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General Group Booking Terms

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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 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 9.8

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Jul 2020
    Fantastic place. Ross the boss is a great man. Always willing to help, super relaxed, and great for a chat. Superb company, and really enjoyed the fire out the back in the evenings.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Jun 2020
    Fantastic place! Very good value for money and also very comfortable and homely. The owner Ross has an invaluable knowledge of the area and share's lots of information and tips.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    07 May 2020
    Looking forward to our stay next year!
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    18 Feb 2020
    A wonderful friendly hostel, Ross the owner gave me amazing hiking advice and even drove a few of us off to see a stunning sunset one evening. would highly recommend this cozy hostel.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Feb 2020
    The best hostel I’ve ever stayed at. Ross is so kind to everyone, makes it feel like home, and has the best recommendations. Everyone staying here was absolutely lovely as well. There’s a reason folks stay here long-term and it shows. This is the only place I want to stay in the Blue Mountains.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Jan 2020
    The best Hostel in Blue Mountains. Unforgettable experiences. Interesting people enjoying the life and the mountains. Thanks universe :)
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    27 Feb 2020
    I litteraly had the best time coming to Flying fox backpackers. We were planning to spend 2 nights in the blue moutains and endind up staying 5 days 4 nights. Ross is an amazing host. The hostel vibe is really friendly, zen and I felt like home. This was the end of my trip in Australia and definitly ended up on good and positives vibes. The owner took us on a moutain bikes rides and litteraly can answer to all of your questions about the area. I highly recommend the place! Absolutly loved it :)
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    17 Jul 2020
    Ross was a great host and made us feel very welcome. He was always running around making sure everyone was happy and had what they needed. My friends and I loved the bonfire night with mulled wine and great company. I would return here again!
    Australia, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    25 Feb 2020
    I really enjoyed my stay at the flying fox! The people were all lovely and especially Ross the owner who not only gave me great recommendations for where to go but also lent me his wife’s jacket when it was raining! It’s a great location and you get free breakfast and even dinner included when I was there :) it feels very homely and safe! Would recommend to anyone!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    07 Feb 2020
    The room was cosy with a comfy bed. I could hear the trains as they passed but that type of thing doesn't bother me. Things that do bother me include a hot shower with more water pressure than a drible. This appeared to be not available. At some point another guest or staff must have forgotten to clean the coffee out of the coffee strainer pot. On the plus side after cleaning said coffee strainer i had a great cup of coffee down the road
    Australia, Male, 25-30
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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