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The Flying Fox Backpackers
Reviewed September 3, 2010

Very clean and very quiet. Free net. Basic breakfast. It was very cold in our double room. We asked for an extra heater and some blankets but it was still quite cool. They should install central heating for winter. Far away from the rim of the canyon. Not enough bathrooms - there were only a couple of people and yet the loos were engaged all the time.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 22, 2010

My fiance and I stayed at flying fox in June of 2010 and unfortunately it was the worst part of our trip. This related to note enough heating available both in the rooms and in the main area of the house. The lack of proper heating caused many backpackers to leave early and for some to get sick.

Unfortunately because of this I cannot recommend this place to others, hopefully they will be better prepared for cold weather in the future.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2010

Overall the hostel was at best ok, the this review gets a 1 star rating because it was not equipped to handle the cold in Katoomba in the winter. It wasn't just us that were freezing, but other hotel goers, so much so that many were leaving early. The heaters were on timers that turned off in the middle of the night and turned on/off every 5 minutes or so so the room would stay freezing cold.

This might be a fine hostel outside of winter, but I would recommend trying another hostel in town or a hotel if you are going there in winter.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 19, 2010

Really friendly, helpful staff who provided plenty of guidance/maps for walks in the mountains. Comfortable places to sit around in the evening after days walking. Clean well equipped kitchen. Excellent place, would love to go back.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 2, 2009

Was a cool, nice and small hostel. Not to many people in there, so thats like a familiar atmosphere. The kitchen and the rooms are clean all the time. Also Ross knows a lot of walking tracks around!
Would ever come back

Stayed: November 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 2, 2009

I loved staying here, the staff where so nice.
I stayed in a 8 bed dorm, there where 3 of us and 3 people already in there, we had such a great time!
Was a little cold but we went at the start of winter so thats to be expected!!!!
I really want to go back, actually i didnt want to leave!

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with friends
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Stayed: January 2017, traveled as a couple
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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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Katoomba
Price Range: $23 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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