Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Property Description

We are proud to offer our guests ONLY PRIVATE ROOMS:
*FREE INTERNET*, in a safe, secure environment. Reception is closed during covid restrictions. The evening/night custodian is on call and out of hours check in and check out can be arrange, just contact the Hostel in advance.

Located in a quiet street in Potts Point, we are right next to the heart of Sydney's Backpacker Mecca - Kings Cross!

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.

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 all PRIVATE Rooms. NO DORMS.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.7

  • Security 6.7

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 6.2

  • Atmosphere 6.0

  • Cleanliness 4.9

  • Facilities 5.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Feb 2020
    Such a friendly place to be! Everyone is lovely, if you make the effort to chat. They have a chill area with movies and the chilled vibes and friendliness outweigh the fact it’s quite basic. But it’s colourful and a great location! Good vibes only and my recent experiences, Jolly Swagman was exactly what I needed!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    28 Feb 2020
    This is a very good hostel if you’re on a budget. The staff are very friendly & the hostel definitely has a good social atmosphere. The only issues that I have is paying a fee for faster wifi & that there’s no air conditioning in the rooms. 5$ a day for faster wifi is definitely absurd.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    13 Mar 2020
    Shoutout to Sam! He’s amazing and full of life! Hostel was okay, a bit old and run down, you could hear the creaks of floor/bed upstairs, wasn’t the absolute cleanest but it could just be the guests, didn’t really use the kitchen and laundry facilities. But the showers had amazing water pressure! And although the neighbourhood didn’t feel the safest at night, the hostel is a five minute walk to Kings Cross metro station which is a great thing.
    Philippines, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    05 Mar 2020
    Enjoyed my stay here, the staff are very friendly. Not too far of a walk from the botanical gardens or the opera house, and right in the middle of kings cross where there’s lots of places to eat
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    05 Mar 2020
    Jolly Swagmans had great staff and a perfect location. Shower had good pressure which I always a positive. Definitely worth it.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    22 Feb 2022
    I had a great night staying here. The staff were very friendly and the room was great. Unfortunately, I was only able to stay one night but when I return to Sydney, I'll look forward to staying again.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    07 Apr 2022
    Just a great hostel with nice people.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    25 Feb 2020
    Stayed for 3 nights but wish I spent a bit extra on a nicer hostel. Staff were lovely and helpful. Kitchen area was decent and even had an oven! But my room felt kinda dirty and outdated, there was no aircon only fans and that didn’t really help at all. Fairly decent cheap option but it’s taught me to pay a bit extra and be more comfortable
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 5.4


    22 Feb 2020
    It was just shocking and uncomfortable. Stayed there one night and booked the hostel because of the price and late check in. I booked a 8 dorm room, but got a 3 bedroom. Which would be a plus if it wasnt dirty. Had black dryed paint on my bed and my pillow was missing. Kinda weird I had to leave my passport for „security“ reasons. The Toilets were a mess too. Could be because it was saturday night, but having toiletpaper everyway istn that nice tho
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 2.0


    13 Apr 2022
    Been in so many countries and this was the worst experience ever. Reception was never there, the place was run by some guest, not very sure how it works. We found the room extremely dirty and full of cockroaches. Wifi doesn't work. Kitchen is dirty. Customer service horrible. They offer so many services but it's all made up like free breakfast and picking up from airport service. Don't bother email them or text them you'll never get any response
    Italy, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi