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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a nice hostel! Staff was friendly and helpful. I wasn't as social as I'd planned with other hostel guests but still had a good time. Definitely recommend! Heads up that it's in the red light district!

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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chose this for our stay at Sydney. Close proximity to the Kings Cross railway station makes it very accessible. Nice and clean place with lots of discounts on key tours and attractions. Don't forget to take a walk in the nearby market for that 'Oh so Sydney' feeling..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best place to stay if your wanting to settle and work in Sydney! Greatest staff I've never met such enthusiastic helpful reception staff in all my travels. From check in to check out felt welcomed and home.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there with a friend who didn't like it, but I personnal liked the place. The dorm was clean, bed was comfy, room way too cold though, but I was able to grab 3 BLANKETS! Don't forget some sweaters just in case. Note that there are no bathroom on the main floor, you have to go on the 1st,... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good hotel in Kings Cross. Also its cheap. Safe are. Shops and metro station is just minutes away. In my opinion it could be upgaded but for short stay is perfect. Very quite and central for area. Rooms are clean and staff are very helpfull. Tv dvd movies internet available for free. Some rooms have tv on it's own. Dormity... More 

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Perth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Stayed for just over a week at this hostel. Because I stayed over three nights, I got free airport transfer and got weekly rate. It provides free wifi (but only works in the lounge room, very weak signal in the dorm), free breakfast and cheap nightly activities. The kitchen is good size, has plates, bowls and cutleries. However, if you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

I'd never stayed at a hostel before, but this was a nice new experience for me. It was clean, reasonably priced, the staff were great and the location was perfect. The only downsides were that you needed to rent things like cups and towels (but this wasn't a big deal) and that the lighting in the bathrooms was on a... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public 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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