb sandy beaches, an emerging culinary scene, quirky shops, hip bars and plenty of street art. The city is also home to several historic buildings and was a part of Australia’s convict history. Newcastle is compact but has several small precincts and neighbourhoods. Wherever you stay in the city, you will always be a short walk away from the beach or the harbour front.

Newcastle Beach

One of the best surfing locations in Australia, Newcastle Beach is a favoured spot for the board riders wishing to catch that perfect wave. Enjoy the well-appointed rooms featuring balconies with water views at the Quality Hotel NOAH’s on the Beach, on Newcastle Beach. Just a 3-minute walk from Newcastle Beach and a 5-minute walk from Newcastle CBD, you have the Novotel Newcastle Beach Hotel which features sleek rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular water views.

Newcastle CBD and Queens Wharf

Newcastle Central Business District (CBD) has many historic buildings, dominated by the Christ Church Cathedral. The area is also home to the Scratchley Fort and Nobby Beach. Wharf Road features several waterfront hotels and holiday apartments with beautiful views of the Hunter River. Stay at The Clarendon Hotel on Hunter Street in the heart of Newcastle CBD. You also have the Newcastle Central Apartment Hotel located close to the Newcastle Harbour amid several shops and restaurants. Another all-suite harbour side hotel is the Crowne Plaza Newcastle.

The Hill and Cooks Hill

In the inner city precincts of The Hill and Cooks Hill, you will find several historic Victorian terraces, tree-lined streets, art galleries, and quaint pubs and bars. Cooks Hill is also home to Darby Street, known as ‘eat street’ with over 25 restaurants and cafés offering al-fresco dining. Stay in the elegantly appointed and tastefully furnished serviced apartments of the Crown on Darby on Darby Street. You can also look at Hotel Delany on the same street. Try the pub style accommodation of The Commonwealth Hotel on Union Street.

The Junction and Merewether

The Junction is a vibrant inner city precinct with plenty of shopping and dining, and a large commercial centre around Glebe Road. Merewether is home to Merewether Beach and Bar Beach renowned for their excellent surfing conditions. Enjoy exquisitely decorated rooms at the award-winning Junction Hotel which boasts a lively gastropub, an airy bar and a bright courtyard. Or look at the Oriental and Tuscan-themed rooms of the Brezza Bella Bed and Breakfast which is a short walk from Merewether Beach.

Cheap hotels in Newcastle

You will find a bunch of cheap accommodation options spread out all over Newcastle city. In the Honeysuckle dining and entertainment precinct, you have simple, modern rooms of the Ibis Newcastle hotel. Or stay in the bright airy rooms of the CBD Hotel which is just a 5-minute walk from the Newcastle Museum. You can also look at the Travelodge Hotel Newcastle on a bustling tree-lined street in Newcastle CBD. The Backpackers Newcastle hostel on Denison Street offers a free pick up and drop to the bus or train station, and also provides free surfing lessons to its guests. In The Junction area, you have The Burwood, an old corner pub with clean, functional, pub-style accommodation and a homely atmosphere.


What to do in Newcastle, Australia

The port city of Newcastle has a jam-packed event calendar all year round, so you are sure to stumble upon a music festival, an arts event, a surfing competition, or perhaps a craft beer week. Apart from the events, this fun-loving and vibrant city offers sandy beaches, historical architecture, quirky boutiques and a splendid gastronomic experience. With so much to see and do, you are assured of a packed itinerary!

  • Learn of Newcastle’s rich nautical heritage at the Newcastle Maritime Museum.
  • Admire an excellent collection of art at the Newcastle Art Gallery.
  • Visit the Merewether Aquarium which is essentially a pedestrian underpass transformed into a pop-art underwater world at the southern end of Merewether Beach.
  • Surf, swim or spend a leisurely day on the picturesque and sandy Newcastle Beach, east of the town centre.
  • View over 200 species of birds, including magpies, freckled ducks, and egrets at the Hunter Wetlands Centre.
  • Get a glimpse into Newcastle’s origin and social history at the Newcastle Museum.
  • Take a guided tour of Fort Scratchley perched above the Newcastle Harbour, and discover a labyrinth of underground tunnels in this intriguing erstwhile military site.
  • Admire the stunning stained glass windows and treasures such as a gold chalice in the Christ Church Cathedral which dominates the city’s skyline.
  • Enjoy several walking trails at the Blackbutt Reserve which has enclosures of native critters such as koalas, wallabies, wombats, and several native birds.
  • Enjoy a picnic or a leisurely walk at the magnificently landscaped ocean side expanse of King Edward Park. Hike up to the Obelisk for sweeping views of the city and the ocean.
  • Go surfing at Bar Beach or Nobby Beach which have excellent surfing conditions.
  • Book an Epicurean Excursion Food Tour and get introduced to Newcastle’s favourite eateries in just a couple of hours.
  • Enjoy the 5-kilometre Bather’s Way Walk which extends from Nobby’s Head to Fort Scratchley.
  • Go on a shopping spree at the Olive Tree Markets renowned for an eclectic mix of stalls selling original art and accessories.

Looking for a specific type of hotel

Romantic hotels in Newcastle
Best value
Hotel Jesmond
7.6
72 AUD
No. 1 most popular
Best Western Plus Apollo International
8.7
136 AUD
No. 2 most popular
Travellers Motor Village
8.2
108 AUD
No. 3 most popular
Warners At The Bay
8.3
117 AUD
No. 4 most popular
Travelodge Hotel Newcastle
7.6
118 AUD
No. 5 most popular
Chifley Apartments Newcastle
7.9
215 AUD
Best Western Blackbutt Inn
8.3
133 AUD
Kid-friendly hotels in Newcastle
Best value
Hotel Jesmond
7.6
72 AUD
No. 1 most popular
Best Western Plus Apollo International
8.7
136 AUD
No. 2 most popular
Travellers Motor Village
8.2
108 AUD
No. 3 most popular
Warners At The Bay
8.3
117 AUD
No. 4 most popular
Travelodge Hotel Newcastle
7.6
118 AUD
No. 5 most popular
Chifley Apartments Newcastle
7.9
215 AUD
Best Western Blackbutt Inn
8.3
133 AUD

Popular flight routes to Newcastle, Australia

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Brisbane to Newcastle
Fastest flight time
1h 15m
Cheapest price
123 AUD
Melbourne to Newcastle
Fastest flight time
1h 30m
Cheapest price
131 AUD
Sydney to Newcastle
Fastest flight time
0h 45m
Cheapest price
204 AUD
Coolangatta to Newcastle
Fastest flight time
1h 15m
Cheapest price
231 AUD
Gladstone to Newcastle
Fastest flight time
5h 35m
Cheapest price
495 AUD
Darwin to Newcastle
Fastest flight time
14h 30m
Cheapest price
629 AUD
Perth to Newcastle
Fastest flight time
13h 20m
Cheapest price
663 AUD
Singapore to Newcastle
Fastest flight time
11h 35m
Cheapest price
701 AUD
Queenstown to Newcastle
Fastest flight time
20h 30m
Cheapest price
788 AUD
Shanghai to Newcastle
Fastest flight time
22h 25m
Cheapest price
968 AUD
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