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Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Hostel | 27 Orwell St, Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia NSW 2011

77.7% Overall Rating

160 out of 202 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/11/2013)

"The Jollys' was really great, clean beds and mostly clean bathrooms, unfortunately we found some bugs in our room, but i think its usuall here. The diner deals are a good opportunity for a pricey meal and the deals…"

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Wake-up calls
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.87

What's Included

  • Airport Pickup
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

“Please note that after you have made a booking with the agency, the property will do a pre-authorisation on your bank card. This is not a charge, but a validity check on your card to guarantee your booking. The pre-authorisation will then be removed from your card within a few days.”

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 12:00
Latest Check-out: 9:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sydney?

Contact us directly

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Located in the heart of Sydney’s backpacker community, we provide a safe, clean and excellent service. The Jolly Swagman Hostel is open 24 hours. Only 10 minutes walk to City centre and minutes away from Sydney’s best nightlife. We know what backpackers want! Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

3 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Double (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

Twin (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

Single (Shared bathroom)

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About Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Located in the heart of Sydney's Backpacker Mecca - Kings Cross - the Jolly Swagman 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 Harbor Bridge, all highlighted by vivid sunsets, the Jolly Swagman is located in the heart of Sydney's best nightlife. 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. Save that money for better things. 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.

It doesn't matter if you're traveling alone because there's always a crowd going out with you to show you around. If going out isn't your scene, why not pull up a chair in our café style courtyard for a chat with new friends, relax and watch a movie in the TV and entertainments area or cook a dinner in our large modern guest kitchen.

Time to kick back and relax.

Pack your sun cream and your dark glasses and take a bus trip to Bondi, home of the beautiful and scantily clad for days of idling in the sun, learning to surf or just working on that tan to impress the friends back home.

What a great life!

Being centrally located, we are only 5 minutes walk from the beautiful Botanic Gardens leading on to the Opera house, the famous Sydney Harbor Bridge and the CBD – let us guide you on a walking tour of all the highlights with the color and fun of great restaurants, pubs, nightlife and atmosphere of this amazing city!

With lively, energetic staff, who've been, seen and done it all themselves, the Jolly Swagman maintains a reputation for the friendliest staff, the cleanest beds, and the best rates. There is also a TV, fan and fridge in all rooms.

We know what Backpackers want!

FREE airport pickup 5.00am - 8.30pm
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