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The Flying Fox Backpackers

190 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
MarjonM78 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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Bangor, United Kingdom
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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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Regina, Canada
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My friends and I stayed at the Flying Fox Backpackers and we far from disappointed. We spent an amazing time there. The place is so homey, I felt like I was spending time with my family. The staff is super friendly and they gave us really good tips on places to visit. Ross (the owner) is really cool and tries... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The only reason I gave 4 satrs to this hostel is because I loved the atmosphere! Everyone was so nice and friendly. They had a no phone/loptop policy in the common room in a certain hour so everyone could talk and get to know one another and I think that was cool. The staff especially Ross was great. He was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

The Flying Fox is cozy and clean and feels more like a home than a hostel. Ross and everyone else are extremely kind, helpful and friendly and the atmosphere is warm and pleasant. The hostel is located just a 5 minute walk from Katoomba's train station which makes it a great location for various activities, such as hiking, rock climbing,... 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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