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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:

Old World Charming

No 14 Lovel St exceeded our expectations ..The authentic 1913 feel surrounds you from the moment you arrive.. The Katoomba location makes you want to experience that old world charm..this beautiful guest house delivers it in buckets.

- Karen, March 2021

Highly recommend. Great value for money. Super comfortable

The hostel was very well organised, the owner was lovely. Love the charity donation for the water, cookies and towels. Our double room got upgraded to a queen room. It was super comfortable and cosy for us.

- Eimear K, February 2021


Best hostel in Katoomba

Absolutely perfect little hostel! Great rooms and cozy vibe. Great location close to the Centre of Katoomba in a beautiful period style house converted into a dreamy hostel. My new home away from home! 

- Natalie, February 2021


Happy happy happy

The place is very cozy, unique. Definately feels like a home away from home, my kinda place. Very eco friendly and well equipped. Host caters to check in needs in a very efficient and communicative manner via online check thought booking website. Despite of reception hours being limited, the host are very reachable, prompt and proactive in responding questions and any

- Arianna, February 2021

Annette and staff made us feel most welcome. A friendly and cosy atmosphere as always with a short walk to Katoomba main street. Clean and eco-friendly with a relaxing chilled no noise vibe. Looking forward to staying again!

- Robert, February 2021


Stayed two nights in a super cozy private room. Hostel is super clean with outstanding ammenities and a lovely , accomodating host. Easy stroll into town this place is a must stay for a visit to the mountains

- Chris, February 2021



Very nice house managed by a lovely lady that makes you feel like you are home. Despite the fact that the walls are very thin (it is an old house) and the house was packed on our first night there, it is pretty quiet, each traveler there seems to feel like respecting each other (believe me, that is not always the case!). Really loved the fully equiped kitchen and the terrace where you can enjoy a nice coffee in the morning.

- Jennyfer, January 2021


Way above and beyond expectations - Will return!

The owner Annette is so lovely, she couldn't do enough for you For a "hostel" it is way better than we expected. Definitely one of the better hostels we have stayed in Plenty books and games, large lounge / dining areas to relax in Kitchen is well equipped Little extras like towels, water, biscuits all available for nothing more than a simple donation to charity Cereal and milk provided for free Spotless Comfortable beds not the usual cardboard beds you find in hostels Short stroll to Katoomba Main Street

- Claire, January 2021

Beautiful home away from home

I had a truly wonderful stay at No14 Lovel St. Everything was spotless and super cosy. It felt like a guesthouse rather than a hostel. It has a lovely old world charm to it and I loved the attention to detail and personal touches given to it by its wonderful owners. Annette communicated with me from start to finish. She was super super helpful in providing me with information regarding the walks and sites. The bath was a real treat too!! I will happily sing the praises of this delightful place and happily return to it

- Margaret, December 2020


Close to the railway station and buses. Our host was exceptional with advise on where to go and how to get there. She even wrote all the information on bus times, and what bus to catch out for us. We were having problems with our mobile and we were given her phone to sort the problems out.

- Petreah, December 2020