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Bells Beach Backpackers Hostel

51-53 Surfcoast Highway, Torquay, Australia

Sun, sand and a great place to stay! Come stay in our unique beach house and live the Aussie dream! Read more

90% Overall Rating 39 out of 40 customers would recommend this property based on 40 reviews

Atmosphere 89%

Cleanliness 92%

Facilities 88%

Location 87%

Safety 90%

Staff 95%

Value 88%

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • DVDs
  • Dryer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Not Included"
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

Important Information

Office hours 8 am to 12 pm then 4 pm til 10 pm.
Check-in time is between 4 pm and 10 pm.
Check-in outside of the above hours will require a valid credit card payment and prior contact with the hostel to arrange the front door code.
Check out time is before 10 am. No late checkouts and a fee of 1 night’s accommodation if late.
We have a strict check out policy and do not offer late checkouts. If you are unable to check out on time you will be charged for an extra nights accommodation.
1 key is issued per booking. Any extra keys require a key deposit of $20 per key. Lost keys incur a $30 payment.
All guests must be minimum 18 years old and must provide a valid ID on arrival, which includes Passports, KeyPass, Australian or International Drivers Licenses. Student ID cards cannot be accepted as suitable ID.
Noise Curfews are in place for the good of all. 10 pm inside and 11 pm outside.

Guest Behavior:
The comfort, safety, and security of our guests are our highest priority at Bells Beach Backpackers. Any guest who compromises the comfort, safety or security of other guests, staff or local residents will be requested
to leave the hostel premises and will not be offered a refund.
*being clean and tidy is part of comfort and Bells Beach Backpackers expects all guests to maintain a standard of cleanliness in bedrooms and all communal areas.

Bells Beach Backpackers Property:
Dorm and Private Rooms are expected to be clean and tidy at all times. Offenders could be charged or evicted if the condition of the room is not acceptable. Guests will be expected to reimburse Bells Beach Backpackers for any damages caused by inappropriate behaviour during their stay at Bells Beach Backpackers. *Honesty is the best policy*

Upon check-in, guests will be notified of the FRONT DOOR CODE. This is a six-digit number, which provides access to the Hostel. Please keep this code private! The front door must be closed outside of reception hours. Guests are not allowed to reveal the code to any non-paying resident. The door to your room must be locked if you are the last person to leave it. Please have your key on you at all times to prevent from being locked out.

All bookings must be paid at the time of arrival.
$1.00 surcharge applies to all EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard payments. International Cards incurs a fee of $3.00.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 16:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Not Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Torquay?

Contact us directly

Sun, sand and a great place to stay! Come stay in our unique beach house and live the Aussie dream! Read more

Shared Rooms

6 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 6

Room types

Shared Room


Shared Bathroom

4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room


Shared Bathroom

Private Rooms

Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room


Shared Bathroom

About Bells Beach Backpackers

Clean, comfortable and secure accommodation in the heart of Torquay, Australia's Surfing capital and gateway to the Great Ocean Road. Fully refurbished in October 2011, Bells Beach Backpackers has all the comforts of home in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere! With only 40 beds its easy to meet fellow travellers.There's a large garden perfect for kicking back or cooking up a feast on the bbq!

Hire a surfboard and walk 10 minutes to Torquay surf beach or if you'd prefer to just look like a pro surfer, walk 2 minutes to the Surf Shop Plaza where you'll find all the major surf brands. Everyone knows that backpackers love a bargain, and there's plenty to be found just around the corner at the Ripcurl and Quiksilver factory outlets!

Bells Beach is in a national park area about 10 minutes drive from Torquay. There are beautiful walking tracks from Torquay to Bells Beach. Well known for amazing surf and host to the Ripcurl Pro surfing competition. Although you might want to tell your friends you've surfed Bells, this is only advisable if you are an experienced surfer!

If you're just visiting for a few days or want to get a job to fund your travels, Bells Beach Backpackers will be your home away from home and we'll ensure you have a great time in this wonderful part of Victoria!

Accommodation Information

We have 1 double room and 4, 6 and 12 bed mixed dorms. All linen is supplied and there are lockers in all dorms. All beds, mattresses and linen are brand new (in Oct 2011) so you are guaranteed to be comfortable!

Location Information

Located in Torquay, Australia's surf capital and gateway to the Great Ocean Road, Bells Beach Backpackers is the perfect place to get a real feel for aussie life!

Ripcurl and Quiksilver began here and therefore Torquay remains home to their flagship stores but more importantly their factory outlet shops!

If you want to get amongst the action, surfboards can be hired for as little as $25 per day or try a lesson for $65. If you'd prefer to look at the water rather than be in it, there are beautiful walking tracks which hug the coastline to Bells Beach and beyond!

All the town's attractions are within 10 minutes walk from the hostel so no day should ever be to stressful while staying at Bells Beach Backpackers!

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.