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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 26 November 2016 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 26 November 2016 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 26 November 2016 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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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.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We had a private room at the hostel. Simple and good. Although a bit noisy from the corridor area in the evening as there's a gap between door and the floor. We didn't use any common facilities, stayed for 1 night only. Friendly staff.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay, convenient and central to getting around Katoomba and the Blue Mountains. Close to supermarket/shops. Three sisters and Prince Henry Cliff walks within walking distance. Less than 2 minutes to Katoomba station to take you anywhere you need to get to in the mountains.

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

Hello BH7816, Sounds like you enjoyed yourself at the hostel and visiting our beautiful area, thank you for your review. We love to hear positive experiences, great to have had you staying! All the best, BMBH Team

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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed in this hostel for one night since we came to the blue mountains for hiking. It has the best kitchen we have seen so far in Australia! Big, 5 oven (de longhi , so high quality), a lot of kitchen utensils (you could even bake a cake) and really clean. We stated in a 2 bed room with...

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

Hi Guest, We love that you loved the kitchen and FREE laundry service, thanks for pointing them out. Please do let us know the room you were in so we can investigate corridor noise and see what we can do about it. All feedback, positive and constructive is always welcome, hope to see you again! Kind regards, BMBH Team

Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Really great value accommodation, friendly staff who thoroughly explained all the facilities, super clean bathrooms, good sized 3 bed private room with comfortable mattresses and closely located to Katoomba station and Blue Mountain hiking trails - the perfect break from the city. Would definitely recommend!

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

Hello Grace, And we thoroughly enjoyed hosting you!Thank you for you review and we hope to see you on another city escape soon. Kind regards, BMBH Team

Reviewed 20 November 2016

-Friendly staff who took their time to explain the facilities around and rules for check out -We booked a private room with toilet and the towels are provided. -Nice and well equipped kitchen -Very quiet and nicely located 5-10mins walk from the supermarket and train station

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Hi Liangjunl2016, We're thrilled yuo liked your stay with us. Thank you for leaving such a nice review! BMBH Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Lovely big beds in the dorms here, slept really well after a long day hiking. My only issue was the lack of plug sockets in the room.They had several extension cords that didnt work also. In a place like the Blue Mountains people really value being about to charge their cameras, phones and GPS equipment.

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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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: €27 - €68 (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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“Go for twin bed or 4 bed dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles FoodieDK123, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Dorms were cooler, privates were extremely hot.”
 of 5 bubbles danz2017, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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