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Jolly Swagman Backpackers Reviews

27 Orwell Street, Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia

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529 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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We chose this hostel because it listed 'parking' as a feature; when we arrived we found this was time limited on street parking. We are moving states so have all our possesions in the car and were not happy with this. Internet is also described as 'free wifi' which is limited to 1hr per person per stay. There is one bathroom (only 2x toilets, 2x showers) shared between two levels.


The staff were nice, I just waited about 15 minutes to check in because I arrived before 12PM, it is clean, having a kitchen was a plus. The best was the free airport pick up, breakfast, internet access for 20 min. restaurants and famers market around the corner. The only back experience was one of the roommates, R. Gakhal, she was rude with everybody in the room, the other girls, using bad words all the time, she even brought a guy to the female dorm, and they were drinking at night.

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Hi Maria Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We encourage our guests to make us aware of any issues that they may have. There are certain things we have control over, however, people's attitude is something we can't control. Rude people annoy us all. We apologise that you were unlucky to be placed in a room with this lady. All in all, it seems you enjoyed your stay which is awesome, we really enjoyed having you here and hopefully we will see you again.

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