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4.0 out of 5

"Had a great stay at this location for a weekend in Sydney. Went as a young couple and booked at private room, which was comfortable, clean and spacio ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 28 Jul 2015

Hotel Description

Hostel near Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney

City center stay

Your stay at this Kings Cross hostel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Opera House. Sydney Harbour Bridge is 5.1 mi (8.3 km) away.

Free breakfast

Free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a computer station are available at this hostel. Enjoy the free continental breakfast each morning. Luggage storage, laundry facilities, and concierge services are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The 46 guestrooms offer free WiFi, refrigerators, and ceiling fans. Other amenities include hair dryers, showers, and desks.

Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

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$11* Per night/room Jul 15 - Jul 16

Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room

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Double Room with Shared Bathroom

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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

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Bed in 3-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

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Bed in 12-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

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Jolly Swagman Backpackers ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Everyone (1)
4 out of 5

Great for young travelers

Had a great stay at this location for a weekend in Sydney. Went as a young couple and booked at private room, which was comfortable, clean and spacious enough for the two of us. The location in Potts Point was fantastic: it was close to Kings Cross station, making the commute into downtown Sydney really easy. The hostel also offers lots of discounted admissions to popular attractions around Sydney, which we really enjoyed. They also offered discounted travel to different popular destinations in Australia like Melbourne, Byrons Bay and Cairns. I would definitely recommend it to any other young travelers looking for a high quality stay on a budget.

Posted by , from Auckland, New Zealand on Jul 28, 2015

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About the Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Location 27 Orwell Street, Potts Point, NSW 2011

Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and an arcade/game room are also featured at the business-friendly Jolly Swagman Backpackers. This Sydney hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 46 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Game room or arcade
  • Terrace
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Wired Internet access - surcharge

Parking

Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: Sydney Airport (SYD) (16.1 km / 10 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Circular Quay Station (3 km / 1.9 mi)
  • Metro station: Kings Cross Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)

Room Amenities

Jolly Swagman Backpackers offers 46 accommodations with hair dryers and ceiling fans. This Sydney hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9 AM.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 3:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 3:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 9 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. 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 sanitizer. 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 (3rd party expert - Global).

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 20 per person, per stay
  • Cleaning fees vary based on unit and length of stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: AUD 2.00 (for 30 minutes, rates may vary)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hostel Potts Point
  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers Potts Point
  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers Pot
  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers Potts Point
  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.