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kings lynn
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

By far one of the best hostels I stayed in on my travels. The no technology rule is so, so refreshing to see. At least some one is trying to stem the technology onslaught that has devoured so many hostel's common areas. Also who doesn't love a log fire!? This place is really really ace, i'd not look any further...

Thank rproudfoot
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Its been a while since I've stayed in a hostel, since my backpacker days are about 10 years behind me. But I had no regrets with Flying Fox Backpackers. As the hostel was relatively quiet, I was kindly upgraded to a double room! The hostel ticks all the boxes. Good sized kitchen, lounge area for relaxing and a great communal...

Thank AlastairJM
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 February 2015

I don't say this easily, but it's so true, once you've been here you don't want to leave again. I've met some great people here who i really consider as friends now. I was supposed to stay for 2 nights but extended to 4, i really had to leave otherwise i would still be there. For the people that consider...

Thank nsjansen
Sydney, NSW
Reviewed 8 February 2015

I've stayed in a few Katoomba hostels over the years (the Cecil, the YHA, No 14 on Lovel St), and while those had their good and bad points this hostel was by far the most friendly and social hostel I've visited, and rooms were the most quiet. It felt like there was a real sense of community and respect there....

Thank jebskulker
Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 28 January 2015

I stayed here by myself about eight years ago. This was my first time staying at what seemed to be a family run hostel. I got to know the person at the desk (the owner?) within hours of my arrival. It was cold outside so he gave me a ride to the grocery store. Then he split some wood and...

Thank Ee-vahn D
Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

At my arrival a car full off backpackers just left the place and someone said 'becarefull, this is a dangerous place'. And I agree. If you are not carefull, you will stay here for the rest of your life! The hostel feels like one big family, when the place is fully booked, it still feels like a small group instead...

Thank Martine B
Markham, Canada
Reviewed 21 January 2015

I was a little sceptical walking into this hostel. It's a little further down the road that the other accommodations in Katoomba. As soon as I walked in I realized I made a great choice when picking my hostel. The hostel is great but the people there make it better. Everyone is really welcoming and there is a really strong...

Thank RawrrItsssAlexx
Reviewed 13 December 2014

The staff and the people here are very friendly and relaxed. As the Hostel is not very big the atmosphere is quite familiar. There is a nice cosy living room and every night there's a campfire outside. If you come to the Blue Mountains this is definetely the place to stay;)

Thank Travelmonkini
Reviewed 25 November 2014 via mobile

I was initially drawn to the hostel because it was the only place in town that rented decent mountain bikes but I soon realized there was so much more to this place! I stayed for a couple months after initially booking in for 2 nights. I've travelled from Cairns to Melbourne and hands down this is the best Hostel on...

Thank Smeja
Wuppertal, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Reviewed 5 November 2014

I've spend there for 4 nights. I wish i could have stayed more, but i had only a limited amount of time for my australia trip.The House and the interiour was a little bit old fashioned but completly working and well maintained. Kitchen and Bathrooms were clean. Beds wunderfull. Free breakfast, free Wifi. Almost every evening someone cooks dinner on...

Thank Sebvc

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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
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Price Range: ₹ 2,494 - ₹ 5,587 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Dorm 6 is the ultimate”
 of 5 bubbles LoriJolly, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We got an upgrade of a room for 2 , dont know about the dorms.”
 of 5 bubbles 276tejasp, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Aside from a few minor things, this place is great”
 of 5 bubbles TazraH, 16 May 2015 | Read review
“As a solo female traveler I always prefer female dorms - they do have two private rooms too if you are a couple traveling.”
 of 5 bubbles Flyfin, 24 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in room number 3. Great room”
 of 5 bubbles 542bretta, 8 Mar 2015 | Read review
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