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Bellingen YHA Backpackers
2 Short Street
Phone: (+612) 6655 1116
Fax: (+612) 6655 1358
Manager: Maf Sheldon
MON - FRI: 8am - 7pm.
SAT & SUN: 8am - 12pm, 2pm - 7pm
Check-in from 2pm.
If travelling on the GREYHOUND BUS you must book to URUNGA and we provide free pick up with prior arrangement.
200m to the local bus stop - Coffs Harbour to Bellingen services Mon-Fri & Sat.
15 km to station at Urunga - daily services Sydney/Brisbane. Free pick up by prior arrangement.
39 km from Coffs Harbour airport. Please call to discuss pick up costs.
The best, most authentically wonderful hostel I have stayed at. Everyone made me feel so at home, and the view and vibe were beautiful, I'm definitely coming back.
Alice D. (January 2015)
This was a beautiful backpackers with beautiful people. I enjoyed the chilled out vibe.
Kevin T. (November 2014)
Great place to stay cheap and comfortable too.
bradley j. (October 2014)
The best hostel in Australia. Maybe even the world.
Caitlin R. (October 2014)
Nice atmosphere, friendly staff and a brilliant location. Beware of falling tap handles in the bathrooms. Overall a great place.
briannon g. (September 2014)
The staff were great - my partner Steph had an accident that day making my checkin with our small baby a late one. They were so helpful about the whole situation.
Steph C. (September 2014)
I had a wonderful time at this very cozy hostel! It's a beautiful house w view on the river and was full of interesting and positive people during my stay, so I made friends immediately. We sat at the table doing macrame and ceramics, traded stuff fo...
Audrey B. (August 2014)
Its a very chilled out place. Very good for meeting people and just relaxing and did I mention, there is yoga class there?
Ellson Y. (August 2014)
A beautiful, well-run, laid-back hostel in a beautiful laid-back town. Perfect location, and Maf, Zoom and the others make you feel welcome and at home.
Ian M. (August 2014)
As soon as we arrived we were greeted by staff and made to feel comfortable and welcome . Our room had beautiful views and the hostel had lovely energy and atmosphere. There are many open areas and hidden nooks ensuring that you can be social or find...
Anne E. (July 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.
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'.
200 metres to the nearest food store
Must eats in Bellingen:
- Pies, Olive bread, Macadamia fruit loaf... fuck it... eat EVERYTHING from the woodfire bakery in the alley next to the pub. - Bacon from Bellingen Butchery
- Burgers and chips from no. 5 Church St
- Drink - Amelia Franklin coffee
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10% off adventures
Ph: 02 6658 0850
$10 off spa and sauna session for two people.
Ph: 02 6655 0429
YHA Travel licences: 2TA002629 (NSW), LTA148 (NT), 3433524 (QLD), TTA32 (SA), TA-0033055
(VIC), 9TA00584 (WA)