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Jolly Swagman Backpackers

27 Orwell Street, Kings Cross, Kings Cross - Potts Point, Sydney, Australia (Show on map)

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  • Brad, United Kingdom
  • November 21, 2013
  • Area: Kings Cross - Potts Point
  • Rooms: 46

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Room Types
Double Room
6 Bed Dorm
8 Bed Dorm
3 Bed Dorm
4 Bed Dorm
Female Only Dorm
Single Room
Twin Room


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Features of Jolly Swagman Backpackers

airport transfer

car park

laundry service

safety deposit boxes


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Brilliantly located in one of Australia’s most vibrant cities, you are just a hop away from some of the best clubs, restaurants, and bars. The property organizes a lot of events and activities to create a perfect home-away-from-home feeling. For relaxation, you can chill out at the café-styled courtyard, watch TV, get in touch with friends on the Internet in your own rooms, or socialize with people from all over the world in the common room. You can choose between dormitory, twin rooms, and double rooms, all of which are newly renovated and feature comfortable beds, fans, smooth linens, and blankets for a good night’s sleep. Apart from offering great accommodations at affordable prices, Jolly Swagman Backpackers also arranges interesting trips for you. Brilliantly located in one of Australia’s most vibrant cities, you are just a hop away from some of ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-3 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 3 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

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Distance from City Center
2 km

Distance to Airport
8.5 km

Earliest Check-In
11:00 AM

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from 22 reviews

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Yin S. Solo travelers China, May 31, 2014
Centrally located

Good location
The hotel is not far from Kings Cross station. It's a backpacker's hostel. Do remember to bring your own necessary toiletries as the room is really very basic.
Brad P. Couples United Kingdom, November 21, 2013
Comfortable stay.

It was clean, room was comfortable and it was close to public transport links.
To be honest, we were hardly in the hostel but the time we were, we had a comfortable stay. It was clean in all areas, but one thing which let it down was the check out time of 9am which didn't really help.
Brett M. Solo travelers Canada, November 11, 2012
Decent enough place

helpful staff
I enjoyed staying here, as both the staff and the other travelers were considerate, kind, and helpful folks. It's always nice when a place includes a free breakfast, even if it's just cornflakes & toast!

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What's nearby? / Directions

Kings Cross Train Station (0.5 km), Royal Botanical Gardens (1.5 km), Sydney Opera House (2.3 km), Darling Harbour (2.5 km), Chinatown (2 km), Bondi Beach (6 km)

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What customers say:
Nearest transport:
  • Kings Cross Railway Station (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • nightlife
  • restaurants
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (8.6 Km)
  • Bankstown Airport (21.9 Km)
Top attractions in the area:
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales (0.8 Km / 10 min walk)
  • St Mary's Cathedral (1.0 Km / 12 min walk)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (1.1 Km / 14 min walk)
  • Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (1.1 Km / 14 min walk)
Note: Distances are measured as a straight line, calculated from a starting point to a destination point.

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