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Jolly Swagman Backpackers

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

77.5% Overall Rating

162 out of 204 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 1.75

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 hub, we provide a safe, clean and affordable accommodation in a fun and relaxed environment. The Jolly Swagman Hostel is open 24 hours and is centrally located - only 10 minutes walk to City Centre and minutes away from Sydney’s best nightlife spots. 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)

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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)

Breakfast included

Twin (Shared bathroom)

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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 Backpackers Hostel is open 24 hours and it has been providing travellers with excellent accommodation at fantastic prices for over 15 years. We have gained a reputation for giving backpackers the time of their lives and helping them maximize their experiences in this great city!

The best Sydney sights are right on our doorstep, with the spectacular Opera House and the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge just 15 minutes walk from the hostel. The Jolly Swagman is also smack bang in the heart of Sydney's nightlife hub, with all the best clubs and pubs are only a hop, skip and a jump away. Let us guide you on a walking tour of this incredible city!

We have fantastic deals with the best backpacker friendly bars and restaurants in Sydney so our guests can enjoy great discounts and free entry wherever they go. If you're traveling alone, don't worry, you'll soon make a bunch of friends at our nightly social events run by our enthusiastic entertainment manager.

If going out isn't your scene, why not pull up a chair in the common room for a chat with new friends, relax and watch a movie in the TV and entertainments area or cook a meal in our large modern guest kitchen.

Time to kick back and relax.

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

What a life!

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

We know what Backpackers want!

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