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“Excellent facilities, helpful staff, lovely communal areas, very clean”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Blue Mountains YHA

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Blue Mountains YHA
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent facilities, helpful staff, lovely communal areas, very clean”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here just one night but may come back very soon as thought it was great. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Clean rooms and great bathrooms. Huge relaxed communal spaces so you could socialise if you want or read quietly in the same area. Lovely sunny terrace to sit out on.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is the perfect place to stop off for a cheap and easy weekend out of the city.

Where to start? Hmmm, well the rooms are basic but very clean and the beds are comfortable. There are heaters in the room for chilly nights and I slept like a baby both nights I was there. No road noise; in fact, no noise of any kind.

Showers have a strong flow of hot water and are so clean they shine.

The hostel kitchen was one of the best I've seen in years of travelling - large fridges, plenty of pots, pans, plates and the like, lots of hobs, plenty of room to move. There's an Aldi close by and a huge Coles five minutes up the road, so self-catering is a breeze (although, for a night out, I'd thoroughly recommend dinner and beers at the Old Bank). Also shiny clean.

There are three living spaces - a no-nonsense eating area with tables and chairs next to the kitchen; a massive open space full of sofas, games and a pool table; and a quiet reading area with comfy armchairs.

There's a note which says you may drink alcohol with meals (the implication is, only with meals) but I saw a few people chilling out with a beer or two or glass of wine in the main common room without being hassled by anyone. The message is clear, though, this is NOT a place to get pissed and get rowdy. If you're looking for that, YHA is probably not the right place for you. Nonetheless, on the night I spent hanging out in the common room, there was a pleasant ambiance.

Staff were very professional and obviously knowedgeable about the area.

The hostel attracts a very wide range of guests, with people from all ages and countries.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

In general, I love YHA hostel. This one is a perfect hostel who are visited Blue Mountains and looking for a hostel in Katoomba. Centrally located, big dorm rooms, discount for YHA members, free wi-fi for YHA members, big kitchen, big dining and lounge area, outdoor seating, very clean place overall, and a very friendly staff. The staff is very accommodating and provides valuable information. My three nights stay in this hostel was wonderful. I enjoyed just staying inside the hostel one day, reading a book in the quiet room while it was raining outside. They get really good people from various countries.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

Backpacking from Sydney up coast to Byron. Blue mountain my second stop...
Welcoming! Great facilities! & very helpful staff re walking routes & your safety was paramount as they had a signing out signing in book.
Would advise anyone to take a few nights here ... But bring a jumper!
I'm keeping a blog so if you want to read more & check pics log into downunderlost.wordpress. com
Happy trip! X

  • Stayed March 2013
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Great little spot to stay when visiting the Blue Mountains. Spacious rooms with big lockers, and good communal areas. The staff were helpful in recommending nearby restaurants and providing directions to the train station. We had a nice, peaceful getaway from the bustling centre of Sydney.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

The hostel is strategically located and very well equipped. Staff was helpful and friendly.
As we stayed there during the season, the dining room was pack and we have to resort to eat in the living room instead.
Good value for the price we paid. Will recommend it for those on budget.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

this hostel has great facilities (WIFI, BBQ, good communal areas) and is very clean. We stayed in a 5 bed dorm and had loads of space with lockers & the rooms were very clean. The shared kitchen was great and there was a nice, comfortable quiet room you could sit and relax in. The hostel is a short walk from the 3 Sisters as well as other hiking trails.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Blue Mountains YHA

Property: 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 12 Specialty Lodging in Katoomba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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