Hostel in Penrith, Australia

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Get to know Penrith (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 Penrith. To help you make friends with Penrith before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Penrith is also named and spelled Penrith Blue Mountains - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Penrith is on the outskirts of Blue Mountains National Park, but is still considered to be a part of the Greater Western Sydney region. Blue Mountains National Park itself has much to see and explore, such as the Three Sisters rock pillars, Wentworth Falls, an abundance of hiking trails, and some very quaint small towns that have unique boutiques and displays. You can easily kill a couple of days driving around the Blue Mountains National Park area from Penrith.

In the more local Penrith area, you will find an array of different natural, cultural, and historical things to see and do. For the nature lovers, the Bird of Prey Center, Lacy's Caves, and Blue Mountains National Park are for you.

Hostels in Penrith are located fairly centrally. If you ask at your Penrith hostel, the friendly staff should be able to point you in the direction of any grocery or supplies stores that you might need for your travels. They should also be able to point you in the direction of any tour companies that do tours around the area if you do not have a car to easily access some of the attractions yourself, as public transport in this area can be few and far between.

Written by local enthusiast for Penrith hostels

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FAQ about Penrith Hostels

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

There is exactly 1 Hostel in Penrith, Australia. compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site. compares prices for 1 hostel in Penrith, Australia.

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Penrith.

Your Packing List for Penrith

Your Packing List for Penrith

Pack smart, not hard

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

Get your full Packing List here

Penrith 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 Penrith, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
Most Penrith hostels are located in
Penrith Blue Mountains
8 Average rating of all hostels

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