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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago via mobile

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Avoid this place! Filthy, noisy and by far the most revolting hostel I've stayed. It took us almost an hour to queue to check in and whilst waiting the people in front of us who had just checked in were already leaving as they couldn't stand their room. Wish we had done the same. The rooms are noisy and dirty.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having stayed in over 100 hostels all over the World I can confidently say that this is the dirtiest and most poorly managed I've ever experienced. I had the misfortune to stay here for 2 nights and I know for certain no cleaning happened the entire time. With over 100 people sharing just a few showers and toilets you can... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We stayed here for a week while travelling the blue mountains, our room was great it had 2 big safes in, a fridge freezer and also a tv with lots of different channels. However we did move rooms because of our bed breaking and find that the next room didn't have half this stuff and the window wouldn't stay up... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Made this place our base for a week while exploring the blue mountains, hostel was fantastic, lovely lounge and dining area, big kitchen and BBQ area. Laundry and internet are both free. Bathrooms are big and clean. Staff are also very helpful, our bed broke and we were instantly moved into a new room. The nearby Hertz car hire shop... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Our family of 4 stayed at the hostel for 4 nights. We had a private room and after the first night we accidently broke the frame of one of the beds The staff was very friendly and immediately moved us to another room. The room, linen and bathroom were all very clean. The kitchen was also spotless, it was the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I stayed in the hostel for a couple of days and the place is 200 mt from the raylway station, the room was clean, there is a big kitchen with a lots of furniture and there is free wifi and free laundry. The staff is always friendly, the place looks old but clean and the price is really good.

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 31
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