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Top 10 recent reviews
We know we can't please everyone no matter how hard we try (although it breaks our heart)... but here are our latest favourite reviews received with thanks from our wonderful guests:

"Such an amazing hostel . Cozy warm and friendly and one of the nicest hostels I’ve ever stayed in . Definitely recommend . Very clean and well organised."

- Clea (Australia), September 2020

“Perfect stay! The beds are extremely comfortable, the hostel is warm, clean, and has everything you need. Showers are hot with good pressure. I think I slept better here than I do at home. The owner is very kind and helpful. Really felt like a home away from home!”

- Marilyn (Australia), September 2020

“Annette was warm and welcoming, very informative, and friendly. It was a tough time during the pandemic but everything was frequently wiped down with lots of sanitisers in the cottage. Loved the eco-consciousness of the owners/management.”

- Duhita (Australia), September 2020

"Generously warm and comfortable. Annette is hospitable and helpful. Would definitely recommend 14 Lovel. Lovely location. Easy, relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. Really felt a lot of care is taken with this place and other guests are respectful of this. Very happy with the no waste efforts made. Happily surprised at the comfortable bed and bedding. Charming and soothing."

- Renee (Australia), August 2020

“Perfect for a little weekend trip away. It was the nicest, littlest, independent hostel I've been to.”

- Millie (UK), August 2020

“Fantastic experience. I absolutely love the place. People who run it really make feel like at your own home. Anything you might need is provided including broad info about what to do in the area and hiking trails”

- Marisol (Australia), July 2020

"Great place to stay:This accommodation is great. It's clean, quiet and the location is only short walk from the train station. Staff is very friendly, happy to help with suggestions and to answer any questions. Definitely recommend it."

- Lenka (Australia), March 2020


“...Great kitchen facilities with free essentials. The bathroom/toilet was spotless and they even use environmentally friendly toilet paper. Our private room was very comfortable and had a amazing sitting area with a great view where you can sit and drink a coffee or read a book. Great value for money, secure and great location."

- Dominic (Australia), March 2020

"I don't know where to start, Annette was very friendly and helped in planning our trip. The room was big and clean, beds were comfy. I travel a lot and never came across such place before, a place you can actually call home."

- Anonymous, February 2020

"Excellent in every way: Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. It's about a 10 minute walk to the town centre which was really convenient and the beds, kitchen and bathrooms were spotlessly clean. When we arrived, the owner spent a good 20 mins with us talking us through possible walks to do which was really helpful. The room itself felt really homely and private despite being in a hostel. Genuinely wish we could have stayed longer."

- JonoDixon (UK), February 2020      +61 (0)2 4782 7104      Katoomba, Blue Mountains     © 2020 14 Lovel St