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Bells Beach Backpackers Hostel

51-53 Surfcoast Highway, Torquay, Australia

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 Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Torquay?

Contact us directly

Map and Directions


From Melbourne:
By car: Drive over the Westgate bridge towards Geelong. After approx 45 min follow signs for Great Ocean Road. Follow signs for Great Ocean Road via Torquay. As you enter Torquay there are lots of surf shops on your right. The hostel is about 100m past these shops on the right (next to the caravan park)
By public transport: Take the V-Line train from Southern Cross Station to Geelong. Take McHarrys bus from Geelong station to Torquay. Jump off just after surf shops (at stop "Torquay Holiday Park")and we are about 50m down the main road on the opposite side!

From Great Ocean Road:
When entering Torquay there's a big roundabout. Turn left towards Melbourne. The hostel is about 400m up this road on the left.

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