Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 4 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellation / No Show
100% refund 4 weeks prior
80% refund 14 days prior
50% refund 7 days prior
No refund for cancellation after those dates

Reduction in numbers. Up to 20 is the same price regardless. 21-29 are charged at additional $40/night/person.

Additional Terms and Conditions

While groups may bring their own music etc. No parties or events. I've had to clarify this to previous groups - large groups who want to drink all day and play thumping music after 10pm are not welcome here either. Quiet hours 10pm (11pm Fri/Sat) until 7am apply, in respect of our neighbours. This is mostly on the verandah, but noise transfer from inside as well.

Failure to respect our house rules will result in immediate termination of your booking and be asked to leave, forfeiting any refund.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

ALL group bookings are on request and are subject to availability, and at the owner's discretion.

You will be sent our full terms and conditions.

Full names and contact mobile numbers are required for all guests.

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

•500m / 8min walk from Katoomba railway station
•Unrestricted street parking.
•Self-catering fully equipped kitchen with plenty of space.
•Free breakfast cereals (muesli/oats/cornflakes) and tea/coffee/milk (full/skim/soy) are available all day.
•Contactless self check-in from 2pm, and late check in can be arranged.
•Bag drop before check in can be arranged.
•Bag storage on check out (subject to availability).
•Free WiFi
•Peaceful and quiet place to recharge. No TVs/radios etc. Plenty of books, games, puzzles.
•Quiet hours 10pm-7am.
•Central heating for cooler weather, fans for warmer weather
•Environmentally responsible.
•5bed dorms and private rooms share bathroom, queen/single double/triple with ensuite. 11 rooms, 21 beds, maximum 29 people
•Adults and 16+ only for hostel bookings, children welcome for full house bookings. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Mar 2021
    The perfect accompaniment for a mountain retreat. Classy, cosy, comfortable and clean. Easy walking to the station, Leura and Katoomba as well as the touristy walking spots.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Feb 2021
    Annette and Staff made us feel most welome. A friendly and cosy atmosphere as always with a short walk to Katoomba main street. Clean and eco-friendly with a relaxing chilled no noise vibe. Looking forward to staying again!
    Scotland, Male, 41+
  • 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
  • 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
  • 9.4


    23 Jan 2021
    Beautiful place! Very quiet and comfortable :)
    Australia, 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+
  • 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