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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 6 November 2017

Not sure why this place is still running. The staff there are absolutely vulgar and will not own up to their own mistakes! There was a problem with the booking (due to their own incompetence) and the guy Joe behind reception even read the email...More

Thank geroge4982
Response from Joe M, General Manager at Jolly Swagman BackpackersResponded 10 November 2017

Hi George, I am so very sorry if you feel that I or any of our staff was rude to you. Thats completely NOT part of our service and if ANY of our communications came across rude, then HUGE and humble apologies. Based on our...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

I have been in this hostel twice, and I will go again if needed ! The location is really good, close to Kings Cross station, in a nice area with bars and restaurants. The hostel is clean (rooms and bathrooms really ok), the staff is...More

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Thank Camille D
Response from Joe M, General Manager at Jolly Swagman BackpackersResponded 25 October 2017

HI Camille, Thanks so much for staying with us on both occassions. We are really happy that you've enjoyed our location and all the services that we have to offer. Its always a pleasure for us to host a positive and happy traveller like yourself...More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Consistently good throughout the hostel, good atmosphere and friendly helpful staff. The kitchen is well equipped and the free breakfast is on point as well. It is also situated near the train station where you can easily access the rest of Sydney.More

Thank Dylan B
Response from Joe M, General Manager at Jolly Swagman BackpackersResponded 25 October 2017

HI Dylan, thank you so much for staying with us. Really glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us, from the location, kitchen and free breakfast. Its awesome that you have mentioned the atmosphere. A positive atmosphere comes down to YOU (and all the...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

I'm since 10 month already in Australia and I never had a better hostel than the jolly. Nice People clean rooms with own fridges and the guys behind the reception are just awesome. Love this place !!!!More

Thank Timmmmmey
Response from Joe M, General Manager at Jolly Swagman BackpackersResponded 12 November 2017

Hey Timmmmmey!! Thanks so much for staying with us, we are really happy that you enjoyed your time here, found the hostel to be clean, with good facilities and that you loved the staff. We are always looking for ways to improve and be better...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Jolly Swagman is the best hostel I have stayed in and I would recommend it to anyone! It's clean, fun and sociable and in a really good location right next to everything you'd need :) Sam and Joe at reception are really helpful and welcoming...More

Thank AimeeRebbecca
Response from Joe M, General Manager at Jolly Swagman BackpackersResponded 12 November 2017

Hey Aimee, Thanks so much for staying at the Jolly Swagman. We are really glad that you can recommend us to other travellers - thats the best possible compliment. Providing clean and fun accommodation in a sociable and safe environment is our number 1 goal...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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US$30 - US$83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
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Price range
US$30 - US$83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Kitchenette
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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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"3 beds room"
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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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