5 Hostels in Katoomba, Australia

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Katoomba, Australia. You can choose from 5 Katoomba hostels. In total, there are 10 cheap places to stay in Katoomba such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $20 for a dorm.

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Katoomba Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Katoomba, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

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Cheapest hostel in Katoomba


(Katoomba Mountain Backpackers Lodge is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Katoomba

Oh no, zero party hostels here!

Most Katoomba hostels are located in

Blue Mountains

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Katoomba for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Katoomba for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Katoomba? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Katoomba alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Katoomba. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Katoomba (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Katoomba. To help you make friends with Katoomba before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Looking for hostels in the area of Katoomba? We made it easy for you and put all hostels near Katoomba in a group. Find all hostels in Blue Mountains.

 Katoomba Falls

Katoomba is one of the largest towns just off the highway that runs through Blue Mountains National Park. All of the hostels in Katoomba are in a fairly clustered area along the town's main stretch just off the highway, so you will not have to look far to find most of your amenities and things that you might need during your stay here.

The most famous thing to see and do here in Katoomba is The Three Sisters; these stunning rock pillars overlook the hazy blue valley that gives the Blue Mountains their name. Around this area you will also find the giant stairs hiking trail back up to the edge of the valley -- this is not for the faint hearted. For those who aren't so much into stairs and a massive challenge, Australia's steepest cable car runs back up the hill and it has a glass floor you can look through to see spectacular views.

There are adventure companies in the area that take groups out for abseiling, or there are also tours that you can do in and around the local area. Ask at the visitors center or at your Katoomba hostel and they should be able to point you in the right direction to find a tour that suits you if this is something you want to do.

Other highlights of the area are Wentworth Falls, the town center of Leura, and the Aboriginal Art Center in Katoomba. There is so much to see and do just exploring this amazing area of the world that you just can't go wrong.

Written by local enthusiast for Katoomba hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Katoomba hostels Globetrotter

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Penrith Penrith (36 Km / 23 mi.)
Windsor Windsor (48 Km / 30 mi.)
Bathurst Bathurst (75 Km / 47 mi.)
Sydney Sydney (85 Km / 53 mi.)
Otford Otford (84 Km / 52 mi.)
Wollongong Wollongong (95 Km / 59 mi.)
Gosford Gosford (102 Km / 63 mi.)

FAQ about Katoomba Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Katoomba. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Katoomba. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about Katoomba Hostels

A hostel in Katoomba costs on average $25 for a dorm. A hostel in Katoomba with private rooms costs on average $95.

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Travel Tips for Katoomba - 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 Katoomba. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Katoomba. 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!

Katoomb (Blue Mountains area) is a gift from God! A beautiful sight to behold and to keep in your memories of places traveled. Just don't visit all the tourist traps. Go to the out of way places. Study the landscape, look at the wildlife. Megalong Valley is a must see area, as well as Perry's look out. If you see a Lyre Bird... you are so lucky, we saw one and thought it to be magnificent!!! Happy packing everyone. Evie (USA)


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Your Packing List for Katoomba

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Katoomba and Australia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

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

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Katoomba