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Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel

144 Bathurst Road, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia (Formerly Central Blue Backpackers)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I spent two nights at the BMBH and i'm absolutely content with the visit. Hostel is 10 minutes walk away from the train- and bus stops as well as supermarkets and nightlife being close. You can also take an easy trolley-bus close to the hotel which takes you to major attractions including the three sisters. Hostel is clean and tidy,... More 

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Vincennes, France
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for only one night but it was a great one. The place is very close to all the shops and the train station, commodities are clean, the staff is really nice and helpful, and the fireplace in the common area is definitely a plus! I would definitely go back there!

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Hobart, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I traveled 9 months in Australia, visited many hostels, but this is absolutely the best in the category under $25 a night (for a 12 share dorm) Everything is clean. You got a great locker in your room. Shower is clean and works! Kitchen is clean and amazing for a (cheap) hostel. The knives are great and There are ovens... More 

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Sundance, Wyoming
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Rates for very ordinary rooms in this popular Australian tourist, World Heritage listed location are around $100.00 And then you have to feed yourself/yourselves.... more bucks. So rather than pay around $100.00 for the room, and then extra for eating out, my son (35) and I (70) decided to stay at this privately owned, two-story, converted-to-backpacker hostel from some type... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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217 reviews 217 reviews
42 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We don't stay in hostels often, however booked an overnight tour which used this place. During the week it seems a lot quieter and despite being in a dorm we were the only people in the room. The room seemed reasonably clean, however the amount of road noise is immense, with extra noise from the regular trains. Returning guests and... More 

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

At the weekends this place is heaving, during the week its chilled out! I stayed on 2 separate occasions, both in private rooms and dorms. The dorms are huge, you get a big locker! The staff are very friendly and helpful, the kitchen is kept clean and well equipped. Its simply a great place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

Stayed there for 2 nights. Centrally located, close to the train station and main street. Really spacious hostel, does not feel crowded at all. Big kitchen with all the equipment you need. Really appreciated the free laundry. And the reception staff was really friendly andhelpful, giving tips on good bushwalks...

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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41 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Really nice staff and great size kitchen. We enjoyed our stay. The hostel is short walk from train and easy to get to supermarket, video store, and of course hikes in the Big Blue! Tip: if you want to rent videos, sign up a new membership at the video store around the corner and you'll get a great 1st month... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Horrible joint . Don't even want to elaborate check it out for yourself ?:((( Smelly revolting showers . Nice staff rely nice especially the girl from gold coast . Shame they have to put up with a horribly run hostel where the owners only want to get your money and run the place on s shoe String . They hated... More 

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Verona, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights in a double prive room wuth toilet. No cleaning happened the entire time, nor in the room or in the common areas. The hostels was full and it took 20 minutes to check out. The room key was not working, so we had to wait and cheque every time we needed to get in.... More 

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