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Blue Parrot Backpackers

87 Macleay St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked in here after reading lots of good reviews and having a bad stay at a previous hostel. It is one of the pricey-er hostels but you get what you pay for!! The hostel is clean and the staff are always friendly and pleasant. Overall this place had a nice relaxed vibe to it and defiantly agree with previous comments... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked to stay at the Parrot as it seemed to cover what I needed - relatively calm, but with an opportunity to meet people and get out when I wanted to. I was not disappointed in the least. From arriving late at night and being welcomed by Stuart my stay was perfect until I left. Effie and Sasha are... More 

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Average backpacker hostel, and they will charge you as much as they can. *IMPORTANT TO KNOW*: no individual light in the bedrooms. Hot water is inconsistent in the collective showers. Wifi was a big problem when we were there (according to staff, corrected since) *PERSONAL EXAMPLE*: my friend could not come at the last minute. We booked for 1 week.... More 

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BParrot, Owner at Blue Parrot Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Thomas A, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and are sorry you had a bad experience while staying with us. As you said, we do get great reviews and the previous 50 reviews on TripAdvisor rate us no less than 4 out of 5. My sister and I have been running the hostel for 6... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited blue parrot back in 2008 (i realise i have selected October 2014, but it was actually October 2008) while travelling Australia with my uncle. This place is just bursting with life, the staff are friendly super happy and knowledgeable. It was clean and very relaxed. If i am ever back in the area, i would definitely try and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent people, great location, clean, everything you could want in a hostel. The staff are especially helpful in finding things for you to do in all budgets. It's a smaller hostel so you're bound to make some friends. And Danier keeps everything sparkling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Brilliant hostel! Location is central to everything making life pretty easy, very clean, best staff...so friendly and welcoming, good laugh too! People are really friendly and easy to get on with! Would certainly stay there again if I was back in Sydney! Book it!!!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I really liked this hostel and if I was ever stuck for a bed in Sydney again, I would definitely stay here. The two members of staff I met were great - Effie & Charlie. Helpful, chatty & friendly. Not really sure what else you need! The dorms, bathrooms & communal areas were clean. There's an outdoor area to chill... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Ok me and my friend walked through this area at night trying to find the hostel before it closed I immediately thought “WHAT HAVE WE DONE – it’s a red light district!” But once we were in and the friendly and sweet receptionist got us all checked in and showed us to our rooms (Also introduced us to other backpackers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Stayed for two weeks. Lots of travelers, but also people on working holiday. Rooms are not to small, and staff is friendly and helpful. Very social place, and easy to make friends! Can easily recommend this hostel if you are travelling alone! Very close King Cross station, and pubs and bars!

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Address: 87 Macleay St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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