Blue Mountains YHA

Top choice hostel in Katoomba
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Behind the art deco brick exterior of this popular 200-bed hostel are dorms and family rooms that are simple, but light filled and spotlessly clean. Facilities include a lounge (with an open fire), a pool table, an excellent communal kitchen and an outdoor space with barbecue. Staff can book activities and tours and there's an on-site canyoning and abseiling operator.

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Quick description

Situated within an Art Deco heritage-listed building, Blue Mountains YHA offers a range of rooms, a BBQ area, a games room and an impressive former ballroom with a cosy fireplace. The property is just 700 metres from Katoomba Train Station. All rooms include free onsite parking. Blue Mountains YHA is 20 minutes’ walk from the famous Three Sisters and Katoomba Scenic World Railway. Katoomba Golf Course is a 5-minute drive away. Accommodation options include multi-share or private en suite double and twin rooms and family en suite rooms. The tour desk can arrange local activities including abseiling, mountain biking and horse riding. Blue Mountains YHA also offers a communal kitchen.

Important information

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result. Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours. Please note that children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Children are not allowed to stay in dormitory rooms. Guests arriving outside reception opening hours can check in using the hotel's check-in machine. To receive the password, guests are requested to contact the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Children are welcome, but are not permitted to stay in dormitory rooms. Children aged 17 need a letter from a parent/legal guardian to stay in dormitory rooms. If children are 16 or under, they will need a parent/legal guardian aged over 21 to stay with them in a private room.


  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Lockers
  • Movie nights
  • Garden
  • Family rooms
  • Billiards
  • Terrace
  • Cycling
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Wifi
  • Cctv outside property
  • Bbq facilities
  • Shared kitchen
  • Bike tours
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Internet services
  • Smoke alarms
  • Hiking
  • Games room
  • Tour desk
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Cctv in common areas
  • Board games/puzzles


  • Free WiFi available


  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry


  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Heating
  • Newspapers
  • Non-smoking rooms


  • Golf course (within 3 km)