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Jolly Swagman Backpackers Reviews

27 Orwell Street, Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia

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543 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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So many rules and deposits to vive for anything. Pretty small.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. There is only one mandatory deposit that all guests pay and that is the key deposit. This is standard across the industry. The only other deposit (optional) is if you want to hire a towel, again, this is standard across the industry. Both deposits are 100% refundable. We do have rules in place, again, these would not be too different from other hostels and are designed to maximize your enjoyment. Jolly Swagman Backpackers


Rooms stink of smoke!

  • 13th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Did you inform reception? We have a zero tolerance on smoking anywhere in the building. We take this as a very serious breach of the rules and if we were informed of this I assure you we would have rectified this problem. If you can remember what room number it was I will investigate this? Thanks Jolly Swagman Backpackers


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

  • 4th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Thanks so much for the positive review. Hopefully we will see you again. Jolly Swagman Backpackers

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