9 Places To Stay In Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia - Updated 2024

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Sarah
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Katoomba is a small but lively town located in the Blue Mountains region in New South Wales, Australia. Katoomba is home to a wide range of accommodation options, such as heritage-listed guesthouses, B&Bs, Eco-lodges and five-star hotels. Many excellent cafes and restaurant can be found in the city and it is the gateway to many of the walking trails in the Blue Mountains. Read ahead for our recommendations for great places to stay during your visit!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 19, 2024.

1. Cosy Echo Point Cabin (from USD 85)

The cabin is separate to the main house and has a bedroom and ensuite bathroom, kitchen and a lounge area. This is the perfect place to relax after a long day of hiking through the Blue Mountains. The cabin is set in beautiful and peacefully quiet surroundings. The starting point to bush walks is just at your doorstep! Also, Katoomba is just a short walk away and there are many restaurants, cafes and shops within a 2 kilometer (1.2 mile) radius.

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Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
252 meters (0.2 ft) from Three Sisters walk
1031 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great array of tv entertainment and bed was comfortable queen size
there's a lovely big garden with chickens and you can enjoy it from a small outdoor table
the check in was smooth and easy and the space is comfortable stylish and functional
it is well equipped and to a good standard the bathroom is amazing
Cleanliness:
sparkling clean perfect for two
rachael’s place was exceptionally clean so lovely and tranquil
cabin was very clean tidy and had everything we needed
the place is amazing clean and full with privacy
excellent place to stay very cosy and clean
Host:
lovely and accommodating hosts
highly recommend staying hosts are wonderful
great hosts and easy check in :)
garden and all were pretty and host was happy to leave us to our privacy
this place is amazing and the hosts are the same
Location:
very cute little place in a great location
the location was very quiet yet close to major attractions
location was great just a short walk to 3 sisters and close to everything else
gorgeous cabin in a peaceful location yet close to the three sisters
cute cottage within easy walking distance to the three sisters lookout
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2. Modern Blue Mountains Studio for two (from 122 USD)

This brand new modern apartment is in the heart of Katoomba and you will not want to leave. The apartment is surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafes and close to public transport. This studio is the perfect starting point to explore Katoomba or the Blue Mountains area. The apartment is fully equipped and you are guaranteed to experience a great few days in Katoomba.

Blue Mountains Studio

Address: Katoomba NSW, Australia (see map)

Price: from 122 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Access: In Katoomba’s centre

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3. Sky Rider Inn (from USD 87)

Only a short drive away from Echo Point and the Scenic Railway, Sky Rider Motor Inn has a great location. It is only a 20 minute walk to the Katoomba train station from here. Sky Rider Inn is surrounded by beautiful gardens and features an outdoor swimming pool and a comfortable guest lounge with a fireplace. Guests can also make use of the free WiFi or the barbecue area. Breakfast is offered at a small extra charge.

Tip from tour guide

Fabrizio

Fabrizio

Mt Solitary

Echo Point, just an eight-minute drive away from this accommodation, offers great views of the secluded Mount Solitary, a sandstone plateau, as well as the Jamison Valley below Katoomba.

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Sky Rider Motor Inn This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available

Address: 302 Bathurst Road
2.83 km (1.8 mi) from Three Sisters walk

Parking Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry

4. Relax in the Shelton-Lea Bed & Breakfast (from USD 150)

This adult-only Bed & Breakfast is located on the Golden Tourist Mile in Katoomba, just a short walk away from the Three Sisters and Echo Point. Also the Scenic World and Katoomba Sports and Aquatic Centre are in close proximity. Free WiFi and free breakfast are available and most rooms have a kitchenette and a patio or balcony. A special offer of the property: half day or full day wine tours to the surrounding areas at an extra charge.

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Shelton-Lea Bed & Breakfast

Address: 159 Lurline Street
889 meters (0.6 ft) from Three Sisters walk

5. Blue Mountains Heritage Motel: a great starting point to explore Katoomba and surroundings (from USD 100)

Blue Mountains Heritage Motel is centrally located, and just a short drive away from Echo Point, from where you can enjoy breath taking views of the Three Sisters. Many restaurants, shops, cafes and bars are in walking distance to the motel. The air-conditioned rooms all have private bathrooms and queen beds. Guests can make use of laundry facilities and the barbecue area. The motel has free parking on site and is therefore an excellent starting point to explore the surrounding areas by car.

