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Jolly Swagman Backpackers

27 Orwell Street | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Jolly Swagman Backpackers
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Ranked #36 of 119 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Friendly and helpful staff, I stayed in Jollyswagman for a week and i enjoyed my stay there. I met a lot if friendly and helpful travelers too. Despite being a little small it was well organized. I had a nice bed and the location is very convenient.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The receptionist joe is extremely patronising, rude and always wants to cause a problem. I'm unsure why you'd want to do that, but he does. He also charges $20 for a lost key when you can get it cut for $4.50 round the corner. Apart from the staff, I had the best time there meeting friends for life and going... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Personally, I thought it was decent. My girlfriend wasn't such a fan but lets me give you the low down. The kitchen isn't too bad (Only 4 stove topes) but also had oven, microwave and a tap for boiling water. Everything is slightly smaller then you would like, but it never gets fully crowded. I stayed in a 4-bed dorm... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location next to King's Cross meaning you can get to and from the airport and various parts of Sydney. Clean room and good size however very noisy in the evening. We didn't use the kitchen as it looked messy and breakfast didn't look appealing to us but there are plenty of cafés around. Overall good value for money!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had a great time there, a weekly discounted rate made it cheaper. 3 beds in the dorm so it wasn't crowed and the dorm room had its own fridge and sink. The bathrooms and washing machine down the hallway. Overall was a good Hostel to stay at... 5 Stars

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Stayed here for 3 nights n loved it. Is easy walking distance i everything, the guy behind reception drew everything on the map for me to walk. Easy train n bus ride out to bondi. Lots of people love here which creates a family atmosphere. Also has entertainment guy who puts something on every evening, such as meals and nights... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Have stayed here twice, once while travelling around Oz & once for the Lions tour, excellent accommodation & a good location. If you are looking for a good reasonable & cheap place to crash, it's ideal.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Jolly Swagman for a week, in a double room. Although it wasn't so big, it was really nice. The room included a double bed, small fridge, Lcd, a fan, a small table and a sink. The bathrooms were clean and big, thing that I have never seen in other hostels. The kitchen is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

If you like a loud, sleazy, party atmosphere and aren't planning on sleeping in Sydney this is the place for you. A brief stay for one night but the room was baking hot with a broken fan, and the noise outside of drunken teenagers on their first trip away from Mummy and Daddy went on all night and took the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I stayed here for 3 nights. Its quite far from the bus/train station so I got a taxi but once you turn into the street you can't miss it. I was in a 4 bed sharer with 3 guys. One of them had been there for 3 weeks and acted like he owned the room which wasn't cool. The rooms... More 

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