Hostels in Blue Mountains Hostels in Blue Mountains

You are looking for hostels in Blue Mountains? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Blue Mountains hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Blue Mountains.

All Cities in Blue Mountains

We list every single hostel in Blue Mountains and the world. In total, we have 1 cities in Blue Mountains for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Blue Mountains hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Blue Mountains. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Blue Mountains

Most people venture up to Blue Mountains to see The Three Sisters, one of the most spectacular rock formations within Blue Mountains National Park. The rock formation got its name after an Aboriginal legend that tells of three sisters that were turned to stone (find a local to impart the full story upon you!). You will find this landmark and some amazing views at Echo Point in Katoomba. You may also see the blue haze, for which the area is named, that passes across the valley.

Also in Blue Mountains, there are a number of small towns worth a visit. Leura is just outside of Katoomba and is home to some beautiful waterfalls and the famous Leura Mall containing a plethora of unique local stores that have a quaint character to them. Other things that you might want to do while you are in Blue Mountains is a trip to Wentworth Falls, the Blue Mountains Botanical Gardens, Govetts Leap Lookout, and Lilianfels. There is such an abundance of things to do here that you won't have any trouble finding something to occupy your time for a few days.

Blue Mountains hostels lie between Katoomba and Lithgow in this area, though majority of them are within Katoomba. Public transport getting around this area can be a bit difficult, so make sure you research the location of your hostels if you do not have a car. Your friendly Blue Mountains hostel staff should be able to help you with finding any amenities or things you may need during your stay.

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Travel Tips for Blue Mountains - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Blue Mountains. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Blue Mountains. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Blue Mountains

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Blue Mountains?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Blue Mountains here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Blue Mountains safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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