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Jolly Swagman Backpackers

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The staff was very friendly and helpful with assisting with tours and information. The other hostel guests were nice and friendly.

i had a terrible experience. the hotel manager was rude to me. another hostel staff was rude. he even accused me of stealing and never apologised for his mistake. he was rude proud and arrogant. i did not get my complementary shuttle to get dropped off at the hostel. the process was complicated. the washer and dryers did not work. i wasted my money. the rooms were smelly and mouldy. some of the guests were okay but people were very snobbish. only the french lady at the desk was nice and helpful and the guy that arranges the club outings. i had my key and was trying to check into my room. i got stopped by the idiot at the desk who started shouting at me in an attempt to humiliate me. he asked for my id and proof that i am the owner of the room. his manager had already told me to just go to my room which i told him. he is power hungry and needs to get a life beyond haraasing the guests.the dryer does not work in the mens restrooms. there was no ironing board on my floor. it was a horrible place. i would never go back even if they paid me to.

YEs its a backpackers. It was clean enough & the private rooms were plenty large enough. Dont understand peoples lower reviews. The best price in town for a room & you should know you get hat you pay for in general. In this case I felt lke we got just a little more. They have scheduled outings/activities daily. It's not a crazy party hostel as there are signs everywhere no drinking or loud noise after hours. Great staff!

budget travelers choice

it is budget hotel nothing to expect more.

27 Orwell Street Potts Point NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free airport pick-up
  • Concierge services

Located in Kings Cross within a mile (2 km) of Royal Botanic Gardens, Jolly Swagman Backpackers is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Sydney Opera House. This 46-room hostel has conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free airport pick-up. Sydney Harbour Bridge is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from this centrally located Potts Point hostel.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 9 AM. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception.


All 46 rooms feature refrigerators, ceiling fans, and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Hair dryers are also standard. Bathrooms are shared.

Property features

Jolly Swagman Backpackers features free WiFi in public areas, an arcade/game room, and a library. There's free offsite parking, as well as a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available on request). The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with concierge services and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a terrace, laundry facilities, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Shared Dormitory (Four Beds)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Shared Dormitory (Three Beds)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2