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Overview of Jolly Swagman Backpackers

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Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens

Jolly Swagman Backpackers

2 out of 5

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Services
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationWoolloomooloo Wharf12 min walk
    Popular LocationThe Domain13 min walk
    Popular LocationRoyal Botanic Gardens14 min walk
    AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)23 min drive

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  • Twin Room with Shared Bathroom

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 129 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 258 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • Bed in 3-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 129 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

    3.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 172 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
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  • Single Room with Shared Bathroom

    3.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 129 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Double Room with Shared Bathroom

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 129 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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About this area

Sydney

In the city centre, Jolly Swagman Backpackers is in Sydney's Kings Cross neighbourhood, a walkable area with good shopping. Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Royal Botanic Gardens. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Sydney Cricket Ground or Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre. Guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Woolloomooloo Wharf - 12 min walk
  • St Vincent’s Hospital - 13 min walk
  • The Domain - 13 min walk
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 14 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • Kings Cross Station - 4 min walk
  • Sydney Redfern Station - 6 min drive
  • AirportSydney Airport (SYD) - 23 min drive

Restaurants

  • Gypsy - 3 min walk
  • Café Holm Expresso food catering - 3 min walk
  • Billy Kwong - 4 min walk
  • ZINC - 4 min walk
  • Missy French - 4 min walk
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About this property

Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Sydney hostel in Kings Cross, near Royal Botanic Gardens
This smoke-free hostel features a microwave in a common area, a fridge in a common area and concierge services. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, a computer station and an arcade/games room are on-site. All 46 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, fridges and ceiling fans. Other amenities available to guests include hairdryers, showers and desks.
Jolly Swagman Backpackers offers 46 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and a ceiling fan. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi, Wired Internet (AUD 2.00 (for 30 minutes)

Parking and public transport

  • Free off-site parking
  • Street parking available

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 7 AM–9 AM
  • Manager's reception (select days)

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge

Conveniences

  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Well-lit path to entrance

More

  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Linens
  • Ceiling fan

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Fridge

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 1 PM - 6:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 9 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 20 per person, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: AUD 2.00 (for 30 minutes, rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hostel Potts Point
Jolly Swagman Backpackers Potts Point
Jolly Swagman Backpackers Pot
Jolly Swagman Backpackers Potts Point
Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Jolly Swagman Backpackers and receive a full refund?
Yes, Jolly Swagman Backpackers offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Jolly Swagman Backpackers cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Jolly Swagman Backpackers?
As of 27 Feb 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Jolly Swagman Backpackers on 6 Mar 2021 start from £18, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Jolly Swagman Backpackers pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Jolly Swagman Backpackers?
There is free parking nearby.
What time is check-in at Jolly Swagman Backpackers?
Check-in is from 1 PM - 6:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Jolly Swagman Backpackers?
Checkout is at 9 AM.
Where is Jolly Swagman Backpackers located?
Located in Kings Cross, this hostel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Royal Botanic Gardens, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Kings Cross Station is only a 4-minute walk and St. James Station is 18 minutes.
3.6
Good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 101 out of 496 reviews
5 - Excellent 20%
Rating 4 - Good. 204 out of 496 reviews
4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 114 out of 496 reviews
3 - Okay 23%
Rating 2 - Poor. 51 out of 496 reviews
2 - Poor 10%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 26 out of 496 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%

3.5/5

Cleanliness

3.8/5

Staff & service

3.5/5

Amenities

3.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Enjoyed our stay
Nice place for what it is. Very friendly staff
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
Sad face IconDisliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Location was great. Although the lack of air con is a big issue and everything’s a bit dated and sad. It could do with a spruce and lick of paint. Which they can definitely afford to do with the amount they charge, especially for the extras like washing machines and lockers. I paid an 8th of the price for hostels in south east Asia with better amenities and quality, And they felt like 5 star hotels. The WiFi was absolute garbage as well. It all feels a bit stingy, they really cut corners to save money, when they could do with air con, better WiFi (it’s the 21st century), electric locks, free luggage storage like the rest of the world.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2020

2/5 Poor

Happy face iconLiked: Property conditions & facilities
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
I paid for a 2-person girls only room. I was placed in a room with 6 other girls and one of them handed her key out to anyone including men. It was a total mess
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2020

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

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