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Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel

2.5 of 5 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First thing we noticed was warning signs everywhere. Generally a nice place to stay however more sofas in the common area would be lovely. Every available space first thing in the morning and the evening was taken up by a large contingent of American students. Unfortunately their noise levels carried through until the early hours of the morning which meant... More

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Lithgow, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since not allowing Australian citizens to stay of course the place is a lot quieter, went in the other week and greeted by a big sign on the door saying locals are not welcome!!. No atmosphere, dull and not like it used to be..

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Kobe, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you want to escape the city life of Sydney and have a couple days to spare, I strongly suggest you to visit the Blue Mountains. Located about 1,5 hours west from Sydney, the Blue Mountains are truly beautiful to see. Having stayed in many different YHA/HI hostels, this one was by far one of the best. The hostel was... More

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Canmore, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Stayed here just for the one night, we were booked into a spacious 4 bed dorm with comfy mattresses and pillows. Lots of storage space, the common area was nice and cozy as well, and the kitchen was brilliantly stocked! Staff was incredibly helpful and made our stay that much better :)

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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had a private room, no ensuite. The room was of a good size and didn't face the railway line. Common areas brilliant, and kitchen large enough so you don't feel in a hurry to cook your food. It's great to find a hostel in Australia which offers free wifi and crockery. Found it very clean and extremely welcoming. Perfect... More

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50 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights while in the Blue Mountains. This was the first hostel we stayed in and have a private ensuite room. The room was a good size, quiet and thankfully because it was quite cold and wet no problem with having to open the window to let in noise :-) Bathroom was huge and the shower... More

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Beerwah, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Nice place to stay ! big locker where you can put your backpack ! the laundry is free ! Big kitchen ! the staff is friendly ! free barbecue ! some room are too small, it's a fact ! but it's a nice place !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Stayed one night here and saw went worth and katoomba falls. The girl Sam behind the desk was very helpful as to the surrounding hikes and eateries. Great place! Stayed on a one bunk two person room. They have a nice outdoor patio and great free facilities and common room as well.

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Vancouver, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This was a great hostel to stay in even if it was for only one night. We took advantage of the free laundry services (however u pay $0.50 for the soap if you don't have it) and the free wifi. Pool table was good and staff were very helpful. The dorm room was nice and big so it made you... More

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23 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

The place is nice, the free laundry a good thing but the management is horrible. They make many mistakes and claim it is full when them beds are empty. They should change the staff. For the rest the place is very nice. Wifi does not work most of the time.

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Address: 144 Bathurst Road, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia (Formerly Central Blue Backpackers)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel 2.5*
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