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)
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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 7.6

  • Facilities 7.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Apr 2019
    Best hostel I’ve stayed in! Staff are awesome, place is clean, good prices, great vibe!!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Apr 2019
    Stayed in a private room. I really appreciated the friendly staff on the front desk. Although the common areas aren't very big, they're nicely fitted. The lounge and theatre system is nice :) being able to byo alcohol is great.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Mar 2019
    First hostel arriving in Australia and we felt safe and comfortable throughout our stay - staff were great and friendly. Only thin was they had posters up with travel costs and when we enquiried we got told they were years why not take them down?? Other than that brilliant
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    26 Mar 2019
    I stayed for one week and l absolutely loved it! The rooms are generous, cleaning staff constantly active, toilets are cleaned often (poorly educated people might still mess up now and then but it's not the hostel's fault). The staff is constantly present at the reception and are very very helpful. After one week I decided to move for a slightly cheaper hostel down the road called "ChillyBlue" and the experience was dreadful, some of my stuff went missing and they didn't care. Go for quality!!
    Romania, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    23 Mar 2019
    This was a great hostel. Professionally run, clean, good location. All staff members were really sweet & helpful.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.9


    14 Mar 2019
    I stayed only for 1 night and it was good but what bothered me, was that check out was at 9am (super early) then I needed to store my luggage when I first arrived there and they only have lockers you have to pay for!! Never ever had I pay in a hostel for storage! Also you have to put the sheets on your bed yourself and also take it off when you check out. And what I found strange as well was when you wanted to cook and needed a pot or pan, you had to give up you room key in order to get a pan!!
    Germany, Female, 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
  • 8.3


    10 Mar 2019
    There were a lot of long time travelers and it felt a bit exclusive but it was a good location and the staff were friendly.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    11 Mar 2019
    Would not stay here again - slightly below average. The staff was nice and the facilities were okay but I felt like it was set up to make it easier for the hostel. (I.e. kitchen closes at 9:30p for cleaning and 9am for cleaning, breakfast from 7-9a, deposits for kitchen cups and pans, bathroom cleaning at 8am?) Older dorms with lots of stairs. A lot of families and older adults (they were all nice to me). Not much space in 4 bed dorm. Pay for extra lockers. Again, would not stay again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    04 Apr 2019
    We were ‘upgraded’ to a 3 bed dorm but this meant we ended up with an older slightly strange long termer and on top of that had no lockers in our dorm which the larger dorms provided. This meant we had to pay for storage. Breakfast was basic but it was free which was good. Location was good for King’s Cross station but a bit of a walk into town so would reccomend staying somewhere more expensive and central next time as you’ll end up paying this for transport anyway.
    England, Couple, 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