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Blue Parrot Backpackers Hostel

87 Macleay Street, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia

90% Overall Rating 121 out of 127 customers would recommend this property based on 127 reviews

Atmosphere 92%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 86%

Location 88%

Safety 91%

Staff 94%

Value 82%

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Dryer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • PlayStation
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Steam room
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Not Included"
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi
  • Wii

Important Information

The hostel will do a pre-authorisation on the credit card provided on the booking prior to arrival. This is not a charge, but a validity check to guarantee the booking. The pre-authorisation will then be removed from the card upon check-in and payment. Please note if you choose to pay by ‘Visa or MasterCard’ credit card, there is a 3% surcharge. Full payment is due upon check-in. A valid passport and credit card is required on check-in. No refund if you check-out early.

If cancelled or modified at least 24 hours before date of arrival (local time) no fee will be charged. If cancelled or modified later or in case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged. Groups of 3 or more people need 7 days notice to cancel/modify or the total price of the reservation will be charged. Cancellations/modifications must be made by e-mail only.


AGE RESTRICTION: Adults only 18-35 years old in dormitory rooms.

RECEPTION HOURS: 09:00 - 20:30 Check-in time 12:30 Check-out time 10:00 .

EARLY ARRIVALS: Reception opens from 9AM so we can store your luggage safely in our storage room until we can check you into the room at 12:30 PM. You can hang out in the hostel until then or if you like you can go exploring the area.

LATE ARRIVALS: If you arrive after 20:30 our reception will be closed. To check-in please contact us directly, the number will be in your confirmation email. The last check-in is 23:00. If you arrive after 23:00 a $20 late fee applies. Please note that you cannot check in after midnight.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 12:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sydney?

Contact us directly

Map and Directions



The 'Sydney Shuttle Bus' operates between 5:30-20:30. Travel time to the hostel approximately 45 minutes minutes depending on traffic. The Shuttle Bus will drop you off outside the hostel. Fare is $15.00

FROM SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL: You will find the 'Sydney Shuttle Bus' crew at the ''The Meeting Point'' which is in the middle of the arrival hall (next to the car rentals, and opposite the ANZ money exchange) departs every 30 minutes or you can ring them on 9661 1170 to pick you up. Just tell the driver to drop you off at the Blue Parrot Backpackers.

FROM SYDNEY DOMESTIC: You will find the 'Sydney Shuttle Bus' crew inside Terminal 2 arrival hall near baggage belt # 5 or ring them on 9661 1170 to pick you up. Just tell the driver to drop you off at the Blue Parrot Backpackers.

BY TRAIN: Catch a train from either Airport from platform 1 to Central Station. Once at Central Station change to the Illawarra line platform 24 to Kings Cross station. When you arrive at Kings Cross station take the Darlinghurst Road exit, turn left and go pass the water fountain into Macleay Street until you come to the hostel about 10 minutes walk, you will see the blue building on your left. We are at number 87. Train fare $18.50 from Domestic and $19.80 from International, travel time around 60 minutes all up.

LATE ARRIVALS: If your flight arrives after 20:30 the shuttle bus has stopped running, it is best if you take a taxi to make it to the hostel before the last check-in which is 23:00. Travel time by taxi around 30 minutes, cost $30-40 depending on traffic.

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