The Jollyswagman hostel was my first destination in Sydney having arrived from Asia for the start of my working holiday, friendly staff helped get me set up with my Aussie phone, where to go to get my Tax file number and all of the usual life admin stuff. The hostel itself has a homely feel with a combination of people staying on while working and those passing through on their travels. There is always a fun night out to be had at the Jolly with the entertainment team leading the hostel out to local nightspots with free entry and cheap drinks deals. The facilities are pretty good with a kitchen to cook your own meals although it does get busy at dinner time but apart from that the showers and dorms are clean and comfy. Good location for nights out and a short walk through the botanical gardens into the CBD. Would definitely recommend a stay at the Jollyswagman if you are ever in Sydney.