Blue Mountains - Katoomba YHA

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    Reviews (4332 guests have reviewed this hostel)
    The facilities provided were excellent and the atmosphere was relaxed.
    Fintan Q June 2017
    A very clean, orderly establishment with a large kitchen and dining area with a large comfortable lounge all in a common area. Comfortable & modern in a refurbished building.Very close to shopping & eats and the large food/grocery shops. And then there's the Blue M's.
    Richard B June 2017
    Very nice stay at YHA, ideally situated between the town center and the main lookout (Echo point and the 3 sisters), in a quiet place. The kitchen and living area are very clean, well equipped and with a good atmosphere. The place is very safe.
    Aurelie June 2017
    the communal area is well organised
    Joanne S June 2017
    For a group it was a great meeting place for the Magic Festival would recommend to everyone. We loved it!
    Julie D June 2017
    Katoomba YHA is the jewel in the crown! Best facilities and spacious building. New sheets and towels and what feels like mattresses and pillows has really lifted the value and comfort. Keeps me coming back annually. I love KYHA !! XXX
    Katie B June 2017
    Outstanding hostel. Beds are really comfy if you get the bottom bunk. Common area is vast and comfy and cosy. Really quiet relaxing music in the background. So quiet it's unobtrusive yet welcoming. The kitchen and food storage facilities are fantastic with all the pots, pans plates and utensils you could ever need. I've checked out already but I'm just hanging around here for the day chilling because I don't want to head back to the city just yet. I love this place.
    Oliver B June 2017
    After a long drive from Melbourne I arrived at 7:30 I call the night manager who just gives me the instructions and says there is an envelope with my name on, that's not a problem, I go to the dorm which is full everyone is getting ready for bed and to chill out. I go to the empty bed and sit down, realising I had no bottom or top sheet or pillow case, I message me husband who had previously managed a YHA and he says call the night manager back, which I do and explain to her and she says I'll get some for you, about 5-10 minutes later she knocks on the door and says I was waiting for you downstairs to come and get these and hands them to me. I get it's a backpackers but customer service is still a thing, what you expect your guest to go and get them after they have just check in and you've failed to supply sheets. The staff on checkout however were very friendly.
    Nadine M June 2017
    Fabulous - just what we needed for a short getaway
    Lisa J June 2017
    great one
    Donna P June 2017
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