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Auckland
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Nice backpackers, clean, beds are very comfortable, peoples kind and welcoming :D. close to city centre (15-20 min walk from cbd) I recommend this backpackers! !!!! Shuttle bus pick up from blue parrot to airport! !!!!!!

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 5 June 2016

It's the best Hostel I had on my Australia trip 👍🏼 Blue Parrots is like a family style with a very nice staff! Good sleeping in the beds, a kitchen with all what you need, the TV room and the outdoor area was perfect for me. This hostel is very clean.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 May 2016

I stayed at blue parrot just for two nights and it has been amazing!! Nice place, clean, but overall nice people. Everybody has been so kind, helpful and always smiling! Just what I was looking for. In two days time I just knew everybody there and I we really had fun! Back in Sydney, I'll definitely come back!! Keep rockin'...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 30 April 2016

A fellow backpacker recommended that I try you guys out. I had never been to Shdney, only Melbourne, so I asked her if she had any recommendations, and she said Blue Parrot Backpackers. I am glad I took her advise, because the three nights I stayed there, I felt safe, welcome and had a fun time. Which is all I...

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Mimizan, France
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Definitely the best place I ever been. Big enough to meet people, small enough to get to know everyone. The charm / atmosphere of the place make it so homy. A home away from home. The team are really welcoming and make the best to make you feel home. Do not make a mistake and choose the blue parrot.... Best...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Friendly staff and a clean living space, what else could you ask for? It is a relatively small hostel which is nice because it gives you the opportunity to bond with the other backpackers. I will definitely stay here again when I am back in Sydney.

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1Thank drewsonofdean
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 April 2016

If you're a solo traveller who wants to make life long friends, this is the place the be :-). The atmosphere is amazing, it's like a big student house where everyone nows each other and hangs out. Great memories, I miss this place!

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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 15 April 2016

I stayed here ten years ago and it was a great experience. I actually had forgotten a souvineer at the hostel and the owner was kind enough to mail it out to me in New Zealand. Now, the daughters of the owners now run this place and they keep on the same family tradition of great customer service. Effie and...

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

Thanks for rating us as ‘world class’ Roman! So nice to hear that you had a great experience here 10 years ago and again in 2016! Everyone in the hostel gets about 2 GB of free wifi internet PER DAY which is a lot of data to use up in a day and is usually more than enough to be...

Alice Springs, Australia
Reviewed 12 April 2016

By far the friendliest and most social hostel I've ever stayed in! One of the more expensive hostels, but it is totally worth the price. Will remember my stay at the Parrot for ever. Perfect is you are travelling solo, as you make friend immediately.

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Reviewed 8 April 2016

Perfect for solo travelers! If you are also annoyed by the big hostels where it's hard to meet people and not very personal you will love the Blue Parrot! Everyone is very friendly and welcoming, the hostel is more like a big house than a hostel, the rooms are fine and clean, so are the Bathrooms. The courtyard with its...

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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: $35 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Blue Parrot Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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