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The Flying Fox Backpackers

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190 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A fantastic independent hostel which will welcome you with open arms. The hostel is located near a Dan Murphys and a Coles which is convenient for most backpackers. It's also close to the train station too! The rooms are perhaps a little dated. It could do with some new carpet perhaps but I sensed that they were renovating anyway as... More 

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Kassel, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You are coming in a home with amazing people, a great host and a beautiful nature around. If you want to go to the Blue Mountains, I can recommend this lovely place. Go there and explore! :) #BlueMountains #Katoomba #awesome #FlyingFox #bestHostelexperienceever #incredible #nature #hikes #socialtime #BBQ

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hostel feels a bit like home! Lovley people, great livingroom to play games with everyone, free and delicious breakfast! We booked a dormroom and got a free upgrade to a double room!! Also free dinner! Great place! Would reccomend this hostel to everyone.

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Perth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Good: - The warm fire in the common room after being outside hiking all day (very cosy) - Family dinner (pay a tiny amount) - Free breaky!!! Its great - Social time (put away your technology and talk to one another) - Ross the owner - funny, helpful - Cool people come here, good conversations - Close to everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I worked for my accommodation at the Fox for two weeks and wish I didn't have to leave! I had such a great time here and met some amazing people. The location is great with so many great walks that you can do in the area and close to the train station and shops. The social time every night means... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place feels a bit like home. Our first night we stayed in a tent. But it was pouring rain a few days in a row. So the owner offered us a very good double room for the same price. Because of the rain we left the next day, but came back a week later. Ross still remembers us, makes... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I have spent over 6 months backpacking and the Flying Fox is the best hostel I have stayed in, ever. Really comfy beds, cosy living room area. It has a really homely feel to it and everyone there is just one big family. If you like meeting new people and cooking together, hiking together and making friends for life, this... More 

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Bicheno, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My partner and I stayed in a double room. Comfortable bed. Clean. Towels etc. Nice ambience. Would definitely book here again. It is close to town. Close to all the tourist sites. Has a barbecue. The owner organises a dinner every night for a small fee.

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kings lynn
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

By far one of the best hostels I stayed in on my travels. The no technology rule is so, so refreshing to see. At least some one is trying to stem the technology onslaught that has devoured so many hostel's common areas. Also who doesn't love a log fire!? This place is really really ace, i'd not look any further... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Its been a while since I've stayed in a hostel, since my backpacker days are about 10 years behind me. But I had no regrets with Flying Fox Backpackers. As the hostel was relatively quiet, I was kindly upgraded to a double room! The hostel ticks all the boxes. Good sized kitchen, lounge area for relaxing and a great communal... More 

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