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Blue Mountains Heritage Motel

Wifi Available

Address: 218 Katoomba Street
1.62 km (1.1 mi) from Three Sisters walk

Parking Restaurant Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing Business centre Laundry

6. Romantic getaway in Mountains Garden Cottage

This lovely cottage is a ten minute walk away from Katoomba and the National Park is just at your doorstep. The cottage consists of a spacious and comfortable lounge room with carpets and sofas, a kitchen, a bathroom and a bedroom. The place is fully equipped, and also basic food items will be provided. The cottage is separate from the main building and you will have your own garden access. The garden is beautiful - fruit trees in abundance and a vegetable garden.

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7. Self-contained Garden Studio close to town centre

This studio, called Hilda’s Hideaway, is the perfect starting point for your mountain adventure. The accommodation is within walking distance to the centre of town, as well as all major attractions. The studio is fully equipped and has a double bed and a sofa bed. The neighbourhood is peaceful and quiet and the garden is beautiful. It’s the perfect place to stay at with your family.

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Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
1.91 km (1.2 mi) from Three Sisters walk
539 reviews  
Entire cottage 2 Beds 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi was also good
heater works well during winter donna set up electric blankets in our bed which was nice and warm
the heater in the apartment is very useful during winter
the place has a heater too which was definitely a bonus
the studio was really comfortable and can easily fit 4 to 5 pax
Cleanliness:
very clean and tidy
beautiful space so clean and comfortable
place is clean and comfortable
cleanliness:very clean:)responsiveness:donna was very responsive
it’s super clean and cosy
Host:
the host was really understanding and responsive
donna was an amazing host and made us feel at home
donna was a great host
our hosts are very helpful and friendly
really amazing and friendly hosts
Location:
the place was super cute and really close to katoomba station
we loved this “home away from home” just a short walk from katoomba’s main street and railway station
absolutely lovely close to town and the moutians
great location especially if you are arriving by train
a lovely place to stay and a great location just serene
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8. A tiny cabin not far from the city center

Indulge in this tiny but comfortable cabin that can be accessed within a quick drive from the city center. Enjoy pleasant views every day as you will be surrounded by native shrubs and wildflowers. The cabin comes with one bedroom and one bathroom, making it ideal for solo travelers or couples. Facilities offered here include wireless internet access and a kitchen.

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Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
4.76 km (3.0 mi) from Three Sisters walk
349 reviews  
Entire cabin 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there were great amenities such as coffee variety of tea and breakfast ready for us
the amenities —such as the air conditioning and “waterfall” shower—were greatly appreciated and were very new
richard was great with responding to messages and stocked the fridge with great breakfast supplies
the bed was super comfy and we definitely had trouble leaving the cottage to go exploring
really lovely cabin love the nice touches like the heating rack for clothes and the breakfast selections provided
Cleanliness:
very clean and quiet
super clean bright and very comfortable
the place was very clean warm and comfortable
very clean comfy bed and surrounded by forest
really clean and lovely place great for a romantic getaway
Host:
amazing hospitality and extremely friendly
richard was a great host
super friendly host and an all round awesome experience
he was a welcoming host with useful tips about the area
richard was a great host and the cabin is awesome
Location:
great spot close to town
close to both leura and katoomba town centre so pretty convenient
it was amazing quiet place located at katoomba area
beautiful cabin in the mountains really close to the center of town and in a lovely bush location
very close to katoomba and yet in a beautiful secluded feeling spot
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9. Elizabeth Flats: apartments in central Katoomba (from USD 138)

Elizabeth Flats is located in central Katoomba and provides beautiful accommodation option with garden views. The Three Sisters and Scenic World are just a 5 minute drive away! Each apartment is fully equipped and has kitchen facilities, a private bathroom, as well as free WiFi. There are different sized apartment available, catering to couples or families.

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Elizabeth Flats

Address: 21 Warialda Street
1.29 km (0.8 mi) from Three Sisters walk

WiFi Available Garden Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking throughout Terrace Heating WiFi available in all areas Internet services

Katoomba, the gateway for the Blue Mountains region

Katoomba is a popular destination amongst local and international travelers and therefore has many accommodation options available. No matter what your budget is and whether you are traveling alone or with your family - you will find the right hotel, guesthouse, Airbnb or motel to suit your needs. Katoomba is definitely a place at which you will want to spend a few days, all you need to do now is decide where to stay!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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