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Blue Parrot Backpackers

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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
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Recommended for people finding their feet backpacking or looking for a simple and safe base while they explore Sydney. Extremely clear directions and explanation of hostel rules, which creates a relaxing and friendly environment. Becky is incredibly helpful and keeps an eye out
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Response from Blue P, Manager at Blue Parrot Backpackers
Responded 11 Dec 2018
Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to see you again soon!
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Lovely reception staff during the day time who were keen to help and always provided a friendly face. Hostel itself was friendly and communal areas busy so didn't feel like you were all alone! The biggest issue was no air con and not every room had fans which would've helped
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The hostel itself was nice and homey and the location is the best. I especially liked the staff who were friendly and helpful with anything you needed. It was generally clean and the bed decent. All-in-all, a great experience and highly recommended.
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I enjoyed my stay at blue parrot a lot. People there were really friendly and gun. Not like other hostel, people who live here usually stay in Sydney for months, so they really make this place a home.
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It’s a really nice hostel, however, it is a little bit overpriced. But apart from that, I have nothing else to criticise. The rooms are super clean and the bathrooms are getting deep cleaned every day. If you are looking for a hostel where you can meet great people and good
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Response from Blue P, Owner at Blue Parrot Backpackers
Responded 6 Sep 2018
Thank you for your lovely feedback! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our hostel, our cleanliness and social/positive atmosphere. We understand that you thought our prices were high but please note our prices are competitive with the other highly-rated hostels in Sydney. And we also include free wifi/internet which the other top hostels do not. We feel that when you factor the high standards of our staff, cleanliness, location, atmosphere, security and facilities of our hostel, our guests receive value for their money. Wishing you all the best on the rest of your travels! -Blue Parrot Backpackers
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Dear Vicky, Thanks for contacting the Blue Parrot Sydney! No hostel in Sydney has it's own private parking but what we can do is when you arrive to the hostel we can provide you with a map which navigates you to a nearby street 5 minutes away where you can park for an unlimited amount of time and for free. If you wish to make a secure reservation it’s best to go through our website since it’s cheaper and there’s no deposit - no fees required. Kind regards, Mark BP Team
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Hi HappyTraveller, Thanks for your interest in staying at the Blue Parrot Sydney! February is still our peak season so we do not offer any discounted rates for longer stays. You'll find most good hostels in Sydney will also not give discounted prices during this period. If you do decide to stay please book direct on the blue parrot website for the best prices and some freebies on arrival. Cheers, Effie Blue Parrot Team
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Hi Marilyn, You can get to the hostel/airport by shuttle bus, the 'Sydney Shuttle' bus company starts their pick ups at 4.45 AM and end approximately at 7.00 PM. The cost is approximately AUD$13.00 per person, which you can pay at reception once you arrive at the hostel. Reception can book your transfer from the hostel to airport. They depart every 30 minutes. We offer free wifi and free internet throughout your stay, we do not offer breakfast however there is a grocery store close to us and many cafes in which you can have a nice breakfast. I hope I have been of help! Kind Regards, Sasha Blue Parrot Backpackers
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"I liked a quieter 4-person room..."
"The only suggestion I can give is about giving specific information about the what soap or shampoo in bathroom we can use, I wasn't sure if some were from other people or given by accommodation."
"Stayed in a four bed dorm. Spacious, clean with lockers"
"The rooms facing the garden are more quiet."
"Rooms facing away from the backyard area are quieter."
US$23 - US$27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
blue parrot backpackers hotel sydney
AustraliaNew South WalesSydney
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