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Blue Parrot Backpackers

87 Macleay Street, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia


  • 83%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 99%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

Property Information:

Recommended by Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor and voted #2 Best Hostel in Australia June 2013-HostelWorld. We are a small friendly hostel close to Sydney's best nightlife!

We are a Youth Hostel and only accept travellers aged 18-35 years old.

We are known for our great social atmosphere and warm welcoming staff.

Being a small hostel we offer personal service where you can easily meet other travellers, especially if you're travelling solo. Ideal for female travellers since it is safe, secure and clean. Our guests frequently tell us they don't want to leave because of our 'friendly and homely atmosphere...almost like you're staying at a friend's house'.

Blue Parrot is family owned and run by sisters Effie & Sasha, with their team they create a fun vibe winning several awards (just been voted hostel with 'Best Staff in Oceania' for the third year)

Located on stylish Macleay Street, we are surrounded by the alluring cafes, bars and restaurants that Potts Point is known for. Kings Cross' vibrant nightlife is close by, yet far enough away to have a good night's sleep. From here you can walk to the City Center, Botanic Gardens, the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and all of Sydney's attractions.

We offer free Internet and WiFi, which is a big bonus since most hostels charge for it. Also free use of Playstation 3 and a Wii Game Station.

There's free use of personal security lockers in each room, plus an awesome outdoor courtyard with hammocks and BBQ, great for socialising.
Facilities include leather-lounge room with big 60' plasma screen TV, computers, Hard Drive with a huge movie library, kitchen and laundry room.

Please read our Things to Note below before booking.

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  • Latest Review

    So far the best place ever. Sydney is a great city and the Blue Parrot is awesome, clean and best courtyard ever. Effie, Sacha, Stu and the Frenchy are just perfect (Charly the weekend manager he is so hot and so nice). If you want a friendly place to stay or if you are homesick go to the Blue Parrot. You will find over there all you can look for. Big enough to meet nice people and small enough to be homely. Looking forward to be a Blue Parrot guest again. Love you guys. See you soon. CM
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      Anonymous, France, Male, 25-30
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  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • PlayStation
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine
  • Wii

Hostel Awards

  • 2011 Hoscar Winner
  • 3rd
  • Continent Winners Oceania
  • 2011 3rd Continent Winners Oceania

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  • Age Restriction
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Things to Note

Reception hours 09:00 - 20:30 Check-in time 12:30 Check-out time 10:00 HOSTEL'S TERMS & CONDITIONS: A valid passport is required on check-in. Full payment is due upon check-in. No refund if you decide to check out early. We accept credit cards, Visa or MasterCard for payments of $300 or more. If your balance is less than $300 you’ll have to pay in cash. Credit cards incur a 2.5% surcharge. We reserve the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival. After hour check in If you arrive after 20:30 our reception will be closed. Important Please contact us directly if you know you going to arrive late. A $20 late fee applies for check-ins after 23:00 In making a booking, you are deemed to agree to the hostel's Terms & Conditions, Things to Note & Cancellation Policy.

Blue Parrot Backpackers Located at 87 Macleay Street, Potts Point, Sydney.
Blue Parrot Backpackers
Sydney New South Wales NSW 2011 87 Macleay Street, Potts Point
91% 907
-33.8710747 151.2249183
Blue Parrot Backpackers
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