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The Flying Fox Backpackers

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

Good location, nice free breakfast, clean dorms and bathroom. Owner Ross is more than willing to help you choose a hike and is very friendly. It gets cold inside despite log fire and heaters, but would in spite of that definitely recommend! Atmosphere is wonderful.

Thank Jennifer P
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Bathrooms are way too limited with a queue present most of the time. Hostel staff all looked unfriendly. Also, I visited in the coldest time of the year and the heaters were weak so we freezing! However, the layout of the hostel was great with good location. Also liked that there was breakfast, free coffee and tea.

Thank Si_enzz
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

I just needed a place to crash in the mountains to avoid going back a long way to Sydney. The place is not my ideal but for a backpacker I think it is quiet a good place and a value for money.The owner is witty and pleasant to talk to, very friendly and easy going, rooms are neat and very...

Thank ChristianeNSW
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

A fantastic independent hostel which will welcome you with open arms. The hostel is located near a Dan Murphys and a Coles which is convenient for most backpackers. It's also close to the train station too! The rooms are perhaps a little dated. It could do with some new carpet perhaps but I sensed that they were renovating anyway as...

1Thank RockinAllOverDaWorld
Kassel, Germany
Reviewed 24 May 2015

You are coming in a home with amazing people, a great host and a beautiful nature around. If you want to go to the Blue Mountains, I can recommend this lovely place. Go there and explore! :) #BlueMountains #Katoomba #awesome #FlyingFox #bestHostelexperienceever #incredible #nature #hikes #socialtime #BBQ

Thank Meike B
Reviewed 22 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.

Thank Nancy B
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...

Thank Tazra H
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...

1Thank Alice R
Reviewed 27 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...

Thank Lycke v
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 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...

Thank Flyfin

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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: RM146 - RM299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Dorm 6 is the ultimate”
LoriJolly, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We got an upgrade of a room for 2 , dont know about the dorms.”
276tejasp, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Aside from a few minor things, this place is great”
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.”
Flyfin, 24 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in room number 3. Great room”
542bretta, 8 Mar 2015 | Read review
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