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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Rating summary
  • 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Canmore, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Birmingham
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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UK
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50 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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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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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

A really great hostel in terms of ammenities. A massive kitchen and common room with lots of things to keep you entertained. Also the rooms are a great size, with large lockers and plenty of room. The staff we saw were really friendly and helpful and we were even able to leave our stuff when we first arrived and prior... More

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Cairns, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

With this hostel being the first place to start when I have come to beautiful Katoomba and the Blue Mountains, it was the warmest and nicest welcome I could just have imagined - and this in the center of Katoomba in walking distance to everything you need, no matter if it is shopping, going out for a beer or having... More

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

NO SLEEP! If you into not sleeping ,book into this hostel. Guaranteed no sleep,rowdy teenagers and twenty year olds,drunk all nighters. Dirty toilets and beds that are falling apart.Booked out the next day as I already booked for 2 nights,but couldn't take it any longer.Highly not recommended. It's like a playground for children. Not for mature patrons.

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Additional Information about Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel

Also Known As:
Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel Katoomba
Address: 144 Bathurst Road, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia (Formerly Central Blue Backpackers)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 12 Specialty lodging in Katoomba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel was opened on May 1st 2009. It has a range of rooms from dorms to doubles. It has a new kitchen and free internet ... more   less 
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