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The Flying Fox Backpackers

190 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This is a fun, easy going hostel, without the `bro culture` that you find in a typical Sydney hostel. People here are generally more outdoorsy and have a lot in common. There is a big focus on creating a social vibe and it works. You'll always find someone to climb with here! There are mainly young people here (below 30),... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I found this hostel in August 2012 when I took an overnight trip to Katoomba to check out the Three Sisters and Wentworth Falls. There were only a handful of people staying there at the time but it felt very warm and inviting so I made a point to come back this year! I recently (April 2014) spend three days... More

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Calw, Germany
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

If your not an alternative person or need more than 5 minutes in the restrooms please choose another hostel. (Especially when your allergic with cats!!!) On my way through Australia I've seen a lot of hostels and unfortunately I've to say that this one was one of the worst... For the WHOLE hostel they have only 2 toilets, two showers... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I had a lovely stay here - Ross knows a lot about local hikes and was v helpful. There isn't a tv so it's really sociable (be ready for no phones or laptops between 6-9pm- wasn't sure about this rule at first but is GENIUS for getting everyone socialising) and the kitchen has everything you need. Lovely outside area plus... More

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Address: 190 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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The Flying Fox Backpackers is located in a lovely old building, 400 metres from town. Established to cater for independent travellers and not large groups, it's the perfect place to make new friends. A vibrant Hostel with No T.V. and log fires for warmth and atmosphere, people feel very relaxed at the Fox. Free Breakfast and free wifi internet, lovely double, twins and dorms secure Hostel with a great outdoor area with fires in side and out. ... more   less 
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