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The Flying Fox Backpackers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such a lovely welcoming place. A home from home. The comfy sofas in the lounge nestle around a roaring log fire in winter where residents come to socialise without electronic devices between 6 and 9pm. There are musical instruments, board games and books to entertain you. Breakfast and free tea and coffee is included as well as access a hob... More 

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Straubenhardt, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I went to OZ in 2011 - work and holiday - and I've had a great time so far, stayed in amazing hostels and meet good people - BUT then I came across THE FLYING FOX BACKPACKERS in Katoomba. I only planned on staying a couple of days .. well I planned .. I threw this plan over board after... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

This was our third escape room visit and probably the most challenging. The Fox in a Box take pride in being the best at escape rooms and are constantly looking to improve. The challenge was in English, but the only downside to the adventure was that our guide was a little hard to understand at times. The props were first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I had such a great stay at the Flying Fox and will be back again for sure! It's pretty small so was easy to get to know everyone and it didn't take long to feel like I was at home (the manager even made dinner for everyone one night!). It was nice to finally find a place where people are... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Located near the centre of Katoomba, this is a great place to stay. Very reasonably priced for the Blue Mountains. There is are common areas inside and out to meet other travellers. Rooms are clean and breakfast is provided. Would stay again!

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

A lovely hostel and I definitely recommend it. It's a small hostel in an old style house which creates a great cosy and homely atmosphere. The staff are really friendly and social people, they and the owner are great at providing info on things to do in the area. The hostel provides a lot of nice small things free which... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

I visited july 2015 , on arrival, the reception was gracious enough to inform of the free upgrade to a room for 2. It is a clean hostel with warm lounge room for social hours. free breakfast was great and the kitchen was good to cook albeit a bit small. The people in this hostel were a bit reserved with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This is a true backpacker's hostel. Very communal vibe and it seems like people stay for awhile. Ross, the owner, was very helpful with information and a couple of rides around town when needed. The rest of the staff was hard to pin down and it was hard to tell who worked there versus was just staying there. Great information... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Stayed in the women's dorm. It was bad luck that the weather was atrocious and it was raining solidly for several days. But there was no ventilation and it was stifling. Someone had a heater on all night and people were drying clothes in there. The only window is a large sliding door which cannot be opened for obvious reasons.... More 

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Nousiainen, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Went to stay for 5 nights, stayed for a month. The hostel is small and chilled out, with a warm atmosphere. You end up knowing everyone by name. Made so many good friends! Whatever you wanna do in the blue mountains ask Ross and he'll sort you out. The hostel is close to everything in katoomba so getting there is... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Flying Fox Backpackers is located in a lovely old building, 400 metres from town. Established to cater for independent travellers and not large groups, it's the perfect place to make new friends. A vibrant Hostel with No T.V. and log fires for warmth and atmosphere, people feel very relaxed at the Fox. Free Breakfast and free wifi internet, lovely double, twins and dorms secure Hostel with a great outdoor area with fires in side and out. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Flying Fox Backpackers

Address: 190 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Price Range: $36 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
The Flying Fox Backpackers Katoomba, Blue Mountains
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