The YHA Katoomba is an award-winning hostel set amongst the incredible scenery of the Blue Mountains. From the outside it doesn’t look like your average run-down hostel, instead it’s situated inside an old, restored National Trust building with archways and modern features.
Nestled amidst the breath-taking Australian landscape, it’s the perfect place for backpackers and nature lovers to rest their heads, but there are also a selection of family rooms for groups and families who are feeling a little more on the adventurous side.
In many ways, the YHA Katoomba is so much more than a hostel and in fact features amenities and facilities more familiar in a hotel. In the well-furbished communal lounge area, there is a cosy log fire, perfect for cooler evenings and for settling down and relaxing in front of after a long day exploring. The rooms are comfortable and spacious with a range of different occupancies, and many of the rooms have ensuites, providing a sliver of luxury in the Australian wilderness.
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Now let’s move onto the areas surrounding YHA Katoomba. Situated just minutes from sprawling national parks and the iconic bush scenes of Leura, Echo Point, and Three Sisters, the hostel is ideally located for those looking to get out and explore the natural beauty and heritage of the area. If you’re not sure where to begin, the YHA offers a number of discounts on activities, tours, and attractions for its guests, and there are numerous opportunities to tag along on group trips every day.
Things to do around YHA Katoomba
This adventurous part of Australia is filled with adrenalin-pumping activities and active pursuits, all set against a lush green backdrop.
Jenolan Caves Tour
If you’re feeling really adventurous and want to explore a different side to this part of Australia, then head underground on a tour of the Jenolan Caves, a natural phenomenon with plenty of unusual scenes and stories.
You can also try your hand at numerous other activities, including canoeing, abseiling, bushwalking, horseback riding, rock climbing, mountain biking, and canyoning – the perfect way to get up close and personal with the incredible scenery.
Stay overnight at the YHA Katoomba on our 2 Day Blue Mountains Tours