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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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8 hotel reviews
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

I don't say this easily, but it's so true, once you've been here you don't want to leave again. I've met some great people here who i really consider as friends now. I was supposed to stay for 2 nights but extended to 4, i really had to leave otherwise i would still be there. For the people that consider... More 

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Sydney, NSW
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19 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I've stayed in a few Katoomba hostels over the years (the Cecil, the YHA, No 14 on Lovel St), and while those had their good and bad points this hostel was by far the most friendly and social hostel I've visited, and rooms were the most quiet. It felt like there was a real sense of community and respect there.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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 January 23, 2015

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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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

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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