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Jolly Swagman Backpackers

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

Overview of Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Jolly Swagman Backpackers

2 out of 5

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
27 Orwell Street, Potts Point, NSW, 2011

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSt Vincent’s Hospital13 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal Botanic Gardens14 min walk
  • Popular LocationHyde Park19 min walk
  • AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)25 min drive

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About this area

Sydney

Located near the boardwalk, Jolly Swagman Backpackers is in Kings Cross neighbourhood and is connected to a shopping centre. Sydney Tower and Sydney Opera House are notable landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Queen Victoria Building and The Rocks Markets. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Sydney Cricket Ground or ANZ Stadium. Enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours and hiking/biking trails, or hop on a bike for hire nearby and explore all the area has to offer. Guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • St Vincent’s Hospital - 13 min walk
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 14 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 19 min walk
  • Martin Place - 3 min drive
  • Sydney Tower - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Kings Cross Station - 4 min walk
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 6 min drive
  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 25 min drive

Restaurants

  • Nung Len - 2 min walk
  • The Bourbon - 2 min walk
  • Apollo - 3 min walk
  • Ms.G's - 3 min walk
  • Gypsy - 3 min walk

About this property

Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Central hostel connected to a shopping centre in Sydney with 10 restaurants
10 restaurants, 10 bars/lounges and 10 coffee shops/cafés are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and a free manager's reception are also provided. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, coffee/tea in a common area and a microwave in a common area. All 46 rooms offer free WiFi, 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. This Sydney hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

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

Gives staff 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

Parking and public transport

  • On-site motorcycle parking only
  • Free 24 hours off-site parking within 16 ft
  • Street parking available
  • 24-hour drop-off airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Ski shuttle nearby

Food and drink

  • 10 restaurants and 10 coffee shops
  • 10 bars/lounges
  • Manager's reception (select days)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Arcade/games room
  • Private winery tours
  • Public winery tours

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Arcade/games room
  • Children's games
  • Laundry facilities
  • Fridge
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Lockers available
  • No lifts
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malay

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Coworking spaces

Outdoors

  • 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

  • Communal living room
  • Couples dining
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Ceiling fan

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Fridge

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 1 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 9 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Friday (7:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Guests will receive lockbox information
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk, lockbox

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types

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.

  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 40 per vehicle (maximum occupancy 3)

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 a 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

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

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Overall score and ratings

3.6

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 101 out of 494 reviews
5 - Excellent 20%
Rating 4 - Good. 202 out of 494 reviews
4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 114 out of 494 reviews
3 - Okay 23%
Rating 2 - Poor. 51 out of 494 reviews
2 - Poor 10%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 26 out of 494 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

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: 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
Disliked: 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

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