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Jolly Swagman Backpackers

27 Orwell Street | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Ranked #35 of 120 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a triple room at Chiliblue (a nearby hostel), but there was a problem with the booking system that the room was overbooked. The guy at Chiliblue quickly arranged our stay at Jolly Swagman. We had a nice stay at Jolly Swagman. The hostel was a block away from Kings Cross main streets so it's very quiet at night,... More 

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

Stayed at Jolly Swagman for a week and had a good stay. Breakfast is free and includes cereal and bread with spreads and tea and coffee. Wifi is strong at none busy times, otherwise it's pretty temperamental. Every night there is either free food available or cheap deals eg $5 fish & chips. Location is brilliant, 15/20 minute walk to... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 June 20, 2015 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 June 18, 2015

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 June 11, 2015

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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