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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay here I honestly met the nicest people and the staff are lovely! I felt at home and was sad to leave! Rooms are hot but hostel is kept clean and a nice atmosphere in the tv room and living area. Definitely recommend for short and long term travellers

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Thornhill, Canada
Reviewed 10 December 2016

To get here, get off at Kings Cross Station - take the Victoria Street exit, turn left about 2 blocks to Orwell St. Turn right at Orwell and the hostel is right there. Beyond the hostel we were greeted this day by a giant Ibis perched on top of a garbage bin using its long curved beak to get at...

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Reviewed 6 December 2016

This was a comfortable stay for a young family (including a 2yr old). Nice and clean and the people are friendly. The room key is used as a deposit on pans, pots and xbox which can be a bit difficult when there is more than one person staying in the same room with a small child, but staff are willing...

Thank Louise W
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This was a comfortable stay for a young family (with a 2yr old). Everyone was super keen on helping and the place was clean. Rooms are a bit hot for this time of the year though and your room key is used as a deposit for pots and pans and the xbox.

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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

it's good and affordable one. it's near to public transit and railway station(King cross). Staff behavior is friendly nature. Locker and self cooking facilities are available. A small disadvantage is poor WiFi network.

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Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Mwah. Plastic mattress in our private room. Breakfast till nine. And not one minute later. The same for checking out. White cheap bread. No coffee and tea during the day. Rather filthy. That's more or less it.

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Visited this hostel last week and on arrival it seemed nice and the staff were helpful. However the room was dirty and as previously mentioned in other reviews, the hostel clearly has people staying for long periods of time and therefore other guests have no respect for other travellers. On arrival there was a guy sleeping in the room and...

Thank Georgiecattani
Buckeye Country
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My wife and I are older so we got the double private room after having an Air B&B host cancel us at the last moment. Having a TV, sink and refrigerator in the room adds to the versatility of the accommodation. The wifi was SLOW, do an OPTUS sim card for cheap reliable mobile internet and unlimited texting/calling @ $2...

1Thank Martian59
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Problems from the start - initially stayed in a dorm room. First dorm I was given was tiny and looked like a teenage bedroom with belongings strewn everywhere. There was virtually no clear floorspace and when I asked one of the girls where I could leave my bag (thinking she might clear some space), she shrugged and suggested on top...

Thank HelenCY
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We did not have a good experience at this hostel. Our airport pick up was included, however we were misinformed with how to properly make arrangements and we ended up having to wait about an hour for pick up. Once we arrived at the hostel we were greeted by friendly staff (most staff were helpful and kind.. the only positive...

Thank Megan A

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
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
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: €25 - €66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Jolly Swagman Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 46
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“Avoid the ground floor, means a trek to the 1st floor for bathrooms. Also these are beside the laundry so kinda noisy. Cleaners start early too! ”
 of 5 bubbles maria_melv, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get the private room if you can afford it.”
  • Common room/dinning area off the kitchen and front desk back right
 of 5 bubbles Martian59, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“2nd floor is perfect”
 of 5 bubbles germantraveling53123, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Bring earplugs and an eye mask. Some guests were pretty inconsiderate of each other.”
 of 5 bubbles sssnek, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“1st floor to have a bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles adelinej150, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
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