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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.
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  • 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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome 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 8.0

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Oct 2019
    Favourite hostel so far :)
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    11 Nov 2019
    It was run very efficiently, and accommodated a lot of guests. They had rentable lockers to stash my bag, but they ran out before I could get one.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    02 Nov 2019
    Great place to stay in Sydney. We only used it for a couple of nights and it was exactly what we wanted - clean, safe, with good transport links and great facilities. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful, gave us great tips about going around Sydney. Its 5-10 mins away from a train station thay can take you everywhere you want to go quick and easy. Breakfast was included and all kitchen facilities were open to use. Seems like a great place for longer stay or working holiday.
    Bulgaria, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    23 Oct 2019
    Great staff!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    13 Nov 2019
    Overall nice place.. but checkout (and breakfast) till 9am is a cruel and unusual punishment. Not really enough equipment in the kitchen. I later moved to mad monkey hostel kings cross! Same price and much better! Hot breakfast til 11 and more social.
    Israel, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    09 Nov 2019
    Over all. Good price, great hostel only 2 grims. 1. 9am check out? Not cool. 2. Extremly slow internet unless you pay an extra $5 Great for a night or 2, any longer will take a brave/stupid soul.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    30 Dec 2019
    Was a really good hostel in kings cross just remember LOCK OUT LAWS!!! 01:30AM!!! The people in the hostel was great if you don't make the effort to talk to people then you won't get anywhere at all. The best staff member was SAM!!!! what a top geezer if only I had let you rub after sun in my back after I came back from bondi. Top top fella he has got the cutest french bulldog it's unreal. Big love to you sam much live Andy from London
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 6.3


    15 Nov 2019
    Good location, decent price. Carpets are old and are wearing, lots of dust on the floors, bathrooms are cleaned once daily, but often get messy with toilet paper and emesis. Breakfast was decent, cereal and toast. Beds uncomfortable. Not too much partying that we could hear during our stay.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.4


    21 Dec 2019
    This hostel is clean and in a good location but that was the only real perks. It is mostly full of long termers and therefore quite messy in some of the rooms, it also meant that it was harder to meet other short term travellers.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 3.7


    02 Jan 2020
    Unfortunately, this hostel really isn’t great. The room was really unclean and a lot of the corridors smelt bad. The place is very outdated and facilities were extremely basic. Although the price is cheap and cheerful, I have stayed in many other hostels for the same price that have been a lot better. Me and my friends even checked out early to stay in an AirBnB because we just couldn’t stand staying another night. Staff were nice, but they couldn’t save this hostel.
    England, Male, 18-24
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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