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Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Central hostel with 10 restaurants, connected to a shopping centre, near Royal Botanic Gardens

  • Free WiFi
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27 Orwell Street, Sydney, 2011, NSW, Australia
7.6.Good.
  • Great staff VERY helpful. Fantastic location a few minutes from Kings Cross and walkable…

    Nov 6, 2019

  • Superb staff and friendly welcoming atmosphere, 10/10 👍

    Oct 31, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Walkable
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 46 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 10 restaurants and 10 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool access
  • Airport drop-off service
  • Terrace

Feel at home

  • Fridge
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Arcade/game room

What’s around

  • In Kings Cross
  • Sydney Opera House - 29-min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 41-min walk
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 15-min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 21-min walk
  • Queen Victoria Building - 25-min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Single Room with Shared Bathroom

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Kings Cross
  • Sydney Opera House - 29-min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 41-min walk
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 15-min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 21-min walk
  • Queen Victoria Building - 25-min walk
  • The Rocks Markets - 35-min walk

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) 15-min drive
  • Sydney Circular Quay Station 27-min walk
  • Sydney Central Station 4-min drive
  • Exhibition Centre Station 6-min drive
  • Kings Cross Station 4-min walk
  • St. James Station 18-min walk
  • Edgecliff Station 19-min walk
  • Airport drop-off service
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27 Orwell Street, Sydney, 2011, NSW, Australia

At a glance

Size

  • 46 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 1 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 9 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open during the following times:
  • Monday-Friday: 7:00 AM-3:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport drop-off (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Motorcycle parking on site only
  • Free 24-hours off-site parking within 16 ft
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • 10 restaurants
  • 10 bars/lounges
  • 10 coffee shops/cafés
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Microwave in a common area

Things to do

  • Use of nearby fitness centre (discount)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Arcade/game room

Working away

  • Computer station

Services

  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers: 1
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malay

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable depositPay at property

  • Deposit: AUD 20 per person, per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 40 per vehicle. Maximum occupancy 3

PetsPay at property

  • Service animals exempt from fees

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global).

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and Eurocard. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hostel Potts Point
  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers Potts Point
  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hotel Sydney
  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers Potts Point
  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Jolly Swagman Backpackers does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 1 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 9 AM.
  • Yes, there are 10 on-site restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Gypsy (3-min walk), Café Holm Expresso food catering (3-min walk) and Billy Kwong (4-min walk).
  • Yes, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport is available. The charge is AUD 40 per vehicle.
  • No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Star Casino (6-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and hiking. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities such as 10 bars, an arcade and access to a nearby health club.
7.6.Good.
  • 2.0.Poor

    DO NOT STAY - See Pics

    Would not recommmend. Cockroaches. Smelly. Stuffy. No aircon. Strict rules (can't use hair dryer, straighteners, sprays in room). Breakfast too early. Mattress covered in bad substance. Dodgy area. (See photos). Fridge pushes heat into hot non aircon room (the fan won't hep). I just booked in mad monkeys on broadway; so much better - same price!

    Chantelle, 1 night romance trip, Feb 21, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Not enough words.

    1 night romance trip, Dec 6, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    Location was great. Although the lack of air con is a big issue and everything’s a bit dated and sad. It could do with a spruce and lick of paint. Which they can definitely afford to do with the amount they charge, especially for the extras like washing machines and lockers. I paid an 8th of the price for hostels in south east Asia with better amenities and quality, And they felt like 5 star hotels. The WiFi was absolute garbage as well. It all feels a bit stingy, they really cut corners to save money, when they could do with air con, better WiFi (it’s the 21st century), electric locks, free luggage storage like the rest of the world.

    Average, 4 night romance trip, Jan 30, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    I paid for a 2-person girls only room. I was placed in a room with 6 other girls and one of them handed her key out to anyone including men. It was a total mess

    4 night trip, Jan 9, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    It's a backpackers, roughing it is a no brainer. Sam was super friendly, the rest was so-so. What was promised on website was not accurate, needs updating.

    2 night family trip, Dec 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Enjoyed our stay

    Nice place for what it is. Very friendly staff

    Larry, 3 night trip, Dec 9, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great place to stay for an affordable hostel! Well located and helpful staff.

    4 night trip, Nov 19, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Pretty good spot

    Nice place, helpful staff, well maintained and clean. Quiet enough at night. The free WiFi is pretty bad and the free breakfast is bread and cereal and it’s only available from 7-9a. Otherwise no complaints. Great location too.

    Carolyn, 3 night trip, Sep 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Sam the front desk host was amazing and so nice! We loved him. He made our stay fun. :)

    1 night family trip, Aug 20, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Room as described. Was charged twice in error (once by LastMinute, once at Jolly Swagman) but they were able to arrange refund without any probs. Lack of cooking equipment for kitchen but apart from that all good, great location, parking close by and friendly staff.

    1 night romance trip, Jun 17, 2019

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