Jolly Swagman Backpackers

27 Orwell Street, Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia, Distance from city centre: 1.7km

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Rating: 72%from 4 reviews

  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 70%Staff
  • 80%Security
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 75%Location
  • 65%Value for money
  • 65%Facilities
Located in the heart of Sydney's Backpacker Mecca, Jolly Swagman Hostel is open 24hrs a day and is the heart and soul of the Australian Backpacker world.

During your stay at the Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hostel you will receive free airport pickup (minimum two nights stay), free breakfast every day, free Internet access and free travel advice. Not only that but you'll get a free welcome pack, including vouchers, discounts for Sydney attractions and Sydney city maps!
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Age Restriction
  • Airport transfers
  • BBQ
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card phones
  • Ceiling fan
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Currency exchange
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Meeting Room
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Taxes included
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing Machine

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Check-in is from 12 mid-day. On arrival, you are required to pay in full for the total nights you have booked (apart from Christmas and New Years bookings which are charged in advance).

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For free airport pickup:
From Sydney International or Domestic Airport, call on arrival. Free airport pickup is available from 5am to 8.30pm. Please note that you must book a minimum of two nights to receive the free pickup. Please check your confirmation email for contact information.

From Central Station:
Take the train from platform 24 to Kings Cross (only seven minutes' journey). From here, take the 'Victoria Street' exit, turn down Victoria Street and walk approximately 50 meters. Turn right onto Orwell Street and you'll see our big bright yellow building (see picture) on the right.

Located Near

The Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney Hostel is the most centrally located Hostel in Sydney!
It's 15 minutes' walk to Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge and seven minutes' walk to the trendy Oxford St shops, cafes clubs and bars. We're just five minutes' walk from the Royal Botanical Gardens and only a minute from the metro and bus stops.
We're near supermarkets, bars and nightclubs, art galleries and museums withf ree entry, the Pitt Street Mall and shops, busy Chinatown and dazzling Darling Harbour! Plus it's only 15 minutes to the famous Bondi Beach, and you can catch a ferry to Manly and Zoo from nearby.

It's all on your doorstep when you stay with us. Our friendly staff are proud of Sydney and more than happy to show you how to get around.

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