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Bellingen YHA - Belfry Guesthouse

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amanda was absolutely lovely, and made sure all the guests were looked after and the whole place had a relaxed vibe to it. I love the decorations and homely feel to the place. Perfect location and a lovely stay, with a heater in the room for cold winter nights. I absolutely loved it here and was sad to leave. I'll... More 

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AMANDA F, Owner at Bellingen YHA - Belfry Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Amelia, Thank you so much for your delightful review. We really enjoyed having you to stay with us. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. It made me feel very happy to see you and Rachel off to take a walk around town. I hope you will return and visit us again one day. Warmest regards, Amanda More 

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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An excellent location. With clean and more than suitable digs. Spacious relaxing areas Topped off by caring and thoughtful hosts. Highlight sipping drinks on the excellent upper balcony as the sun went down over the mountains. Probably all you can ask for or expect for such small budget accomadation. A great little add on to the very progressive and entertaing... More 

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AMANDA F, Owner at Bellingen YHA - Belfry Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Mick, It was a total delight having you and Cindy to stay with us at the Belfry Guesthouse. It made me so happy to see you both enjoying our scenic top verandah and watching the sun set over Old Man Dreaming. Bellingen does have so much to offer and our budget guesthouse is definitely in the centre of that... More 

Hobart, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed in a lot of hostels up the East Coast and around Australia and enjoyed almost all of them but The Bello Backpackers, or Belfry Guesthouse as it is now known, is without doubt the best of the bunch. Mixing second to none views (looking out from the bottom verandah over endless trees to a mountain topped treat is... More 

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AMANDA F, Owner at Bellingen YHA - Belfry Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Adam, Thank you so much for such a thoughtful and thorough review of both our guesthouse and of our town, Bellingen. I really appreciate you sharing your sincere thoughts. I am delighted that you found both such a memorable experience. Our guesthouse is indeed surrounded by beauty but also so close to the joys that an interesting and creative... More 

Bellingen, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I simply loved my stay at this guest house. Every morning I was welcomed by the most glorious views across the river.All the staff were friendly and helpful. I have been coming to Bellingen for many years and I will staying here again.There are many wonderful things to see in this area, but please make sure you make time for... More 

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AMANDA F, Owner at Bellingen YHA - Belfry Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Rachel, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It has been an absolute delight having you to stay. I so enjoyed getting to know you and to be a recipient of your kind and generous personality. I am very happy you have enjoyed your time with us. I agree with you that a swim in the Promised Land... More 

Taree, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This guesthouse has an excellent location. The verandahs overlook the river and hills of Bellingen and it is very close to the shopping centre where there are excellent cafes and restaurants. The kitchen is large and well equiped if you prefer to make your own meals. There is a very relaxed atmosphere in the place and the workers are very... More 

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AMANDA F, Owner at Bellingen YHA - Belfry Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear lmurph2014, We so appreciate when guests take time to review our guesthouse. Your reviews help us to make our guesthouse the best it can be for our very important guests. I am so glad you were not inconvenienced by the painting of the guesthouse which is in full swing at the moment. I am delighted you enjoyed the views... More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We decided to stay an extra night because it was such beautiful and fun place to stay. We had the best view for breakfast on the beautiful terras. The staff is very helpfull and friendly. Well worth a stop.

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AMANDA F, Owner at Bellingen YHA - Belfry Guesthouse, responded to this review

We are all so happy you enjoyed your visit at our guesthouse. It always delights us and makes us feel so satisfied when guests extend their stay because they are having such a great time with us and in beautiful Bellingen. We hope you will visit us again one day. Safe travels for the rest of your trip. Kindest regards,... More 

Byron Bay, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I stayed here last weekend with a group pf friends & we all loved it ! A beautiful setting , stunning misty morning views , quite breathtaking! Our room had an ensuite , comfortable beds , clean as can be . There is a communal kitchen , outside eating facilities& yes a pool table ! Thank you Amanda & Paul... More 

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AMANDA F, Owner at Bellingen YHA - Belfry Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Frances, It was a privilege and an honour having you and the Gyuto Monks of Tibet to stay with us. The beautiful and peaceful energy is still at the hostel. I am so glad that you found all the facilities perfect for your needs. We were very handy in location to the Bellingen CWA rooms where you held your... More 

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24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Atmosphere, character and a picturesque location all a stones throw from good coffee and excellent food- this YHA has it all! When road-tripping up and down Australia's east coast, Bellingen is consistently one of my favourite pit stops between Sydney and Byron Bay. 30mins south west of Coffs Harbour, Bellingen is lush little town on the Belligen river, boasting a... More 

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AMANDA F, Owner at Bellingen YHA - Belfry Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Jasmine, Your review is one that we 'daydream about'...a happy and satisfied customer! Thank you so much for your delightful review. We work very hard at the Bellingen YHA to make all our guests stay with us a perfect one. Your happiness is our goal! I am so glad that you enjoyed our close proximity to all that gorgeous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

I had the most amazing stay here, it's more than just a hostel it is a complete holiday experience. The accommodation is relaxing and clean, the are staff friendly and there is so much on offer. Great value for money and I loved the bushwalking tour as well as a peaceful canoe down the Bellingen River. The hostel is right... More 

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AMANDA F, Owner at Bellingen YHA - Belfry Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Henry, It was so lovely to receive your review. I remember you and your friend Michael staying. I am so glad that your enjoyable stay prompted you to let others know more about us. What I remember clearly about your stay was how great it was that you both had no car however through chatting with other guests you... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

We always stay upstairs in the bigger rooms Rms 6-9. Think we have stayed in almost all of them at some point. The view is divine on the verandah. It is peaceful and healing to look out over the valley. You have everything you need in the kitchen downstairs and generally speaking the staff are friendly and helpful.

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AMANDA F, Owner at Bellingen YHA - Belfry Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Tess, Thank you for your lovely review of our hostel. I was delighted to read how much you have enjoyed the magnificent view from our verandahs. We are just about to have the outside of the hostel repainted which will make sitting on the verandah even more inviting. I'm glad you found all you needed in our roomy kitchen.... More 

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Our picturesque and relaxed guesthouse is located moments from the centre of Bellingen. We have stunning views over the Bellinger River. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bellingen YHA - Belfry Guesthouse

Address: 2 Short Street Lane, Bellingen, New South Wales 2454, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Bellingen
Price Range: $65 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bellingen YHA - Belfry Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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