Blue Parrot Backpackers
Voted #2 Best Hostel in Australia June 2013!
We are a small intimate hostel known for our great atmosphere, around the corner from Sydney's best nightlife!
We are a Youth Hostel and only accept travellers aged 18-35 years old.
Located on stylish Macleay Street, we are surrounded by the alluring cafes, bars and restaurants that Potts Point is known for. Kings Cross' vibrant nightlife is close by, yet far enough away to have a good night's sleep. From here you can walk to the city center, the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and all of Sydney's attractions.
Being a small hostel we offer personal service where you can easily meet other travellers, especially if you're travelling solo. Ideal for female travellers since it is a safe, secure and clean. Our guests frequently tell us they don't want to leave because of our 'friendly and homely atmosphere, almost like you're staying at a friend's house'.
Blue Parrot is family, owned and run by sisters Effie & Sasha. With their team they create a fun vibe winning several awards.
We offer free Internet and WiFi, which is a big bonus since most hostels charge for it.
Facilities include free use of the Wii Game Station, DVD hard drive so you can upload movies to your laptop and a big-screen TV with cable and DVDs. There's also free use of personal security lockers in each room, plus an outdoor courtyard great for socialising.
Sorry, we don't accept large group bookings, only small groups of 3 people max.
All taxes are included in the price.
This hostel is recommended by Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor, Lets Go and the Rough Guide.
In making a booking, you are deemed to agree to the hostel's Terms & Conditions, Things to Note, Cancellation Policy & Special Event Bookings.
THINGS TO NOTE:
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.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Age Restriction
- Bicycle parking
- Book exchange
- Breakfast not included
- Cable TV
- Ceiling fan
- Common Room
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Key Card Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Outdoor Terrace
- Taxes included
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis 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 InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
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 first night of the reservation will be charged. Cancellations/changes must be made by e-mail only.
HOSTEL'S TERMS & CONDITIONS:
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 will have to pay in cash. Credit cards incur a 2.5% surcharge.
Reception hours 09:00 - 20:30
Check-in 12:30 hours
Check-out 10:00 hours
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. We accept small groups max 3 people.
We are a Youth Hostel and accept only travellers 18-35 years old.
In making a booking, you are deemed to agree to the hostel's Terms & Conditions, Things to Note & Cancellation Policy
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HOW TO GET TO THE HOSTEL.
We don't organise shuttle bus pick ups however we recommend 'The Sydney Shuttle Bus' which picks up from the airport every 30 minutes. They operate from 4.30AM - 7.00PM.
The Sydney Shuttle Bus is an independent entity not associated with the Blue Parrot Backpackers.
From Sydney International Airport:
Go to "The Meeting Point'' which is in the middle of the arrival hall next to the car rentals, and opposite the ANZ money exchange to meet the 'Sydney Shuttle Bus' crew, it departs frequently, or ring them on 9661 1170 to pick you up. Just tell the driver to drop you off at the Blue Parrot Backpackers. Fare is $13.00 the journey will take between 40 and 50 minutes depending on traffic.
Take a taxi if you arrive after 7PM when the shuttle bus stops running. Taxi cost $30 - $40 depending on traffic. The journey by taxi takes between 30 and 40 minutes depending on traffic.
From Domestic Airport:
You will find the 'Sydney Shuttle Bus' crew at number 5 baggage causeway inside the arrival hall.
From Sydney Central Train Station:
Catch the train from platform 24 to 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 5 minutes walk, you will see the blue building on your left. We are at number 87.
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 three banks within 50 meters with ATM's and the Post Office is 50 meters away.