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Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Very happy with the family room we were allocated No 25. Large bathroom, fair size bedroom clean and tidy . Staff are very helpful. On the whole a very happy experience for our first time in a backpacker hotel......

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BM_Backpackers, Manager at Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Chris, We love that we were your first experience of a backpacker hostel and that we ticked the right boxes for you. Have a wonderful trip!

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Doesn't look like much from the outside and it's a bit dated inside. However there's a warm welcome. Large kitchen and commmunal area which are well used and provides lots of chances to interact. Beds are basic but surprisingly comfortable.

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BMBH144, Front Office at Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hello Mary, Thank you for your lovely review. Our building is old and expensive to renovate, so upgrading and updating is a slow process! We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay here, hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Cathy and the team at BMBH

Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Service: ++ Price: -/+ Cleanliness: ++ Dorms: + Location: + Really nice and clean hostel with nice staff. Dorms are big and every bed has a big locker. It's nearby the train station and supermarket (a big one). I just missed a personal lamp & outlet at my bed and also the wifi was really slow. I tried to use...

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Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Hi stayed here one night. This hostel has everything you can ask for free wifi and laudey and is clean and quiet. Would recommend to everybody. Will come back if I ever return, friendly helpdesk and great location

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BM_Backpackers, Manager at Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Ryan T, Awesome feedback, thanks for commenting on us! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your brief stay and we hope to see you again soon. BMBH Team

ireland
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Good sized family room with ensuite, own fridge and storage. Good kitchen facilities. Friendly staff. Good local information provided. Wifi slow. Room clean though slightly musty smell (not sure why). Near town and train station. Overall good value

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BM_Backpackers, Manager at Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi restless_monkey, Love your account name! Thank you for taking time out to add your comments. We'll certainly look into the 'musty' smell you report as it comes as news to us too. Please do feel free to come back and visit! BMBH Team

North Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Luggage storage only allowed if you write a TripAdvisor review, we didn't appreciate the receptionist checking and commenting on our review like a schoolteacher either. Ditch the policy. The room WAS hot, the corridor was not, people had their doors open all night to let cooler air into their rooms - to say "It's hot in the Blue Mountains" to...

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BM_Backpackers, Manager at Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Danz, We're sorry you feel disappointed with the service and accommodation you experienced with us. We shall certainly investigate your complaints; we agree, 'It's hot in the Blue Mountains' is not an appropriate response during a heatwave. In connection with luggage storage, we ask that guests leave a review absolutely anywhere online where this is possible. We do not...

Reviewed 1 January 2017

Great location close to the station and bars/restaurants. Easy to get to other parts of Blue Mountains with the train. Clean facilities and pretty quiet at night, cannot hear the trains passing by. Could improve wifi signal.

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BM_Backpackers, Manager at Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Le Michael S, Happy New Year! Thank you for leaving us a review and how we can improve in the future, we appreciate you taking some time out to do so:) BMBH Team

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The reception is nice. There is free laundry provided which is rarely found in other backpackers hostel. The facilities are good and sufficient. The washrooms are clean but just one w.c. in each male washroom. Worth to stay here if you go to blue mountains. But as it is close to the train station, a bit noisy.

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BM_Backpackers, Manager at Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Happy New Year, Alvin! Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate you taking the time to review us. Hoping you have an excellent 2017! All the best, BMBH Team

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Place was very clean. Wifi could be better but not complaining considering it's free :D One thing to note was our room was really hot and there was no fan. Really gruesome during the summer. That said, staff were really friendly and when we approached them about the room, told us that we could open the window and even offered...

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BM_Backpackers, Manager at Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Lee, Great to hear from you, thanks for posting your review. It is HOT in the Blue Mountains right now; we're sorry there wasn't a fan for you -- that's definitely something we have to fix asap! Thank you for bringing it to our attention. Kind regards, BMBH Team

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place to stay. Very close to train station. All the people is friendly. The lounge is cosy and good place to talk to other travelers. Toilets, showers and rooms are clean. Not many toilet seats though. Can be a problem when crowded.

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BM_Backpackers, Manager at Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Pepe, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Sorry you maybe didn't find all of our bathrooms, we assure you they are there! Kind regards, BMBH Team

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel was opened on May 1st 2009. We are the closest hostel to Katoomba Train Station (turn right from the station and follow Bathurst Road). We have a wide range of clean dormitory, dormitory en-suite, private, private en-suite, family and family en-suite rooms. We cater to travellers, groups, families and can accommodate parties of up to 160 guests. Our lounge is great for all guests, with lots of room to mingle or find a quiet corner in front of the fire. Test your skills on our FREE pool table, FREE table soccer table, FREE guitar or play one of our many FREE board games. The kitchen is spacious, well stocked with utensils and 6 large ovens. Just out from that is a summer BBQ space and courtyard garden. Not only do we have our great reception, friendly staff and clean facilities, we also offer: FREE wi-fi throughout the hostel FREE computers and low priced printing (b/w) FREE laundry FREE games and rainy day activities FREE luggage storage (just leave us a review!) FREE on street parking FREE lockers in all dormitory rooms FREE to use TVs in the lounge and all private rooms FREE tourist information In addition, we can help you with Blue Mountains visitor attraction tickets and much, much, more. Please ask! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel

Address: 144 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia (Formerly Central Blue Backpackers)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Price Range: $46 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 31
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“Go for twin bed or 4 bed dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles FoodieDK123, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Dorms were cooler, privates were extremely hot.”
 of 5 bubbles danz2017, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“private room with toilet are quiet and toilets are clean”
 of 5 bubbles liangjunl2016, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The beds are bunk style. The more bunks in the room, the cheaper per person”
 of 5 bubbles jennys153, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“bring your own mirror as the room does not have one ”
 of 5 bubbles 380natasham, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
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