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Blue Parrot Backpackers

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Bed in 10-Female Dorm (Private Bathroom) | Soundproofing, free WiFi
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Overview of Blue Parrot Backpackers

Blue Parrot Backpackers

2.0 star property
Adults-only hostel within easy reach of Circular Quay

8.6/10 Fabulous

29 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Laundry facilities
87 Macleay Street, Potts Point, NSW, 2011
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Computer station
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • TV in a common area
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • BBQ(s)
  • Free parking nearby

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Potts Point
  • Circular Quay - 25 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 30 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 42 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 16 min drive
  • University of Sydney - 18 min drive
  • Star Casino - 18 min drive
  • Luna Park - 15 min drive
  • Bondi Beach - 22 min drive
  • Coogee Beach - 26 min drive
  • Taronga Zoo - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 28 min drive
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 6 min drive
  • Sydney Redfern Station - 6 min drive
  • Sydney Circular Quay Station - 28 min walk
  • Kings Cross Station - 7 min walk
  • St. James Station - 20 min walk
  • Edgecliff Station - 21 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Cho Cho San - 2 min walk
  • Monopole - 2 min walk
  • Room 10 - 3 min walk
  • La Buvette - 3 min walk
  • The Fish Shop - 3 min walk

About this property

Blue Parrot Backpackers

When you stay at Blue Parrot Backpackers, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House. Other features include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff. Public transportation is close by: Kings Cross Station is only 7 minutes on foot.


English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time from 12:30 PM until 8:30 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle on request (during limited hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs

What to do

  • Shopping
  • Whale watching nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas


  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 17.00 per person (one way)
  • Late check-in between 10:00 PM and midnight can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 20
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Blue Parrot Backpackers Hostel Sydney
Blue Parrot Backpackers Hostel
Blue Parrot Backpackers Sydney
Blue Parrot Backpackers Hostel Potts Point
Blue Parrot Backpackers Potts Point
Blue Parrot Backpackers Potts Point
Blue Parrot Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Blue Parrot Backpackers offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Blue Parrot Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Blue Parrot Backpackers?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Blue Parrot Backpackers?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Blue Parrot Backpackers?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is AUD 17.00 per person one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Blue Parrot Backpackers?
You can check in from 12:30 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Blue Parrot Backpackers?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Star Casino (18-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Blue Parrot Backpackers and nearby?
Blue Parrot Backpackers has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Blue Parrot Backpackers?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Room 10 (3-min walk), La Buvette (3-min walk) and The Fish Shop (3-min walk).
What's the area around Blue Parrot Backpackers like?
Blue Parrot Backpackers is a short 7-minute walk from Kings Cross Station and 15 minutes' walk from St Vincent’s Hospital. Travellers say that this hostel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

6/10 Good

1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This is not a very large hostel but the staff was friendly and enthusiastic and the overall atmosphere was like being in someone's home.
4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Very hot and sweaty room. The ceiling fan was broken and there was a pedastool fan on far side of the room. After commenting about the excessive heat a second pedastool fan was added the next night. Staff were fine and the facilities were decent.
Janelle, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Shower upgrade
The showers needs an upgrade. The shower heads are loose and you have to hold them yourself. The same problem is to the toilet seat in one of the bathrooms.
18-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice hostel - well kept, and clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful
3-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Happy Place to Stay. Good Location
It was a fun place with good vibes. The staff were all very nice. The bathrooms were okay. The bed was very comfy and housekeeping was excellent. I missed having an individual light for the bed, but everything else was fine.
8-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Sociable, homely atmosphere
Although the hostel doesn’t have the bells and whistles of some other places I’ve stayed it more made up for that with its homely feel and sociable atmosphere,I had a great time staying time staying there.
3-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice hostel close to everything
It was good that there was a private shower and a bathroom in the room. I enjoyed my stay there, it was in a good location close to everything so it was easy to explore:) the only thing I didn’t like is that the house keeping staff was a male. I stayed in female only room and he comes quite early like 9am, most of us are sleeping or getting ready for sightseeing. He could at least come after the time of check out so there will be less people or if they have to do housekeeping in that early morning, they could assign a female to do it for female only room. Felt uncomfortable.
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review