Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to where your journey of the Great Ocean Road begins - our rustic, old surf house aka the Surf Coast’s #1 hostel.

With us, moments lead to memories as you’ll discover what makes the Great Ocean Road and Torquay truly special.

Here, in the 'Surf Capital of Australia' you will begin the 243km journey of a lifetime.
Our hostel is just minutes away from Bells Beach, known near and far for being the home of the world's oldest and BEST surf competition; the 'Rip Curl Pro'.
Not forgetting, easy walking-distance to all of the town’s main attractions, breweries and 'Surf City'; where all the most iconic surf brands were born.

BBB offers a safe, clean, quality AND budget-friendly accommodation.

Our comfy home has fantastic sleeping choices offering guests mixed dorm rooms of 4, and 6 and one exclusive private room with a queen bed.
Or if you have a van, we also have the perfect option for you! (See info below)

+ bedding
+ wifi
+ information area
+ fully equipped guest kitchen (plus: free food section)
+ luggage room and surfboard storage.
+ lockers
+ book exchange
+ outdoor BBQ area
+ free parking on-site
+ unlimited dog cuddles off our girl Bella

Additional features:
+ All Access Pass to Torquay; giving you access to freebies/discounts at local businesses, such as pubs, cafes, surfing schools etc
+ coin operated laundry facilities (washing & drying)
+ buy/hire items such as yoga mats, towels, padlocks, surfboards and more.
+ wide range of merchandise
+ weekly events & activities during Summer (see info below)

Here at BBB we offer an exclusive Vanpacking option unlike many surrounding hostels. This is great for travellers who have hired a van for the week, wanting to sleep in it, stay within their budget, have their own space but still meet others. Included are the use of our amenities such as the kitchen, bathroom, laundry and more.

- Monday - Games Night!
- Tuesday - Beach Yoga and/or Pizza Night!
- Wednesday - Pot Luck Night!
- Thursday - Beer and Pool Night!
- Friday - Torquay Pub Highlights Night!
- Sunday – Movie Marathon!

We are travelers for travelers. Being the best for your special-adventure is always at the forefront of our minds. We are always seeking feedback so please don’t forget to review us after your stay! 😚

Whether you’re chasing a weekend away from the hustle and bustle or journeying half-way across the world to chase the world-famous waves, we think you’ll find that Bells Beach Backpackers is the perfect place to start.

We look forward to seeing you!

Please be aware that we have a minimum age of 18 years to stay. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Jan 2022
    Great place. Loved it.
    Australia, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0


    19 Dec 2021
    One of the nicest hostels I’ve stayed in! The staff were absolutely lovely, it felt modern, clean and secure, and Bella (the dog) is an absolute delight to wake up to. I wish I could’ve stayed longer and I’ll definitely be back!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Oct 2021
    Sean was an absolute legend, very helpful with tips and things to do, super friendly and Bella the lab was a treat to hang out with. Couldn’t fault our stay and will definitely be back when we’re in torquay next!
    Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Feb 2021
    Awesome staff, Still plenty of people around and lots of activities nearby, came for one night, ended up booking for a week, might stay longer. Kind of want to move here permanently:)
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    10 Jan 2021
    Really cool hostel, beds were comfortable, communal areas and kitchen were great and the atmosphere was awesome. I'll definitely be coming back 👍
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Dec 2020
    Wow. Where do I begin, this hostel was beyond far more than what my friends and I were expecting. The rooms were clean, spacious and the beds were so comfortable. The staff and Sean, the owner, were amazing. They were all very friendly and so accommodating, along with the bonus of having Bella and Cindy, their dogs, to cuddle everyday. The hostel is in a great location, within walking distance to the outlets, beach and Main Strip of restaurants and bars. My friends and I will definitely be back.
    Australia, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    27 Dec 2021
    Lovely manager and a nice relaxed hostel. Will definitely stay again.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 Nov 2020
    Very friendly and welcoming staff. Hostel was clean and had a great chilled but social atmosphere.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    29 Dec 2021
    Great hostel - clean, convenient and great facilities! Highly recommend!!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    18 Mar 2021
    Really enjoyed this place! It's very quiet, probably as a result of covid, but is nice and relaxing with lovely dogs and a great owner! I left my jumper here and they posted it no problems which is really appreciated Really recommend, thank you!
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi