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Blue Parrot Backpackers Reviews

87 Macleay Street, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia

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90%

Rating
956 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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74%

Good place to stay, but do not understand all the '' thing '' about that place : small kitchen, not a lot of space to cook, three bathroom and they do to the cleaning the morning when everybody wants to take a shower, and so on. But helpful and good location.


100%

2 wonderful girls run this place and make it feel like you are at home. You constantly see people extending their stay. Truly a wonderful cozy place. Full of friendly people.


100%

I really enjoyed my stay at the Blue Parrot. The staff were really nice, and the hostel is relatively close to the downtown area and Sydney's main attractions. The nightlife was excellent, and the Hostel had lots of fun organised outings that gave me many positive memories. I highly recommend this clean and easy going hostel!

  • 14th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

This was my first stop in Australia on my working visa and is probably the best hostel I have stayed in. The staff were really helpful and very friendly and the hostel in general was very clean and well maintained. The room was very spacious, with plenty of room to spread out your belongings. I would recommend staying in this hostel to anyone and plan on going back soon!


100%

Best hostel in Sydney.


100%

A very nice familiar hostel, clean and well located!


94%

Kings Cross offers many hostels and this is the best one. While the hostel is somewhat strict about rules of conduct (monetary fines up to $50 and/or eviction) within the hostel the environment in turn stays in order. The facilities are nice, including a BBQ grill outside, gas stove-tops, leather furniture and a big screen entertainment system in the den. However, as in any hostel the kitchen can become crowded and the Blue Parrot Backpackers SEVERELY needs another sink. I will stay here again.


91%

Would recommend. Knowledgeable staff are there to help you! Clean rooms. Nice patio out back with a good grill for bbq!


97%

Great hostel!! V easy to meet people, chilled but always someone going out, very social, v friendly staff and good location, defo recommend!!


100%

Absolutely amazing. Great atmosphere, clean, good facilities, great location. Real quality backpacker experience. The staff takes it above others though, they are stars, every single one of them. Thanks for the great stay guys.


63%

This is a nice, small, chilled hostel but my stay was tainted by the stringent policies. I think the owners are too money oriented which created an uncomfortable atmosphere for me. Having travelled for 4 months I've never came across a hostel so inflexible and unreasonable. Just make sure you read the terms&conditions because if they can get your money they will! I paid an extra $80 for late cancellations even though the hostel was full, hence I didn't put them out of money!

Owner Comment (Hide)
We understand plans change & so we ask for just 2 days cancellation notice which we feel is reasonable (same standard terms as most hostels). We do our best to make the customer aware that there is 2 days notice required: both at the time of booking & after making the booking we send an email. You made 2 bookings & both bookings you chose to cancel on the day of arrival. We don't feel its fair that you blame the hostel for its terms which you were aware of & for you making the same mistake twice

91%

Not enough power outlets.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback and the nice score you gave the Blue Parrot! We do provide extra power boards in all the rooms but unfortunately people often like them so much they take them with them once they leave :-(! We have additional power boards which can provided to you at reception upon request. We are always happy to help if you let us know there’s a problem while you’re here :-) Safe travels, Blue Parrot Crew x

86%

Had a nice time. Very clean and small so you can easily make friends. Only thing that was bad was he noise from the street during the night/morning because we had to leave the windows open (it was way too hot otherwise in a room with 10 people) Despite that I can only recommend the place!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel, we're very happy that you would recommend the Blue Parrot! We are sorry you were disturbed by the street noise, being in such a good central location we sometimes get city action! We also have rooms that are facing the courtyard, not the street, and they tend to be quieter. All the best and have a great new year - Blue Parrot Team xx

66%

Hostel in a great location, nearby Kings Cross, plenty of night life and places to eat, but with several facilities issues. There was no air conditioner, and the rooms were as hot as hell in the summer. Another thing was the low number of sockets, making very difficult to charge your phone. The bathrooms were ok, but the sink was a little bit small.


94%

This is a great hostel! The staff are very friendly and the facilities are extremely clean (seriously, the kitchen is never messy). Great experience.

  • 17th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Great staff and great hostel. Very clean and neat.


94%

I loved my time at the Blue Parrot and ended up booking an extra 5 nights on top of the original 12 just so I could spend Christmas there. The staff are amazing and I would say it's the best hostel I have stayed in, in my 4 months in Australia. Had a great time with my new Sydney family

  • 12th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

The only hostel I would stay at whilst visiting Sydney...well located, clean and comfortable rooms, however it is the hospitality of the owners Effie & Sasha, that makes this a stand out. Great atmosphere and an easy place to meet fellow travellers. I highly recommend the Blue Parrot


89%

Had a lot of fun, met a lot of nice people, location and hostel itself was very nice too, even though it may be a bit pricy, it's totally worth it!

  • 10th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

It's a lovely place to stay if you're keen on both: a familiar and chilled atmosphere in the hostel and the great offers of Sydney's nightlife around the hostel! Especially the two hostel managers, Sasha and Effie, do their very best to make your stay an unforgetable one! Fell in love with this place!

  • 8th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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