Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The house was built in the circa 1913 and operated as one of the earliest guesthouses in Katoomba, and retains many original features. It has been lovingly restored over the years and improved with ducted central heating, new kitchen and bathrooms and WiFi.

14 Lovel St is a warm friendly place to come home to after a day exploring rugged cliffs, rainforests or waterfalls or a day spent sampling the great food, cafes and art galleries available in Katoomba. Come home to 14 Lovel St and jump in a hot shower to relax those tired muscles or chill out on the beautiful verandah.

We are NOT a party house. If you want to stay up late into the night, then this is not the hostel for you. Noise carries and we expect all guests to respect the peace and quiet for other guests. There are no TVs or radios on purpose. Streaming your own content on speaker is not allowed. Please use ear/headphones.

We have 3 queen rooms, 4 double rooms, 1 king single twin and 2x5 bed dorms. Your room price includes breakfast (cereal/ tea/coffee) and free WiFi all day.

Our staff are locals who love the area and can give you lots of help to find just what you need for a great time in the mountains, whether it is walking, climbing, canyoning or checking out cafes and galleries. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Jan 2020
    Our favourite place to stay in Australia! From the incredible staff to the beautiful and cozy atmosphere. No14 Lovel St is the perfect place to rest after a day of hiking or to just sit back and relax while enjoying the beauty of the Blue Mountains! We will be returning!!!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Jan 2020
    An absolutely brilliant place - cosy and homey. Perfect for those who wants a quiet retreat.
    Hong Kong China, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Nov 2019
    One of my favourite stays in Australia. Stayed in a private room. Wonderful fresh sheets, great facilities and a hear warming atmosphere.
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 Nov 2019
    One of the best hostels I ever stayed in, as for the facilities, there was everything I would expect to need after a day of hiking. Kim, the manager, was extremely helpful and suggested tracks I could do given the amount of time I had and explained all details I needed to know. I appreciate many small details I could find in the hostel that show you the passion of the managers for the area they live in. Overall, it really felt like being at travelers' home compared to popular hostel chains.
    Slovakia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    31 Oct 2019
    Excellent hostel! Good location and charming facilities. Feels homely. Helpful staff with great hiking recommenations. Would definitely recommend and stay again.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7


    07 Mar 2020
    I loved my stay here! It was such a nice break from Sydney. If you reserve your own room it feels like a quaint cabin. I had a VERY hard time leaving my room. I just wanted to snuggle and read a book. I enjoyed the free coffee and cereal, although I wish they had more free breakfast items. The hostel is close to town/train station but a 45? minute walk to Echo Point/Three Sisters. It was rainy most of our stay but we still enjoyed it. I would stay again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    23 Oct 2019
    Absolutely lovely hostel for a weekend exciting the national park, very helpful hiking advice, clean facilities, everything you need.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    08 Nov 2019
    I booked 3 beds in a 5 bed dorm. We needed a place to stay the night before an overnight camping trip. We arrived after hours and the place was very quiet. Easy entry using the code provide in a key box by the front door. Common rooms were still available to use at this time (need to be quiet). In the morning, we could see the place properly. It was loaded with history and info on the area, common room was comfortable, bathrooms very cold (slate floor), but clean. Overall a great little place.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    04 Nov 2019
    Lovely hostel, felt like coming home =D
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    22 Nov 2019
    Close to train station, and has a tranquil outside seating area. Nice ladies work here. facilities are fine. Downside, the duvet covers in dormitories don't get changed after each guest leaves. First 2 nights, I was bitten by something in the dorm bed, but was ok when I changed to another bunk. Small lockers. Guests often stayed in their rooms, so limited sociability. Despite peaceful environment, it was noticeable that you were staying in the owner's house, who also lives on the premises.
    Sweden, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Express check-in / out
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi