YHA Blue Mountains (Katoomba)

About YHA Blue Mountains

Stay at the award-winning YHA Blue Mountains hostel and enjoy the comfort of the log fire in an impressive former ballroom, cosy warm rooms (many with ensuite), large kitchen and free, fast Wi-Fi throughout the property. Located in the heart of Katoomba, Blue Mountains, the adventure capital of NSW, this YHA is ideal accommodation for everyone.

Group stays | Please book group accommodation for school-aged groups with our Groups team.

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You can now book your stay with continental breakfast (or add it on arrival) to your weekend stay at YHA Blue Mountains.

Private Rooms

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    Blue Mountains YHA - Family room
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All private rooms include:

Linen | Free, fast Wi-Fi | Tea & coffee

Optional extras:

Ensuites | Continental breakfast

Co-living Rooms

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    Blue Mountains YHA - co-living room

All co-living rooms include:

Linen provided and lockers | Free, fast Wi-Fi

Optional extras:

Continental breakfast

*Guests must be over 18 years of age to stay in a co-living room


  • Barbeque
  • Disabled access
  • Games room
  • Free, fast Wi-Fi
  • Open fireplace
  • Parking
  • Reading room
  • TV


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Blue Mountains Canyoning and Rock Climbing

The most epic way to spend a day in the Blue Mountains! From breathtaking canyons to epic abseiling and rock climbing- you are guaranteed an unforgettable adventure!

YHA Blue Mountains features

  • Continental breakfast available for purchase.
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the property (High Speed Internet NBN 100Mbps Fibre Connection). Internet speed will be subject to Wi-Fi coverage in the building.
  • Housed in a beautifully restored National Trust building, the hostel is a stone’s throw from breathtaking national parks and bush landscapes of Leura, Echo Point and Three Sisters.
  • Only 2 hours from Sydney by road or there are trains every hour from Sydney’s Central Station. Use your Opal card and pay only $8.30 one way! 

Reviews of YHA Blue Mountains

  • "Pleasant surprise. Our group of six were very happy with our stay at YHA Katoomba. The rooms are large and clean. Staff were very helpful and polite. Sarah went over and above to make our stay really awesome. The kitchen is huge, clean and well appointed. The lounge area is attractive and great, with plenty of room and activities for all ages. Being located so close to the town centre is very convenient. I was not expecting this to be such a good experience. I will certainly stay here again. I highly recommend this place." - Yohannan
  • "Beautiful and cozy place. That place is so cozy and adorable! I felt like visiting my family. Atmoaphere was amazing, it was raining outside and people would gather around fireplace, puzzling some puzzles, cooking food and talking about their adventures. Staff was super kind and not only helped with advice, but also engaged in talks. Superb." - Elina

Things to do in the Blue Mountains

Check out our favourite Blue Mountains experiences.

Take a tour of YHA Blue Mountains


For over 80 years, YHA Australia has been a safe and inclusive place for travellers from all walks of life. Guests are required to abide by YHA's house rules when staying at our properties.

Our location...

YHA would like to acknowledge the Dharug & Gundungurra people upon whose land this property is located. We pay our respects to the elders, past and present, and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We recognise their custodianship of the land, sea, & water for over 60,000 years.

Gundungurra & Dharug Country

Address: 207 Katoomba Street
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State: NSW, 2780
Email: stay@yha.com.au
Phone: (+612) 4782 1416 | After hours: (+61) 0448 116 859 (7pm-8am)
Hostel Manager: Flavia Pereira
Payment: MasterCard,Visa

Opening Times

Hostel Open all year


Check in from 2pm | After hours arrivals: contact property for alternative arrangements.
Check out until 10am

YHA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to the elders, past and present, and the extended Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We recognise their custodianship of the land, sea, & water for over 60,000 years.

YHA Australia is a proud member of Hostelling International - a network of more than 2,650 hostels across 57 countries that share the mission of making travel more sustainable & accessible.