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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed in the Bells Beach Backpackers for a night while on a trip around Victoria with friends. This hostel is really unassuming when you see it; it strives to capture the Australian surfing lifestyle, but it also manages to be a comfortable stay. Staying here is like staying in a friends house. The owner is so welcoming and friendly, it...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really liked the place. Very friendly owner and his lovely dog. The place was nearby some nice restaurants and supermarket. It was quite and peaceful. The rooms were comfortable and the bathroom and toilets were clean.

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was just what we needed, the staff were sensational, overall our stay was made very relaxing. Very clean & tidy. Only thoughts would be there could be a fan added for summer use it got a bit hot.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the cleanest, ,most welcoming, and most comfortable hostel I have ever stay. I had a great time with the owner, the dog, and other people who stay there. Hostel itself also has the great facilities your need. The best thing is that family feeling provided in the hostel. I am highly recommended this hostel for anyone who is...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A short walk (10mins) from Bells beach is the Bells Beach Backpackers. It is situated on a main road meaning it is easy to find and there is plenty of parking available. The hostel is small and when we were there pretty quiet and very clean. The common room was a nice size with sofas, to and all you need...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decide to spend 2 days out of Melbourne for new year, I was by myself so i was hoping find a friendly hostel so i can at least spend 2 days meeting new people. The place was great, super clean and very organised, cosy and warm environment. Other guest were super nice and I didn't take too long for...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy going and quiet. All very clean and kitchen didn't ever seem too busy. Helpful owner and staff, everyone was friendly. Good facilities and access to nearby shops and beach. Also good for vanpackers!

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Grenoble, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a backpacker for surfers, I was afraid the place could be noisy or not clean but not at all! This accommodation is clean and tidy. It's great located near the beach and shops. And people are very nice.

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hostel is really cozy and has relaxed atmosphere. Small one which makes it easy to get to know other travellers. There's really nice bbq area in the backyard and there's actually a proper oven in the kitchen, yay lazy cookers!! Awesome place to stay. And close to the beaches to walk there with your board!

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Tyagarah
Reviewed 2 December 2016

From the warm smiles and lovely demeanour of the vibrant owner, and his welcoming party (Bella the black Lab), to the crisp clean sheets and comfy leather couches, this place is a comfortable stay and value for $s. Will be back for sure!

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Sean K, Owner at Bells Beach Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Georgie for your review. Bella and i always love reading that guests have had a relaxing and enjoyable time while here at Bells. It is my goal to ensure everybody has a great night sleep and a fun time while with us. Take care and look forward to seeing you again down here.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bells Beach Backpackers is located at the beginning of the Great Ocean Road. Our hostel is described by most as homely and welcoming. An important part of our family and welcome party is Bella our Black Labrador. She loves to meet new people that stay with us here. You will find all the necessary facilities in our hostel. A fully stocked kitchen. Lockers in our rooms (provide your own lock or buy one from us). Full bed linen provided. Towels are available to hire for $3.00. Free Wifi throughout the hostel. Free Tea and Coffee facilities. Free parking (space limited) Free play with Bella Our primary goal is to provide you with a comfortable restful sleep while staying at Bells Beach Backpackers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bells Beach Backpackers

Address: 51-53 Surfcoast Highway, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia (Formerly Bells Beach Backpackers)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Torquay
Price Range: $60 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Either 4 or 6 people room are good but also got room for 2 people only for the couple who wish to have private stay.”
 of 5 bubbles clement_t1979, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Dormitory for 6 persons”
 of 5 bubbles 669EmilieP, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The owner keeps all rooms in a very good condition! just the matter if you wish to stay in the room with less people and enjoy accompany with others.”
 of 5 bubbles clement_t1979, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“have a lock for the locker. travel size lock.”
 of 5 bubbles Y1034KCnicolek, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend new pillows in the rooms as they were a bit deflated. The bathrooms could do with a refresh and update. Although overall, the essentials were provided.”
 of 5 bubbles Sean_Slade, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
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