Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Jolly Swagman Backpackers

27 Orwell Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
+61 293 586 400
AED 107

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based on 306 reviews

Jolly Swagman Backpackers
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Wed 14/12

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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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


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

Things to do

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

Services and conveniences

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


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


  • Shared kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette

Accessibility and suitability

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


  • Grocery deliveries
  • Breakfast included
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)

Media and entertainment

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


  • 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


27 Orwell Street, Sydney, NSW

What's nearby

  • Art Gallery of New South Wales0.7 km
  • St Mary's Cathedral1 km
  • Royal Botanic Gardens1.1 km
  • Hyde Park1.2 km
  • Sydney Tower1.4 km
  • Pitt Street Mall1.5 km
  • Queen Victoria Building1.6 km
  • Circular Quay1.7 km
  • Sydney Opera House1.9 km
  • Museum of Contemporary Art2 km
  • Darling Harbour2.1 km
  • The Rocks Markets2.2 km



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, 1.7 km 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.

  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers is 8.7 km from Sydney Kingsford Smith. Jolly Swagman Backpackers is 132.4 km from Newcastle Williamtown.

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Distance to city centre

1.7 km

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Nearest airport

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Distance to airport

8.7 km