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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 3 May 2014

We spent at this hostel for 2 nights. Before choosing it we read some reviews and made some comparison between hostels in Kings Cross and Sydney CBD. Location of the hostel is good and close by train station. However there is also plenty of hostels nearby. We booked a private room. It has double bed, fridge, TV and a basin....

Thank Checkin25
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 April 2014

This place is great, the room is a good size, nice comfy bed, small but very good digital tv, decent size in room fridge, sink and mirror. The kitchen here is great, always clean and tidy, exchange key for pots and pans, and good equipment. Oven, gas and electric hobs. Always something on, massive tv and bean bags in TV...

Thank kiwicm921
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2014

Myself and my friend visited this hostel for 4 nights over a weekend in April. We booked this as it was a hostel our cousin had stayed in. We were not disappointed. Everyone warned us about the Kings Cross area where the hostel is located as it was known to be a bit dangerous and not very safe. We did...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Spent a week here at the end of March after coming from a horrible hostel in Bondi which has a rooftop. The Belfast born receptionist was very friendly to us upon arrival and anybody else we dealt with were also helpful and friendly. One slight problem we had was that there was a smell of damp in our room -...

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Kidderminster, England
Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

Rooms were ok but can get crowded and hot when full. Location is right in heart of kings cross which has a few interesting characters that may walk past screaming random stuff at times.Easy walk from a night out.half an hour from cbd. Main guy was friendly and helpful but a couple of the staff leave a lot to be...

Thank malpass90
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2014

A classic hostel full of backpackers only. Pluses: Helpful reception desk, free daily breakfast, free weekly BBQ, rooms have a TV and fridge, great location, free wifi for 2 hours when checking in, cheap Negatives (only small): loud AC unit, very old decor, chipped skirting boards, old showers, no bar. Overall definite thumbs up

Thank James G
Jonkoping, Sweden
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Spend a couple of nights at this hostel. Had a good time and there was stuff on every night. The rooms were clean and the bathrooms was nice and tidy to be a hostel. The staff was helpful. Free breakfast.

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Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 12 March 2014

I booked online from the US. Very efficient, friendly service. When I arrived at Jolly Swagman I was met with the same. The room was a good size and clean with refrigerator, tv, table and chair as well as a comfy bed. Showers/bathroom were clean too. All staff very friendly. Situated around the corner from great restaurants, shops, a grocery...

Thank tuneintravel
Willits, California
Reviewed 11 March 2014

I had a wonderful time here. The staff was friendly and it seemed to dray outgoing, fun customers as well. Jolly Swagman is a great place to go. It has a wonderful location, the rooms are clean, and the price is right!

Thank Ulf37
Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 10 March 2014

The location was very very sketchy... but the Jolly was clearly well cared for and loved. The staff were lovely. I had a horrible first room, where the two others in the room were up all night, on skype constantly and stepped on our stuff. The staff gave us a new room, on the top floor, but we could still...

Thank AshaLanthier

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
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: $30 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Jolly Swagman Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 46
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“Book another hostel”
 of 5 bubbles naomin118, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The double rooms are all on the third floor and there is no lift. If you book a double make sure you are fit enough to climb up and down 55 stairs every time you want something from your room.”
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the ground floor, means a trek to the 1st floor for bathrooms. Also these are beside the laundry so kinda noisy. Cleaners start early too! ”
 of 5 bubbles maria_melv, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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