We spent at this hostel for 2 nights. Before choosing it we read some reviews and made some comparison between hostels in Kings Cross and Sydney CBD. Location of the hostel is good and close by train station. However there is also plenty of hostels nearby.
We booked a private room. It has double bed, fridge, TV and a basin. Room was pretty clean but the view is not very impressive. Just another house close by.
Showers weren't very special as a tap is not very big and a flow would be a bit stronger.
In kitchen there is a rule we haven't confront before. And that's you have to ask for pans and pots from reception and leave your key as a deposit. Just wondering how this is going to work when the hostel is fully booked? We thought it would keep pans in better condition but at least a pan we got didn't make any difference we had experienced before in another hostels. In addition there are plenty of rules on the walls everywhere.
Otherwise hostel is pretty clean.
Anyway according to reviews we were expecting bit more.
- 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:
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