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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Amazing hostel, well situated, calm and relaxing atmosphere. Stunning view from the balcony perfect for a glass of wine at the sunset. Bellingen is a cute hippie town worth the detour. Very nice staff at the hostel.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

The Belfry Guesthouse is one of the nicest places we have stayed in Australia. Perfect location, situated between the Bellinger river & the town centre- great cafes, bars, restaurants & shops are only a short stroll away. The facilities are clean & the views were incredible. Rowan and Renee were extremely helpful and we can't wait to return.

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

Dear Brianna, We were absolutely delighted to receive your review after your stay with us. We are so happy you found our guesthouse a fantastic place to stay. Our guesthouse's close proximity to the centre of Bellingen certainly gives you a great base from which to explore our magical town. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future....

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed October 24, 2016

This is just the most gorgeous and relaxing guesthouse. Stunning views, comfortable and clean, friendly staff who are local and know the area well. I found it to be as private or as social as I liked. For a hostel, it is definitely a luxury experience - with great facilities. The artwork on the walls and sunrise over the river...

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

Thank you for your detailed and thoughtful review. Guesthouses are wonderful places to meet new people but also to do as much or little as you choose which was exactly how you found our Belfry Guesthouse. I'm so glad you enjoyed our quaint and friendly town...we adore it too. Enjoy your travels and we look forward to seeing you again...

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed October 12, 2016

The Bellingen YHA is a great place to stay in Bellingen, it sits above fields leading to the river. It is very quiet and the facilities in it are very nice. The room and common bathroom were very clean and the beds comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and the verandah overlooking the river valley is the perfect place to...

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

We were delighted to read that you had such a wonderful stay at the Belfry Guesthouse. Our staff wish to give you the best possible travel experience so I was very happy to hear you found all the facilities clean and the beds comfortable. Our verandah has one of the best views in town and I am pleased you took...

Reviewed August 28, 2016 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...

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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

Reviewed August 27, 2016 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...

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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...

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed July 28, 2016

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...

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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...

Taree, Australia
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...

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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...

Antwerp, Belgium
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,...

Byron Bay, Australia
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...

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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...

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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: $52 - $88 (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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“Ask for a top-level balcony room for beautiful views from your bed!”
 of 5 bubbles taleiwright, Oct 24, 2016 | Read review
“Double rooms upstairs are very nice”
 of 5 bubbles radarinoz, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“Shell out for a room on the top deck and wake up to an eyeful of one of Australia's most beautiful landscapes”
 of 5 bubbles adamlJ1463KN, Jul 28, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking river the nicest.....but a bit more expensive.”
 of 5 bubbles lmurph2014, Jun 24, 2016 | Read review
“Simple levelled camping spots are available. Tight in size but a pleasant choice for those who don't mind to pitch a tent”
 of 5 bubbles jasmine_travels_solo, Apr 21, 2016 | Read review
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