The original guesthouse, "Fairmount", was built circa 1913. It remained in the same family for generations. There are some photos of the original house, the family and advertisements from the 1920s Katoomba Tourism Gazette framed in the living room today.
For the last 30 years, 14 Lovel St was known as No14 Backpackers Hostel (or Number Fourteen). The house was restored and extended by the owner...and the wonderful murals you see around the house are by another family member. Managers Mandy and Kym were part of the No14 family.
No.14 Lovel St
On 6 October 2017, the next chapter for 14 Lovel Street began with Annette & Gavin becoming the proud new owners. We were very lucky to have Mandy and Kym staying on and continuing to take care of our guests, and 'show us the ropes'. We are super excited to be the next caretakers of this historic guesthouse.