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“Great hostel with an awesome athmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Blue Parrot Backpackers
Ranked #8 of 136 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
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“Great hostel with an awesome athmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

I stayed at this hostel for 8 Nights and i had an amazing Time there! Everything is very clean and well organized but the best Thing is that everybody is extremly nice and helpful.
It almost felt like a Family or a Second home rather than just a Place to stay!
I would definitely stay there again and recommend this place to everybody else!
Thanks for the Great Week! :)

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed my time at the Blue Parrot. The staff were friendly and very helpful with anything you needed.

There was excellent wifi/internet access and kitchen equipment available. There is also a freefood cupboard for leftovers.

I really appreciated the little things that had been thought through (alcohol only fridge, no drinking in bedrooms, labels for your food/drink etc.). This prevented any issues from occurring that may irritate your stay.

Stayed in the 10bed female dorm which had lockers and ensuite facilities. The beds were comfortable and rooms clean. Only complaint that there is a lot of long term working hostel goers who were very comfortable in the room with their stuff, which made it cramped. The long termers were also quite 'cut off' from newcomers, which may come across as unfriendly to some. However, the hostel is a good one and worth staying at.

Stayed July 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Wow. What can you say about Blue Parrot? Just look at the reviews left here. This hostel is the place you should stay.
My friends and I all came to Oz on 417 visas. We originally booked BP for 2 weeks to let us settle in Sydney before we got our own accomodation. Two of us ended up staying 7 weeks, and we were sad to leave. Its one of the smaller hostels, and that is exactly why it is better than most. Effie and Sacha run this place right. The staff are super friendly and helpful, and the people I have met here I would consider close friends.
It has everything you could ever want. Well maintained, clean, nice rooms and lovely common areas to chill and mingle with other travellers. A lot of the people who stay here are "long-termers" i.e have stayed here for 3+ months. That speaks volumes about the type of place this is. If you are here for any length you will know the staff, socialise with everyone and consider it your home away from home.
If I ever need a place to stay in Sydney again, I wouldnt think twice. I would book into the BP in a heartbeat.

Great people, great atmosphere, great craic. Great hostel :-)

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

I have stayed at the Blue Parrot for a few months now and it is by far the best hostel I have stayed in. I initially arrived to Australia in November, the Blue Parrot was my first stop, I have stayed in other hostels before and this is by far the best. As this is a small hostel, it is really easy to meet new people and make new friends, everyone in the hostel is always going out drinking and socialising with each other, the staff are very nice and look after you, the hostel is cleaned constantly, the hostel has free WiFi and if you feel like having a relaxing day, you can sit in the common room which has a big TV and Foxtel or a Hard Drive with hundreds of movies to choose from. You can walk to CBD within 30-40 minutes or can walk to the train station which is 5 minutes away to get a train. The local shops (Woolworths) is a 1 minute walk down the road. Whether you visit solo or with a couple of friends, you will always make new friends.

Room Tip: The 10-bed dorms are cheaper, you can get a 10-bed dorm with a private bathroom for an extra $2 a ni...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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56 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my four nights at Blue Parrot! The staff were amazing and so helpful - always smiling friendly faces to help book a tour or point out good spots to eat and see on a map. The location in Potts Point is pretty central and an easy walk to many sights, including the Sydney Opera House, The Rocks, and the CBD. It's very close to Kings Cross station, and we were able to get to the airport and other further points on the train. Banks, ATMs, restaurants, and a grocery store were all within blocks of the hostel.

My friend and I stayed in the 10-bed female dorm, which was comfortable, but sometimes noisy on the weekend from partiers outside the window. The showers were great, with hot water and good pressure. The kitchens were fully stocked, and the staff made sure that travelers kept everything clean. Common areas were spacious, and there were plenty books and movies to keep everyone occupied.

I'd recommend Blue Parrot, and can't wait to stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nice, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

This hostel is not like the other hostel, especially the big and anonymous ones, it feels more like a home. I stayed there only for two weeks but you can easily spend more time as it is a very friendly and clean hostel. Sasha, Effie, and all staff members are very welcoming, giving you a map and explaining a lot of things to do in Sydney when you arrive. Everybody hangs out in the common areas, easy to meet people. The location is very good, close to city centre (walking or by train), close to cafes/bars/clubs/supermarkets/restaurants, and the hostel is very safe. I would definitely recommend it.

Room Tip: All rooms are good, but a little preference for the ones with private bathrooms
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Melanie C
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Lyon, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

I stay at Blue Parrot Backpackers for a few days, and it was really really nice !!!
I met a lot of people, the place is very well located and the staff is amazing. Always ready to help.
The rooms are very clean and cleaned everyday ! I would totally recommend this place !!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Blue Parrot Backpackers
Address: 87 Macleay St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 136 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Parrot Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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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