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Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

This hostel feels a bit like home! Lovley people, great livingroom to play games with everyone, free and delicious breakfast! We booked a dormroom and got a free upgrade to a double room!! Also free dinner! Great place! Would reccomend this hostel to everyone.

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Perth
Reviewed 17 May 2015

The Good: - The warm fire in the common room after being outside hiking all day (very cosy) - Family dinner (pay a tiny amount) - Free breaky!!! Its great - Social time (put away your technology and talk to one another) - Ross the owner - funny, helpful - Cool people come here, good conversations - Close to everything...

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Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

I worked for my accommodation at the Fox for two weeks and wish I didn't have to leave! I had such a great time here and met some amazing people. The location is great with so many great walks that you can do in the area and close to the train station and shops. The social time every night means...

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Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

This place feels a bit like home. Our first night we stayed in a tent. But it was pouring rain a few days in a row. So the owner offered us a very good double room for the same price. Because of the rain we left the next day, but came back a week later. Ross still remembers us, makes...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 March 2015

I have spent over 6 months backpacking and the Flying Fox is the best hostel I have stayed in, ever. Really comfy beds, cosy living room area. It has a really homely feel to it and everyone there is just one big family. If you like meeting new people and cooking together, hiking together and making friends for life, this...

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Bicheno, Australia
Reviewed 8 March 2015

My partner and I stayed in a double room. Comfortable bed. Clean. Towels etc. Nice ambience. Would definitely book here again. It is close to town. Close to all the tourist sites. Has a barbecue. The owner organises a dinner every night for a small fee.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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  • Free Parking
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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: €38 - €50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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The Flying Fox Backpackers Katoomba, Blue Mountains
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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