The Flying Fox is easily the best hostel I have ever come across on my travels over the past 5 years - I return time and time again, and every time I come back I feel at home. It doesn't matter that the friends I made on my previous visit have moved on because the new guests when I come back would immediately become firm friends after a night around the fire in the hut. It's just that kind of place!
I don't need to repeat everything that has already been said below, it's as good as it sounds and no matter who you are or if you're alone or not, you will love it! The town Katoomba is a fantastic place to relax with a great coffee and cuisine, or get active and adventurous if you prefer. It's beautiful and there are so many places a bit off the beaten tourist tracks to go and explore - just ask the staff at the Fox, they will help you out and set you up with some hiking buddies if you're worried about trekking alone.
I came to see clearly on my numerous visits to this place that the owner, Ross, really passionately cares about his guests having a great stay. I think that's just what makes you feel so good about being at this hostel and it's a nice change to meet a hostel owner who makes the effort to figure out each guest and cater to their personal needs.
Just remember not to book anything else in advance for after your 2 or 3 day stay at the Flying Fox, because you will have to cancel it when you realize how hard it is to leave, trust me!!
- 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