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Recommended by TripAdvisor, Lonely Planet and Rough Guide
Popular with Solo Travellers

This award-winning small hostel (only 50 beds) is a cozy family-run hostel known for it’s warm hospitality, friendly social atmosphere and ease of meeting other travellers!

Sisters Effie and Sasha who own the Blue Parrot are here to make you feel at home and give you local tips so you can experience the authentic Sydney lifestyle!

Located in the cool & stylish Potts Point neighbourhood of Sydney City offering vibrant nightlife, trendy cafes, restaurants and close to all of Sydney’s attractions.

A 7-minute walk to Kings Cross train station and a 20-minute walk to the City Center, Royal Botanic Gardens, Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Blue Parrot offers free high-speed Wi-Fi internet, a secure key card system, personal lockers, lounge area with fireplace, garden courtyard with hammocks, BBQ facilities and a travel desk to help you organise exciting day trips!

AGE RESTRICTION: Adults only 18-35 years old in dormitory rooms



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 7 minutes walk from the train station. The Royal Botanic Gardens, the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are all less than 25 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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