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Jolly Swagman Backpackers

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Hostelworld says

Jolly Swagman Backpackers is a fun, clean, spacious hostel overlooking a plaza on a nice, quiet street only five minutes from the nightlife of King’s Cross. It’s got everything a backpacker could need, from friendly staff to ‘nice party offers with free drinks and great people’, according to our guests, many of whom say they’d ‘definitely recommend this hostel’ and would stay again. We like that they have lots of essential little extras available, such as irons and in-room fridges.

Property Description

We are proud to offer our guests bargain accommodation including free internet, in a clean, safe, and fun environment.

Located in a quiet street in Potts Point, we are right next to the heart of Sydney's Backpacker Mecca - Kings Cross!
Sydney CBD, the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are all easily accessible on foot through the Royal Botanic 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.

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.

We know what backpackers in Sydney want - come join our family!

Reviews & Ratings

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Oct 26, 2022
bizarre hostel. nobody was there, no facilities bar a kitchen, no tours or city walks etc. man on reception wouldnt help anyone and kept replying he "worked there sometimes". bathrooms and rooms were very outdated and dirty. not as advertised!!!!!
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Female, 25-30
Oct 23, 2022
A lot of false advertising. There wasn’t a airport pickup. There wasn’t a free breakfast our emails went unanswered signs all over the place saying there are deals at local attractions but when inquired there wasn’t any. The lady at the front desk was nice but the guy was an absolute useless worker. Dirty. We only stayed the remainder of our nights because it was non refundable. Have stayed in a lot of hostels around the world would not recommend here
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Couple, 25-30
Oct 01, 2022
The property has either used very old pictures or photoshopped their promotional images, it was very run down even by the standards of other hostels. The information provided online regarding times, staff presence (very rarely present at the desk) and availability of storage lockers in the rooms was all incorrect. There were cockroaches, the bathroom/shower facilities were very grimy. We left early after 3 days to stay elsewhere. Other hostels in Sydney are far better.
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Male, 25-30


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Jobs Board
    • Hair Dryers
    • Ceiling fan
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Vending Machines
  • Entertainment

    • PlayStation
    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi