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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Stayed here at the Blue parrot at two different times and each time I had a fantastic time. The staff really knows their stuff and can help you plan out all of your trips and activities while finding you pretty good deals. The atmosphere at the hostel is very relaxed and it even feels like a family. They sometimes even...

2Thank The_Exec_Backpacker
New York City, New York
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Had a great stay here! The hostel is well maintained, clean and everyone is friendly so it was easy to meet others. The staff are like no other, always offer to help and offer you anything you might need. A tip- I booked on the blue parrot website and got some discounts when I arrived which was a nice bonus.

1Thank Andre M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Stayed here for 5 nights on my way down the East Coast and it was one of the best places I stayed in during my two months in Australia. Essentially a converted Victorian-esque house, it had an awesome homely feel to it, with lovely staff and a really chilled-out atmosphere that felt like being back at university, but with strangers...

1Thank El_Morg
Reviewed 24 November 2015

We booked this hostel for a 5 nights stay because of its convenient location. However, it is one of the worst accommodation which we have been. Cons: - Bedbugs !! - Smelly toilets - Filthy kitchen with dishes unwashed all the time - wifi that logs you out every 15 mins - main gate card access that isn't stable The...

7Thank SamanthaSGP
BParrot, Owner at Blue Parrot Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear SamanthaSGP, As you can see from our previous reviews it is rare for us to receive feedback like this so we are certainly reviewing your comments and taking action. We are highly rated on our Cleanliness on all accommodation websites (eg TripAdvisor, BookingCom etc) so we are disappointed that our cleanliness didn’t meet your standards. We were concerned and...

Reviewed 27 October 2015

Normally I would stay only 2 weeks at the Blue Parrot but I had extended for 2 weeks more!! People are very nice, friendly and when you are alone, it's very easy to meet other people who are in the same situation. If you need any information, you just have to ask to the reception to have an answer. The...

2Thank Fabien C
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

+ The hostel is a cosy and nice place to stay The staff is really friendly and give you good advices Nice terrace Free Wifi Cosy living room ( with books/tv/computer) - Too less bathrooms/toilets The most people who stayed there were long-term visitors/groups and knew each other already Sometimes quite noisy The blue parrot is a nice place to...

Thank Kär L
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 October 2015

I had a brilliant time at this hostel, it's full of friendly travellers! The hostel is like a huge house, bedrooms upstairs, kitchen, living room etc downstairs - and it works really well! The hostel is only about 15 minutes walk from the Opera House. The hostel is clean and tidy with comfy beds. There's also an outdoor space to...

3Thank AndyB85UK
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Had a blast here while visiting Sydney. Met loads of cool like-minded people, the accommodation was always very clean and kingscross station is just around the corner but I walked almost everything. Would recommend for sure! Thanks BP crew!

2Thank Daan W
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Fantastic start to my time in Australia, great people and atmosphere everyone was very welcoming it felt like home right away. Staff were really good as well, very clean and good facilities. Definatly recommend. Always people around to go out or chill and watch a film

2Thank Gunners8715
Berkeley, California
Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

This hostel is located really centrally in Sydney, which makes it very easy to get around from place to place. I found the staff and boarders to be very friendly and helpful. The room I stayed in was clean and because of the friendly atmosphere, I didn't have to worry about leaving things out in case of theft. The common...

1Thank Gina S
BParrot, Owner at Blue Parrot Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We are happy you enjoyed the cleanliness of the rooms, our social atmosphere & found everyone to be friendly. Hygiene is of the utmost importance to us and we clean the bathrooms a few times during the day and re-stock the toilet rolls. We are sorry if staff missed re-stocking your bathroom on the night...

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Blue Parrot Backpackers is located in the most cosmopolitan part of inner Sydney City (akin to Soho in London and East Village in NYC) and is only minutes walk from the heart of the city, offering vibrant nightlife, clubbing, trendy cafes, bars, restaurants and all the tourist attractions. A friendly hostel run by sisters Effie and Sasha, known for its social atmosphere and warm welcoming staff where you can easily meet other travellers, especially if you're travelling solo. Guests can relax in the large outdoor courtyard or the indoor lounge area, the perfect places to socialise. Blue Parrot is 5 minutes walk from Kings Cross train station. The City Centre, Royal Botanic Gardens, the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are less than 20 minutes walk away. To make your travels easier reception can organise exciting day trips to the Blue Mountains, Surfing lessons, Skydiving, Whale watching, Wine tasting and more .... AGE RESTRICTION: Adults only 18-35 years old in dormitory rooms. ___________________________________________________________ PROPERTY FACILITIES: FREE Wi-Fi ! Available in all areas and is free of charge. Close to Train Station - Courtyard - BBQ - Tour desk - Luggage storage - Lounge/TV - DVD - In-house movies - Playstation - Wii - Photocopying/Scan - Computers - Kitchen - Laundry - Non-smoking rooms - Designated smoking area - Airport Shuttle bus (surcharge) Popular with solo travellers! Best price guaranteed! No booking fees! No deposit! Additional Information about Blue Parrot Backpackers Price Range: $39 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Bed) Number of rooms: 8 ... more   less 

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Address: 87 Macleay St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: RM120 - RM285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Parrot Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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