Jolly Swagman Backpackers - Sydney

27 Orwell Street, Sydney, NSW, Australiashow map
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Highlights
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GoodBased on  40 reviews
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Overview

Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hotel is a comfortable 3-star property with 46 rooms to stay in.

Due to the location in the heart of Sydney, it is easy to get from Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hotel to such landmark as Sydney Opera House, which is around 20 minutes` walk. Bars and restaurants are stroll from the hotel.

The hotel allows quick access to a harbour and gardens.

Art Gallery of NSW train station is a 5-minute walk away. A mere 15 minutes’ drive from Kingsford Smith.

Rooms

Room amenities at Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hotel include a private safe, TV, a balcony, a kitchenette and a work desk. The rooms come with shared bathrooms featuring a hairdryer, a sink and towels.

Eat & Drink

Guests will enjoy Japanese and Spanish cuisine of Busshari Japanese Restaurant, which is about 100 meters away.

Services

The property features a car park, a vending machine and a luggage storage.

Relax

Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hotel pampers guests with barbeque grills, barbecue and a library.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

Number of rooms:   46.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site car park

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour services

24-hour reception

Shuttle

Free airport shuttle

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Kitchenette

Refrigerator

Shared kitchen

Sports & Fitness

  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Bowling
  • Fishing

Services

  • Free airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Grocery shopping service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast

Children

  • Board games
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Live entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 13:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 9 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 4 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
St Mary's cathedralSt Mary's cathedral3000 ft
Australian MuseumAustralian Museum3300 ft
The DomainThe Domain3300 ft
Art Gallery of NSWArt Gallery of NSW2700 ft
Kings CrossKings Cross1100 ft Sydney, New South Wales 2011Australia
Woolloomooloo WharfWoolloomooloo Wharf1900 ft Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
Parliament HouseParliament House4100 ftParliament House 6 Macquarie St
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Busshari Japanese RestaurantBusshari Japanese Restaurant300 ft119 Macleay Street
Typical Spanish - Catering On SiteTypical Spanish - Catering On Site400 ftDarlinghurst
Sugar Baby CafeSugar Baby Cafe2000 ft1 Bourke St
China DollChina Doll2400 ft4/6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo
Almond BarAlmond Bar2500 ft379 Liverpool St
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Sydney AquariumSydney Aquarium1.2 mi
Toronga ZooToronga Zoo2.5 mi
Sydney Exhibition CentreSydney Exhibition Centre1.4 mi
Queen Victoria BuildingQueen Victoria Building1.0 mi
Museum of SydneyMuseum of Sydney5000 ft
Museum of Contemporary ArtMuseum of Contemporary Art1.2 mi
Sydney ObservatorySydney Observatory1.4 mi
Powerhouse MuseumPowerhouse Museum1.4 mi
Chinese Friendship GardenChinese Friendship Garden1.2 mi
Sydney Town HallSydney Town Hall1.0 miSydney Town Hall 483 George St
Sydney Opera HouseSydney Opera House1.2 miLevel 2, Suite 203, 227 Collins St. 329 Clayton Road, Sydney
Sydney HarbourSydney Harbour1.2 mi Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
ChinatownChinatown1.2 miGeorge St
The RocksThe Rocks1.3 mi Sydney, New South Wales 2000Australia
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Getting around
Airports
Kingsford Smith (SYD)5.5 mi
Sydney Bankstown (BWU)14.0 mi
Train
St James Station4000 ft
Museum Station4600 ft
Underground
Wynyard Station1.2 mi
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Reviews
6.6
GoodBased on  40  reviews
  • 7.4
    Very good

    well bathroom, wonderful reception who can answer almost every question and solve most problems, nice brecfast and save time, a little bit far from city but just all right

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The staff was wonderful and very helpful. They were always very eager to dispense great advice, book anything we'd need, and were generally great. I was surprised to see that, although the clientele was young, there really wasnt' noise after a certain hour - they were serious about making sure people in the neighborhood and hostel will be able to get some sleep. I would definitely recommend staying there, it's a great and quiet location.

    I dont' really think the price justified the room we got.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Free shuttle bus from airport (if you book 2 or more night ;) ) Really clean room and bathroom. A lot of rental car company not too far from hotel.

  • 6.6
    Good

    cheap and close to where we wanted to stay

    toilets and shower area was unclean. Condoms left in showers!!!!

  • 2.4
    Guest rating

    Nothing, it was a dirty place with insects in the rooms and hallways, people were noisy until 6 am so no sleep at all

    Rooms are dirty, smells bad, the kitchen is in very poor condition, people are noisy until late, there where big bugs in the room

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    good basic accom in a great location. Very fair value for money.

    You have to pay for towels...fair enough in dorms, but in a double room would expect to get a towel...pretty minor issue :)

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    The man in counter did not speak English he said it was his second day he did not gave me sheets as he supposed to do it what I discoverd at midnight when other girl came to the room and told me it was her bed and explain to me how a backpacker works ,, it was my first time .... And it would be the last one .. The room was also filthy .

  • 6.2
    Good

    Location was good, staff was friendly

    The room unfortunately was stinky, and people around in the corrridors were quite loud

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    I liked the staff, they were very nice and helpful and wanted to help. Free breakfast was nice too.

    I hated the location- it was loud inside and outside every night. People would use the mic when they were drunk and everyone would be very rude at night with considering bed times (even after 12am it was loud). Our biggest regret was buying a shuttle to the airport that never showed and when we called about it, the shuttle service said they didn't know about our location and we almost missed our flight. We were told this was a very reliable service and we were left outside for almost an hour. The location though was the worst. I wouldn't recommend anyone to stay in the area because it's scary even going out alone.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    the free breackfast,the staff is very helpfull,rooms and bathroom very clean

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Best part is the location

    No refunds and No Air Conditioning...it was easily 15 c hotter in my room than outside...spent 4 nights not sleeping because of it!

  • 7.0
    Very good

    clean and tidy kitchen, free and nice breakfast, enjoyable public lounge.

    bathroom lights on and off with the instablity

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Friendly reception. Everything was clean and got cleaned up. Well observations.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Super clean bathrooms and great kitchen facilities!

  • 6.2
    Good

    Walking distance to major attractions. Offerred good tour assistance.

    Did not follow thru with arrangements to pick us up at the airport. The place was noisy, noisy, noisy - all night long!!!

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Highlights
7
GoodBased on  40 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Design Hotels in Australia

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Good to know
Check-infrom 13:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 9 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 4 yearsExisting beddingFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Kingsford Smith (SYD)5.5 mi
Sydney Bankstown (BWU)14.0 mi
Train
St James Station4000 ft
Museum Station4600 ft
Underground
Wynyard Station1.2 mi
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