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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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This hostel was a good base for exploring the blue mountains and was reasonably priced. The communal areas were large, with a very well equipped kitchen - lots of cookers and fridges. There was a TV and pool table to use with lots of seating (although this was a Bit dirty looking) The private double room was small and had... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I've stayed overnight twice at the Katoomba Backpackers in the last few years. It's very close to the centre of Katoomba and there's plenty of street parking. The rooms and clean and warm and there's a pool table, cable TV and a warm open fire in the rec room. The kitchen is really big, lots of pots, plates and very... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

- Staff were really friendly and helpful - Easy check in and check out - all adult guests need ID - Free wifi for guests - Stayed in private room with my sister - heater was turned on and room was warm when we arrived - Room and furniture well worn but clean - Shared bathroom clean and not too... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

As the title says,only few minutes walk from Katoomba station,and few minutes walk to Carrington hotel bus stop which can takes route 686 to scenic world. All the place I saw,were simple and clean.especially the clean and user-friendly kitchen with full equipments! That surprise me. It's easy to find travel info in lobby and staffs are friendly to answer every... More 

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Uppermill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It is close to the railway station and an easy walk into Katoomba's main street. I stayed in a four bed dorm, which was clean if a little cramped. The room was directly off the first floor landing area (think room 7) that also had seating, this proved to be a little troublesome as two or three fellow guest chose... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I recently stayed in this hostel overnight with my three children aged 7 - 14. We stayed in a family room which had 2 sets of bunk beds and a double bed as well as a private bathroom. The hostel was clean and comfortable and the beds were warm and comfortable. The facilities were excellent with a great shared kitchen,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

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 June 9, 2015

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 June 8, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

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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