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Jolly Swagman Backpackers

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Individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Individually furnished, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board

Overview of Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Jolly Swagman Backpackers

2.0 star property

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Laundry
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2011, NSW, Potts Point, 27 Orwell Street

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSt Vincent’s Hospital13 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal Botanic Gardens15 min walk
  • Popular LocationHyde Park19 min walk
  • AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)26 min drive

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About this area

Sydney

Located near the boardwalk, Jolly Swagman Backpackers is in Potts Point neighborhood and is connected to a shopping center. Sydney Tower and Sydney Opera House are notable landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Queen Victoria Building and The Rocks Markets. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Luna Park are not to be missed. Enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours and hiking/biking trails, or hop on a bike rental nearby and explore all the area has to offer. Guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • St Vincent’s Hospital - 13 min walk
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 15 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 19 min walk
  • Martin Place - 3 min drive
  • Sydney Tower - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Kings Cross Station - 4 min walk
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 6 min drive
  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 26 min drive

About this property

Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Central hostel connected to a shopping center in Sydney with 10 restaurants
10 restaurants, 10 bars/lounges, and 10 coffee shops/cafes are available at this smoke-free hostel. Free WiFi in public areas and a free manager's reception are also provided. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, coffee/tea in a common area, and a microwave in a common area.
Jolly Swagman Backpackers offers 46 accommodations with shared/communal kitchens and hair dryers. These individually furnished accommodations include desks. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves.

Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Languages spoken

Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free 24-hour offsite parking within 16 ft
  • Street parking available
  • 24-hour drop-off airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Ski shuttle nearby

Food and drink

  • 10 restaurants and 10 coffee shops
  • 10 bars/lounges
  • Free reception (select days)
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Arcade/game room
  • Private winery tours
  • Public winery tours

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's games
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Lockers available
  • No elevators
  • Vending machine

Guest services

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

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Coworking space

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Terrace

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

More

  • Communal living room
  • Couples dining
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Fan

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster

More

  • Desk
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 1 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 9 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Friday (7:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
Guests will receive lockbox information
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from January 1 2022 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Shuttle services

Access methods

Staffed front desk, lockbox

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 20 per person, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 40 per vehicle (maximum occupancy 3)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

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

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Overall score and ratings

3.6

Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 101 out of 496 reviews
5 - Excellent 20%
Rating 4 - Good. 204 out of 496 reviews
4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 114 out of 496 reviews
3 - Okay 23%
Rating 2 - Poor. 51 out of 496 reviews
2 - Poor 10%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 26 out of 496 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%

3.5/5

Cleanliness

3.8/5

Staff & service

3.6/5

Amenities

3.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.0/5

Eco-friendliness

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Convenient location.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Enjoyed our stay
Nice place for what it is. Very friendly staff
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

3/5 Okay

Traveled with group, Traveled with partner
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2020

2/5 Poor

Liked: Property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
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
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2020

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great place to stay for an affordable hostel! Well located and helpful staff.
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2019