Blue Mountains - Katoomba YHA

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    Blue Mountains YHA - Hostel building
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    Blue Mountains YHA - communal kitchen
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    Blue Mountains YHA - communal lounge

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), or have the place to yourself in the self-contained one bedroom apartment. 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


91% customer rating, based on 4623 reviews
  • The staff were really friendly and helpful, lovely hostel in great location. Events such as BBQ on sat night. Room was great I would not consider staying anywhere else in this town.
    Sylivia A 16/11/2017
  • One of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in! Such a great atmosphere with the large outdoor area and lounges inside. Definitely recommending to any friends going to Katoomba.
    Morgan R 13/11/2017
  • Still love this hostel!
    Clare Elizabeth L 11/11/2017
  • The hostel looked very nice, the rooms and the common areas were very tidy. The staff was very nice and very helpful to organize your trip in the blue mountains.
    Sophie P 10/11/2017
  • One of the friendliest hostels I've stayed at. The staff are amazing and the rooms are fantastic! This is a must visit YHA for all travelers!
    Sylvia D 6/11/2017
  • Great Hostel in a historic building with awesome friendly staff.
    Gerald F 6/11/2017
  • Love the Art Deco style inside. Very spacious dorms and communal areas!
    Rp 2/11/2017
  • Great buzz. Very helpful and friendly staff. Loved it. Coming back soon.
    Chris C 22/10/2017
  • I come to bushwalk... and the hostel suits me very well. I can walk to the train from the hostel for walking at places other than Katoomba.
    Pamela V 20/10/2017
  • Blue Mountains YHA is the best hostel I have already been in my life. Well done guys!
    Rodrigo d 17/10/2017


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


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 2PM - 9PM
Check out until 10:00am daily