Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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 4 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

The booking remains unconfirmed until the full balance has been paid. There are no cancellations, refunds or changes to group bookings once confirmed.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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.


Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

We are proud to offer our guests:
*FREE INTERNET*, *FREE AIRPORT PICKUP* (3 day min) *FREE BREAKFAST* and *FREE BBQ'S* in a safe, secure environment with 24 hour reception.

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. 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 all dorms (excluding three-bed dorms).

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Aug 2019
    Top of the range hostel, was only staying there for a weekend stretch but a lot of the guests were working and living there more long term and it wasn't hard to see why. Staff super fun and helpful, kitchen good and location very helpful.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    25 Jul 2019
    Extremely good backpackers hostel
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    31 Jul 2019
    Great place!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    21 Aug 2019
    Staff were extremely welcoming, despite my booking being very last minute (I had a cancelled flight and needed something quick). Only downside would be that there wasn’t much space for secure storage, so if I had my full suitcase with me, I wouldn’t have been able to secure it.
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    17 Aug 2019
    Nice local (?) hostel. Really enjoyed the location - quiet, only five minutes from the train station. Staff were very friendly. Airport shuttle service was worth it if you are planning on spending three or more nights in Sydney (free with the hostel).
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    27 Aug 2019
    Perfectly passable hostel. Having a fridge in the room was cool but the rooms and showers were a bit dirty.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    28 Jul 2019
    My room had long term people staying and there clothes and items were all over the floor and on the shelves. They had food sitting out. They had a shoe propping the door open. The bathroom and kitchen were clean though! Staff was very friendly and helpful.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    05 Sep 2019
    I got an upgrade which was really nice! The facilities are okay, there are separate bathrooms with enough space. It was the first time that I had to checkout before 9am which was in my opinion a bit too early. You should be aware that there is no age limit in between the rooms, so you could end up lying in a bedroom with some “permanent” guests I would say. Small talk is okay but I felt this person always had an eye on me, what I was doing, what clothes I’m wearing etc, didn’t felt comfortable
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    07 Aug 2019
    It's an alright stay, little pricey for what you get but solid all and all. One complaint I have that really left a bad taste in my mouth was the night security guy that was working behind the desk. Must have been in a bad mood, came over to tell me and the person I was with to get off the property? Explained to him we were staying there and insisted we got off while smoking out front. Then asked us for our name in an attempt to intimidate us. Just a poor excuses to power trip and not needed.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 3.7


    12 Sep 2019
    Breakfast until 9 am (looks like they don't want you to have it), if you need to leave back pack for 2 hs to wait check in time, you'll have to pay 6hs locker (minimum). Check out 9am?!?! So many nonsense rules. My room was smelling quite bad, so I asked for a change. They said no, but that I could upgrade (and paid that's all they want). It sucks, for the same money you will find many better hostels. If you like that kind of hostels, go for it, I prefer to feel at home
    Czech Republic, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Airport Transfer
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation