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
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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 9.7

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 10.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Dec 2021
    Beautiful place
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    26 Nov 2021
    Great staff, rooms, and overall vibe
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Mar 2021
    The Flying Fox is a great hidden gem of a hostel, a very short walk from the main drag of Katoomba. The hostel itself has a nice rustic charm. Each evening chatting by the fire in the fresh mountain air with the rest of the people staying there. Ross the owner is a super friendly guy with a swag of stories. It's overall a pretty relaxed affair. Highly recommend.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    27 Dec 2020
    One of the best hostels I've ever stayed at, beautiful area, nice welcoming people and a hostel owner with a story or 2! Highly recommended and I'll be back myself
    Northern Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Nov 2020
    Omg amazing Ross the owner is the most kind and helpful person ever!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Oct 2020
    Everything was awesome. Got a free upgrade to the private room. I was meant to camp the night I stayed here but was rained out, so the staff on duty put me in a single room so I could have the same privacy as I would have while camping. Great atmosphere, comfortable common room, good location
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    12 Jun 2021
    A well located hostel with good facilities and great atmosphere.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    04 Jun 2021
    Very good atmosphere, quiet and friendly, non-intrusive.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    15 Mar 2022
    Best hostel!
    Netherlands, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    17 Apr 2022
    Awesome place, Ross was very helpful with any walk suggestions or other suggestions. The place it's self is a quintessential backpackers, giving a rough but cozy vibe. The atmosphere was brilliant from the chilled out music to the no screen rule (replaced by cards and board games). I have already recommended it to countless friends who want a REAL backpacking experience. Travel accommodation as it should be.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
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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
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
  • DVD's