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Blue Mountains YHA

207 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 20-06-15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-06-15 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 16 Speciality lodging in Katoomba
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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.
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Free parking
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Euphemia Q wrote a review May 2021
Sydney, Australia17 contributions9 helpful votes
Always a warm welcome here at the YHA, I've spent many weekends away in Katoomba and Leura, this gets me every time with everything I need, including clean and tidy rooms, with radiators :) on an autumn/wintery night!. You can have an en-suite if you don't want to share your bathroom. Bring a beer or a wine and sit on the back deck and read, or share your stories with other travellers! Cheap and cheerful? definitely :)
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Date of stay: May 2021
Mikaela B wrote a review Mar. 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
In a great location a short walking distance from town and surrounding lookouts. During my stay I was in an 8 bed dorm and 2/4 nights I had the room to myself so it was super quiet and clean. The kitchen was large and had plenty of stoves and an oven however could use another microwave. The crowd was a lot older than expected and it was difficult to meet other young people to hang out with.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Jennefer N wrote a review Feb. 2021
Canberra, Australia282 contributions114 helpful votes
Located in a beautiful old building close to train station and main street. Stayed 1 night in a twin room with bunk beds, lower bunk a double, upper bunk a single with private bathroom.Check in was simple,given linen and plates,cups,knives forks and spoons. Electric jug in room.Room was clean as was the bathroom.Heating in room and bathroom.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
otherachel wrote a review Feb. 2021
Sydney, Australia11 contributions3 helpful votes
This is the worst hostel I have ever stayed in, and I've stayed in hostels in literal warzones. Most of the hostels guests seemed to be old homeless men who were staying there long term. While some were lovely, many of them spent the entire night drinking and talking in the outdoor courtyard, which meant it was noisy the entire night as noise outside tends to carry. At some point in the night they started arguing, swearing and shouting at each other in the hallway outside the rooms. This went on for hours, and staff did nothing to intervene. I don't even know if there were any staff or security protocols on site, as no one stopped them and there seemed to be no repercussions in the morning. This going on for so long also meant we had no sleep due to the literal screaming from the hall. We had our own room but were still scared they were going to somehow get in. They sounded angry, drunk and violent. We also needed to pee but were too afraid to go into the hallway to use the bathroom. I have never felt more unsafe in a hostel before. If you were a single woman in a shared room it would be extra scary as if you were sharing a room with one of these men and something did happen, I don't think there would be anyone there to help you. While the facilities were nice and quite clean, it's not worth it for the horrible atmosphere, risk to your safety and lack of sleep from all the fighting.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from YHA Backpacker, Owner at Blue Mountains YHA
Responded Feb. 15, 2021
Hi Rachel, Thanks for your feedback, we highly value all feedback as it helps us identify any areas where we can improve. As per our previous communication with this issue, this will be followed up in accordance with our strict quality standards. Thanks, Blue Mountains YHA
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SYDHIKER wrote a review Nov. 2020
Australia117 contributions60 helpful votes
Good points Near Yellow Deli and supermarkets Good communal areas Bad points Private room is bare with no jug, tea, coffee, sugar Reception closes at 7.30 pm Wifi not free No YHA member discount Conclusion Better options elsewhere for private room May be OK for dorm
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$46 - US$103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Mountains YHA
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Mountains YHA?
Nearby attractions include Blue Mountains Cultural Centre (0.4 km), Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia (0.2 km), and Lost Bear Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Mountains YHA?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Mountains YHA?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Mountains YHA?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Mountains YHA?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yellow Deli, Aunty Ed's Restaurant and Bar, and Unique Patisserie.
Is Blue Mountains YHA located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Katoomba.
Are any cleaning services offered at Blue Mountains YHA?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Blue Mountains YHA?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Leura Post Office (2.0 km).
Is Blue Mountains YHA accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.