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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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Nousiainen, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to stay for 5 nights, stayed for a month. The hostel is small and chilled out, with a warm atmosphere. You end up knowing everyone by name. Made so many good friends! Whatever you wanna do in the blue mountains ask Ross and he'll sort you out. The hostel is close to everything in katoomba so getting there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here for 3 days to fill some time before heading to South East Asia and was very glad I did! It has a very chilled vibe, and the owner Ross is really knowledgable about the area and gives great advice on what activities to get involved in. Really good value too given the prices of hostels in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most home away from home feeling you can get, and at the most reasonable price too. People are encouraged to talk to one another instead of their facebook "friends". This creates an atmosphere truly rare in most hostels, you really get to know people a bit, even if you only stay for a week. There are pizza,... More 

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Cordoba, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been there for two nights, staff very friendly. They have a strong policy of no-screens at common space in certain hours. Wifi was not very good, sometimes working sometimes not working. Sadly, the laundry machine was broken that time. I would stay again there.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Stayed 2 nights in a female dorm. Very nice atmosphere, everybody is friendly, sociable and hang out in the common areas. The staff helped me book a canyoning trip for the next day after my arrival. Hostel isa short walk from the train station.

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Bocholt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I was in this hostel last year so already a while ago, It was Australian winter, very good athmosphere and very personal. I planned to stay for a few days but finally was there for three weeks, wifi is free and the owner Ross works hard to make it comfortable for his guests. If you need something he's willing to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

I came to the Fox for 2 nights in March 2014. I ended up spending a total of 10 months there. The hostel is small, cosy, friendly, welcoming with such a sense of community. Yes there are only three bathrooms, but in 10 months I probably queued for a maximum of 30 minutes in total. The bedrooms, kitchen and lounge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

My sister and I stayed there for three nights and although it got a little chilly in the night it was a great experience! Ross is a very nice guy who gave us many tips what we should do. So ask him! We went to the Wentworth Falls which was breathtaking. But also Katoomba is great for hiking! Ross also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

The Flying Fox was our first stop on our road trip and it was a great first night! Having never really staying in hostels or dorms before we had an awesome experience. The communal spaces were clean and the bedroom was so cosy. They have a huge living area and outdoor space, fireplace and comfy seats. We loved it. The... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I stayed here for a few nights whilst visiting the Blue Mountains. The hostel came highly recommended by various travel sites. The building (house) itself looks unimpressive from the street, and the dorms inside are similarly average. The kitchen needs some work too, but wait until you settle into the lounge on a cold night.... Between 6 and 9 its... More 

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