Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel - Katoomba

ex. Central Blue Backpackers

144 Bathurst Road, Katoomba, Australia, 2780  show map
 2 stars
  • Overview
  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities

Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel - Katoomba

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


Off-site parking

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning

Self-service laundry


Leisure/ TV room

Meeting facilities

Business center

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out


The central Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel is a great place to stay in Katoomba.

A convenient location gives quick access to The Three Sisters, which is a 25-minute walk away from the property. Guests can wine and dine in Gustissimo and Blackburn's Katoomba Family Hotel, located in the neighborhood.

Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel is a short commute from a cable car station.


This property comprises of 31 rooms. Fitted with heating, high-speed internet, a personal computer, an iron with ironing board and a separate toilet, the rooms also feature beds with lockers and linens. Non-smoking rooms provide double beds, single beds and bunk beds. Guests can find family bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

The property offers a shared kitchen. It is equipped with facilities like a microwave and a fridge.


Such hostel facilities as a designated place for smoking, a tour desk, a baggage storage and a business center are available on-site.


There is a common room with a flat-screen TV, sofas and a fireplace. Free self parking, a rooftop terrace and a sun deck will make a stay in Katoomba a very pleasant one.


Wireless internet is available in the hostel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

Number of rooms:   31.

This field is required.
Email not defined
Very Bad Excellent
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rate this hostel

In general



First Name
To get your review moderated and published, please read our Terms and Conditions.



  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Off-site parking
  • Limited time reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Vending machines
  • Fireplace

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiards/ Pool tables


  • 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


  • Shared bathroom


  • Shared kitchen

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out 08:00-10:00 FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 4 years
Existing bedding FREE


Pets are not allowed.

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
  • 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:

Rooms and availability

Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel photos Exterior Hotel information
Basic Shared Bathroom Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Towels
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

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.

Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel Location

  • Current hotel
  • Hotels nearby
  • Other hotels
  • Airports
  • Underground stations
  • Train stations
  • Parks
  • Tourist attractions
  • Museums
  • Convention centers
  • Stadiums
  • Food and meals
  • General

Hover above the icons to see hotel photo and details.

Click the hotel to go to the main hotel page.

Route Planner
Enter your starting point (at least street address and city) to receive driving directions to or from the hostel.

What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Popular areas

  • City Center1400 ft

Places of interest

Monuments and Landmarks

Local attractions

  • Blue Mountains Chocolate Company1.2 mi
    176 Lurline St Blue Mountains
  • Waradah Aboriginal Centre1.4 mi
    Pavillion 33-37 Echo Point Rd World Heritage Plaza
  • The Three Sisters1.5 mi
    Echo Point road Echo Point
  • Leura Mall1.2 mi
    Village Centre
  • Leuralla1.4 mi
    36 Olympian Pde

Near the hostel

  • Blue Mountains Cultural Centre1200 ft
    30 Parke St

    Restaurants nearby

    • Blackburn's Katoomba Family Hotel400 ft

      Address: 15 Parke Street

      Cuisine: Australian

    • Niagra bistro700 ft

      Address: Bathurst Rd

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

    • Rene's Pizza Place800 ft

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

      66% likes this, based on 62 reviews

    • Bistro Niagara600 ft

      Address: 92 Bathurst Road
      Phone: 47829530

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

    • Gustissimo900 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:
    Hotels nearby
    Cities nearby

    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
    Based on 21 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Single

      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

      Great location, nice staff, free internet!

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

    • Group of friends

      Clean, large rooms & plenty of hot water

    • Couple

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

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

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

    • Single

      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

      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

      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
    • 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: