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Reviews of Blue Parrot Backpackers

Hostel | 87 Macleay St, Sydney, Australia NSW 2011

90.5% Overall Rating

371 out of 407 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (03/08/2015)

"Really enjoyed my stay here. Amazing staff and atmostphere. I'll definately be staying here again soon!"

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Facilities

  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.15

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

HOSTEL'S CANCELLATION POLICY: If cancelled or modified up to 2 days 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 persons need 7 days notice to cancel or modify. Cancellations/changes must be made by e-mail only.

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90.5%

Overall Rating

371 out of 407 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Blue Parrot Backpackers'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
88.0%
Cleanliness
92.0%
Staff
95.2%
Value
84.8%
Safety
91.2%
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97.1%
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Mark Byers

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 July 2013 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: This is by far the best hostel i have stayed in, the staff were all so nice and helpfull in booking tours and things (especially Sasha, what a total legend) are very strict with the hostel rules which seem to have been overlooked in other hostels i have stayed in, really makes a difference that everyone has to adhere to rules. also really clean and comfy. all round great place

Disliked: there are some long term residents that have kind of formed little groups possibly making it intimidating to approach them, but once approached they are all lovely and very nice, not really a negative just a observation

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: From the sweet phonecall I received on my day of arrival checking I was okay and what time I was arriving through to the smile as I left the door, the hostel was everything I could ask for. The little things like free wi-fi, a large comfy TV room and a great atmosphere all round made it lovely.

Disliked: Nothing!

100.0%
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Nathan Harrison

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 June 2013 Nathan would recommend this property

Liked: Was made to feel welcome the moment I stepped through the door. The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. There's a fantastic atmosphere about the place. It was a shame to leave really. Would definitley stay there again if I return to Sydney!

Disliked: Nathan left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was very friendly and helpful...worked with late arrivals and early departures very easily. Location close to bars and nightclubs but also only a short walk to harbor walk and botanical gardens. Kitchen facilities good and social areas welcoming. Had a great stay!

Disliked: Room was quite hot at night even with window open and fan blowing. I think the orientation of the room made it difficult to get a cool breeze passing through.

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Aisling McCaffrey

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

23 March 2013 Aisling would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very helpful and the outside courtyard was great for relaxing. It's also in a good location to get around the city. Nights out organised by the hostel were good and the rooms were kept very clean.

Disliked: There were a few long term people staying there which sometimes made it feel a little uncomfortable given its such a small hostel.. I sometimes felt like I was in their house!

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Helen Plater

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

13 March 2013 Helen would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome little hostel! It's very clean with lovely common areas. It's near Sydney's main attractions and great night life but far enough to get peaceful sleep. The staff and everyone is very friendly so I found it easy to meet other travellers and made some friends with who I'm continuing to travel with. Best place for solo travellers to stay!

Disliked: Nothing!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

10 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This place was great - I even extended my stay! It's a small hostel with a good vibe and lots of common areas for guests to hang out. Bonus - it's close to the botanic gardens ... And the free WiFi is another big seller.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Had a really homely environment as its a relatively small hostel. It has a lovely big lounge and outdoor area. The free wifi throughout the hostel was also a big bonus.

Disliked: There are a number of long term residents at the hostel which meant it was a little difficult to get involved as they could be quite intimidating, especially as a solo traveller. However, if you are looking for somewhere to stay for a long trip or if you are looking for work etc it would be ideal.

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Rebekah Caputo

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

24 February 2013 Rebekah would recommend this property

Liked: Location and staff. Very friendly.

Disliked: Wasn't to clean and noisey.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

13 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good staff and location. There is a lot going on nearby, and it's easy to get around from there. The hostel also has nightly activities which are a great chance to meet other backpackers.

Disliked: Small kitchen with only 1 sink makes it a bit hard to cook.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Was quite clean for a backpackers. (Cleaners were in the room each morning.) Small hostel and lots of chances to participate in group activities, so it's great for solo travelers to meet people.

Disliked: The kitchen got quite crowded during meal times. The common areas (living room and backyard patio) close around 10pm, so you need to go out if you want to hang out in a big group. The room I was in overlooked the street so it did get a bit noisy in the morning -not ideal if you like to sleep in, but most people woke up early anyway. Try to choose a bottom bunk as the top ones wobble quite a bit.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Stuart Skinner

Alone

Visiting friends or family

08 February 2013 Stuart would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly reception upon arrival, homely atmosphere and helpful staff. Great outdoor area to lounge, chat and meet people. Blue Parrot exceeded all my expectations and I'm very glad I stayed there!

Disliked: Stuart left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

29 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Just awesome! The Blue Parrot is a REAL hostel with a social atmosphere and cool travellers not like other 'hotel' hostels i have experienced which are lacking character and too big to meet people easily. Comfortable and clean with big rooms and common areas. Convenient location. Loved my stay!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ian Boys

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 January 2013 Ian would recommend this property

Liked: The best in sydney! Fun and friendly hostel in a great location! Great for solo travelers ,easy to meet other people. Free internet, clean place and top staff that create a great atmosphere.A must stay in sydney:-)

Disliked: Liked everything:-)

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

WAN FUNG YEUNG

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

06 January 2013 WAN FUNG would recommend this property

Liked: Very pleasant staff. Lots of communal space to get to know people.

Disliked: Not much.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

fanny drieux

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

26 December 2012 fanny would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was really nice.

Disliked: fanny left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Lisa Mclaughlin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 December 2012 Lisa would recommend this property

Liked: A small friendly hostel!! Really helpful staff

Disliked: Lisa left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Kathrin Henning

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 December 2012 Kathrin would recommend this property

Liked: The girls at the reception are supernice and super helpful. There arent any weird old people staying at

Disliked: Most of the people staying there were there already for a long time... Good for people who want to go out all the time but if you are only in Sydney for some days its not the best place.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Romi Wu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Visiting friends or family

30 November 2012 Romi would recommend this property

Liked: it's the best backpackers i have live so far.

Disliked: love it all

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Ian Young

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Work / volunteering

17 November 2012 Ian would recommend this property

Liked: Good central location. Staff are superb and friendly from the moment you set foot in the place. Good common area with loads of programmes to watch and free Internet and wi-fi

Disliked: No reflection on the place itself but it seemed there were a lot of long-termers who weren't very social outside their groups. Felt a little territorial. Some lockers needed fixed and computers could do with being able to read word documents. All fairly minor though.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Julia Schlegel

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

04 November 2012 Julia would recommend this property

Liked: the staff is very friendly, you feel very safe, good place to meet people, BEST HOSTEL I'VE EVER STAYED!!!

Disliked: can't complain about anything

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Homely feel. Great communal area like the tv room and courtyard. More expensive but worth the extra bucks.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Levi Coelho

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 September 2012 Levi would recommend this property

Liked: Everything perfect.

Disliked: Levi left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The service is good and the staff is overall genuinely helpful.

Disliked: The facilities are somewhat out of date with the kitchen beeing way to small and poorly planned. The showers and dorms could also benefit from an upgrade, especially the noisy beds.

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

13 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere

Disliked: Nothing.


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