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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I decided sponteneausly to stay at katoomba and the blue mountains hostel was the best choice. Easy going hostel with friendly and helpful staff and also for a single traveller easy to meet new people. The whole areas are clean and the location is just perfect. All good!

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed in a double room for 2 nights. Perfect base for exploring the blue mountains, 5 minute walk from katoomba station and all the shops. Overall the hostel was superb, double rooms were spacious and comfortable, kitchen and common room was always clean, wifi was poor however this is understandable in a hostel. Would definitely stay again and recommend to...

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BM_Backpackers, Manager at Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Dan, And we think you were a superb guest! Thanks for the kind words and constructive criticism on our internet, it's something we're working on. Come by again anytime! All the best, BMBH Team

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed in a double room which had its own bathroom. The communal kitchen was always clean and big enough for all guests. Plenty of areas to sit, indoor and outdoor and a roof terrace. Really friendly staff, free wifi, computers and laundry which is a real luxury for hostels! Very close to train stations and the staff can help...

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BM_Backpackers, Manager at Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Gem, It's reviews like this that 100% make our day! Thank you very much for taking the time to write such wonderful feedback. We certainly look forward to you returning:) Kind regards, BMBH Team

Sandnes, Norway
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here for five days, and apart from an internet that's from the 90's its very nice. The bathroom was clean. But maybe the world's thinnest toilet paper. The kitchen was fine. The hostel is very near the train station.

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BM_Backpackers, Manager at Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Roger, Great to receive your feedback! All comments on our services and facilities are always welcome, we appreciate you taking the time to write what you liked and what we can improve on. Thank you. Kind regards, BMBH Team

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Great hostel located in the middle of Katoomba, 10 minutes by bus from echo poibt falls and the three sisters. Hostel had everything we needed and the staff were really helpful in planning our first day out into the mountains. Couldn't ask for more, great for the price!

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BM_Backpackers, Manager at Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Josh, Great to hear such nice things, we're very happy to know you enjoyed your stay! All the best, BMBH Team

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

The hostel has everything you need and is much cheaper than other hostels I've stayed at. The rooms and bathroom is clean, and there is a nice rooftop balcony to chill at in the evening. It's really close to the station and the town centre, also the bus to the mountains is just round the corner.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, clean and friendly hostel, close to town centre, train station and supermarket. Very big kitchen, free laundry is appreciable. Friendly and very helpful staff also. Great place to stay to discover the Blue mountains !

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BM_Backpackers, Manager at Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Ludwighelene, We appreciate your review, thank you for posting. Sounds like you had a great time, hope we'll see you back again soon! BMBH Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Blue Mountains hostel is the perfect place for a short stay in Katoomba! I only stayed 1 night myself, but it was very convenient. Located close to the trainstation, the centre of Katoomba and echopoint. Big Rooms, clean bathrooms and kitchen!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed for one night here with my friend in a 12 bed dorm during a weekend here in the Blue Mountains. The stay was good over all with nice and helpful staff and a big kitchen with pretty much what you need in. Although, the internet was really slow and it was pretty noisy from the street in the...

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BM_Backpackers, Manager at Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Andrea, Thank you for your review, raising less positive points such as yours helps us hugely in creating a better experience for future guests. We very much appreciate it. Please let us know what bed you used and we shall certainly look into why it is wobbly. And, yes. sorry the internet was slow on your visit, there was...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good hostel for backpackers. Close to the train station. Very friendly staff. Everything you need is there. Bed was uncomfortable but that's pretty much it. Definitely recommend it for backpackers but also for people who want to spend a weekend in the Blue Mountains.

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BM_Backpackers, Manager at Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Congratulations!!! Thank you for your review Nadine, you are our our 250th reviewer. Please get back in touch either by phone, email or Facebook to claim your prize.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel was opened on May 1st 2009. We are the closest hostel to Katoomba Train Station (turn right from the station and follow Bathurst Road). We have a wide range of clean dormitory, dormitory en-suite, private, private en-suite, family and family en-suite rooms. We cater to travellers, groups, families and can accommodate parties of up to 160 guests. Our lounge is great for all guests, with lots of room to mingle or find a quiet corner in front of the fire. Test your skills on our FREE pool table, FREE table soccer table, FREE guitar or play one of our many FREE board games. The kitchen is spacious, well stocked with utensils and 6 large ovens. Just out from that is a summer BBQ space and courtyard garden. Not only do we have our great reception, friendly staff and clean facilities, we also offer: FREE wi-fi throughout the hostel FREE computers and low priced printing (b/w) FREE laundry FREE games and rainy day activities FREE luggage storage (just leave us a review!) FREE on street parking FREE lockers in all dormitory rooms FREE to use TVs in the lounge and all private rooms FREE tourist information In addition, we can help you with Blue Mountains visitor attraction tickets and much, much, more. Please ask! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel

Address: 144 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia (Formerly Central Blue Backpackers)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Price Range: $23 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 31
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“private room with toilet are quiet and toilets are clean”
 of 5 bubbles liangjunl2016, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The beds are bunk style. The more bunks in the room, the cheaper per person”
 of 5 bubbles jennys153, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“bring your own mirror as the room does not have one ”
 of 5 bubbles 380natasham, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Clean and basic hostel”
 of 5 bubbles KatieLWinstanley, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“If you have a multitude of devices or a large number of people, ask for a room with several power points.”
  • So desperate for power points that we considered climbing up and using the outlets on the ceilin
 of 5 bubbles 565cf, 17 Apr 2016 | Read review
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