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Jolly Swagman Backpackers

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

77.8% Overall Rating

164 out of 206 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
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Wake-up calls
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.44

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.” All bookings over the Christmas or New Years Eve Period will be charged in full on the credit card provided on or after 1st December 2015. This is a non-refundable and non-transferable booking. Credit cards WILL be pre-authorised and will be charged in your home currency if available. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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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FREE internet, FREE airport pick up, FREE breakfast and FREE bbqs! Clean, Fun, Safe and Friendly with a perfect location in Sydney, your stay is guaranteed at Jolly Swagman Backpackers in Sydney! 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.

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4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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3 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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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)

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Twin (Shared bathroom)

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Single (Shared bathroom)

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About Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Located in a quiet, leafy street in Potts Point, we're just minutes' walk to the heart of Sydney's Backpacker Mecca - Kings Cross.

We're proud to offer our guests:
in a safe, secure environment with 24 hour reception.

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 dorms (excluding three-bed dorms).

We know what backpackers in Sydney want!

FREE airport pickup 5.00am - 8.30pm for bookings of 2 nights or more.

Location Information

The Jolly Swagman Backpackers is the most centrally located Hostel in Sydney!

15 minutes' walk to Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge, Famous Bondi Beach, Pitt Street, Chinatown and Darling Harbour.

5 minutes' walk from the Royal Botanical Gardens.

1 minute walk from the metro and bus stops.

You can also catch a ferry to Manly and Zoo from nearby!

It's all on your doorstep when you stay with us.Our friendly staff are proud of Sydney and more than happy to show you how to get around.

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