Blue Mountains YHA is a multi award-winning hostel in the heart of Katoomba. It's just a few minutes walk to the scenery and activities of the World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park and also the bush landscapes of Leura, Echo Point and Three Sisters.

The hostel features a barbecue, games room, internet, warming open fire, reading room, and TV and video. There is disabled access.

While staying in the Blue Mountains there's plenty to do! Try bushwalking, abseiling, or canyoning or relax by the cosy fire in the historic 1930s hostel.

What travellers think

Best for

  • Nature-lovers
  • Sightseeing
  • Sports & Activities
  • Eco-tourism

Green rating



This YHA is very large and the feel of the place was one of a Hotel, not a YHA. The reception staff were polite and efficient, but no way you could check in before 2pm. Also I had to request my 10% YHA discount. There is a large kitchen, cleaned daily between 11am & 12 noon. One point to note is that the kitchen gas is turned off between 10pm and 8am. There is a large TV room with DVDs to borrow. That said it is a pleasant place to stay. But NO FREE WIFI


Avatar for Byron


Tue 02 Sep 2014

Excellent hostel and the location is perfect for local hikes. Other hikes just a short train ride away. Very clean and kitchen well stocked with kitchenware. Be warned, the food in the morning near reception IS NOT FREE. Made that mistake but I think labeling the food cart as "breakfast vouchers only" is appropriate because when people see food later out like that at a hostel, at least most places I have been to, it is free. Besides that, the fire is warm and the staff very knowledgeable!


Avatar for Michael


Mon 21 Jul 2014