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Jolly Swagman Backpackers

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Service: ++ Price: - Dorm: -/+ Cleanliness: + Location: + Let me start to say that the staff was really nice and always ready to help you (24 hour reception). Location is good. There is a simple breakfast included in the price. Dorms are not too big especially when you share it with people who stay longer in the hostel....

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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The place is great It's clean has a unique atmosphere and most important there are specials everyday! Sausage party....Fish and chips...movie night... food deals everyday as well as special offers for parties It's a good place to socialise You just join the group and have fun The guys at the desk are doing an awesome job Thanks for everything

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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 7 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...

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Reviewed 7 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 2 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...

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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...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • 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: ₹ 1,390 - ₹ 4,617 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Jolly Swagman Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 46
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“Book another hostel”
 of 5 bubbles naomin118, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The double rooms are all on the third floor and there is no lift. If you book a double make sure you are fit enough to climb up and down 55 stairs every time you want something from your room.”
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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