Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Jolly Swagman Backpackers

27 Orwell Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
+61 293 586 400

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based on 519 reviews

Jolly Swagman Backpackers
Mon 24/1
Tue 25/1
ProviderNightly total£22£38

About Jolly Swagman Backpackers

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

Situated just a five-minute walk from Kings Cross Railway Station, Jolly Swagman Backpackers provides guests with a convenient base when visiting Sydney. It is steps from Kings Cross.

The hostel has 46 rooms and has been recently refurbished. Staff are available 24/7 and can assist with booking tours and tickets.

The hostel's rooms are comfortable and offer a kitchenette that is equipped with a refrigerator and a microwave. A desk and wireless internet access can also be found in each.

Jolly Swagman Backpackers is within walking distance of Art Gallery of New South Wales and The Domain, and has a range of shopping, dining and nightlife options on its doorstep. Horizon Apartments and Elizabeth Bay are also within a 10-minute walk.

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Rooms available at Jolly Swagman Backpackers

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Tue 25/1
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Amenities at Jolly Swagman Backpackers

  • Snorkelling
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Airport shuttle
  • Internet
  • Laundry service

Health and safety

  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe
  • Cleaning products
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Things to do

  • Eco tourism
  • Bicycle hire
  • Fishing
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Game room
  • Snorkelling
  • Evening entertainment
  • Mini-golf
  • Bowling
  • Water sport facilities (on site)


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Dustbins

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Ticket service
  • Car hire
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Key access
  • 24-hour front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private entrance


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Library
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Shared kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette


  • Grocery deliveries
  • Breakfast included
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • Family rooms
  • Lockers
  • Carpeted
  • Storage available

Parking and transportation

  • Street parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking


  • Reading light
  • Socket near the bed
  • Cleaning products


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service


  • Computer use available
  • Desk

Reviews of Jolly Swagman Backpackers

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7.7 Good
Pros:Conveniently priced and decently located for sydney travel.
Cons:Lack of lift,
6.0 Okay
Pros:Close to public transport cheap food options at hostel spacious dining area/lounge
Cons:We booked online and they had no record of it. No luggage storage for larger luggage inflexible staff Dining room smells bad poor internet
4.5 Mediocre
Pros:Good location
Cons:Poor Wi-Fi that by definition disconnects after 3 minutes, Mugs and cups require 1$ deposit. The stuff is not friendly
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27 Orwell Street, Sydney, NSW

What's nearby

  • Art Gallery of New South Wales0.5 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral0.6 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens0.7 mi
  • Hyde Park0.7 mi
  • Sydney Tower0.9 mi
  • Pitt Street Mall0.9 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building1 mi
  • Circular Quay1.1 mi
  • Sydney Opera House1.2 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art1.2 mi
  • Darling Harbour1.3 mi
  • The Rocks Markets1.3 mi
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Check in anytime after 13:00, check out anytime before 09:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Jolly Swagman Backpackers

  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers is located at 27 Orwell Street in Potts Point, 1 miles from the centre of Sydney. Art Gallery of New South Wales is the closest landmark to Jolly Swagman Backpackers.

  • Check-in time is 13:00 and check-out time is 09:00 at Jolly Swagman Backpackers.

  • Yes, Jolly Swagman Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Yes, Jolly Swagman Backpackers offers free parking.

  • No, Jolly Swagman Backpackers does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers is 5.4 miles from Sydney Kingsford Smith. Jolly Swagman Backpackers is 82.2 miles from Newcastle Williamtown.

  • No, Jolly Swagman Backpackers does not have a pool on-site.

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Distance to city centre

1.0 mi

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Nearest airport

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Distance to airport

5.4 mi