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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it's good and affordable one. it's near to public transit and railway station(King cross). Staff behavior is friendly nature. Locker and self cooking facilities are available. A small disadvantage is poor WiFi network.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mwah. Plastic mattress in our private room. Breakfast till nine. And not one minute later. The same for checking out. White cheap bread. No coffee and tea during the day. Rather filthy. That's more or less it.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this hostel last week and on arrival it seemed nice and the staff were helpful. However the room was dirty and as previously mentioned in other reviews, the hostel clearly has people staying for long periods of time and therefore other guests have no respect for other travellers. On arrival there was a guy sleeping in the room and... More 

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

My wife and I are older so we got the double private room after having an Air B&B host cancel us at the last moment. Having a TV, sink and refrigerator in the room adds to the versatility of the accommodation. The wifi was SLOW, do an OPTUS sim card for cheap reliable mobile internet and unlimited texting/calling @ $2... More 

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Problems from the start - initially stayed in a dorm room. First dorm I was given was tiny and looked like a teenage bedroom with belongings strewn everywhere. There was virtually no clear floorspace and when I asked one of the girls where I could leave my bag (thinking she might clear some space), she shrugged and suggested on top... More 

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We did not have a good experience at this hostel. Our airport pick up was included, however we were misinformed with how to properly make arrangements and we ended up having to wait about an hour for pick up. Once we arrived at the hostel we were greeted by friendly staff (most staff were helpful and kind.. the only positive... More 

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Alton, England
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Room was relatively clean. Showers were immaculate if showering in the morning, but always got pretty grim by the end of the evening (girls showers covered in hair and toilet paper!) But definitely good for a hostel. Never had to fight to find a free shower either. Lots of events on every night, perfect if you want to socialise. Also... More 

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Bundaberg, Australia
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

This hostel gave me the best time ever and I'd always come back. Great location as Kings Cross is close enough to the city but still a different suburb, good and clean facilities (no need to search for the laundrette, kitchen is cleaned twice a day) and the vibe is just amazing. I've met loads of lovely people and we... More 

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

I needed a place to stay for one night in Sydney before my plane home the next day. Honestly, this hostel was kind of crappy. I am the type of person to fully experience everything a hostel has to offer, and unfortunately one night was not enough to experience everything. However, from the time I was there, it was enough... More 

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

What a nice hostel! Staff was friendly and helpful. I wasn't as social as I'd planned with other hostel guests but still had a good time. Definitely recommend! Heads up that it's in the red light district!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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: $39 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Jolly Swagman Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 46
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“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
“Bring earplugs and an eye mask. Some guests were pretty inconsiderate of each other.”
 of 5 bubbles sssnek, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“1st floor to have a bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles adelinej150, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 12 for girls is great. Little balcony little dressing etc”
 of 5 bubbles 978mayal, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
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