No. 14 Budget Accommodation is a small and friendly budget hostel, offering mainly double and twin rooms for the more discerning traveler. There are two separate buildings providing accommodation, each with a kitchen, common areas, and bathrooms. The hostel is cosy, but provides all the necessary facilities and space to cook and socialise in a relaxed environment.
The hostel is about a ten-minute walk from Katoomba railway station, just outside the town centre and in a quiet residential area. Parking is available on adjacent streets. Katoomba is an excellent place to stay to explore the Blue Mountains. There are plenty of buses that travel around the key sites in the area, including Echo Point, which is about ten minutes' bus ride down Katoomba Street. This is a good starting point for well-signposted walks in the Blue Mountains, including the Three Sisters and Katoomba Falls.
Rooms and Bathrooms
Dorm rooms for up to four people are available, as well as double and twin rooms with and without bathrooms. We stayed in a dorm room in the Blue House, which is directly adjacent to the main building. The room is simple and clean, with a separate toilet and shower room next door. There are ample bathrooms for the rooms. There is also a washing machine and dryer in the main building.
On the ground floor of the Blue House is a dining table and medium-sized kitchen, with all the necessary facilities including a cooker, microwave, toaster, pots and pans, crockery, and cutlery. There is also a comfortable lounge area with a small table, sofas, and a slow combustion fire, as well as a veranda with further seating. In the main building is another kitchen, two common areas with plenty of comfy seating and eating areas, and another veranda. There is also a computer with free internet and a television. This is a quiet but social hostel, with a chilled out vibe.
This hostel is excellent value, considering the quality of the rooms and facilities and the location. We would thoroughly recommend this hostel to backpackers and holidaymakers looking for a chilled out stay in Katoomba.