Ratings based on 128 verified reviews

4.4 out of 5
87% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
AirAsiaGo-verified reviews
4 out of 5
by a verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 06-Jan-2019 on Expedia
3 out of 5
by a verified traveller from Harrogate, England

For the younger traveller

Posted 09-Oct-2018 on Hotels
Very basic hostel accommodation with limited amenities such as toiletries. Decor and furnishings were basic and dated. However this is a hostel designed for backpackers and youngsters who are much more interested in cheap accommodation and a lively social scene. For them, it represents good value. Reception staff were exceptionally helpful.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by a verified traveller

Awesome, thanks

Posted 01-Oct-2018 on Expedia
It's been a long time since i stayed at a hostel. I LOVED it. The staff were so sweet and kind! And a kitchen to use is the best.
5 out of 5
by a verified traveller

very good economical stay in heart of Katoomba

Posted 04-Aug-2018 on Hotels
The self catering facilities and common room facilities are a bonus. Rooms were cosy for our mid winter visit and everything was clean. The hostel is peaceful and the rooms quiet.
5 out of 5
by a verified traveller from Avoca Beach

Posted 31-Jul-2018 on Wotif
Stayed in winter with kids. All facilities and room were very clean, comfortable and spacious. Kids had heaps of space to move around and play. Enjoyed the communal kitchen, sofas, tv room, and fireplace. Also, the hostel is metres away from Aldi, Woolworth, Big W, Target, shops, restaurants and cafes. The Explorer Bus stop is also just across the road. It was very quiet when we were there.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by a verified traveller

Great place to stay for a short visit

Posted 23-Jul-2018 on Wotif
Stayed here overnight with two teens in a family room with ensuite. Great location, on site parking, great big common areas, pool table and tv room great. Would stay again for a 2-3 day visit no problem. Staff lovely and YHA very safe
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by a verified traveller from Melburg

Katoomba in the middle of town

Posted 08-Jul-2018 on Expedia
Pros: Character. Not just a room, it has some lifestyle and adventure
Cons: Gas burners in kitchen are a bit slow in cooking
Location: Three Sisters, hiking tracks, waterfalls, cable car.
Right in the centre of town. Off street parking. Old style hotel, YHA standard kitchen. All run very well. Children liked playing pool. Overall a fun experience talking to new travellers.
5 out of 5
by a verified traveller

Friendly, comfortable hostel in great location

Posted 05-Feb-2018 on Hotels
Great location. Comfy, friendly place.
Comment from Hotel Management
27-Mar-2018 by Kerri, Hotel Management
Thank you for staying with us
1 out of 5
by Emma

Posted 07-Jan-2018 on Hotels
Unauthorised charges which were inconsistent with t&c of my booking through hotels.com we’re twice made to my credit card, well in advance of my stay. Ended up paying double transaction charges on my foreign credit card because of this when I wanted to pay in cash and had informed hostel of this. Hotels.com agreed charges should not have been made. Reception staff agreed it was strange I had been charged but were unable to help as manager on holiday and whilst we asked them to get manager to contact us we heard nothing since. Note you can’t avail of YHA discount if book through hotels.com, we ended up paying to join YHA even though we already members. Parking on street as car park was full. Room was basic but comfy and clean. Bring shampoo as it’s not provided.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by a verified traveller

Great location

Posted 08-Oct-2017 on Wotif
Clean hostel very close to township - room was comfortable and shower good