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Blue Mountains YHA

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207 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for two nights in a six bed mixed dorm and found it was comfortable and good value. It has the usual YHA facilities and it's close to shops, supermarkets and the Three Sisters walk. The heating was good and the communal areas had fireplaces too. The only suggestion would be to have more than two power points in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

As with all YHA hostels in Australia, this place seemed a bit too expensive for what it is. We have stayed in private rooms of much, much better hostels in NZ for the same price as 2 dorm beds here. It is a typical YHA - big, functional and reasonably clean and tidy. It is in an old theatre building... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I am a mature age guy. I have never stayed at YHA before. However on a previous day trip to Katoomba I saw this place and liked the position and type of building. So I joined YHA, made a booking for sole use of a room with facilities and I has 6 great nights there. All the staff were pleasant,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We went for their package with the Jenolan caves. The service staff were really nice & accommodating especially as 2 of us girls were arriving really late at night. The night staff made sure we had everything we needed.The rooms were clean and the kitchen & common area was large and comfy. They even had a TV room downstairs! The... More 

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YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Blue Mountains YHA, responded to this review

Hi Juzaltme Thanks for staying at our YHA and glad you enjoyed Jenolan. When this building was renovated by YHA 10 years ago, most people carried very few electrical items with them needing power points, so 2 in a room worked fine. Things have definitely changed, and YHA has a policy of increasing points in each room. But we have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Amazing hostel. Felt more like a hotel experience. Very clean and tidy. Friendly helpful staff, honest and gave us lots of helful advice. Big kitchen and dining area, tidy bathrooms and all clean facilities. heat panels in every room to keep warm. Highly recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Stayed here for almost a week, due to meetings. The place is big and all rooms are warm, clean. Kitchens are big, clean and functional.The staff is in general friendly, but sometimes a bit stressed. However, the place would have not been the same if not for the night managers Greg and Rob.... they were informative and assisted us where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

I stayed in a few hostels in different area of Australia but this is by far the best budget hostel I ever stayed. Initially I only booked for 2 nights. Due to the weather is not suitable for abseiling, and I prefer to stay in this hostel to Sydney CBD hostel, I decided to extend another night stay. Pros: 1.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Unfortunately we didn't enjoy our stay here staff unfriendly couldn't be bothered feeling of them , night duty manager was the only friendly one room cold basic the worst yha I have stayed the place had no atmosphere paid for wifi but couldn't get it in room lady at desk said you it was not good in all rooms she... More 

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YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Blue Mountains YHA, responded to this review

Hi Starfruitmt Thanks for your review and sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. Just to let you know, since you stayed YHA has launched a free wifi hotspot at all our big hostels and that will be extended to the rest of the network during this year. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Australia. More 

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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Good location near supermarkets and shops, a short walk down the hill from the train station, not too far of a walk away from hiking options, staff were friendly and helpful with things to do around town. Kitchen was spacious with lots of pots / pans / utensils, although I didn't like the fact it closed in the nighttime which... More 

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YHA_Backpacker, Public Relations Manager at Blue Mountains YHA, responded to this review

Hi jebskulker Thanks for the review and just an update on some stuff that has changed since you stayed with us a year ago. The kitchen is now open 24 hours, but after the final clean of the day, the gas cook points are off overnight to keep it clean for people up and having breakfast early. Microwaves, kettle, fridge... More 

Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Staying at this the yha was a very good experience! With affordable prices we received working facilities, clean rooms and very friendly service! We were welcomed and met many new people during the experience. The location was also perfect. Could not recommend staying here more! Thanks rob and the yha team!!

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