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Jolly Swagman Backpackers

27 Orwell Street, Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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  • 76%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

Jolly Swagman Backpackers is a fun, clean, spacious hostel overlooking a plaza on a nice, quiet street only five minutes from the nightlife of King's Cross. It's got everything a backpacker could need, from friendly staff to 'nice party offers with free drinks and great people', according to our guests, many of whom say they'd 'definitely recommend this hostel' and would stay again. We like that they have lots of essential little extras available, such as irons and in-room fridges.

Property Information:

Located in a quiet, leafy street in Potts Point, we're just minutes' walk to the heart of Sydney's Backpacker Mecca - Kings Cross.

We're proud to offer our guests a safe, secure environment with our 24 hour reception.

The main CBD is easily accessible by train or by foot through the botanical gardens. All the best clubs and pubs are only a hop, skip and a jump away so there is no need for trains, buses or taxis.

We have great deals with the best backpacker-friendly bars and restaurants to offer all our guests great discounts and free entry wherever you go. Our friendly Entertainment Manager is always ready to take you and your fellow backpackers out and show you a good time!

There is no need to waste your day hunting around for the best deal - we have it all here for you at reception. Let us do all the hard work, so you can enjoy your time in Sydney! You can book Sydney day tours and packages all around Australia; we have plenty of options to choose from.

With a lively, energetic bunch of hostel managers who've been, seen and done it all themselves, the Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney Hostel maintains a reputation for the friendliest staff, the cleanest beds and the best rates.

Lockers available in dorms (excluding three-bed dorms).

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Best For: Central Location, Entertainment

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  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    We loved jolly! We stayed there two times within two weeks because we like it so much! Clean and nice rooms, very easy to get friends part wise because of all the events the hostelet is providing almost every day! A minus that we only get one hour free wifi at arrival and then you have to buy more if you need it! Overall the place in Sydney!!!
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      Anonymous, Sweden, All Female Group, 18-24
  • Latest Review

    Staff where very welcoming and helpfull. Kept very clean. Only a small hostel so the people staying there are generally more welcoming and easy to talk to. Hostel puts stuff on almost every night so it is very easy to meet people through they're own nights as well. Would definitely recommend and would stay they're again
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      Anonymous, England, Male, 18-24


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine


  • Age Restriction
  • Child Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Things to Note

We look forward to welcoming you to the Jolly Swagman Backpackers Check-in is from 12 mid-day. On arrival, you are required to pay in full for the total nights you have booked (apart from Christmas and New Years bookings which are charged in advance).

Jolly Swagman Backpackers Located at 27 Orwell Street, Kings Cross, Sydney.
Jolly Swagman Backpackers
Sydney New South Wales NSW 2011 27 Orwell Street, Kings Cross
80% 510
-33.8722684 151.2240600
Jolly Swagman Backpackers
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