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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

A nice hostel, not the tidiest one but the atmosphere, created by "returning permanent guests" makes up for it all. Just make sure to ask about the social life and plans at the reception - hostel works as a small community, so you can get to know a lot of friendly people and have a great time. And the reception...

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Prestwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I stay at Blue Parrot every time I'm in Sydney. The location is the best, in between Bondi and Central so it's so easy to get anywhere. The staff are super friendly and always go out of their way to help. It's very popular with solo travellers so it's easy to meet so many people and I've met such lovely...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I loved the Blue Parrot! The staff was friendly and kind, the rooms were clean, the bedding was comfy and I made friends that I'm sure to have for a lifetime. It was a wonderful experience and I can't recommend them highly enough! :)

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2Thank ashleyeB8626IY
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Good hostel but it is too hot in the room, you have no aircon and the fans are just useless, same for the wifi most of the time it's not really working, the kitchen could be better as well.. On the other hand great staff, very good location, and good atmosphere, also the kitchen is always open which is a...

BParrot, Owner at Blue Parrot Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, it’s always great to hear when our guests enjoy our social atmosphere, good location, and great staff! Sydney experienced an unusually hotter summer than normal so we understand if you felt the heat. All our rooms have large windows with fresh air flow and fans which usually are sufficient to cool down the room. Now...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 12 February 2017

For what this hostel costs, you really don't get much. The wifi is so slow as to be basically unusable, no air conditioning, a small kitchen with outdated appliances, cheap IKEA bunk beds, unreliable hot water in the showers, and shared power strips for device charging. There is a large group of long-term work visa guests who have their own...

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BParrot, Owner at Blue Parrot Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback kgrote, we are happy to hear you thought that our hostel is very social 'so it's a good choice if meeting people is a big priority'. We are sorry to hear your short stay with us was not all you hoped for and would like to address some of your concerns. You communicated with us...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I stayed at the Blue Parrot back in 2013 and when I booked a trip out to Sydney recently there was absolutely nowhere else I would of stayed! The place is a home from home, amazing people, good vibes and helpful staff that go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Location is perfect for getting around all...

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2Thank RebeccaBeaumont
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Let's start with the good things. The staff is excellent, friendly and helpful. This was by far the most social hostel I stayed in during my trip, even though there were a fair few working holiday people staying there as they were looking for work and I normally prefer to hang out with fellow tourists. The place is small enough...

1Thank AirlineFreak
New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Had a great time at blue parrot. It is a great place to hang out and explore sydney. The hostel was clean and comfortable. Fun and diverse neighborhood, close to city center and sights. Great harbor walk nearby

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1Thank Dennis S
Mildenhall, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Lovely little hostel for those looking to stay somewhere cheap, safe and comfortable. The location is great and all of the staff are very friendly and helpful. My only complaint is that the rooms do not have air-conditioning, which can be quite unpleasant on a hot day!

1Thank Robert B
BParrot, Owner at Blue Parrot Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review Robert! Yes, while you were staying with us all of Sydney had a 2 week heat wave which made it unusually warm. All our rooms have large windows with natural air flow and fans. It’s never a problem for us to put more fans in a room to increase the air flow, please let...

Reviewed 16 January 2017

The blue parrot is an amazing place to stay if you are looking for a small, family-run, cosy and clean hostel to spend a few nights in Sydney! Effie and Sasha are just amazing and ready to help with any questions you may have! Definitely recommended! Miss it already!!!

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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 

Additional Information about Blue Parrot Backpackers

Address: 87 Macleay St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: €24 - €56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Parrot Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Rooms facing away from the backyard area are quieter.”
kgrote, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“i had 10 bed only girls with bathroom and i`m so happy for that”
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“rooms with views to garden and trees are best!”
pelicano24, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“there's rooms with ensuite bathrooms which is convenient”
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“small rooms are better”
282axelm, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
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