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Jolly Swagman Backpackers
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Spent a week here at the end of March after coming from a horrible hostel in Bondi which has a rooftop.

The Belfast born receptionist was very friendly to us upon arrival and anybody else we dealt with were also helpful and friendly.

One slight problem we had was that there was a smell of damp in our room - Room 19.

We did not report this to reception however as it was only a slight smell which we got used to.

The quality of the Internet was very good in the hostel as well.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Daceatpace
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Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

Rooms were ok but can get crowded and hot when full. Location is right in heart of kings cross which has a few interesting characters that may walk past screaming random stuff at times.Easy walk from a night out.half an hour from cbd. Main guy was friendly and helpful but a couple of the staff leave a lot to be desired. Good cleaning system. Cheap day trips that are well worth doing.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Thank malpass90
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

A classic hostel full of backpackers only. Pluses: Helpful reception desk, free daily breakfast, free weekly BBQ, rooms have a TV and fridge, great location, free wifi for 2 hours when checking in, cheap Negatives (only small): loud AC unit, very old decor, chipped skirting boards, old showers, no bar. Overall definite thumbs up

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank James G
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Spend a couple of nights at this hostel. Had a good time and there was stuff on every night. The rooms were clean and the bathrooms was nice and tidy to be a hostel. The staff was helpful. Free breakfast.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

I booked online from the US. Very efficient, friendly service. When I arrived at Jolly Swagman I was met with the same. The room was a good size and clean with refrigerator, tv, table and chair as well as a comfy bed. Showers/bathroom were clean too. All staff very friendly. Situated around the corner from great restaurants, shops, a grocery and public transport. Easy walk to many of the sites, including the Harbour.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank tuneintravel
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