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Jolly Swagman Backpackers

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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Rooms
Airport Transportation
Kitchenette
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
2.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a great cheap hostel in King's Cross if you are just looking for a clean, safe bed. There are lockers to store valuables and the rooms also have locks. The other amenities are not great. You basically have to hug the wall to...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I had my doubts but this hostel was just right. It wasn't very busy or loud and had comfortable beds and good shower. Free breakfast and wifi included and the staff was super helpful and friendly. It was a short walk from King's Cross station.More

Thank Stadiki
Response from Joe M, General Manager at Jolly Swagman BackpackersResponded 20 June 2017

Thanks so much for staying at the Jolly Swagman backpackers. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay, and so pleased that our team of staff helped you enjoy your time in Sydney (that is always our goal!). Happy travels and hope to see...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017

nice stay for singles and bachelors but not so good if you are going to stay with multiple family members,overall good experience as far as location is concerned , near to shops and restaurants and bus serviceMore

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Response from Joe M, General Manager at Jolly Swagman BackpackersResponded 20 June 2017

Thanks so much for staying with us and for your review. You are right, we are so lucky with our location, just a short walk to all the major sights of Sydney including the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney CBD, etc, and...More

Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

All staff were really friendly and accommodating. We arrived at half eight in the morning and weren't supposed to check in until twelve but we'd been on a bus for seventeen hours so the guy transferred us to a room that was already ready. Breakfast...More

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Response from Joe M, General Manager at Jolly Swagman BackpackersResponded 21 June 2017

Thanks very much for staying with us, and thanks so much for your kinds comments. It really makes us happy when someone stops to appreicate the effort that we put into our hostel and looking after our guests. Happy travels and we hope to see...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

I decided to stay in the Jolly Swagman because of the weekly price of 25$/night. I booked for 30 nights. I arrived at 12 midday so I knew that I would probably have to wait until I can check in at 2pm. But I expected...More

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Response from Joe M, General Manager at Jolly Swagman BackpackersResponded 21 June 2017

Thanks so much for your comprehensive review of the Jolly Swagman. It was our absolute pleasure to have you stay with us. Thanks for your comments about the lack of plug sockets, people travel with many electronics now that shortage of sockets are an issue,...More

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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
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Price range
USD 29 - USD 83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
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Price range
USD 29 - USD 83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
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Response from Martian59 | Reviewed this property |
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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"3 beds room"
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"Book another hostel"
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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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"Avoid the ground floor, means a trek to the 1st floor for bathrooms. Also these are beside the laundry so..."
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