The Jolly Swagman is the first backpacker I lived in when I arrived in Australia. It is located in Kings Cross, which is the place to be if you want to party every night or if you just want to live close from the city center. The backpacker street is quiet so you wont be annoyed by the neighborhoods nightlife.
The people living there are incredibly nice and friendly. You get free breakfast from 7 to 9, good advices from the staff for whatever you need, huge open kitchen, a TV room with bean bags
The only bad thing is the Internet that you have to pay forYoull get one free hour when youll check in but then youll have to pay.
But seriously it is a great place to live in!