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The Flying Fox Backpackers

Hostel | 190 Bathurst Rd, Blue Mountains, Australia 2780

88.7% Overall Rating

122 out of 128 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/10/2014)

"What I liked most about staying at the Flying Fox was the warmth of the fire and the warmth of the hostel, the staff whom work there, it feels like a 'home'."

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Cancellations must be made at least 2 days before your scheduled arrival date. If you miss this deadline, we are entitled to charge you for the cost of the entire booking. Maximum 2 people for a double or twin room and 3 people for a triple room. Please note there is a no cancellation policy for any bookings taken for school holiday periods long weekends and public holidays special events winter magic and The Blues and Roots Festival and for the period 23rd December to 10th January inclusive. The full amount will be deducted when we receive your booking information. There is no Check in or check out on the 31st December 2013 or 1st January 2014

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 11:00
Latest Check-out: 9:30

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Blue Mountains?

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We are a friendly Multi Award winning Backpackers known for our unique atmosphere. We are passionate about this beautiful area and look forward to sharing our knowledge on the many walking and Mountain Biking, climbing routes in the area. Our guests are encouraged to minimise their impact on our environment, and tread lightly in this stunning area.
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About The Flying Fox Backpackers

ATMOSPHERE AWARD FEB 2008 HOSTELBOOKERS, Winner Excellence Award 2013 Trip Advisor Rated in Top 10 % worldwide. Perle Award Reisebine 208-2013
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. Appreciate the original artwork and soak up the atmosphere.We also have a camp fire each night for a couple of hours out in our courtyard/hut area. Free DVDs, Free WiFi, Free book exchange and musical instruments, including didgeridoos are available for you to try your hand with.
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. We have Mountain Bikes to hire for $40 per day.

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

Please note that if you intend arriving after 10.00pm we request that you make arrangements with the hostel 24 hours prior to your arrival. Thank you for your understanding.

Accommodation Information

Colourful and spacious heated dorms with warm doonas. Bedsheets and linen are provided. Lower bunks have curtain for privacy. Lockers in rooms. Please provide your own towel.
Private Rooms:
Lovely, heated double and twin rooms. Triples come with one double and one single bed. All linen is provided, including towels. If you'd like a twin or triple just leave a comment and we will endeavour to put you in the twin or triple and adjust price accordingly for the triple, and send you a confirmation email.
All rooms are share bathroom.

Location Information

190 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba Blue Mountains NSW 2780
2 hours drive from Sydney
2 hours by train from Central Station Sydney