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  • Beautiful room overlooking river and the most helpful, kind staff.

    lynne m. (July 2014)

    Amazing location. The managers Maf and Zoom were very helpful and friendly, going out of their way to make our stay enjoyable, and made our whole family feel very welcome.

    Gerald K. (July 2014)

    I had never stayed at a YHA backpackers before, and at 38, I'm no student traveller. I loved my experience here - the feeling of the place, all Buddhas and inspirational sayings on the walls, the beautiful old weatherboard guesthouse overlooking Bell...

    Sara R. (June 2014)

    We were only staying the one night but the room was comfortable, the staff friendly and helpful; the location is brilliant and the view superb - breakfasting on the veranda overlooking the river flats is just a beautiful way to begin your day.

    Rhonda W. (June 2014)

    The help offered by the 2 brother Managers was excellent, I couldnt ask for more from this hostel where the focus was on community eg a Bollywood night opened up to the whole community was fantastic. Thanks Bellingen for a marvellous stay

    Keith V. (May 2014)

    Awsome! The best that it has a part from the view is the staff, they made me feel like home, its a place where you feel home..and its very difficult to find places that makes you feel that way, so thank you very much!

    Jorgelina J. (May 2014)

    Had a wonderful time here, the staff was very lovely and made us want to stay for longer!

    Kyle B. (April 2014)

    Very relaxing atmosphere, fitting the Bellingen theme. Would definitely stay here again.

    Chris S. (April 2014)

    Amazing alternative hostel stay with laid back people! I loved sitting on the patio taking in the view of the river and the kitchen is always full of the most delicious smells. The staff are amazing always greeting guests and planning things like mov...

    Rebecca N. (April 2014)

    The most friendly, caring, beautiful people in one of the most magical places in the world. Good vibes

    Bonnie D. (April 2014)

  • Bellingen YHA is one of Australia's most laidback backpacker hostels. It's a beautiful and homely YHA set amongst beautiful country! Relax on the hostel balcony overlooking the river and rainforest gardens. Take a tour to Dorrigo National Park, canoe on the river or explore Bellingen village with its great cafes, shops and monthly markets. Hostel accommodation is in twin/double and multi-share rooms.

  • Facilities

    • Barbeque
    • Bicycles
    • Boat/Canoe
    • Courtesy Bus
    • Disabled Access
    • Games room
    • Internet/E-mail
    • Parking
    • Reading room
    • Television
  • Activities

    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Cycling
    • Galleries/Museums
    • Horseriding
    • Mountain Biking
    • National Park
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Whitewater Rafting
  • Things to do

    Bello is a groovy alternative town with arts, craft and coffee shops, and a great monthly market. Hang out with the musicians at the Global Carnival and the Jazz Festival, or visit the rainforest and waterfalls of Dorrigo. Canoe, cycle, swing on the Tarzan rope, or swim in the river under a full moon. Find out why Bello has been is called 'the cruisiest place on earth'.

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