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Reviewed 20 September 2014 via mobile

Was staying in jolly for the last 6 months and can just recommend this hostel! The staff is super friendly and made me feel comfortable at all times. 24 hour reception and always someone to talk to.. soo super easy to find new friends as it's a small hostel Rooms got cleaned every third day which was awesome! Also the...

2Thank samynothappy
Reviewed 20 September 2014

This is the best Hostel I've stayed in during my travels! It was clean, friendly and extremely professional. Great location, highly recommended! All backpackers should choose to stay at the Swagger! Amazing place.

Thank Andy O
Reviewed 20 September 2014

I stayed for 5 nights with my friend. We had so much fun while staying this hostel. Close to Kingscross station and everything you need could get around hostel. It takes half an hour to get CBD by walking or only 2 stops by train. Staff are really friendly and helpfull. If you visit sydney,would recommend you to be the...

1Thank LSP13P
Monaco, Monaco, Monaco
Reviewed 17 September 2014

Hostel clean, meet a lot of people very nice, and staff help you when you need. This hostel is near all commodity like Train Station, restaurant or food shop. I recommend this place. I had a great time at the Swagger.

1Thank Raphael S
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 September 2014

I chose the Swagman at random from a list of Sydney hostels and am so glad I did. It's great for long term backpackers and has a real family feel to it. The nights out that they organise are loads of fun and you get really good deals in the bars. I would definitely recommend the Swagman for anyone looking...

Thank Charlb14
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 31 August 2014

I cleaned the kitchen twice daily for free accommodation at Jolly Swagman's for about three weeks this May. Though I had a pretty sweet deal, two hours work for a free night's stay, I felt a bit out of place here. I was there looking for work when I wasn't cleaning. As a result, my partying roommates were a bit...

Thank travelswithcarlos
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Stayed here after going clubbing with mates. Wasnt too happy climbing up a few flight of stairs after going clubbing at the cross. The bathrooms were ok. The room we booked though there wasnt extra security lock on it, the room had a must smell and the tv was tiny. The floor was really dirty and the noise outside didnt...

Thank marnz_dee
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We stayed for two nights. The room was stinky, bathroom a mess but worst of all: Even though it is advertized to have free wifi (it is actually written in big letter on the building), the wifi is only free for an hour. This is not acceptable because the prize for the additional wifi is a rip off and wifi...

Thank FreddyFresh
Panjim, India
Reviewed 10 June 2014

A friendly clean place though a little rickety. Dormitories with clean shared bathrooms, strong bunker beds & fridge though no room heater. Common area with complete kitchen & limited (cereal, mil, bread) choice unlimited quantity breakfast. Value for budget money when the priority is a good night's sleep.

Thank chemengg00
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We stayed there 3 nights. The room was ok but smelling and with dirty carpet on the floor. Bathrooms were always dirty and the most anoying thing was the kitchen opening time. It was almost always closed. When you want to wash your dishes to let it clean for future cooks, the staff is very rude and pushes you out....

Thank habitantdum0nde

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Offering FREE Internet, FREE Breakfast and FREE airport pickup (conditions apply) and located in the heart of Sydney's Backpacker Mecca - Kings Cross - the Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hostel is open 24 hours and it has been the heart and soul of the Australian Backpacker world for over 15 years. We have become famous for giving backpackers the time of their lives. On our doorstep are breathtaking, scenic views of the city skyline, the spectacular Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, all just minutes walk away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Address: 27 Orwell St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $29 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Jolly Swagman Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 46
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“Book another hostel”
 of 5 bubbles naomin118, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The double rooms are all on the third floor and there is no lift. If you book a double make sure you are fit enough to climb up and down 55 stairs every time you want something from your room.”
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the ground floor, means a trek to the 1st floor for bathrooms. Also these are beside the laundry so kinda noisy. Cleaners start early too! ”
 of 5 bubbles maria_melv, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get the private room if you can afford it.”
  • Common room/dinning area off the kitchen and front desk back right
 of 5 bubbles Martian59, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor is perfect”
 of 5 bubbles germantraveling53123, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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