I traveled through most of Australia over a period of 10 weeks. I stayed in at least 20 hostels during this time, and I'm happy to say the Blue Parrot in Sydney was definitely the best. The staff was fantastic. Effie and Sasha (the owners) are incredibly kind, warm, and welcoming. They'll make sure you're taken care of and will make you feel right at home. The hostel is small, so it's very easy to meet people and make friends. The Parrot also provides free unlimited wifi and 2 computers in the lounge for free use during the day. The rates may seem pricey, but the internet access is included in the fees, so in the end it's pretty much the same as any other hostel price-wise . It's also in a great location. There are several ATMs from various bank branches a few blocks away, and a grocery store, chemist, and anything else you could possibly need just down the street. Kings Cross station is a 5 minute walk away and will connect you to just about anywhere in the city. If it's a nice day you can even stroll down to the harbor and you'll be there in 20 minutes. Kings Cross also has a plethora of places to eat and drink on a budget. If you're traveling to Sydney you would do wrong to stay anywhere other than the Blue Parrot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blue Parrot Backpackers is located in the most cosmopolitan part of inner Sydney City (akin to Soho in London and East Village in NYC) and is only minutes walk from the heart of the city, offering vibrant nightlife, clubbing, trendy cafes, bars, restaurants and all the tourist attractions. A friendly hostel run by sisters Effie and Sasha, known for its social atmosphere and warm welcoming staff where you can easily meet other travellers, especially if you're travelling solo. Guests can relax in the large outdoor courtyard or the indoor lounge area, the perfect places to socialise. Blue Parrot is 5 minutes walk from Kings Cross train station. The City Centre, Royal Botanic Gardens, the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are less than 20 minutes walk away. To make your travels easier reception can organise exciting day trips to the Blue Mountains, Surfing lessons, Skydiving, Whale watching, Wine tasting and more .... AGE RESTRICTION: Adults only 18-35 years old in dormitory rooms. ___________________________________________________________ PROPERTY FACILITIES: FREE Wi-Fi ! Available in all areas and is free of charge. Close to Train Station - Courtyard - BBQ - Tour desk - Luggage storage - Lounge/TV - DVD - In-house movies - Playstation - Wii - Photocopying/Scan - Computers - Kitchen - Laundry - Non-smoking rooms - Designated smoking area - Airport Shuttle bus (surcharge) Popular with solo travellers! Best price guaranteed! No booking fees! No deposit! Additional Information about Blue Parrot Backpackers Price Range: $39 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Bed) Number of rooms: 8 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Parrot Backpackers Hotel Sydney