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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

$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 5 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

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
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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
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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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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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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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