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Jolly Swagman Backpackers

27 Orwell Street Kings Cross, Sydney, NSW, Australia
+61 293 586 400

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8.0

Excellent
based on 903 reviews
Jolly Swagman Backpackers - Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 1.7 km
Location rating 9.2
Nearest airport Sydney Kingsford Smith
Distance to airport 8.7 km

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  • Good
    Sep 2019
    7.9

    Excellent location, close to metro, in a vibrant area

    It was a bit cold at night

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    8.8

    Reception helped a lot even I arrived Sydney near midnight. Though there is something wrong with the system that got my booking into female dorm, they help me to stay in 4 people mixed dorm room which made me feel nice. We got a small refrigerator in the room.

    Maybe the light in the room.

  • Good
    Sep 2019
    7.5

    Staff very welcoming and the hostel was kept clean in communal areas

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    10.0

    I loved the cleanliness of the rooms and especially the showers and bathroom area. The staff was always extremely friendly to everyone around making sure that they had everything they needed. I couldn’t recommend this place any higher.

    Some of the visitors in the room could be very unhygienic leaving food and bottles with drinks in them for days next to their bed. There was clothes layed out on the floor instead of using the empty wardrobe to hang it up. It’s not something that’s the fault of the staff just what you can sometimes expect with messy visitor.

  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    8.3

    Breakfast availability and variety, common room and in room lockers

    It is troublesome to give a large safety deposit ($20) for room key knowing you will be leaving country immediately after your stay as it is difficult to spend the money in time before flight

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Overview

A stay at Jolly Swagman Backpackers places you in the heart of East Sydney, a 4-minute drive from Royal Botanic Gardens and 9 minutes from Sydney Harbour Bridge. Featured amenities include wired Internet access (surcharge), a computer station, and a 24-hour front desk. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is complimentary (available on request).

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

8.0 Excellent

based on 903 reviews

9.2

Location

8.9

Service

6.0

Breakfast

5.2

WiFi

Things to know

  • Train station is close
  • Friendly service
  • Clean bathroom
  • Clean facilities

Check in

13:00

Check out

09:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Car hire
Game room
Scuba diving
Snorkelling
No smoking
Express check out
24-hour front desk
Safe
Free airport shuttle
Free parking
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Library
Business centre
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Hairdryer
Internet (surcharge)
Pets not allowed
Grill
Lift
Laundry service
Cable or satellite TV
Air-conditioned

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Art Gallery of New South Wales 0.7 km
  • St Mary's Cathedral 1 km
  • Royal Botanic Gardens 1.1 km
  • Hyde Park 1.2 km
  • Sydney Tower 1.4 km
  • Pitt Street Mall 1.5 km

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Getting Around

Sydney Kingsford Smith 8.7 km
Newcastle Williamtown 132.3 km

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