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    Jolly Swagman Backpackers

    27 Orwell St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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    Reviewed 29 September 2014

    This place was amazing ! Incredible atmosphere, incredible people and discount, and even a free BBQ ;) BEST HOSTEL EVER, you wont regret it if you go there! it was the best trip of my life, and this place is one of the reason why...More

    Thank Jasmine L
    Reviewed 29 September 2014 via mobile

    It's a really good place, with a very good team, good vibes, lot of advantage, discount for visit, discount for party, and they have free BBQ every weeks. Jolly swagman it's the place to be!!! If you go to Sydney go to jolly swagman !!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank Franck J
    Reviewed 22 September 2014

    This is a party atmosphere hostel. Even though, I still got an amazing nights sleep and I wasn't disturbed. The people staying were great and the staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly. It's modern and they have great facilities. Come to the swagger, you'll love...More

    Thank Laura Z
    Reviewed 21 September 2014

    We arrived to Jolly Swagman early in the morning and ended up waiting until noon (even though checkout was 9am) before allowed to get into our room. In that time we were allowed to shower, but had to either baby sit our belongings in the...More

    Thank Abby B
    Reviewed 20 September 2014 via mobile

    Was staying in jolly for the last 6 months and can just recommend this hostel! The staff is super friendly and made me feel comfortable at all times. 24 hour reception and always someone to talk to.. soo super easy to find new friends as...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Breakfast included
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • US$ 23 - US$ 75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 46
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    10 August 2015|
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    This is a hostel, not a youth hostel. I'm approaching 60, stayed here in Oct (2016) with no issues related to age whatsoever....other than the lack of good habits of some of the younger occupants. Recommend the private... More
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    "The double rooms are all on the third floor and there is no lift. If you book a double make sure you are fit..."
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