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The Flying Fox Backpackers

190 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had the most awesome time staying at the Flying Fox. The place felt more like a home than a hostel, and the people more like family than just fellow travellers. It's relaxed, warm and good wholesome fun. The owner and staff are kind and really helpful. I can't wait to go back.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this hostel twice already. Unlike some other hostels that I've been to, this one has a homey and cozy feel that even a backpacker travelling from the other side of the world will feel at home. The location is superb, the little fire they make every night is heartwarming and best of all , the people... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 1 night but I wish we could have stayed for more. The hostel location was brilliant for the blue mountains. The owner who greeted us was very friendly, very welcoming and very helpful. He showed us around, a map of the area as well as all the best places to see and go. In the evening... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I planned to stay in The Flying Fox for 2 nights, but I had such a good time there so I decided to stay longer. It is a small and very sociable backpackers, with pasta night once a week and social time between 18:00 and 21:00 every day (so no smartphones allowed). The owners and staff were very friendly and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had a really good time in this cozy place. And i can recommend it to everyone who likes small and familiar places. There is no tv, no forbidden signs and a socialtime. As i arrived there the owner offered tea and coffee and in the evening while everyone was sitting at the bonfire he joined us. It's just a... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Staying in the flying fox feels more like in someone's home. Real homey kitchen and living room with a fireplace make a warm feel. It wasn't cold even in the winter. They have a radiator in the room and nice thick blankets. Could use another bathroom, but everything goes in a slower pace in that small town. So take your... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Besides the train passing every 20 mins and younglings on their phones to their parents into the early hrs right outside your bedroom door...the bed that's what. Nothing sucks more than having to wake up with a sore back and spending $70 for the privilege. And who serves breakfast at 8? Spend $20 extra somewhere else.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I ve been there for one night. Upon arrival i guess most of the guests were socializing on the hosltel's living room. The living room is very nice, there is a woodfire and several musical instruments and book shelf. At the back there is a sort of barbecue and camp area. The kitchen is clean and well equiped. The hostel... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Other reviews mentioned that it felt like you were at a friend's house when staying here and this was very true. The set up was perfect for bringing people together to socialize in the common area and the "no cell phone rule between 6-9" only added to it. However, the hostel itself is older and more rugged, so if you... More

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Noosa, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at The Flying Fox, I felt like I was staying at a friends house. The staff were friendly, breakfast was fantastic, lovely bread and pancakes. I was unsure about the 'no internet' policy on an evening when I arrived but I was so tired after walking all day I appreciated sitting around the log burner... More

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Address: 190 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
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Number of rooms: 6
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