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Blue Mountains YHA
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Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

The staff at the hostal was patient and helpful to introduced the surroundings. We also enjoyed the cosy dinning and sofa around the fire place. The rooms condition are good with two split section. Comfortable stay.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Thank Leon T
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

What a marvelous, warm, friendly place this is. The hosts are always helpful and the place is clean and spacious, as well as being a great little Art Deco architectural treat, complete with original sprung dance floor and mini stage from the frolics of the early 20th century. Facilities are abundant for cooking and the rooms are clean and showers hot. It's in a great spot to walk down the road to the Three Sisters lookout and the bus pickup is from outside if visiting Jenolan Caves etc.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Ayemyself
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

During my first couple of days staying here I had a really bad cold. This hostel provided perfect recuperation - cozy, warm, quiet dorm rooms (apart from one room where an annoying long term resident wanted the window wide open during the night to the objection to the others in the room!), good kitchen/common areas, good TV lounge. Clean, cozy and homely. Bit of an older crowd staying here but then guess that fits with the visitor profile going to Katoomba. Good location on main drag, 2 minutes to nearby supermarkets (think it's a Coles) and numerous lovely cafes. Newly painted as think they had the YHA Australia annual meeting here just after I stayed so period building looked good. Staff were great!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Researcher_RTW
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

If you arrive by public transport, you have to walk throught the city center (main road) to reach the hostel. The hostel is near the Aldi supermarket and you can walk down the road (20 minutes) to see the 3 sisters.
The receptionists were very friendly.
You can store your luggage in a locker (not free).
It's possible that you can hear other guests, but we had a good night sleep.

I would recommend this hostel to a friend.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Ptje
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

4 Share dorm

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- friendly staff
- a lot of space in the Hostel
- TV room
- 1 minute to ALDI and another supermarket
- great kitchen!
- chillout zone with couches
- a lot of tours available, f.e. walking tracks with great panorama view

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- no private bathroom

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank CarniGermany
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

I first discovered Blue Mountains YHA around 10 years a go when I first visited Australia as a backpacker, I try to go back at least for a night every time I am in Australia.

I recently spent a few days to escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney, being winter, it was very cold but this was soon forgotten when you enter the YHA as the atmosphere soon warms you up.

The staff are very pleasant, knowledgable and always eager to help. The facilities are very good and have pretty much everything you would need, I particularly like the big airy self catering kitchen as you can cook without falling over anyone else or having to queue for your space at the stove. There are two supermarkets within walking distance and pretty much all of Katoomba is within a short walk.

The hostel is very clean and well maintained, it never seems to show any signs of aging in all the years I have been going. There are both private and share rooms, so don't be put off coming herre if you don't like the idea of sharing.

I would happily recommend and no doubt will be back soon.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank hz88
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Right in the middle of Katoomba Street. Around 5 to 10 mins walk from Katoomba Station. Aldi & Coles supermarket, K Mart just behind the hotel. Booked a double room with bathroom. Small room but heater working well. It's just so cold in Winter. I like the big dining area and kitchen.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank typical_uranian
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Additional Information about Blue Mountains YHA

Address: 207 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Katoomba
Price Range: $56 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Mountains YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the adventure capital of NSW, stay at this award-winning YHA hostel and enjoy the log fire, cosy warm rooms (many with ensuite), great kitchen, fast internet, all in the heart of Katoomba. This is the best value budget accommodation, located in the heart of Katoomba. Chose from a range of rooms including multi share, double/twin and family rooms. Free Wi-Fi hotspot (Premium Wi-Fi Plus also available). Relax in the large lounge, self cater in the kitchen. Housed in a beautifully restored historic National Trust building, the hostel is close to breathtaking scenic lookouts, and local cafes and pubs. Save with YHA discounts on heaps of activities, tours and attractions from the hostel. ... more   less 
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