Backpacker Hostels in Katoomba, Australia

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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!

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 Three Sisters

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

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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?

A hostel in Katoomba costs on average $23 for a dorm. A hostel in Katoomba with private rooms costs on average $84. shows all 6 Hostels in Katoomba. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 6 hostels in Katoomba, Australia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Katoomba such as
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Your Packing List for Katoomba

Your Packing List for Katoomba

Pack smart, not hard

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:

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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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.
6 Total number of hostels
$23 Average dorm price
$84 Average private room price
$18 Cheapest hostel in Katoomba
Blue Mountains YHA Hostel is the cheapest
Most Katoomba hostels are located in
Blue Mountains
6.6 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Penrith (36 Km / 23 mi.)
Windsor (48 Km / 30 mi.)
Wentworthville (62 Km / 38 mi.)
Villawood (64 Km / 40 mi.)
Granville (67 Km / 41 mi.)
Auburn (69 Km / 43 mi.)
Greenacre (72 Km / 45 mi.)

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!

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