Overall the hostel was at best ok, the this review gets a 1 star rating because it was not equipped to handle the cold in Katoomba in the winter. It wasn't just us that were freezing, but other hotel goers, so much so that many were leaving early. The heaters were on timers that turned off in the middle of the night and turned on/off every 5 minutes or so so the room would stay freezing cold.
This might be a fine hostel outside of winter, but I would recommend trying another hostel in town or a hotel if you are going there in winter.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld and Booking.com so you can book your The Flying Fox Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- The Flying Fox Backpackers Blue Mountains/Katoomba, Australia