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Bellingen YHA Backpackers

2 Short Street, Bellingen, New South Wales 2454, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Pros Truly is one of the best located hostels I've ever been to Gorgeous views Can walk to everything in Bellingen Relaxed vibe Good parking However... Cons Total lack of security. Even though only one other person was in my dorm, she was using all the lockers as shelves so I couldn't lock my valuables. Regardless, it didn't appear that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Wow, what a place. I would give this hostel a million stars if I could! It's like a little hippie cabin nestled in the forest and as soon as you arrive the staff make you feel like you're back at home and that everyone there is one big family. The rooms are beautiful, so clean and spacious and actually have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Loved it... Will definitely be back.. Central to everything. Friendly helpful staff.. The quiet affordable retreat with an amazing view to wake up to! A lovely clean room & bathroom..also I would have to note as a mum,kid friendly too.. Loved it!

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

YHA Bellingen is the ideal hostel to escape from the hype, party and tourist scenes. Looking over lush green river meadows to distance forest clad mountains yet only a minutes stroll to the café strip and charms of the old world Bellingen township. Rainforest walks, bike rides and exploration of the pristine waters of Never Never Ck. in the nearby... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Pros Fantastic location in the centre of town behind the hotel Beautiful old two story lodge that makes you feel you are staying in someone's home Great views across to the river and seeing the flying foxes leave their nests each night Staff very helpful and friendly Cons Agree with other travellers, $90 for a room with a shared bathroom... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I stayed at this hostel on the recommendation of other backpackers and I was getting fatigued with travelling. I booked in for a week and ended up staying 9 days in total as I really loved the vibe of the place and the hostel. I had arranged to be collected from the airport at Coffs Harbour and one of the... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The view from the hostel is amazing. The girls who work the new night shift are so lovely. There are wild water dragons and possums crawling around the beautiful trees that surround the hostel. Highly recommend this place for a relaxing natural get away.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This hostel has a good location, views and charming staff however the $90 price tag for a single room with share bathroom is a gouge. The main drawback of the place is the complete lack of any sound proofing so you get noise from your neighbours, from the people drinking on the verandah into the night and the amateur musicians... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here as we were on route to the Blue Mountains from Byron Bay. It is tucked away from the main high street with a lovely view of the hills and overlooking the river. It seems a throwback to the 60s in its whole outlook and is a very we'll run place with friendly staff and a good kitchen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I'm traveling Australia by myself by cycling. I decided to stay at Bellingen Backpacker before to visit the great Dorrigo National Park. Great warm accommodation. Nice people, great staff, excellent kitchen. I'm relax a lot myself and it was like to be in a great family. Very recommended!

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