Blue Parrot Backpackers

87 Macleay Street, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia, Distance from city centre: 1.7km

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Rating: 80%from 3 reviews

  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 93%Staff
  • 80%Security
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 86%Location
  • 73%Value for money
  • 66%Facilities
Recommended by Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor and voted #2 Best Hostel in Australia June 2013-HostelWorld. We are a small friendly hostel close to Sydney's best nightlife!

We are a Youth Hostel and only accept travellers aged 18-35 years old.

Reception hours 09:00 - 20:30 A valid passport is required on check-in.
We do not have a traditional 24-hour front desk, so guests should notify us their arrival time especially if arriving after 20:30 so we can arrange check in. Last check-in is 23:00 hours.

Full payment is due upon check-in. We can’t provide a refund if you decide to check out early.
We accept credit cards, Visa or MasterCard for payments of $300 or more. If your balance is less than $300 you’ll have to pay in cash. Credit cards incur a 2.5% surcharge. We accept groups max 6 people. No stag/Hen/Bachelor Party.
We are a Youth Hostel and accept only travellers 18 - 35 years old

HOSTEL'S CANCELLATION POLICY: Customers (1-3 persons) can cancel or change their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Groups (4 or more persons) need 7 days notice to cancel or change. If you do not give us the required notice or there is a No-Show you will be charged for all nights booked. Cancellations/changes must be made by e-mail only.
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle parking
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast not included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Taxes included
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Washing Machine
  • WII

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Reception hours 09:00 - 20:30
Check-in time 12:30
Check-out time 10:00

A valid passport is required on check-in.
Full payment is due upon check-in. No refund if you decide to check out early.
We accept credit cards, Visa or MasterCard for payments of $300 or more. If your balance is less than $300 you’ll have to pay in cash. Credit cards incur a 2.5% surcharge.

We reserve the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
After hour check in

If you arrive after 20:30 our reception will be closed.
Please contact us directly if you know you going to arrive late.

A $20 late fee applies for check-ins after 23:00

Minimum stay 7 nights. All bookings staying on any dates between 26 Dec.- 06 Jan (inclusive) will be charged in full on the date of booking using the credit card provided. Please make sure you have enough funds in your credit card account to cover this transaction. Your booking will be confirmed when payment has been processed. This is a non-refundable and non-transferable booking. 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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Option 1:
Shuttle Bus: At the International Airport 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.

At the Domestic Airport you will find the 'Sydney Shuttle Bus' crew inside Terminal 2 arrival hall near baggage belt #5.

We recommend Sydney Shuttle Bus because they give our customers a discounted price of $13 (normal charge is $16-$20). To receive the discounted price of $13 please pay for your ticket once you arrive here at Blue Parrot reception and we will give the ticket to the driver. Operates between 5:30-20:30. Travel time approximately 45 minutes minutes depending on traffic.

Option 2:
Taxi: Take a taxi if you arrive after 20:30 when the shuttle bus stops running. Taxis cost approximately $40 depending on traffic. Travel time aprox 30 minutes.

Option 3:
Train. Catch the train from platform 1 at either Airports to Central Station. At Central Station change to Platform 24 (the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra Line) for your train to Kings Cross.Take the Darlinghurst Road exit; turn left and go pass the water fountain into Macleay street until you come to the hostel about 5 minutes walk, you will see the blue building on your left. We are at number 87. Cost $17.20 from International and $16.40 from Domestic. Travel time aprox 45 minutes.

Located Near

Perfectly situated on Macleay Street, Potts Point, the stylish part of inner Sydney. 15 minutes walk to the City Center, 20 minutes to the Opera House or catch the train to the City Center (one stop) and Bondi (two stops).
Sydney has brilliant nightlife and most of it is within walking distance from the hostel.
We are 30 meters from Woolworth's supermarket, opens seven days until 12 midnight. There are 3 banks within 40 meters with ATM's and the Post Office is 40 meters away.

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