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Blue Parrot Backpackers

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87 Macleay St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the most comfortable of all hostels. With only 50 people as max occupancy it makes for a friendly and communal environment. I met my two best friends here and we had the best time. Another great thing about it is the location. There is everything you could need right around the corner and they are very close to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you want to be social this is THE hostel to meet people from all over the world! most people are travelling alone and are interested in making connections with other travellers. theres also no big groups which stay to themselves like at the bigger hostels so there's a friendlier atmosphere. It's a cosy and comfortable hostel. Also the free... More 

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've lived in the Blue Parrot for seven weeks and it really became my home away from home. The owners Effie and Sasha are sisters and really amazing people, they always help you with whatever problem you have, tell you all the good things and places you're not supposed to miss in Sydney. The whole hostel is cleaned to perfection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Blue Parrot is just amazing! So cosy, just the perfect place to make a lot of new friends especially if you're travelling alone. Simple and very clean, here you definetely have all you need... Great location, great people and super friendly staff always there to help you! Go to Blue Parrot and you won't regret! :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for a week in a six dorm, after first arriving in Sydney, rooms are big compared to a lot of hostels and was kept clean, kitchen was pretty clean as well. Quite often a bit hot at night but without air-com in the height of summer that will happen. Perfect if looking to get some sleep as after 10.30... More 

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Norderney, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This one was during my stay in Australia a little bit more pricey than any other hostels I have booked. It might be a bit smaller but I like the atmosphere there. The guests and staff were so nice and friendly. I came along with them pretty well. I was fully aware about the huge mass of german backpackers "invading"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

The first things that come to mind when reviewing the Blue Parrot are location (one stop away from Bondi Junction & CBD), security (safe neighborhood location in Potts Point), cleanliness (the owners' attention to detail maintains the rooms and common areas spick-and-span), easy access to public transportation & groceries, and heaps of local spots for food and drinks. But in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Started my travels in this hostel which is well ran by 2 genuine little stars! A warm welcome by the staff and guests on arrival, help and advice when needed, this was the perfect place for me to stay. The hostel had a family vibe throughout, and made everyone feel so welcome. A 10 minute walk from the botanical gardens,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We were expecting a lot more from the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. Guess that's the problem with relying on a rating based on an average calculation. Some people might not have as much experience with hostels and think that they had a good experience...but having travelled for 10 months across Africa, Asia and Oceania, we know what a hostel... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I stayed 2 weeks at Blue Parrot, and I my experience with other hostels in Kings Cross, I can say is the best by far. First, the owners are very friendly with the guests, always worried to help and giving advices to which places you can visit etc. Also the rooms, are enough big, and very clean, thats something you... More 

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