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Blue Parrot Backpackers
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

When Looking for a hostel in Sydney, I wanted something small, intimate, full of character, good people and fun. The Blue Parrot not only met this criteria but surpassed every expectation I had. The Staff team were amazing and incredibly friendly and would offer help and support beyond what was expected of them. The staff and regular guests instantly made you feel very relaxed and welcome and although it is not a party hostel there was always something going on or a party to attend. The hostel itself was maintained to a very high standard and has a fantastic court yard where you can relax and meet people which is a great asset to the place. The location was perfect as you were literally just round the corner from all the bars and clubs and walking distance from the world famous land marks such as the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Failing that it is only a two minute walk to transport links to the rest of the city and Bondi Beach. In terms of value I believe you pay for what you get and the Blue Parrot was worth every cent. I literally had the best time of my life there. You would be a fool not to stay there!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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1  Thank John B
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

I stayed at this hostel and absolutely loved it. Met so many people and went out every night. The staff were friendly and hospitable. It's a family run business and it was always great seeing the mother or the daughter each morning at reception. Would highly recommend this place if you are visiting Sydney. Ticki Ticki :).

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

Blue Parrot Hostel was by far the best atmosphere of any hostel I've ever stayed at. The two lovely ladies that run the front desk are extremely helpful and will tolerate any amount of pestering by bald Canadian backpackers. Being a small hostel, it was very sociable and friendly. Nightly entertainment is well organized, and I challenge any hostel to beat their backyard patio setup. It's also a great place to stay if you're looking for serenity, as the nighttime rules eliminate people partying in the hostel late at night.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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1  Thank Kyle W
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Reviewed 25 October 2011

I've stayed at the Blue Parrot 2 years in a row and I loved it. The staff is great, as is the atmosphere in the hostel. And when I once lost my wallet, everybody was very helpful, so I didn't have to cancel my vacation.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

The place is fine, rooms are clean and airy, and the staff all encourage fun and games which is great. However, there was a strange incident which involved my locker being broken into and over $200 of travelers cheques being stolen. Obviously this is circumstantial, there are thieves everywhere and I do not blame the hostel itself as they couldn't have done anything to prevent it, however I did not appreciate the dismissive manner of the receptionist who actually laughed it off and suggested I'd made a mistake. American Express claimed otherwise.

Room Tip: Buy a good padlock.. don't leave any valuables in the room or lockers.
  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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3  Thank wwwww12345
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BParrot, Manager at Blue Parrot Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2011

Hi,

We're sorry to hear that you felt that the staff laughed off the theft. To clarify the staff's point of view - you seemed to be in a panic so to diffuse the situation and put your mind at ease we explained that traveller's cheques can only be used upon presentation of your passport and signature hence no one else can use them except for you, so not to worry too much. We did not intend to make you feel like we didn't take the matter seriously and in fact came to investigate your locker and gave you a brand new padlock for free.

Cheers,

Blue Parrot Team :-)

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