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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
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe the worst hostel I have stayed in australia, and iv travelled the whole country. Too many people, over priced, dirty!! The whole place smelled of tuna and sick. The staff were unhelpful and extremely rude. Avoid at all cost.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here one night only, private double was nice although overpriced. We had TV and a fridge. Bed comfy. Downstairs area had people slobbing all over the place, a macho crowd of lads. Enjoyed free sausages at night. Front desk arranged airport transfer, driver was around 90 and drove like a maniac. Not sure that was hostels fault.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably one of the worst hostels I've stayed in and hosing been backpacking for more then 5 months, I've had plenty of experience with hostels! The kitchen was dirty and people didn't seem to respect it. The "lounge" is just a bunch of beanbags and people sit outside the front door in big groups which can be intimidating unless you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When it comes to food they kinda suck. Free breakfast but it's never enough food, free BBQ means one sausage, the kitchen is spacious but you have to deposit for pots and pans and they only have three. Seriously, three people can cook at the same time which means if some people waits hours after cooking until they clean their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Stayed there for a week in a double private room and it was nice. Room was tidy and not very noisy over the weekends. The staff were friendly. Free WiFi drops connection frequently during the peak hours (5pm to 11pm) which was understandable. During non peak hours it was very fast. Had a mishap on the first day. A cockroach... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I lived there for seven months and I will recommend this hostel to everyone who ever decides to travel to Sydney Australia or would like a home for a while. If you do stay and decide that you love the place like I did - you get discounts in the rooms for your length of stay and coming up to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Location is convenient- easy to walk to the harbour and downtown areas (about a half hour walk) and near a lot of restaurants and pubs. Downside, the place is very overpriced for the quality. We stayed in a private double and the room is basic but nice enough. The keys to the doors were very fickle- we had a hard... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Facility is old and the price is not cheap. Wifi adapter crashed and the only answer is that they tried to contact the provider. There is not enough storing facility in the room and they have a meaningless small fridge in the room which they could remove and put a bigger locker in the room.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My boyfriend and I booked a triple room there for 3 nights, but at the moment we opened the door we turned around. There was some one else in the room (maybe living there for a long time) and the room was so smelly and stuffy. As they will not refund us, we had to pay extra to take a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We booked this hostel for three nights as on trip advisor and booking.com it says there is free parking on the street. There is free parking at a maximim of two hours stay so if you dont want to get a fine you basically would want to be moving the car every two hours which doesnt give you much options... 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*
Number of rooms: 46
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