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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  • 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 7.9

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 7.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 May 2019
    Lovely hostel and lovely people. 100% recommended.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Apr 2019
    I booked only 1 night to trial because the hostel before was terrible. Jolly Swagman is very good clean friendly and everything good. I keep staying and I don't plan to leave.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 May 2019
    Awesome hostel! It is a good walk from the city center but still has loads of restaurants and entertainment close by. Staff was super friendly and helpful, and they played The new episode of GOT for everyone which made the place that much better! Great place to make new friends and the rooms were nice and quiet at night for a good nights sleep!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    26 Apr 2019
    very friendly and helpful staff. thank you for all.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    04 May 2019
    Everything was great, we extended our stay with 3 nights. Only thing that was a bit annoying where the room cleaning times everyday but all good :)
    Netherlands, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    30 Apr 2019
    Great location, incredible staff, especially Sam, very helpful planning activities, Laundry and showers, restrooms on each floor, No elevator. Large kitchen with mini refrigerators in each room.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    07 May 2019
    Great staff, fun building, good location in King’s Cross. Amenities and cleanliness were just fine. Vibe was definitely a worker’s hostel more so than a traveler’s hostel while I was there. No one really wanted to go out. Most attendants just watched movies in the TV room. Social events weren’t very well attended, but it was mid-week so weekends are likely better. Outside the main city center, so quietness in the wee hours was nice.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    04 May 2019
    Great staff. Loved the airport pick up. Very clean! rooms a little small, Wi-Fi slow (can pay for faster) no lockers, have to pay for those too. Signed up for pub crawl: thought it was all walking but went to train station, would have appreciated heads up for that. Little expensive so far away from cbd but overall great place we definetly reccomend.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    17 Apr 2019
    Good kitchen, friendly staff and comfy beds. Only stayed one night but was very good!
    Northern Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 4.3


    21 Apr 2019
    China, Female, 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