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Reviewed 11 June 2014

My friends and I stayed at the Flying Fox Backpackers and we far from disappointed. We spent an amazing time there. The place is so homey, I felt like I was spending time with my family. The staff is super friendly and they gave us really good tips on places to visit. Ross (the owner) is really cool and tries...

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Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

The only reason I gave 4 satrs to this hostel is because I loved the atmosphere! Everyone was so nice and friendly. They had a no phone/loptop policy in the common room in a certain hour so everyone could talk and get to know one another and I think that was cool. The staff especially Ross was great. He was...

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Reviewed 15 May 2014

The Flying Fox is cozy and clean and feels more like a home than a hostel. Ross and everyone else are extremely kind, helpful and friendly and the atmosphere is warm and pleasant. The hostel is located just a 5 minute walk from Katoomba's train station which makes it a great location for various activities, such as hiking, rock climbing,...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 6 May 2014

This is a fun, easy going hostel, without the `bro culture` that you find in a typical Sydney hostel. People here are generally more outdoorsy and have a lot in common. There is a big focus on creating a social vibe and it works. You'll always find someone to climb with here! There are mainly young people here (below 30),...

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Oswiecim, Poland
Reviewed 3 May 2014

I found this hostel in August 2012 when I took an overnight trip to Katoomba to check out the Three Sisters and Wentworth Falls. There were only a handful of people staying there at the time but it felt very warm and inviting so I made a point to come back this year! I recently (April 2014) spend three days...

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Calw, Germany
Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

If your not an alternative person or need more than 5 minutes in the restrooms please choose another hostel. (Especially when your allergic with cats!!!) On my way through Australia I've seen a lot of hostels and unfortunately I've to say that this one was one of the worst... For the WHOLE hostel they have only 2 toilets, two showers...

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5Thank Anne H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

I had a lovely stay here - Ross knows a lot about local hikes and was v helpful. There isn't a tv so it's really sociable (be ready for no phones or laptops between 6-9pm- wasn't sure about this rule at first but is GENIUS for getting everyone socialising) and the kitchen has everything you need. Lovely outside area plus...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Myself and my partner stayed here for a weekend recently! When we I arrived we waited outside in the rain for someone to answer the door. When they did it was a guy who hadn't a clue what he was doing. He showed us to our room and when we asked about things to do in the area is said...

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Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

So my friend and I looked up hostels on our way up to Katoomba. Walked in and the guy couldn't get us a room unless we already had one online. Then when I asked for a wifi pw to book online he looked fearful of us?! I told him I would spend my$ elsewhere. Also, poor poor English at the...

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Telford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2014

This is one of my favourite hostels in NSW. Its like one of those secret places you here about from people round a campfire. We stayed in the double room which houses the best bed in the world!.. we actually slept in and missed breakfast because it is so comfy! it was really clean and felt like home. The manager...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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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: ₹ 2,562 - ₹ 9,171 (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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