Bellingen YHA - Belfry Guesthouse

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  • Getting here by train

    15 km to Urunga station. Daily services to/from Sydney and Brisbane.

    Getting here by bus

    200m to the local bus stop. Coffs Harbour to Bellingen services Monday to Saturday.

    Click here for the Route Map

    Click here for the Timetable

    Nearest airport

    36 km from Coffs Harbour airport.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Dorrigo National Park
    • Bellingen Village
    • Bellingen Canoe Adventures
    • Northbank Community Garden
    • Valery Trails & Horse Riding Centre


    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • The Woodcraft Gallery
    • Whitewater Rafting
    • Mountain Bike Trails
    • Horse Riding Tours 
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tennis Courts
    • Rainforest Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Waterfalls & Picnic Areas
    • Cycle Paths
    • Craft and Coffee Shops

    Find us...

    Address: 2 Short Street
    Bellingen, NSW 2454
    Phone: (+612) 6655 1116
    Hostel Manager: Rowan Simon
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

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  • Bellingen YHA - Belfry Guesthouse

    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; free Wi-Fi for guests.



    • Barbecue
    • Bicycles
    • Boat/canoe
    • Courtesy bus
    • Disabled access
    • Games room
    • Wi-Fi
    • Parking
    • Reading room
    • TV


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


    95% customer rating, based on 620 Reviews
    • Had a great week here with some very cool people as staff and visitors.
      Johannes V September 2017
    • Very nice hostel. Close to shops and has a lovely outlook over the valley. Nice chilled out vibe.
      Sarah July 2017
    • The hostel was excellent. On the edge of town, but 5 minutes from shops and restaurants.
      Jane S July 2017
    • Nice little hostel, great location in Bellingen.
      Tiina T June 2017
    • Beautiful spot and a really lovely, relaxed feel.
      Sally September 2017
    • Beautiful hostel, incredible views, fantastic staff and location. The best hostel I have ever stayed in. The Manager Rowan is one of a kind- what a legend.
      Gemma M September 2017
    • Very friendly and kind staff. Beautiful outdoor patio. Bed was extremely comfy with clean linens.
      Cameron C September 2017
    • This is what I think of when I think YHA - quirky little hostel in great location with fantastic outlook. Shared the night with a few tree huggers and had a wonderful experience.
      Craig T April 2017
    • This hostel is wonderful x
      Wesley S March 2017
    • Cosy, clean rooms in the heart of Bellingen - great experience.
      Giles T September 2017

    Find us...

    Address: 2 Short Street
    Bellingen, NSW 2454
    Phone: (+612) 6655 1116
    Hostel Manager: Rowan Simon
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    8:00 am-12:00 pm and 

    3:00 pm to 7:00 pm 

    If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

    Check in from 3:00pm daily
    Check out until 10:00am daily

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    Things to do in Bellingen

    Bello is a groovy alternative town with arts and crafts, 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'.

    Bellingen has great local produce and food to enjoy. Plan a stay during local markets and get to try and buy the best of local fruit, veg and more.

    Plan your food experience with this local information:

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    FREE things to do in Bellingen

    1. River tubing
    2. Rope swings
    3. Bushwalking
    4. Cycle to the Never Never Promiseland
    5. Visit the flying foxes on Bat Island
    6. Window shop at various Bellingen markets