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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 8.2

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Jun 2019
    I enjoyed myself there. Amazing restaurant Chester white right around the corner and very close walk to the opera house and the kings cross train stop.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Jun 2019
    Nice private rooms, clean bathrooms, great location near cafes and pubs and close to the Kings Cross metro, washing machine a plus!
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    03 Jun 2019
    We only stayed at the jollyswagman for 3 nights but wish it could have been longer! Such a good little hostel, staff are brilliant, everything’s well organised, also very clean and the communal areas have everything you need! We will definitely stay there when we come back to Sydney.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    06 Jul 2019
    Nice, clean and quiet hostel. My friend and I booked beds in a 12-bed dorm but arrived and got put in an empty 4-bed instead which was pretty sweet. The rooms have their own fridge rather than a communal one in the kitchen. Kitchen itself was refreshingly clean for once compared to other hostels I’ve stayed, likely because you have to borrow cooking supplies from reception in exchange for your room key. Helpful staff. The lounge/common areas are not very big but they have a nice front patio.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Jun 2019
    What a great hostel, I couldn’t find any fault in it, great facilities that are clean and friendly staff who make you feel welcome, definitely recommend and would love to come back here if when I’m near the area again! 👍🏼
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    03 Jun 2019
    Would recommend! Staff really friendly, got a free room upgrade when i arrived. Has everything you need for the price
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    05 Jul 2019
    Perfect break from the usual hostel loudness. Staff did a great of keeping people quiet during quiet hours and making sure nothing got out of hand. Very quiet, peaceful place!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    06 Jul 2019
    I found the free airport shuttle to hostel with little issue. Once there I got the rundown on everything. You will need to rent a towel, they don’t provide for free. I decided to stay in one of the private rooms. It was simple, had a TV in it desk chair bed and sink and fridge. The staff was helpful. The atmosphere when I would come in late in the evenings seemed friendly. I saw people sitting in the common area watching a movie. Was supposed to be free breakfast but I didn’t see anything.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    15 Jun 2019
    Overall a good hostel but if you can choose I would ask for a room on the second floor. There is not a bathroom or shower room on the first floor
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 4.0


    03 Jul 2019
    Although the location was okay, near Kings Cross train station, I would not recommend staying here. I’ve stayed in plenty of hostels in Australia and this one was the worst. The front door was wide open when I arrived at midnight. There was Hair on the pillow case, Stains on the sheets, Crumbs on the bed and Moldy milk in the fridge. Everyone who lived there seemed to be long term and didn’t care about anyone else.
    USA, 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