I stayed there for 7 days. Upon arrival I was told no refund. And "that is why travellers should choose their stay carefully". I had no choice but to stay there regardless of how bad it is. I was given only 1 hour internet despite 7 days stay. I needed internet to apply for jobs. I thought that was really unfair. The room was nothing like pictured. The pillow was yellow and disgusting. Room smelt terrible. Carpet was horrendous. The cleaner was one of the backpackers. He did his vacuuming in 3 seconds. The toilet was very inconvenient. They promised help with jobs and everything. When I asked, the brunette lady wasn't nice about it. She was like basically like, 'do you own research'. Free breakfast was also something they use to sound like they care. Kitchen utensils were okay but unfortunately i didn't use much because the place was a whole dissapointment. lucky for me, i stayed with 2 friendly backpackers from England. They too were dissapointed with the place. If you are going for private room for two. I suggest Springfield Lodge just around the corner, less than 1 minute walk away. I stayed there for one night after Jolly Swagman and it was like heaven (Proper hotel with own toilet, fresh towel, made bed) and guess what? Only $79 which is $4 cheaper than Jolly Swagman. Oh, I killed a giant cockroach too!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hotel Sydney