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Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hostel

27 Orwell Street, Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia

79% Overall Rating 14 out of 17 customers would recommend this property based on 17 reviews

Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 75%

Facilities 74%

Location 84%

Safety 81%

Staff 82%

Value 71%

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • DVDs
  • Free Airport Transfer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • PlayStation
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine

Important Information

For free airport pickup:
From Sydney International or Domestic Airport, call on arrival. Free airport pickup is available from 5am to 8.30pm. Please note that you must book a minimum of three nights to receive the free pickup.

On arrival, you are required to pay for the total nights you have booked. We accept payments by cash, credit card, eftpos or Australian dollar travellers' cheques.

If you need to cancel your booking a minimum of 24 hours notice is required, otherwise you will be charged for your first nights accommodation.

Full payment will be taken on the 1st of December for any bookings that fall under the Christmas / New Years period.
All bookings are not refundable and non-transferable.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us and remember we are a licensed travel agency so we can help you with all your tours and travel bookings.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00


  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sydney?

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Map and Directions


We provide a FREE pick up for all guests who have booked to stay with us for 2 nights or more. The Shuttle Bus operates between 5am and 8.30pm. For full details of pick up service and location please see our website.

If your flight arrives after 8.30pm, you will have to make your own way to the hostel - either jump on the train or one of the airport shuttle buses (operating until 12am). Our Jolly reception is open 24 HOURS. Any problems or question please don't hesitate to contact us!

From Central Station take the train (platform 24) to KINGS CROSS (only 7mins). Take the 'VICTORIA STREET' exit, turn down Victoria Street and walk approx 50 metres, turn right onto 'ORWELL STREET' and you'll see our big bright yellow building (see picture) on the right.

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