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3.6 / 5Good
478 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Business Services

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Royal Botanic Gardens
    14 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Hyde Park
    19 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Martin Place
    10 min drive
  • Airport
    Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)
    22 min drive

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1800 809 285
  • Twin Room

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Double Room

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  • Shared Dormitory (Four Beds)

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  • Shared Dormitory (Three Beds)

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  • Shared Dormitory (Six Beds)

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only

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  • Single Room

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory (Eight Beds)

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  • Shared Dormitory (Twelve Beds)

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    • Sleeps 1
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About this area

Potts Point

In the city centre and near a metro station, Jolly Swagman Backpackers is in a walkable area with good shopping. Circular Quay and Overseas Passenger Terminal are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Luna Park. Check out an event or a game at Sydney Cricket Ground, and consider making time for Wild Life Sydney Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 14 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 19 min walk
  • Sydney Town Hall - 3 min drive
  • Sydney Tower - 3 min drive
  • Martin Place - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Kings Cross Station - 4 min walk
  • Sydney Milsons Point Station - 11 min drive
  • Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) - 22 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Venue 1 – Serves dinner.

About this property

Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Hostel with free breakfast, 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 is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free airport pick-up and a free manager's reception. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk and a computer station 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. Bathrooms are shared.
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. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

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 nearby parking
Discounted parking nearby
Free pick-up airport shuttle from 5 AM to 8:30 PM
Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

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

Things to do

Arcade/game room

Family friendly

Arcade/game room
Laundry facilities
Fridge

Conveniences

Lift

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

Dutch
English
French
Italian

Business services

Computer station

Outdoors

BBQ grill(s)
Terrace

More

Shared microwave
Shared fridge
Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

Ceiling fan

Bathroom

Hairdryer
Shared bathroom
Shower

Food and drink

Fridge

More

Desk
Iron/ironing board (on request)

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 1 PM

Check-out

Check-out before 9 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • Airport shuttle service is available on request from 5 AM to 8:30 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.
  • This property offers airport shuttle pickup service for guests staying 3 nights or more, from Sydney airport only. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation after booking.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types

Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Fees

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

  • Deposit: AUD 20 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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 are 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.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms.

Property is also known as

  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hostel Potts Point
  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers Potts Point
  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers
  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hotel Sydney
5 - Excellent
97
4 - Good
197
3 - Okay
110
2 - Mediocre
50
1 - Poor
24
3.5
Cleanliness
3.8
Service and Staff
3.6
Amenities
3.4
Property condition

2/5

  • Liked: Property conditions & facilities
  • Disliked: 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

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

It's a backpackers, roughing it is a no brainer. Sam was super friendly, the rest was so-so. What was promised on website was not accurate, needs updating.

Stayed 2 nights in Dec. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Great place to stay for an affordable hostel! Well located and helpful staff.

Stayed 4 nights in Nov. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Great helpful staff, great location and good value

Great staff VERY helpful. Fantastic location a few minutes from Kings Cross and walkable to Opera House area.Botanical Gardens etc, or take the BRILLIANT Sydney transport system, limited to $16 a day anywhere. Great value for money, it is a back packers but everyone was really curious and it was not noisy. $20 key deposit, $1 for cup, but free breakfast, toast, cereal, tea / coffee worked well. If you stay 3 nights or more you get free airport pickup, put the trip back is not free but only $16.

Stayed 3 nights in Nov. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Superb staff and friendly welcoming atmosphere, 10/10 👍

Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2019

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