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)
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  • 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
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Property Description

The Flying Fox Backpackers is located in a lovely old building, 400 metres from town. Established to cater for independent travellers, the hostel has a social atmosphere and relaxed environment, it’s the perfect place to make new friends by the log fire with a cup of Italian roasted coffee and a Tim Tam.

We are a short 5 min walk from Katoomba Station and close to the start of the spectacular Blue Mountains World Heritage Listed walks.

We are passionate about this beautiful part of the world and look forward to sharing with you our knowledge on the many walking tracks and climbing routes in the area. At the Flying Fox guests are encouraged to minimise their impact on the environment, to tread lightly on this beautiful part of the world and to enjoy.

If you are an independent traveler looking for something a little different visit us today. We offer free breakfast, free WiFi, free maps, and a free pick up service.

At the Flying Fox you will enjoy a relaxed mountain atmosphere. Sit by the fire in our lounge room at night and make new friends while enjoying a cup of free Gluhwein or Mulled Wine and some free Tim Tams to dunk in your Tea. We often have free home cooked pasta nights with home made or Italian breads.

Appreciate the original artwork and soak up the atmosphere. Free DVDs, free WiFi, free book exchange and musical instruments, including didgeridoos, are available for you to try your hand with. We also have a camp fire each night for a couple of hours outside in our courtyard/ hut area.

Included in your price is a great free breakfast including Italian bread, honey jam, and a choice of cereal. Tea coffee and milk are provided all day, and we provide espresso coffee makers and free ground coffee!
If you don't feel like cooking while in the mountains you can try some of the best coffee in the world in Katoomba. Katoomba is coffee crazy! Pop down to one of the many great cafes and chat with the locals.

Bush Walks:
If you would like assistance with hiking trails please ask. We provide free maps for our guests on the areas around Katoomba, Leura, Wentworth Falls and Blackheath. We walk the trails ourselves we are happy to share our knowledge with you.

Mountain Biking:
The owner is a keen mountain biker who loves to help out anyone intending to take on the mountain trails.

Experience amazing local galleries in the Blue Mountains. Many are within easy walking distance from the Flying Fox. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Oct 2019
    Great place, amazingly helpful and knowledgeable staff. Great vibe.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    01 Jan 2019
    Really nice hostel with some permanent residents that work in the hostel. That's why everyone takes so much care of the facilities. The kitchen and the bathrooms were so clean, I felt like having a private bathroom. Also the owner takes so much care of us. He gave me some climbing equipment that I could enjoy two days climbing and even gave me a better room when my room was fully booked. Also nice, the breakfast is for free. Highly recommended!
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    09 Apr 2018
    Outstanding hostel, best I have stayed in. Ross sets the bar very high. Great hospitality, information with beds and linen as comfortable as my own at home. The bearded half of the lesbian couple got upset when I didn't want to be her friend (some people have jobs and you're not as interesting as the internet). The other swedish half kept the place extremely clean, very hard working and polite girl. If you go to Katoomba don't bother staying anywhere but here, simply the best.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    06 Oct 2019
    Wonderful place to stay and meet new people if you’re a solo traveller, Ross is a nice guy with information at the ready whatever your question may be. The hostel has a very family feel to it and everyone is very friendly, will definitely stay here again when I come back to the mountains
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    04 Oct 2019
    Great spot and vibe. Its a smaller hotel so it give you a mountain cottage feel with a family vibe. Definitely a hostel but value for your money and just minutes away from great restaurants, pub, grocery stores and of course in the heart of the blues mountains. Had an amazing weekend with my three friends!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Jul 2019
    I had a very lovely time at The Flying Fox. The breakfast was plentiful, the fire a delight, close to the train station and lots of lovely longer staying people.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    10 Feb 2019
    Really lovely place with a nice atmosphere! Ross the owner is really hospitable and helped us find a few wicked hikes to do!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    16 Dec 2018
    Very Warm atmosphere
    France, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    16 May 2019
    When check-in, it was found that my booking of 7-female dorm had been wrongly changed to a mix dorm. There was no solution even the owner tried to ask other hostels for help, I finally lived in a mix dorm. Luckily, the guys in the room are so nice. And, the owner gave me a discount for his fault. He is so nice and responsible. But, it was strange that there was just warm water for shower at the 1st night. I took shower early next and there was hot water. Don’t know what happened at 1st night.
    Hong Kong, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    01 Apr 2019
    Great staff, very helpful and informative about the area. Free basic breakfast and even one free dinner and dessert was much appreciated. Would like to see one less bed in the 7 bed dorm room so there would be more space for your belongings. Would stay there again.
    USA, Male, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
  • DVD's