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The Flying Fox Backpackers

190 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Calw, Germany
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your not an alternative person or need more than 5 minutes in the restrooms please choose another hostel. (Especially when your allergic with cats!!!) On my way through Australia I've seen a lot of hostels and unfortunately I've to say that this one was one of the worst... For the WHOLE hostel they have only 2 toilets, two showers... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I had a lovely stay here - Ross knows a lot about local hikes and was v helpful. There isn't a tv so it's really sociable (be ready for no phones or laptops between 6-9pm- wasn't sure about this rule at first but is GENIUS for getting everyone socialising) and the kitchen has everything you need. Lovely outside area plus... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Myself and my partner stayed here for a weekend recently! When we I arrived we waited outside in the rain for someone to answer the door. When they did it was a guy who hadn't a clue what he was doing. He showed us to our room and when we asked about things to do in the area is said... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

So my friend and I looked up hostels on our way up to Katoomba. Walked in and the guy couldn't get us a room unless we already had one online. Then when I asked for a wifi pw to book online he looked fearful of us?! I told him I would spend my$ elsewhere. Also, poor poor English at the... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This is one of my favourite hostels in NSW. Its like one of those secret places you here about from people round a campfire. We stayed in the double room which houses the best bed in the world!.. we actually slept in and missed breakfast because it is so comfy! it was really clean and felt like home. The manager... More

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Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The Flying Fox is easily the best hostel I have ever come across on my travels over the past 5 years - I return time and time again, and every time I come back I feel at home. It doesn't matter that the friends I made on my previous visit have moved on because the new guests when I come... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Not only the best hostel option in the blue mountains, this is one of the nicest hostels I have stayed at in OZ! Great atmosphere, very relaxed chill-out room, lots of DVD's, clean rooms, kitchen etc, comfortable bunks and very friendly owners and staff, who make you feel welcome and at home. Lovely breakfast incl in the morning and regularly... More

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This hostel was a great place to stay, I stayed in a double room that was clean and comfortable. The staff and all guests were very friendly and helpful creating a very charming, relaxing atmosphere within the hostel. The hostel organises very good group hikes too which is great when you don't have much time to plan where to go.... More

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Ban Mae Chan, Chiang Rai, Thailand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The flying fox really is the most homely hostel I have ever stayed in. Initially I booked in for two nights after being recommended there by a friend, on my way down to sydney to drop off a campervan. However, I quickly decided that as soon as I had delivered the van I would come back to the fox, and... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is by far the best option if you're looking for a hostel in the Blue Mountains. The atmosphere is great, the service fantastic and the owner has lots of information about where to go in the Blue Mountains (and Australia). The only drawback is you end up staying much longer than intended!

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Additional Information about The Flying Fox Backpackers

Also Known As:
The Flying Fox Backpackers Katoomba, Blue Mountains
Address: 190 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 Specialty lodging in Katoomba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Flying Fox Backpackers is located in a lovely old building, 400 metres from town. Established to cater for independent travellers and not large groups, it's the perfect place to make new friends. A vibrant Hostel with No T.V. and log fires for warmth and atmosphere, people feel very relaxed at the Fox. Free Breakfast and free wifi internet, lovely double, twins and dorms secure Hostel with a great outdoor area with fires in side and out. ... more   less 
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