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About Us

We are two sisters – Effie and Sasha – we’ve combined our two passions of travel and meeting new people to bring you the Blue Parrot Backpackers, Sydney.

We take pride in our little hostel and take care of our guests making sure they get the best experience from their time in Sydney. We’ve been managing the hostel together since 2006 and in that time we’ve always been rated as one of Sydney’s top hostels and in 2012 were awarded as having the “Top 3 Hostel in Oceania” at Hostelbookers’ Awards of Excellence! We’ve won several awards particularly for having the ‘Best Staff’ and ‘Best Atmosphere’ in Oceania! We have also been awarded Certificates of Excellence by TripAdvisor, and are featured in the Lonely Planet and Rough Guide.

We organise nights out for everyone to meet each other, have a lovely courtyard for socialising and we are close to all the best Sydney has to offer!

Our hostel isn’t a big factory hostel like most hostels in Sydney but a small family-run place offering a personalised experience and a second home for travellers. Our friendly vibrant atmosphere is ideal for solo travellers to make other friends. Be part of our story and come stay at the Blue Parrot!


Free internet/wifi
leather-lounge-room Leather lounge room
Free city maps
Travel desk/tours
Board games
Cable tv, movies, library
Book exchange
Hairdryer hire
Hot showers
free-bbq-facilities Free BBQ facilities
Laundry facilities
Personal lockers
Luggage storage
Play and wii stations
Self cater kitchen
Towels for hire
Outdoor courtyard
Free walking tour
Pub & bar crawl



Blue Parrot Backpackers is located in Potts Point – the most cosmopolitan part of inner Sydney City (akin to Soho in London and East Village in NYC) – and is only minutes walk from the heart of the city.

Blue Parrot is 10 minutes walk from the train station. The Royal Botanic Gardens, the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are less than 30 minutes walk away.

Potts Point is the capital of cafe culture in inner Sydney it attracts all the –istas—baristas, fashionistas, touristas, and philanthropistas meet for coffee in this chic neighbourhood. Close to a vibrant nightlife – trendy bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs and all of Sydney’s attractions, yet far enough to have a good night’s sleep.

How to get to the Blue Parrot


Go outside the terminal to bus stop 12 to meet the ‘Sydney Shuttle Bus’ crew,
it departs frequently, or ring the 9661 1170 to pick you up.
Tell the driver to drop you off at the Blue Parrot Backpackers, Potts Point.
Fare from the airport is AUD$15.00 – and operates from 5.30AM – 8.30PM.


When you arrive at the domestic terminal you need to make your way to the pickup areas,
which is located between Terminal 2 and 3.
The Sydney shuttle buses leave the bus stop every 30 minutes.
Tell the driver to drop you off at the Blue Parrot Backpackers, Potts Point.
Fare from the airport is AUD$15.00 – and operates from 5.30AM – 8.30PM.


Catch the train from platform 24 to Kings Cross station. Take the Darlinghurst Road exit;
Turn left until you come to the hostel


We organise tours and activities to experience the best of Sydney and its surrounding areas. Excellent prices and discounts provided for any tour and activities booked at our reception. No need to pre-book these in advance, just come see us once you’ve arrived so we can pick the best weather day!

Here are some of our more popular tours but we have many more…

Blue Mountains Tour

Blue Mountains Tour

Full Day adventure in nature
Surf Lessons

Surf Lessons

From 1 day lessons to 7 days surf camps
Sky Diving

Sky Diving

Jump 14,000 ft with mountain & beach views
Hunter Valley Tour

Hunter Valley Tour

A day of local wine & cheese
Aquarium Sea Life Pass

Aquarium Sea Life Pass

See the largest collection of marine life from the Great Barrier Reef
Wildlife Zoo Pass

Wildlife Zoo Pass

Meet wombats, koalas and kangaroos
Sydney Tower Pass

Sydney Tower Pass

Breathtaking views from the tallest building in Sydney
BridgeClimb Sydney

BridgeClimb Sydney

Climb Sydney’s iconic harbour bridge
Whale Watching Cruise

Whale Watching Cruise

Spot majestic whales swimming and playing in their natural environment
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