Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel - Katoomba

144 Bathurst Road, Katoomba, Australia, 2780  show map
 2 stars
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Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel - Katoomba

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Off-site parking

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Meeting facilities

Business center

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out

Overview

The central Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel is set next to Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Katoomba Golf Course and The Three Sisters.

The property lies about 10 minutes' walk from Katoomba city center. Serving a wide range of dishes, Gustissimo and Blackburn's Katoomba Family Hotel can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

There is a cable car station a short distance away.

Rooms

Rooms come with lockers and linens for every bed. The hostel rooms like 8-bed male Dorm, 8-bed mixed Dorm, Triple Room and 6-bed mixed Dorm include a separate toilet, an iron with ironing board, television, a personal computer and high-speed internet. The property has basic rooms with bunk beds, single beds and double beds. Family bathrooms are provided.

Eat & Drink

Guests can benefit from a shared kitchen fitted with a fridge and a microwave.

Services

Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel offers a business center, a storage room, free self parking and a designated smoking place along with tour/ticket assistance, housekeeping and newspaper service.

Relax

A common room comes with a fireplace and free Wi-Fi. Barbeque and a sundeck will make a stay in Katoomba a very pleasant one.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hostel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   31.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking on request
  • Free parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Limited time reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Vending machines
  • Fireplace

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Children's facilities

  • Board games
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until 08:00-10:00 

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 4 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Hostel Address:

144 Bathurst Road, Katoomba, Australia, 2780

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City Center
  • Katoomba
    1700 ft
Airports
Restaurants
  • Blackburn's Katoomba Family Hotel (cuisine: Australian)
    400 ft
  • Bistro Niagara (cuisine: Australian)
    600 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    31

Rooms and availability

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Family Room 4 guests Private Bathroom
Bed type: Double bed
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This private room includes an en suite bathroom and a TV. Please note that the price is based on 4 guests. There is no capacity for additional guests.

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    Family Room 6 guests Private Bathroom
    Bed type: Double bed
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    The room has an en suite bathroom and a TV. Please note that the price is based on 6 guests. There is no capacity for additional guests.

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      Single Bed 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
      Bed type: 1 Bunk bed
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      This room has key card access and includes secure lockers. Linen is provided. Please note that the price is based on 1 guest staying in a bunk bed. Please note that children under 18 years of age cannot be accommodated in this room type.

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        Double Room Private Bathroom
        Bed type: Double bed
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        The room has an en suite bathroom and a TV. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. There is no capacity for additional guests.

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          Double Room
          Bed type: Double bed
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          Offers guests the privacy of their own room. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. There is no capacity for additional guests.

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            Single Bed 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
            Bed type: 1 Bunk bed
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            This room has key card access and includes heating and secure lockers. Linen is provided. Please note that the price is based on 1 guest staying in a bunk bed. Please note that children under 18 years of age cannot be accommodated in this room type.

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              Single Bed 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
              Bed type: 1 Bunk bed
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              This room has key card access and includes heating and secure lockers. Linen is provided. Please note that the price is based on 1 guest staying in a bunk bed. Please note that children under 18 years of age cannot be accommodated in this room type.

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                Single Bed 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room Private Bathroom
                Bed type: 1 Bunk bed
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                This room has key card access and includes heating and secure lockers. Linen is provided. Please note that the price is based on 1 guest staying in a bunk bed. Please note that children under 18 years of age cannot be accommodated in this room type.

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                  Bed 4-Bed Male Dormitory Room
                  Bed type: 1 Bunk bed
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                  This room has key card access and includes heating and secure lockers. Linen is provided. Please note that the price is based on 1 guest staying in a bunk bed. Please note that children under 18 years of age cannot be accommodated in this room type.

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                    Bed 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
                    Bed type: 1 Bunk bed
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                    This room has key card access and includes heating and secure lockers. Linen is provided. Please note that the price is based on 1 guest staying in a bunk bed. Please note that children under 18 years of age cannot be accommodated in this room type.

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                      Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel photos Room
                      Bed 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
                      Bed type: 1 Bunk bed
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                      This room has key card access and includes heating and secure lockers. Linen is provided. Please note that the price is based on 1 guest staying in a bunk bed. Please note that children under 18 years of age cannot be accommodated in this room type.

