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Jolly Swagman Backpackers

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   27 Orwell Street | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is the best Hostel I've stayed in during my travels! It was clean, friendly and extremely professional. Great location, highly recommended! All backpackers should choose to stay at the Swagger! Amazing place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I stayed for 5 nights with my friend. We had so much fun while staying this hostel. Close to Kingscross station and everything you need could get around hostel. It takes half an hour to get CBD by walking or only 2 stops by train. Staff are really friendly and helpfull. If you visit sydney,would recommend you to be the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hostel clean, meet a lot of people very nice, and staff help you when you need. This hostel is near all commodity like Train Station, restaurant or food shop. I recommend this place. I had a great time at the Swagger.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose the Swagman at random from a list of Sydney hostels and am so glad I did. It's great for long term backpackers and has a real family feel to it. The nights out that they organise are loads of fun and you get really good deals in the bars. I would definitely recommend the Swagman for anyone looking... More

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cleaned the kitchen twice daily for free accommodation at Jolly Swagman's for about three weeks this May. Though I had a pretty sweet deal, two hours work for a free night's stay, I felt a bit out of place here. I was there looking for work when I wasn't cleaning. As a result, my partying roommates were a bit... More

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here after going clubbing with mates. Wasnt too happy climbing up a few flight of stairs after going clubbing at the cross. The bathrooms were ok. The room we booked though there wasnt extra security lock on it, the room had a must smell and the tv was tiny. The floor was really dirty and the noise outside didnt... More

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14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stayed for two nights. The room was stinky, bathroom a mess but worst of all: Even though it is advertized to have free wifi (it is actually written in big letter on the building), the wifi is only free for an hour. This is not acceptable because the prize for the additional wifi is a rip off and wifi... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A friendly clean place though a little rickety. Dormitories with clean shared bathrooms, strong bunker beds & fridge though no room heater. Common area with complete kitchen & limited (cereal, mil, bread) choice unlimited quantity breakfast. Value for budget money when the priority is a good night's sleep.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

We stayed there 3 nights. The room was ok but smelling and with dirty carpet on the floor. Bathrooms were always dirty and the most anoying thing was the kitchen opening time. It was almost always closed. When you want to wash your dishes to let it clean for future cooks, the staff is very rude and pushes you out.... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 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.... More

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Address: 27 Orwell Street | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Jolly Swagman Backpackers 4*
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