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Reviews of Blue Parrot Backpackers

Hostel | 87 Macleay St, Sydney, Australia NSW 2011

90.7% Overall Rating

366 out of 402 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/08/2014)

Patrick Kelly thinks…

"I really enjoyed staying here. It was not for very long, as it was just an extended holiday after a work event, and I was not in the hostel much more than for sleeping as I toured the city as much as…"

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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 2.67

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. TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE PERIOD 26 DEC - 06 JAN. Minimum stay 10 nights. All bookings staying on any dates between 26 Dec.- 06 Jan (inclusive) will be charged in full via the credit card provided on the 1st December. Your booking will be acknowledged but not confirmed until the payment has been processed. This is a non-refundable and non-transferable booking. NO REFUNDS. Credit cards payments incur a 2.5% surcharge. Please note these terms & conditions supersede any other terms & conditions contained on this or any other website.

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90.7%

Overall Rating

366 out of 402 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Blue Parrot Backpackers'

Atmosphere
92.8%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
91.2%
Staff
97.6%
Value
85.6%
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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%
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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.

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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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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%
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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.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2012

Liked: Really helpful and friendly staff - the best thing about this hostel, would answer any question and were always on hand. Free wifi. Showers were OK. If you like Kings Cross then this is a good location. Nearby supermarket and nice quirky shops. Kitchen was good and lounge area had nice comfy sofas and a fire, a good place to chat to other guests.

Disliked: Drunk guests getting back at 4am and later, waking the rest of the hostel up and carrying on the party for what seemed like ages, despite the signs saying no noise after a certain time. This went on for quite a few nights and they woke me up even though I had ear plugs in. No one seemed to say anything to these guests. I got to my next destination and slept so much because I hadn't had a decent nights sleep for quite some time. The bunk beds were pretty ricketing too. It's quite a "party hostel". Overall, this isn't a bad backpackers at all and I had a nice time, maybe best to stay a few nights and if you want something a little quieter and more scenic go and stop at Manly Beach for a few nights too.

The property's response is...

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

Gary Dawson

As a family with children

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

23 June 2012 Gary would recommend this property

Liked: It has a very cosy / friendly atmosphere with all guests socializing together and taking weekend trips out as a collective, not as individual travellers, which is brilliant for solo travellers to get to know other people. Situated just around the corner from the main centre of activity in Kings Cross keeps the place easily accessible to a night out, but also extremely quiet at the same time after hours.

Disliked: Gary left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent place to meet other travellers! Staff are cool and go out of their way to make sure you have a great stay. Internet wifi is free! Clean place and great location near public transport and an easy walk to the Opera house and the main attractions. You pay for what you get and this place is definitely worth it!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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John Blandy

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 June 2012 John would recommend this property

Liked: All in all this is a great place to stay. Just outside of the hectic sphere of kings cross but close enough for awesome nights out. The managers working there are all really chilled out and friendly, making the place feel really homely. I wouldnt stay anywhere else in Sydney now.

Disliked: John left no negative feedback.

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Shirdon Ibrahim Rascid

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 May 2012 Shirdon would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel i came across in my Australian travels! They offer a discounted winter weekly rate and free internet (which is rare in Aus) so was good value if you´re on a budget. Clean and great staff i highly recommend it!

Disliked: liked all


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