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Blue Parrot Backpackers Reviews

87 Macleay Street, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia

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89%

Rating
947 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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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!!


51%

After 5 months of travelling I have never came across such a money grabbing hostel. Be sure to read the terms&conditions because I paid $80 dollars extra for giving 'short notice' of 47 hours rather than 48hrs and even though the hostel was full so I hadnt caused inconvenience!!! It made my stay very uncomortable as they had taken advantage of my situation and put me out of money. They dont care about travellers, they just want to profit off you. Would not 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!

  • 5th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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

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)


94%

I loved my stay at the blue parrot! It feels like home, and has a nice atmosphere. No frills, but they have everything you need. Wifi is slow but free so I can't complain too much. All the stores and shops you need are right there. Thanks blue parrot!


83%

You will have read how this hostel is just like a big family, and it's true! There's no more than about 50 guests and everyone gets to know everyone. A nice chilled atmosphere. The Thursday night pub crawl was great. If I were to be really picky there's a a slight lack of shared showers and the bunks are a bit cheap and squeaky. Would definitely recommend to others and would stay again.


100%

everything was perfect...Very clean...if i need to go to a hostel again in Sydney i will definitely go back to Blue parrot ;) Thanks guys... Eddie

  • 20th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Perhaps the most fun I've had in any of a number of hostels and certainly the most friendly place I've stayed. I could see myself spending days in that lounge watching so much tv or in the courtyard telling travel stories for weeks on end.

  • 10th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


74%

I wouldn't recommed staying at this hostel. There were too many rules, the backyard closes at 10pm every night and the common areas inside are not that spacious (just the kitchen and dining area TV room). Not a good hostel for party people since there are really strict rules about drinking in the hostel (no drinking in the dorms, no drinking games, no drinking past 11pm and can't be drunk in the hostel).Also the kitchen was quite small. Pros: The staff was friendly and you get free fast wifi

Owner Comment (Hide)
We're glad you liked the fast free WiFi & staff but we're sad to hear you wouldn't recommend us. We understand you're 18 years old & want to party but some rules help the hostel run smoothly & are there for travellers to respect each others’ experience since some people like to sleep early & some like to party. We do take the party guests out to bars & clubs every night! We asked you to join us but you refused :-( The backyard closure times are Council regulations applying to most hostels.

83%

Good stay as always


91%

Hi Blue Parrot Team! Thanks a lot for your hospitality! It was my first experience in a youth hostel, and I'll keep for a long time this nice place in Sydney! Very clean, with nice people, always smiling, what a pleasure to spend this week with all of you! I think come back in May, when I'lI move for France! Merci beaucpup les filles, you are great, really. Bye! :) Nathan


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