Bellingen

  • Dorrigo Gondwanaland Rainforest Deal 

    Please note: Dorrigo Tour operates on Wednesdays only.

    Discover the beautiful World Heritage listed Dorrigo National Park's rainforest, waterfalls, flora and fauna from bohemian Bellingen, only 30 minutes inland from Coffs Harbour. This deal includes:  

    • 2 nights' multi-share accommodation at Bellingen YHA
    • Wednesday-only full-day guided tour to Dorrigo National Park including Skywalk, rainforest nature walk, Griffith Lookout, Dangar Falls walk and swim, and lunch stop in Dorrigo town (lunch not included). 

    Priced from $89 per person. Valid to 30 September 2013. 

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  • Average customer ratings for this hostel

    • Average rating: 89%
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    • Value for money: 85%
    283 customers have rated this hostel.
  • Once you have stayed with us you will be invited by email to provide your own rating of the hostel. The rating will be published, whether you give us good or bad marks.

  • Here are some of the satisfaction ratings we have received from previous guests:

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    Anne E, July 2014
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    lynne m, July 2014
    Beautiful room overlooking river and the most helpful, kind staff.
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    Elise E, July 2014
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    Gerald K, 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.
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    John C, July 2014
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    Grant M, June 2014
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    Sara R, June 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 Bellinger river and charming, friendly staff. It felt like a family - and I only stayed for a night! I would recommend it to anyone.
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    kelly o, June 2014
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    Rhonda W, 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.
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    Rebecca W, June 2014
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    Neil M, June 2014
    Excellent hostel with friendly, efficient staff. Location is great and the atmosphere is very relaxed, hospitable and quiet. Would recommend this hostel highly to others. However, accommodation in Australia is too expensive and that is reflected in the price of the ensuite room at $100.
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    Keith V, May 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
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    Rebecca W, May 2014
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    Jorgelina J, 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!
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    Bedelia W, May 2014
    Great place to stay for any age we were 2 mature ladies and were made to feel very welcome and cared for would highly reccomend to anyone.
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    Anthony J, May 2014
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    kim t, May 2014
    Position is fantastic,near the main street and overlooking the river banks.Probably needs a bit of money spent on it as timber is starting to age.Both the boys were great hosts and it had a family [tribal] feel.Thanks,enjoyed the stay.
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    Sarah W, April 2014
    This hostel is in a great central location in Bellingen, with plenty of parking available. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming, very relaxed atmosphere. Our room had beautiful views over the Bellingen countryside. The only downside was the room's cleanliness, I don't believe the bathroom had been cleaned, there was an old soap in the basin, and the toilet wasn't cleaned, there was also a towel from previous occupants, and no clean towels provided. The room itself hadn't been vacuumed. The room was $90 per night which I believe was quite expensive, the hotel above the pub around the corner was similar price, with spotless rooms and tv also provided, so value for money wasn't that great.
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    Kyle B, April 2014
    Had a wonderful time here, the staff was very lovely and made us want to stay for longer!
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    Chris S, April 2014
    Very relaxing atmosphere, fitting the Bellingen theme. Would definitely stay here again.