Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Jolly Swagman Backpackers


27 Orwell Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia

GoodBased on 332 reviews


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About Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Jolly Swagman Backpackers is located amongst Sydney's well-known restaurants and eateries, just a brief stroll from Kings Cross Railway Station. It is moments from Kings Cross.

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To Downtown1.0 mi
Nearest airportSydney Kingsford Smith
Distance to airport5.4 mi


Check-in time1:00 PM
Check-out time9:00 AM
InternetFree Wi-Fi
Payment & CancellationPolicies vary by room type and provider.
Front desk number+61 293 586 400

Amenities at Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Top Features

Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly


  • Computer use available
  • ATM on-site
  • Reading light
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Family rooms
  • Linens
  • Fan
  • Safety deposit box
  • Grill
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Laundry facilities
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoke alarms
  • Shower
  • Breakfast included
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Microwave
  • Socket near the bed
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • No smoking
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Street parking
  • Hairdryer
  • Lockers
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Carpeted
  • Air-conditioned
  • Refrigerator
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Toilet
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Toilet paper
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Cleaning products
  • Clothes rack
  • Trash cans
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • TV
  • Free parking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • Desk
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Private bathroom
  • Designated smoking area
  • 24hr front desk
  • Kitchenette
  • Storage available


  • Eco tourism
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Game room
  • Snorkeling
  • Evening entertainment
  • Mini-golf
  • Bowling
  • Water sport facilities (on site)


  • Ticket service
  • Car rental
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Grocery deliveries
  • Laundry service
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Health club
  • Key access
  • Airport shuttle

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Reviews for Jolly Swagman Backpackers

GoodBased on 332 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Really nice and friendly staff. (in 73 reviews)
  • Great Location and relaxed atmosfeer. (in 48 reviews)
  • Comfortable and clean room. (in 34 reviews)
Cons -
  • The room was not clean. (in 26 reviews)
  • I killed a cockroach inside the room. (in 25 reviews)
  • "Breakfast very poor, had outside." (in 13 reviews)

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Where is Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Most Popular Landmarks

The Domain0.6 mi
Hyde Park0.7 mi
Oxford Street0.7 mi
Pitt Street Mall0.9 mi
Australia Square1.1 mi
Sydney Opera House1.2 mi

Getting Around

Sydney Sydney Central Station1.2 mi
Sydney Sydney, Nsw1.2 mi
Sydney Blacktown19.7 mi
Sydney Strathfield8.3 mi

FAQs when booking at Jolly Swagman Backpackers

Is pricing at Jolly Swagman Backpackers comparable to 2 star hotels in Sydney?

Nightly rates at Jolly Swagman Backpackers will generally be 50% cheaper than the average 2-stars hotel in Sydney. When staying at Jolly Swagman Backpackers, you should be prepared to pay about $53/night, which is considered to be a good deal in Sydney for a 2-stars hotel.

How close is Jolly Swagman Backpackers to the nearest airport, Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport?

The distance between the closest airport, Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, and Jolly Swagman Backpackers is 5.4 mi and the expected drive time is about 0h 10m. Your drive time between the two can vary based on the time of day and traffic trends of the area.

What is the best way for guests to get from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport to Jolly Swagman Backpackers?

For the most freedom while visiting Sydney, consider renting a car for about $50/day and parking it at Jolly Swagman Backpackers where they offer parking spaces to hotel guests. One of the more popular options today is to take a taxi or ridesharing service directly from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport to the hotel. This option is often cost effective, but guests must keep a lookout for peak time rates.

How close is Jolly Swagman Backpackers from the Sydney city center?

The center of Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, is just 0.2 mi away from the front doors of Jolly Swagman Backpackers. You can find many fellow tourists at places such as Sydney Cricket Ground, which you can get to from Jolly Swagman Backpackers using any means of transportation.

What is the Jolly Swagman Backpackers phone number?

You can reach the front desk of Jolly Swagman Backpackers at +61 293 586 400.

Does Jolly Swagman Backpackers have Wi-Fi available?

Yes, Jolly Swagman Backpackers has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

What is the check-out time at Jolly Swagman Backpackers?

9:00 AM. If you require a later check-out we advise discussing it with the front desk as soon as you’re able to. Check-in time is 1:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at Jolly Swagman Backpackers, Sydney?

On average, guests have been paying $53 per night to stay at Jolly Swagman Backpackers. Some users have found rooms as low as $40 per night. Enter your dates in the form above to see the price rates available for your stay.

Does Jolly Swagman Backpackers have a laundry service?

Yes, there is a hotel laundry service for guests at Jolly Swagman Backpackers.

How far is Jolly Swagman Backpackers from Sydney Opera House?

You can walk to Sydney Opera House while staying at Jolly Swagman Backpackers - you’ll be about 1 mi away.

Is Jolly Swagman Backpackers close to Sydney Observatory?

1 mi - making Sydney Observatory a reasonable walk or short drive/taxi from Jolly Swagman Backpackers.