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Reviews of Blue Parrot Backpackers Sydney Hostel

87 Macleay Street, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia

Atmosphere 92%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 86%

Location 88%

Safety 91%

Staff 94%

Value 82%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

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

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 2.28USD

Important Information

PAYMENT POLICY: Please note temporarily we will be unable to receive credit cards payments, from 15 June - 15 July. Sorry for any inconvenience.

We accept only 'Visa or MasterCard' credit cards for payments of $300 or more. If your balance is less than $300 you’ll have to pay in cash. Credit cards incur a 3% charge. The hostel will do a pre-authorisation on the credit card provided 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. A valid passport & credit card is required on check-in. Full payment is due upon check-in, no refund if you check-out early.
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SAME DAY BOOKINGS:
If you make a booking on the same day as you are arriving the booking need to be made by 8PM (local time) the latest, or you can phone the hostel on + (612) 9356 4888 before 8PM.
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CANCELLATION POLICY:
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 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.
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CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE - 2016 / 2017
SPECIAL EVENT BOOKING: Period 22 Dec. - 09 Jan. minimum 10 night stay, 100% of the reservation will be charged on the 1 December to guarantee your bed. Failure of payment can/will result in cancellation . This is a non-refundable and non-transferable booking. Credit card payment incurs a 3% surcharge.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 12:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

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

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sydney?

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Atmosphere 92%

Cleanliness 90%

Facilities 86%

Location 88%

Safety 91%

Staff 94%

Value 82%

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89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Aug 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Visiting friends or family, Work / volunteering

Liked: Everyone is exceptionally friendly and geared to meeting new people and having everyone socialise and mix, although the staff and no late drinking rules ensure that this is not a 'party hostel'.It is a small independent backpackers :)Theres a very definite reason why its voted top for its character & staff!!

Disliked: Nothing but keep in mind quite a few are long termers, throw yourself in, speak to everyone and they will all look after you very well.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Friendly staff, cosy, good location. Daily activities organized by the staff.

Disliked: Although the place is cleaned daily, I found once two small cockroachs in one of the fridges. Also, there are some restrictions in the use of internet which are not advertised correctly in the description. There is a sign that ask guests to use it only one hour per day and the service is turned off nightly. Maybe not their fault since internet seems to be a luxury in Australia, but they should advertise it properly. I specifically looked for

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Hi Emilio,

We provide 200gb per month free internet.The time you were staying with us some persons had abused this service downloading a massive amount and that is why we had to turn it off for a few evenings so we can catch up. Unfortunately we do not have unlimited internet in this country.
Re the fridges, when you brought that to our attention we had the pest control here the very next day. Guests bring in from supermarkets bags full of food, sometimes hiding little creatures.

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Jul 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Very friendly staff, great community Evening activity,very cleani think you dindn´t find a better hostel for this price...

Disliked: -----------------

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Jun 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Excellent location, friendly staff.

Disliked: More residents were long term job seekers and workers than travelling backpackers

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Jun 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife, Work / volunteering

Liked: Great staff and atmosphere, definitely recommend. Plus access to the CBD was good, but with nice bars in the area, perfect!Plus good internet connection, fast and reliable!

Disliked: Nothing really.

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
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66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Jun 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Easy to find when your pissed up.

Disliked: The fact that the staff let them selves into the room at any point without knocking before hand. cockroaches in the fridge running all over the food. the bathrooms had no shelving space to put your toileteries or general bathroom needs. dirty mop for the floor.

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Anonymous
08 Jun 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife

Liked: Very good place to meet people if you're a single traveller.

Disliked: /

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
08 Jun 2011

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Excellent location, friendly and helpful staff, comfortable beds, great place to meet new friends especially if you are travelling by yourself.

Disliked: The bathrooms are small

Customer would recommend this property

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