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                        Bed 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
                        Bed type: 1 Bunk bed
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                        This room has key card access and includes heating and secure lockers. Linen is provided. Please note that the price is based on 1 guest staying in a bunk bed. Please note that children under 18 years of age cannot be accommodated in this room type.

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                          Basic Triple Room
                          Bed type: Double bed
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                          This private room includes a trio Bunk with double bed at the bottom and single bed at the top. It includes a TV and keycard access. Please note that the price is based on 3 guests. There is no capacity for additional guests.

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                            Twin Room
                            Bed type: 2 Single beds
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                            This private room contains 2 bunk beds. It has key card access and includes heating and a TV. Linen is provided. There are shared bathroom facilities. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests staying in a bunk bed. There is no capacity for additional guests.

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                              Bed 8-Bed Male Dormitory Room
                              Bed type: 1 Bunk bed
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                              This is a bed in 8-bed male dormitory.

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                                Family Room
                                Bed type: Double bed
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                                This family room has a double bed with a single bunk above, and two single bunks. It has key card access, a TV and all towels and linen are provided. It has shared bathroom access.

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                                  Triple Room
                                  Bed type: Double bed
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                                  This basic private room has a double bed and a single bunk bed above. It has key card access, a TV and shared bathroom facilities. Linen and towels are provided.

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                                    How to reach hostel

                                    hostel Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel - Katoomba Katoomba location
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                                    Hostel Address:

                                    144 Bathurst Road, Katoomba, Australia, 2780

                                    Get directions
                                    City Center
                                    • Katoomba
                                      1700 ft
                                    Airports
                                    Restaurants
                                    • Blackburn's Katoomba Family Hotel (cuisine: Australian)
                                      400 ft
                                    • Bistro Niagara (cuisine: Australian)
                                      600 ft
                                    Hostel information
                                    • Check-in:
                                      from  2 pm
                                    • Check-out:
                                      until 08:00-10:00 
                                    • Number of rooms:
                                      31

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                                    What's nearby

                                    Tourist attractions

                                    Popular areas

                                    • City Center - 1400 ft

                                    Places of interest

                                    Monuments and Landmarks

                                    Local attractions

                                    • Leuralla - 1.5 mi
                                      36 Olympian Parade, Leura
                                    • Wentworth Falls - 4.2 mi
                                      Katoomba, New South WalesAustralia
                                    • Everglades Historic House and Gardens - 1.8 mi
                                      37 Everglades Avenue, Leura
                                    • Centennial Glen Stables - 8.7 mi
                                      Kanimbla Valley Drive, Blackheath

                                    Restaurants nearby

                                    • Blackburn's Katoomba Family Hotel - 400 ft

                                      Address: 15 Parke Street

                                      Cuisine: Australian

                                    • Niagra bistro - 700 ft

                                      Address: Bathurst Rd

                                      65% likes this, based on 46 reviews
                                      Cuisine: Australian

                                    • Rene's Pizza Place - 800 ft

                                      Address: 4 Katoomba Street
                                      Phone: (02) 4782 1859

                                      66% likes this, based on 62 reviews

                                    • Bistro Niagara - 600 ft

                                      Address: 92 Bathurst Road
                                      Phone: 47829530

                                      60% likes this, based on 46 reviews
                                      Cuisine: Australian

                                    • Gustissimo - 900 ft

                                      Address: 10 Katoomba St
                                      Phone: 0247827007

                                      66% likes this, based on 134 reviews
                                      Cuisine: Italian
                                      Price Range: USD 16 - USD 30

                                    Hostel information
                                    • Check-in:
                                      from  2 pm
                                    • Check-out:
                                      until 08:00-10:00 
                                    • Number of rooms:
                                      31
                                    Hotels nearby
                                    Hotel Blue Katoomba
                                    3 stars
                                    1.0 km
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                                    Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel Reviews

                                    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel

                                    Average guest rating

                                    7.8out of 10
                                    Fabulous
                                    Based on 21 reviews

                                    Guest reviews

                                    • Single
                                      6.6

                                      The friendly personnel and the price. The room was spacious. Decent amenities.

