Places to Stay in the Blue Mountains: Katoomba YHA

Places to Stay in the Blue Mountains: Katoomba YHA

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 10/17/2017

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The Blue Mountains are one of Australia’s most mesmerising attractions, boasting lush green forests, charming villages, and soaring peaks that cast an impressive silhouette against the skyline.

Katoomba is one of the main towns in the mountains, encompassing a range of delicious restaurants, boutique stores, and fascinating museums and art galleries.

The YHA sits in the centre of Katoomba, providing a great-value accommodation option for visitors passing through.

Set inside a historic, natural trust-listed, art deco building, the YHA showcases modern facilities, including free Wi-Fi, a large and comfortable kitchen, and a selection of different rooms to suit every kind of traveller.

Outside of the rooms, there is a cosy lounge complete with fireplace, and an outdoor patio and balcony to enjoy the Australian sunshine from.

Room types include multi-share, twin and double, and family rooms.

Things to Do Around the Katoomba YHA

The area surrounding the Katoomba YHA is packed full of fun adventures just waiting to be discovered. If you book your stay there, you can also try out some of the outdoor adventures run by the hostel, including packages to Scenic World and the nearby Jenolan Caves.

The hostel is also just moments from Katoomba train station, giving you easy access to other villages in the mountains and towns that are further afield.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try your hand at abseiling, canyoning, horse-riding, and bushwalking through the lush expanse of forest that surrounds the town. Elsewhere, you have the opportunity to take a cave tour and explore the ancient history of the region, ride the world’s steepest railway above the canopies of the forest, or simply kick back and relax in the numerous quaint cafes that line the streets.

Katoomba itself is a haven of peace and quiet, with a selection of cafes, restaurants, bars, and boutique stores to explore. For the more creative traveller, there are plenty of art galleries and museums to experience, which will give you an insight into the fascinating natural history of the Blue Mountains and the heritage of the area.

The Blue Mountains are a must-visit in Australia, and Katoomba is the perfect place to base yourself while you explore. There’s a little something for everyone, whether you’re looking to enjoy the more adventurous pursuits of the region or simply want to kick back and relax amongst the stunning scenery.

The Katoomba YHA lets you experience all of this and more from a luxury building set in the heart of town.

Related article: Aboriginal History in the Blue Mountains

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.