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  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Business Services


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Sydney Town Hall
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Hyde Park
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Capitol Theatre
    7 min walk
  • Airport
    Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)
    14 min drive

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1800 809 285
  • Standard Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Single Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Shared Dormitory, Women only

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Six Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Ten Bed Female Dorm

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Ten Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Twelve Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Eight Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room Amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Twelve Bed Female Dorm

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Four Bed Mixed Dorm

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • Fourteen Bed Mixed Dorm

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    • Sleeps 1
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  • Sixteen Bed Mixed Dorm

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    • Sleeps 1
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About this area


Located in Sydney, Sydney Backpackers - Hostel is in the city centre and near a metro station. Sydney Tower and Sydney Opera House are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Hyde Park and Royal Botanic Gardens. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Sydney Cricket Ground or Sydney Showground.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sydney Town Hall - 4 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 6 min walk
  • Capitol Theatre - 7 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 7 min walk
  • Wild Life Sydney Zoo - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Town Hall Station - 3 min walk
  • Sydney Central Station - 11 min walk
  • Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) - 23 min drive

About this property

Sydney Backpackers - Hostel

Sydney hostel in Sydney Central Business District, walk to Sydney Town Hall
A rooftop terrace, laundry facilities and a computer station are available at this hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff and barbecues are on-site. All 20 rooms provide conveniences such as living rooms and dining areas, plus free WiFi and fridges. Guests will also find safes and showers. Bathrooms are shared.
Sydney Backpackers - Hostel offers 20 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and blackout curtains. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available
Return airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request

Family friendly

Laundry facilities
Separate dining area
Separate living room



Guest services

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

Languages spoken


Business services

Computer station


BBQ grill(s)
Rooftop terrace


Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


Climate control (air conditioning)
Blackout drapes/curtains


Hairdryer (on request)
Shared bathroom

Food and drink

Dining room
Shared kitchen


Separate living room



Check-in between 2 PM - 10 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10 PM. <br />
  • Airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Payment types


Important information


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

  • Deposit: AUD 30.00 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.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1 per cent

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.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms.

Property is also known as

  • Sydney Backpackers Hostel
  • Sydney Backpackers
  • Backpackers
  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hotel Sydney

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

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


Stayed 5 nights in Sep. 2019


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

This place is disgusting. There was a roach in the shower. The bathroom were so dirty I had to brush my teeth and wash my face in the kitchen sink.

Stayed 5 nights in Dec. 2019


  • Liked: Property conditions & facilities
  • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities

The facilities were obviously very old, there were other patrons shouting very loudly well after midnight, the communal fridges looked very unclean and smelled like off food. Additionally, the elevator wasn't very efficient and took ages to move one floor, the other patrons wouldn't handover the use of the TV to anyone else. The bathrooms had no racks or shelves to place toiletries or clothes, and the bed was extraordinarily squeaky. As well as other roommates sleeping all day long, preventing adequate lighting and a sense of unwelcomeness.

Stayed 1 night in Jul. 2019


  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Apr. 2019


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

Bathrooms disgusting, regular cleaning is needed. Noisiness from outside. Uncomfortable bedding.

Stayed 4 nights in Apr. 2019

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