This hostel was an absolute 'home away from home' hostel... from the min you walk through the front door you soak up the chilled-out atmosphere and are made to feel welcome... There is a social-time rule between 1800-2100 every evening where laptops, phones etc aren't allowed in the two social areas which is a great idea encouraging everyone to blether and get to know each other...there was a free pasta night one of the evenings I was there which was a great chance to meet other travellers and then mulled wine and marshmallows in the courtyard the next night....
Extra blankets were provided for the cool nights and the owner is very knowledgeable regarding walks in the local and surrounding area. The dorm itself was standard size with an individual reading light for each bunk. There was a main dorm light and a dimmer 'second' light which was great to turn on if you were the first person to go to sleep as it was dim enough to get to sleep but light enough for everybody else to be able to see. All in all one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in for independant travellers
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Flying Fox Backpackers is located in a lovely old building, 400 metres from town. Established to cater for independent travellers and not large groups, it's the perfect place to make new friends. A vibrant Hostel with No T.V. and log fires for warmth and atmosphere, people feel very relaxed at the Fox. Free Breakfast and free wifi internet, lovely double, twins and dorms secure Hostel with a great outdoor area with fires in side and out. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Flying Fox Backpackers Blue Mountains/Katoomba, Australia