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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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Kingston, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My aunt and I stayed here for two nights the end of July (2015). Overall, the place was nice - quiet, pretty clean (for a hostel, at least), and convenient location. The owner (I believe he was the owner) was very nice and helpful (in suggesting activities and giving directions, etc.), though he (nor anyone who worked there) was there... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to stay at the Flying Fox in the middle of winter. I wasn't planning on staying long, but the friendly atmosphere of the hostel and the beautiful blue mountains sucked me in and I had to extend my stay! Definitely recommend staying in the mountains for as long as you can, definitely stay for more than one night.... More 

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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location, nice free breakfast, clean dorms and bathroom. Owner Ross is more than willing to help you choose a hike and is very friendly. It gets cold inside despite log fire and heaters, but would in spite of that definitely recommend! Atmosphere is wonderful.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bathrooms are way too limited with a queue present most of the time. Hostel staff all looked unfriendly. Also, I visited in the coldest time of the year and the heaters were weak so we freezing! However, the layout of the hostel was great with good location. Also liked that there was breakfast, free coffee and tea.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I just needed a place to crash in the mountains to avoid going back a long way to Sydney. The place is not my ideal but for a backpacker I think it is quiet a good place and a value for money.The owner is witty and pleasant to talk to, very friendly and easy going, rooms are neat and very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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 May 24, 2015

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 May 21, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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 May 8, 2015 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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