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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here with my friend for the weekend, this hostel is amazing. The staff were very friendly, the lounge area and kitchen area is spacious. The rooms are clean. The wifi connection is slow though. It is close to train station and a bit of a walk to the shops (about 5-10 mins). Overall we enjoyed our stay here... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in the Hostel this past weekend to see the Dali Lama. It was a wonderful experience from a hostel perspective and a life perspective. As a hostel I have found none better. The staff were incredibly kind, always warm and hospitable, even with everything they have to deal with running a hostel (you know what I'm talking about)... More 

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Vilallonga de Ter, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big, cheap and comfortable place to stay. The kitchen is really big which makes it very easy, as though as the common area. Close to all kind of amenities. The only complains are that it should improve the heating system (cold but not freezing in winter) and the cleaning, specially the toilets. Nice staff.

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

Nice hostel, friendly, personal, helpful, free laundry, free WiFi. Just the WiFi is really not the best one. Slow connection. But OK, it's working. Full kitchen with everything you could need. The whole hostel is clean and nice. If I come back some when, thats my first hostel I would check.

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Rio de Janeiro
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16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good hostel. Clean, comfortable, warm. Our room was spacious, with a large locker for each person and beds were comfortable. The kitchen was clean and well equipped, with 6 cook tops and ovens. Very nice and large living room with free wifi. Location is very good, in front of Katoomba train station, but it is also a bad point,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This hostel is very old looking. It's location is ideal. Free laundry facilities not great but free. Wifi is free. Clean hostel. Staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are cold and damp but oil radiators are provided. Kitchen facilities are good. First hostel with ovens that I've seen so far.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We stayed at the Blue Mountains Backpacker hostel for one night and really enjoyed our stay there. The staff was really friendly and helpful, rooms clean and kitchen well equipped. It is short walking distance from the train and bus station.

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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had a double room with ensuite on the first floor. The room was small but adequate. The bed was comfortable and extra blankets were provided without any problems. There was an electric heater in the room. It was clean and quiet. The kitchen was very well equipped with plenty of stoves, fridges etc. excellent for self-catering. We loved the... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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428 helpful votes 428 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

$26 to be in an 8-bed mixed dorm. The room was clean and the bedding good quality, however it was a bit cold outside of the cover and there was noise from the road / train in the early morning. The room had great storage but only 3 plugs between 8 people, which is not ideal on your travels. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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