Blue Mountains - Katoomba YHA

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  • Getting here by train

    10 minute walk from Katoomba train station with hourly trains to/from Sydney.
    From Katoomba station, walk down Katoomba Street, the hostel will be on your right, just after Aldi supermarket.

    Around the hostel

    Main attractions

    • Blue Mountains National Park
    • Nepean/Hawkesbury River
    • Abseiling
    • Canyoning
    • Bird Watching
    • Bushwalking/Hiking

    Nearby facilities & attractions

    • Waterfalls and Lookouts
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Galleries/Museums
    • Mountain Bike Trails
    • Rock Climbing
    • Horseriding 
    • Canoeing/Kayaking 
    • Picnic Areas

    Find us...

    Address: 207 Katoomba Street
    Katoomba, NSW 2780
    Phone: (+612) 4782 1416
    Hostel Manager: Bronwen Johnston
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

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  • Blue Mountains - Katoomba YHA

    Stay at the award-winning Blue Mountains YHA hostel and enjoy the comfort of the log fire, cosy warm rooms (many with ensuite), large kitchen and free Wi-Fi hotspot (premium Wi-Fi Plus also available). Located in the heart of Katoomba, Blue Mountains, the adventure capital of NSW, this YHA is ideal accommodation for backpackers.

    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 only $8.30 one way! 

    Whether you are after a city break or are travelling around Australia, you won’t be disappointed with your stay at our Blue Mountains YHA.

    Family Rooms: To book a family room rate, there must be at least one child under 18 and 1-2 adults; otherwise this special room rate will be adjusted to the usual adult prices with the difference payable on arrival at the hostel.


    • Sleeps 200 guests
    • Multi-share dorms
    • Double/Twin rooms
    • Group bookings


    • Barbeque
    • Disabled access
    • Games room
    • Free Wi-Fi hotspot 
    • Premium Wi-Fi Plus
    • Open fireplace
    • Parking
    • Reading room
    • TV


    • 4WD tours
    • Abseiling
    • Bushwalking/Hiking
    • Canyoning
    • Caving
    • Galleries/Museums
    • Horseriding
    • National Park
    • Rock Climbing
    • Wilderness


    96% customer rating, based on 4095 reviews
    • Katoomba YHA, is a great place to stay in The Blue Mountains, reasonable price and good atmosphere.
      Ann M March 2017
    • Really a fantastic hostel, the staff did everything they could for us to have a comfortable stay and they were always ready to help us in evrything! Thank you soooo much :)
      Sara G March 2017
    • We even used the guitar to strum on. A great place and we have stayed there 3 times already and will go back again.
      Jill C March 2017
    • The best hostel I have stayed in on my trip. Nice rooms, great atmosphere, cozy social rooms, friendly staff, very clean and well equipped kitchen, great location to visit the Blue Mountains.
      Joachim A March 2017
    • Excellent, well managed all round
      Ian T March 2017

    Find us...

    Address: 207 Katoomba Street
    Katoomba, NSW 2780
    Phone: (+612) 4782 1416
    Hostel Manager: Bronwen Johnston
    Payment: MasterCard, Visa

    Opening times

    Hostel Open all year

    Sunday - Thursday: 8:00am-8:00pm 

    Friday & Saturday: 8:00am-9:00pm


    If you are planning on arriving outside of these hours, please phone the hostel to make alternative arrangements.

    Check in from 2:00pm daily
    Check out until 10:00am daily

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    Things to do in Katoomba

    Escape to the Blue Mountains and explore this World Heritage area that is famous for its dramatic scenery, bushwalking and adventure activities. Try abseiling, canyoning, mountain biking, Jenolan Caves tour, or just enjoy the local shops and cafes. There is also a cosy and friendly log fireplace to enjoy a hot chocolate in front of after a long day. 

    Live music is offered in local venues (Wed-Sun), along with backpacker activities, and night walks.

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    FREE things to do in Katoomba

    1. Do the one-hour Three Sisters Walk
    2. Do the Laura Cascados two-hour walk
    3. Watch the sunset at Cahill's Lookout
    4. Do the Ruined Castle 6-hour walk
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