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Jolly Swagman Backpackers

27 Orwell St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's clean, reasonably priced (because it's cleaner than most hostels. Personally speaking), facilities are adequate, it's safe and the location isn't bad. It's good for a couple of nights if you are passing through and looking to go out and enjoy the local night life. However that's about it, the vibe in the hostel is very isolating, a large group... More 

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Santa Marta, Colombia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I totally recommend this hostel, more than a hostel it's a family place to stay. The staff are very kind and friendly specially Joe and Ryan, you can ask anything of them they are more than happy to help. The space is clean and neat, they have activities every night so you never get bored. After staying 10 months it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I stayed with Jolly Swagman for almost two weeks, and the experience was great!! People from the reception are so friendly (Sam especially), they'll tell you where to go, what to see and how to have fun in Sydney. Not to mention there are activities every single day, you get to know other travellers, and because of that I met... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Not the cleanest of places. The stairs leading up to the rooms were dirty. It would be so easy for a worker to vacuum or sweep the stairs..I only stayed for a night so I didn't really take notice of the bathroom, it seemed fine though. I wouldn't suggest having a rental car. Unless I missed it, the "free parking"... More 

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brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Great location and very useful and welcomed free airport pick up service from business partner. We also paid a reasonable price to get the service back to the airport after our stay. Staff were very helpful with enquiries over the telephone before arrival. Rooms and bedding all good. Very happy.

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Joe M, Manager at Jolly Swagman Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review Jolly Swagman Backpackers. We all work really, really hard to make sure our guests have a great time staying with us in clean safe and fun accommodation and enjoy their time in Sydney to the full. We are SO happy that you enjoyed your time staying with us and visiting Sydney... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

room was very clean, staff were so friendly and helpful. free breakfast was available every morning , there is free bbq .24 hours reception is a good plus. location is amazing .close to the clubs and city centre. they help you for finding casual and full time jobs sometimes. manager joe does a good job. ryan was the best for... More 

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Joe M, Manager at Jolly Swagman Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Ibrahim, Thanks so much for posting this review. We know you well and are so happy that you are one of our regular guests here at the Jolly Swagman Backpackers. You always have a smile on your face and a joke to share and you will always be welcome here at the Jolly! Good luck with your future travels. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Jolly swagman is a great hostel esspecially because it s not very big , si you get to know everyone very fast. The staff are Also really Nice. It feels like a little familly here . It d really hard to leave once you ve come.

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Joe M, Manager at Jolly Swagman Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for reviewing Jolly Swagman backpackers. Its very true that people feel like members of a family when they stay with us (we call them the Jolly Family). We are so lucky to host an amazing and diverse range of people from all over the world and that what makes our jobs so awesome and worhtwhile! Thank... More 

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Staff were excellent, very helpful..Had double private room on both second and later on the fourth floor. Rooms extremely hot at night despite room fan, very little draft. Wi Fi at this location is sketchy to say the least, even whilst sat on the ground floor in reception. Premises clean and tidy, showers adequate.

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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

More or less clean hostel, the showers are really good! Free wifi doesn't work at all or just at night, when everyone is out or asleep good location in kings cross. nice and helpful staff good offers for partying / clubbing for a small amount

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

The room I stayed in was so dirty, I found three cockroaches and no one helped me to kill them! Staff swears all the time, talk about them having sex with guests, they gave my room number to a stranger who stalked me all night, kitchen is so dirty and overall the service is bad! I was scared and was... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Address: 27 Orwell St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $27 - $71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Jolly Swagman Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 46
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