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Blue Mountains YHA

Certificate of Excellence
207 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here during the music festival, and although it was full the whole place was so clean and tidy, well done to the cleaning staff, the people on the desk were very friendly but seemed a little swamped, I have to say this is one of the best hostels I have stayed in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent base for hiking in the Blue Mountains. Staff was very welcoming and helpful in providing advice about trails suitable for the limited time I had in Katoomba and where to buy groceries from a good local organic coop. The room was comfortable; bathroom was clean; showers were hot with good water pressure; kitchen was well-supplied and clean; lots of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed here now several times and always enjoyed it, including with our daughter's family and kids. Usually we get a double room with private bathroom, but this time scored a family room for the same price. Very spacious and comfortable ,with a double and several single beds, enough for 5 people (and only 2 of us!) and lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a package where we had 2 nights accommodation and an unlimited pass to the scenic discovery world. We arrived rather tired after a sleepless night at 7am, and were able to store our belongings, and have a valuable couple hours nap in the living area, which by the way is HUGE wit h loads of sofas, games machines,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel is located in an old building which looks quite inviting from the outside and gives you a very nice feeling - something like "coming home". The rooms are clean and comfortable. The living area and the kitchen are beautiful. Comfortable, well equiped and especially the living area very very comfortable. Stuff is very friendly and helpfull. A very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic facility. Location, walking distance to cafes and shops. Only five minutes drive to major tourist attractions like the Three sisters. Common areas, Large and spacious. One of which was a beautiful, Art Deco Ball room. Kitchen, large, new and kept clean. Staff, friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. Bathrooms, are well kept.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

As hostels goes this is a 5*. See bullet points below for general feedback but would also like to thank the lady (former tour guide) gentleman (long hair) for advice on where to go hiking. Blue mountains are amazing, on a par with anything in New Zealand and the lady and gentleman aided me to see the best parts whilst... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

The hostel is peaceful, quiet and clean and the facilities are good, there is a large kitchen and lounge area. It's an enormous hostel with a slightly odd vibe but nice enough to stay in. The barbecue wasn't working and the wifi was down when we were there which were both frustrating but the location is ideal for walking the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

In comparison to other YHA hostels that I've stayed in, this one ranks somewhere in the middle. That being said, I really enjoyed my stay and I would definitely recommend this hostel. The rooms were really clean and everyone was provided with a GIGANTIC locker, I loved being able to store all my stuff securely. The reception also provides free... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This hostel is located perfectly in the center of Katoomba, close to supermarkets and restaurants and walking-distance to Katoomba Scenic World. Even if slightly worn-down, both the kitchen, common area, and our room was clean and functional, and the hostel has a good atmosphere. The staff is friendly, and the parking round the back is very convenient if you need... More 

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