                                      There was a big fuss, screaming and yelling in the middle of the night. Couldn't sleep at all!

                                    • Couple
                                      7.0

                                      Great location, nice staff, free internet!

                                      Kitchen was a bit dirty, but they did have staff doing regular cleaning.

                                    • Group of friends
                                      9.2

                                      Clean, large rooms & plenty of hot water

                                    • Couple
                                      8.8

                                      The hostel has an amazing location- just a 5-minute walk from the railway station, and close to many shops and restaurants in the centre of Katoomba. The kitchen is big and well-equipped, so it's quite useful for cooking your own meals. The living area is large and comfortable, with beanbags in front of a cozy fireplace. The bathrooms were clean and not too busy.

                                      The private room was really small and basic- only contained a bed and a small coffee table. Having said that, it was very cheap.

                                    • Single
                                      7.8

                                      It has a very open and friendly atmosphere. Staff is helpful. Hot water shower is working. You have an artificial open fire in the lounge area. Good value for money if regarding the level of hostel prices in Australia.

                                    • Single
                                      8.2

                                      The hostel facilities are in great overall condition. The location is very close to the Katoomba train station and to the restaurants, bars and stores in Katoomba. The rooms are well heated and they have hot water in the showers. I only paid $22 per night which I consider an excellent deal.

                                      The hostel is under new management and they were having some trouble with their keys (specifically, room keys getting demagnitized before checkout and locker keys going missing). Ask for clean sheets when you arrive and bring your own towel (they didn't provide one).

                                    • Single
                                      9.0

                                      Easy to move in via the reception booking service, swipe cards are good, welcoming atmosphere. Room nice and clean. Location great.

                                      Parking can be an issue for loads to carry but one expects this in this location. Some parents in the early morning were letting their young children - say 5-8 yr olds run riot downstairs and the shrieking could be heard up on first level...maybe a staff member on reception needs to check it or tone it down - Ive got kids but would look after them better....

                                    • Group of friends
                                      5.4

                                      The kitchen was well equiped There's nice attendance

                                      The kitchen was dirty and nasty... In the room we couldn't close the window because it was broken, so we had to sleep with the window open, and it's so cold! Also the bathrooms are dirty... When we arrived one washbasin was clogged, and nowbody clean it. When we left it was still stuck.

                                    • Older travelers
                                      8.8

                                      Very helpful and cooperative staff. Cleanliness of room and en-suite.Proximity to cafes, pubs and shops.

                                      the view from our bedroom window was of a blank wall!

                                    • Couple
                                      7.8

                                      Location. Price. Lots of showers. Large communal area.

                                      No air con in room 13 - it is very much needed!!!

                                    • Single
                                      9.6

                                      Friendly stuffs, large kitchen, surprisingly clean bathroom(and good water pressure) and comfortable atmosphere. It was very helpful that the laundry facilities such as washing machines and dryers are free to use!!!

                                    • Couple
                                      7.0

                                      Stayed in the double room with ensuite so can only speak for that. Clean, friendly staff, wifi was ok, room spacious with linen and towels provided, close to train station.

                                      Slighly on the older side, kitchen could be cleaner, view on blank wall, a bit to walk from attractions and centre but still close enough

                                    • Single
                                      8.2

                                      The sun terrace and shaded outdoor area, the size of the dorm rooms and the overall friendliness of the place.

                                      The kitchen was a bit chaotic, but that says more about the visitors than the hostel itself!!

                                    How to reach hostel

                                    hostel Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel - Katoomba Katoomba location
                                    Show big map »

                                    Hostel Address:

                                    144 Bathurst Road, Katoomba, Australia, 2780

                                    Get directions
                                    City Center
                                    • Katoomba
                                      1700 ft
                                    Airports
                                    Restaurants
                                    • Blackburn's Katoomba Family Hotel (cuisine: Australian)
                                      400 ft
                                    • Bistro Niagara (cuisine: Australian)
                                      600 ft
                                    Hostel information
                                    • Check-in:
                                      from  2 pm
                                    • Check-out:
                                      until 08:00-10:00 
                                    • Number of rooms:
                                      31