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1 room, 2 adults

Jolly Swagman Backpackers, Potts Point

2-star2 stars
27 Orwell Street, Potts Point, NSW, 2011, Australia

City-center hostel within easy reach of Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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Great location
Fantastic service
Best value for money
Regular internet service
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Jolly Swagman Backpackers, Potts Point

from $20 CAD
  • Twin Room
  • Double Room
  • Shared Dormitory (Four Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory (Three Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory (Six Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Single Room
  • Shared Dormitory (Eight Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory (Twelve Beds)

What’s around Jolly Swagman Backpackers, Potts Point

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Royal Botanic Gardens (8-minute walk)
  • Sydney Opera House (17-minute walk)
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge (23-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) - 22 min drive
  • Sydney Circular Quay Station - 26 min walk
  • Sydney Central Station - 4 min drive
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 6 min drive
  • Kings Cross Station - 4 min walk
  • St. James Station - 18 min walk
  • Edgecliff Station - 18 min walk
  • Free parking nearby
  • Discounted offsite parking
  • Onsite parking not available
  • Free airport pick-up

At a glance

Key facts


  • 46 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Check-out time is 9 AM
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 5 AM to 8:30 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details. This property offers airport shuttle pickup service for guests staying 3 nights or more, from Sydney airport only. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free airport pickup from 5 AM to 8:30 PM


  • No parking

  • Free nearby parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Free reception
  • Barbecue grills
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Arcade/game room
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping

Jolly Swagman Backpackers, Potts Point’s small print

Also known as

  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hostel Potts Point
  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers Potts Point
  • Jolly Swagman Backpackers Pot


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: AUD 20 per stay

Optional extras

WIred Internet access is available in public areas (wired) for AUD 2.00 for 30 minutes (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 191 reviews

Poor 2.0
The location is pretty good. Wifi connection is fast as well. But the value of the hotel is very poor. Old building, poor breakfast, bad front desk service, and not cheap
ca3 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Won't be back
My friend an I checked into the jolly swagman hostel for 10 nights and let me tell you, it is far from the description. The breakfast is in no way "continental". White bread and tubs (literal tubs) or spreads can in no way be called continental. I think at one point there was some cereal but that disappeared quickly over the week and the milk was labelled "cereal only". Aka you can't drink it. The wifi was mediocre at best and the staff was worse. A few nice people worked there but they put up signs every night saying what's going on but no one ever confirms this. A few nights we wanted to board the bus to bars but the buses never arrived and we took local transit instead. The beds are hard, the sheets are clearly worn. The kitchen is pretty bleak and the dishes are never clean. You also have to rent cups. The one good thing about the place is the location to transit - just down the street from kings cross station. I would say unless you're staying there for just a few nights it's fine, but anything more than that is unfortunate. Won't be back.
ca10 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Good location
Convenient location near Kong’s Cross station, helpful information about walking around the area.
Julia, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Weekend Stay
This place was pretty cool, perfect for our two night stay. It had been awhile since I've stayed in a hostel, so I proper laughed when they 'upgraded' me from a 6 bed to 4 bed room. Overall was great, would highly recommend.
Stephanie, auTrip with friends
Very Good 8.0
Nice friendly staff and clean bathroom
nice friendly staff and clean bathroom
au1 night trip

Jolly Swagman Backpackers, Potts Point

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