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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
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here by myself about eight years ago. This was my first time staying at what seemed to be a family run hostel. I got to know the person at the desk (the owner?) within hours of my arrival. It was cold outside so he gave me a ride to the grocery store. Then he split some wood and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At my arrival a car full off backpackers just left the place and someone said 'becarefull, this is a dangerous place'. And I agree. If you are not carefull, you will stay here for the rest of your life! The hostel feels like one big family, when the place is fully booked, it still feels like a small group instead... More 

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little sceptical walking into this hostel. It's a little further down the road that the other accommodations in Katoomba. As soon as I walked in I realized I made a great choice when picking my hostel. The hostel is great but the people there make it better. Everyone is really welcoming and there is a really strong... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

The staff and the people here are very friendly and relaxed. As the Hostel is not very big the atmosphere is quite familiar. There is a nice cosy living room and every night there's a campfire outside. If you come to the Blue Mountains this is definetely the place to stay;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I was initially drawn to the hostel because it was the only place in town that rented decent mountain bikes but I soon realized there was so much more to this place! I stayed for a couple months after initially booking in for 2 nights. I've travelled from Cairns to Melbourne and hands down this is the best Hostel on... More 

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Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I've spend there for 4 nights. I wish i could have stayed more, but i had only a limited amount of time for my australia trip.The House and the interiour was a little bit old fashioned but completly working and well maintained. Kitchen and Bathrooms were clean. Beds wunderfull. Free breakfast, free Wifi. Almost every evening someone cooks dinner on... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is by far one of the best hostels I have stayed in during my travels throughout Australia. The manager was incredibly helpful and friendly, and spent a decent amount of time recommending what walks we should do in the Blue Mountains, and gave us lots of information about the social events happening on an evening at the hostel (e.g.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Before I start, I can't comment on the hostel itself. We booked to camp on the site. We had booked 3 spots in the garden. When we arrived, there were only 2 spots available, and theses were both on a gravel driveway. Obviously no good for lightweight tents. We were then recommended to simply squeeze into two tents and manage.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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 September 30, 2014

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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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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