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Bellingen YHA

2 Short Street, Bellingen, New South Wales 2454, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I had the most enjoyable stay at Belligen YHA. We had an upstairs room and spent many hours enjoying the view of the Dorrigo National Park from the veranda. When we could drag the kids away from the hostel we loaned some big rubber tyres and floated down the river which was such fun. In the evening... More 

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AMANDA F, Owner at Bellingen YHA, responded to this review

Dear Ellie, Thank you for your lovely review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. The Bellingen YHA is a great place to stay with families and I'm glad this was your experience too. I was so happy that you took advantage of our free tube hire. Floating down the Bellinger river is a fantastic way... More 

Caloundra, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came back here for the second time as i found this hostel amazing!! My experience was the opposite of Laura's. I was welcomed with great enthusiasm by Rowan and showed around and provided me with great tips on walks and things to do. I think there is plenty to do, loads of things you can do if you are... More 

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AMANDA F, Owner at Bellingen YHA, responded to this review

Dear Michelle, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your thoughtful review. It made me so happy that you experienced the true Bellingen that we all love! Thank you too for the kindness you showed in driving other travellers to some wonderful local sites. YHAs are a great way to meet some interesting and like-minded travellers and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

My start in Bellingen was not very nice... nobody welcomed me, gave me a key, showed me my room or informed me about anything. When I got to know the "managerin" of the YHA Bellingen she was very unfriendly to me. I understood her english very bad because she spoke very fast. I ask her to speak more slowly but... More 

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AMANDA F, Owner at Bellingen YHA, responded to this review

Dear Laura, Thank you for reviewing the Bellingen YHA. We appreciate you giving feedback on our hostel as it allows us to improve on our service to future customers. I am sorry that you were not given your key in person. Sometimes when our guests arrive after 10pm at night this personal customer service is not available. I was also... More 

Narrabeen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

A lovely location, beautiful gardens and pool area. Very welcoming and attentive host. Rooms well furnished. Continental breakfast ready. Bellingen and surrounding area well worth a visit, especially if you drive through New England. Stunning scenery.

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The best thing about this backpackers is the view and location. Magnificent view of lush, green forest and the river from the balcony. The rooms are small and not entirely clean. Very basic and shared one toilet and one shower. Our room was $90 which is a little pricey considering you could get a motel for around that with your... More 

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Denise207, Owner at Bellingen YHA, responded to this review

Hello Vee, Thank you so much for staying at the Bellingen YHA. We really value your patronage. Our hostel now has new owners and management. We are working as a team to make the Bellingen YHA a wonderful place to stay. The whole hostel is being painted next March and the 'freshening up' process has begun. I have listened carefully... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

An exceptionally well located YHA, in the heart of the Bello township with sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and river valley along with a really friendly atmosphere helped by the welcoming staff that makes you want to move in! I'm surprised there isn't an expensive hotel in this spot. Great work YHA for getting your hands on such a... More 

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Denise207, Owner at Bellingen YHA, responded to this review

Hello Clinton, Thank you so much for staying at Bellingen YHA and for your review. We really value your patronage. Our hostel now has new owners and management. We are working as a team to make the Bellingen YHA a wonderful place to stay. The whole hostel is being painted next March and the 'freshening up' process has begun. We... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have traveled the World in search of something, I never knew what I was searching for until I came to Bellingen and its incredibly beautiful hostel. The hostel feels like a home, everyone that works here is so welcoming and helpful. The whole town is in harmony, everyone looks so healthy and is kind to each other. This in... More 

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AMANDA F, Owner at Bellingen YHA, responded to this review

Hello Maria, Thank you for your beautiful review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and that you adored Bellingen as we do. We really value your patronage. Our hostel now has new owners and management. We are working as a team to make the Bellingen YHA a wonderful place to stay. The whole hostel is being... More 

Moreton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stayed at the hostel with my two kids, we all loved it. Great building, really friendly, helpful staff and guests, not one of those clicky hostels where strangers aren't welcome. Quirky, hippy crazy place, the kids haven't stopped talking about it since we left. Lovely building, great views, and a crazy, friendly dog who says hello to everyone. Wonderful magical... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I cannot stress enough just how wonderful Bellingen YHA is. In a beautiful location, the hostel is central but peaceful, with all the facilities you could hope for, right down to the hammock and fairy lights! A big thank you to Maff and all the staff for creating a wonderful atmosphere. I hope I can come back one day!

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western australia
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42 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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