I stayed at the Jolly Swagman, several years ago now, but still return to it as a fun, functional place to stay in Sydney.
I guess what says it all is I was supposed to stay for one week, and was here for 3 months. It was a warm, friendly, fun hostel. This is not a hotel, but for a backpackers - the bathrooms, kitchen and rooms were clean and safe. The staff were friendly and helped out making the transition from Canadian to Australian life.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hotel Sydney