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Jolly Swagman Backpackers

27 Orwell Street | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The manager was very accommodating and considerate, even the receptionist at that time. They are very understanding given the situation we were in because we needed an accommodation due to an emergency at St Vincent Hospital.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for somewhere cheap and cheerful(ish), it'll do. I'm not sure I would return for any other reason than I'm now familiar with it at least. There was a dead cockroach under the sink, we named him Pete. He was a quiet fellow. The showers were easily the worst I've ever experienced. It's a dribble that comes out... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at the Jolly Swagman Backpackers and were happy with our private room during our stay. The person at the front desk was helpful during check in with regards to directing us were we could leave our car for free (3 km away) during our stay. The facilities (i.e. bathroom, kitchen, common area) were clean. The location... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good hostel!! the staff are awsome and extremely helpful and the place is very very clean. I have stayed here twice now and would always go back when staying in sydney The location is brilliant as well !! I can't fault this place :)

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London, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The worst place I've ever stayed in my life. I arrive at the Unjolly Swagman to an overwhelming stench of weed and a number of homeless people situated a few metres from the hostel doors. One in particular mugged a guy right in front of me resulting in them having a full blown fight outside the hostel as everyone looked... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are booking for two person, make sure you are booking with your phone because the 2nd person gets 50% off while if you are booking from your laptop 2nd person pays full amounts. You can compare the price in your phone and laptop.

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Brisbane
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not a memorable stay over Christmas and New Year. To Joe, the manager, be a bit more proactive or better still, make notes in future when told about the only other roommate (a longtermer) stealing things - it’s not « finger pointing » when 2,000$ goes walkies from another guest you shoved into my old room a few days later. Your excuse... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

There is nothing 'Jolly' or 'Swag' about this hostel... My friend and I were booked to stay here over xmas & new year but left after 3 days. We explained our reasons for doing so (listed below) but the manager just gave sarcastic replies and didn't seem interested in what we had to say. There was no form of apology... More 

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Saginaw, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The Jolly was my first experience in a hostel. I thought it was very clean ( I always saw cleaning staff around) and the rest of the staff was very friendly and informative. They told us their honest opinion about certain tourist attractions, and provided discounts for various attractions around Sydney. It was in a great neighborhood, too; you weren't... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I stayed for 2 nights to attend an event. Its handy having a 24 hr reception. Very close to Kings Cross station. The rooms have lockers, just take your own padlock. Good for budget accomodation in Sydney cbd.

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