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.
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  • 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 7 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).

We know what backpackers in Sydney want! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Oct 2019
    Favourite hostel so far :)
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 8.9


    26 Sep 2019
    Friendly staff. Nice kitchen. Could’ve been more cutlery, pot and pans. You have to hand in your key for a pot or pan. Beds were okay but just a bit on the hard side
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    23 Sep 2019
    The staff were amazing and so helpful! Good price and very clean. The only comment I’d say that can make it better is to have coat hooks!! We had no where to hang out jackets and towels after a shower - other than that, a great place to stay! Would recommend :)
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 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
  • 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
  • 6.3


    20 Sep 2019
    Found the shuttle pickup info easily thanks to the directions the hostel had sent. Guys that work front desk are super helpful and friendly. Room was in the back of building so not much for natural lighting/airflow. Bathrooms were clean, didn’t use kitchen so can’t comment. Was hoping for more information on events that they advertised though. No one mentioned it at check in, and the only event I saw was the “barbecue” but as far as events for solo travelers, I wouldn’t recommend.
    USA, Female, 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