We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Average, clean hostel”
Review of Blue Mountains YHA

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Blue Mountains YHA
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Average, clean hostel”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

We stayed in an 8-bed dorm (4 bunks). Rooms were clean and bright and had lockers for your belongings. Communal areas large, but we went in the winter and they could have been a bit warmer. Has free parking.

Staff were friendly and recommended some places to go for dinner.

There's not much to do in Katoomba, but it's a good base to get out to see everything in the Blue Mountains.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Londongirl261
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

267 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    141
    104
    17
    0
    5
See reviews for
31
82
55
4
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (24)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wagga Wagga, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2012

We stayed here over the busy new years period. Full marks to the staff who were excellent, very helpful and knowlegable about what to do and where to eat etc. What i felt let this place down a bit was that the linen provided was a bit old (ours had some holes in it and was worn) and out room (private double with bathroom) could of benefitted from repainting. My husband found the bed a bit sore - but he is used to a proper mattress rather than foam.
For a budget stay i would still reccomend this.
We had the double room with its own bathroom and for nearlly $100 per night i think next time we will pay a bit more and stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Peterandelizabeth
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2011

I've booked a YHA BM Travel Deal.
So, managed to have a half day tour and lunch. After lunch, they dropped me off at YHA BM for check in. After that, the staff there handed me a map of attractions and things to do at Katoomba before hand, which I was going to ask them.
I thought of going to Echo Point in the afternoon, but it was too foggy to see anything, they advise me not to do so but tomorrow morning, and I may do some hop on and off trolley to do some sight seeing around the corner. So, I followed their advise, and I'm glad I did. I catch three sisters photo clearly, and I'm glad that I went to Jenolan Caves as well. The staff there was knowledgeable and professional!!! =)
I was in a six shared female dorm tho, managed to meet some new friends. The facilities were clean and tidy, not to mention the communal areas was perfectly great, clean, spacious, comfy, etc. Oh, and I liked the kitchen too, well cleaned and tidy!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank IceBluei12B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2011

Beautiful art deco building, friendly and helpful staff, spotlessly clean, comfy sitting areas for reading and playing games on a rainy day, excellent location, well equipped kitchen free parking area for guests: we were a bit sad we had to leave and continue our trip, we felt very much at home there!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Peter M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UK
Level Contributor
33 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2011

I stayed with my boyfriend for a couple of days in December. This place is just fantastic. All the facilities are really clean and there communal areas are all very spacious. There is a nice reading room and some board games you can play. Staff are friendly and very knowledgeable about the local area. There is also loads of information on notice boards about walks and other activities. The en suite rooms came with towels, not sure about dorms. The place also seemed really geared up for kids with high chairs and some kids toys. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank kirsten87
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Katoomba hotels
0.6 km away
The Carrington Hotel
The Carrington Hotel
#2 of 15 in Katoomba
899 reviews
0.8 km away
Mountain Heritage
Mountain Heritage
#5 of 15 in Katoomba
559 reviews
0.1 km away
Palais Royale Blue Mountains
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 km away
Blue Mountains Backpacker Hostel
0.8 km away
No. 14
No. 14
#2 of 12 in Katoomba
178 reviews
0.1 km away
Katoomba Town Centre
Katoomba Town Centre
#6 of 15 in Katoomba
235 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Blue Mountains YHA? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Blue Mountains YHA

Property: Blue Mountains YHA
Address: 207 Katoomba St, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Blue Mountains > Katoomba
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Katoomba
Price range (per night): $48 - $130
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Mountains YHA 3*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the adventure capital of NSW, stay at this award-winning YHA hostel and enjoy the log fire, cosy warm rooms (many with ensuite), great kitchen, fast internet, all in the heart of Katoomba. This is the best value budget accommodation, located in the heart of Katoomba. Chose from a range of rooms including multi share, double/twin and family rooms. Free Wi-Fi hotspot (Premium Wi-Fi Plus also available). Relax in the large lounge, self cater in the kitchen. Housed in a beautifully restored historic National Trust building, the hostel is close to breathtaking scenic lookouts, and local cafes and pubs. Save with YHA discounts on heaps of activities, tours and attractions from the hostel. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia APAC, Wotif.com, TripOnline SA and lastminute.com.au so you can book your Blue Mountains YHA reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Blue Mountains YHA Katoomba

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing