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The Flying Fox Reviews

190 Bathurst Road, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia

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90%

Rating
296 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 97%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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100%

Very Nice place and people. Definitely a place to stay longer and have good moments sharing with people.


94%

One of the best hostels I've stayed at! Chill vibe and friendly people - overall great atmosphere! Social hour from 6-9pm helps travellers stay social and the free breakfast in the morning is a plus too. Everyone is really helpful in giving recommendations or tips for activities in the area. Also, front and back doors have a number lock and rooms have small lockers. Would stay here again!


89%

Cat + Fireplace + Guitar = best evening ever

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

My favorite hostel in all of Australia. I was only there for 2 nights, but I will remember the atmosphere and the people forever. :) Seriously, the Flying Fox is everything a hostel should be.


91%

Awesome atmosphere

  • 25th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

I met awesome people at the fox. Every evening they had a special and there was a fireplace outside. Ross gave me really good suggestions for walks. I really liked the people and the atmosphere at the hostel. I loved the walks I did too, so I'd highly recommend this hostel. It was absolutely great.


97%

Really lovely hostel, homely vibe and nice staff + free candadian pancake breakfast! Thanks!


97%

It was my second time staying at this hostel and for the second time I had a great time! The owner Ross is great as well as the other staff. Friendly backpackers, very sociable environment and cosy and warm atmosphere. Great hostel.


91%

Best hostel I've ever stayed at, hands down! Staff is super friendly, location is great, hikes are beautiful. $3 homemade pizza night ain't bad either. 6-9pm social hour with no internet is wonderful- in so many hostels people just sit plugged in. I would love, love to come back!!! Definitely stay here :)

  • 3rd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

I wish I'd been able to stay longer, this is the best hostel I've been to so far. Friendly, welcoming and homely, I felt like I was staying at a friends house. The only negative comment I could make is that the room I was in smelt a little of damp.


100%

Couldn't fault this hostel it really is awesome, sad that we need to see a 'social time' being put in place (great idea BTW) due to the onslaught of people sitting on phones and laptops in hostels but this is wicked. Only thing I would say is $40 for a bike hire for 10 hours? you could get a car cheaper thats an insane price.

  • 5th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Though the building itself is not the most beautiful and modern, the homly atmosphere and the nice staff make this hostel one of the best I've been to. There is a big community room with a fireplace and from 6 to 9 pm every electronical device is forbidden there so everyone is social. Realy nice. Also, the beds have curtains and you can rent really good bycicles for only 40$ a day (usually 100$)


83%

Need more bathrooms for the amount of beds there are


94%

Really nice place, owner is a fantastic guy. No issues really, but the long term stayers who live there are very clicky. Maybe could organize some evening events.


86%

A quirky friendly hostel with excellend staff.


97%

Great atmosphere, small friendly place, great choice for staying in the Blue Mountains


94%

A wonderful place! Good people and great atmosphere make you stay longer.

  • 30th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Feels just like home


97%

Lovely hostel, perfect to get to the blue mountains walking trails, staff were excellent, really helpful and friendly. Had a chilled out atmosphere, and pasta night for $3 was great way to grt to know people.


91%

Ross the guy that runs the hostel is fantastic. He'll tell you all the local knowledge straight off the bat. The hostel is really social and has a great communal area. There's even a hostel cat to snuggle with! The hostel itself could do with an extra bathroom. Apart from that though you could 100% use the hostel as your long term base for the Blue Mountains. Would stay there again.


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