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An Exciting Stay Awaits You At Jolly Swagman Backpackers!

Relax with your friends and drink a few beers while the sun sets over the city skyline and Sydney Harbour. Experience Sydney life here at Jolly Swagman Backpackers!

Our owner-operated Backpacker Hostel Accommodation is renowned for being the heart and soul of the Australian Backpacker and Hostel world. We have been proudly giving our customers top of the line hostel accommodation for over 20 years. Rated as a 4-star Backpackers hostel by AAA Tourism, we pride ourselves on our facilities and the level of service that we offer to many travellers. Our efforts to constantly upgrade our hostel and facilities continue as we aim to make your stay with us as exceptional as possible. 

As a backpacker and adventure travel specialist, we cater to the needs of many travellers who want to see the best hostels here in Sydney. The Jolly Swagman Backpackers hostel is open 24 hours to give you the personal service that you deserve. We are also proud of our unrivalled social atmosphere and friendly environment.

At our hostel, you can meet new friends who are also backpackers and with beautiful beaches, shopping centres, nightclubs, and more just within your reach you'll have plenty to do. If you are looking for a range of social activities, then Jolly Swagman Backpackers is the right place for you. Let our hostel give you the greatest accommodation available in Sydney as you rest your tired feet from long walks and your aching muscles from a fun filled day.

We have amazing hostel rooms at cheap backpackers rates so you never have to worry about your budget. Whether you are a backpacker who wants to experience all the fun activities that Sydney can offer or a traveller who wants to escape it all in a peaceful and comfortable room, our hostel has you covered!

Book your stay at our hostel today and get the best hostel accommodation only here at Jolly Swagman Backpackers!

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  • joyjoy2014 Newbie   1 review
    Made many friends at this hostel. The night life in that area is fantastic for people with bars openning through the night.The staff were friendly and helpful!

    7 months ago - 10/03/2014

  • Imran Okha Newbie   1 review
    Had a great time at jolly swagmans. Best hostel iv stayed in during my time in Australia. Was so lucky to stay over the Christmas and new year period. They had a great family feel as they had many different group activities. It was extremely clean and the boiling water tap in the kitchen also had an ice cold water function (no need to refrigerate water). HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Thanks
  • ruthlessparkes Newbie   1 review
    Stayed in this hostel for 4 months in total and love the place. Great for both long termers and short term visitors. Really socialbe hostel, always people to talk too or a night out to go on. Rooms and bathrooms are clean. Great location. Safe hostel. Friendly staff.

    8 months ago - 20/02/2014

  • Jemma Yasm Newbie   1 review
    We arrived over Christmas and was booked into a six bedroom door as we were a couple they upgraded us so they could fit more people in the room you could only check in for 2 weeks so the atmosphere was really good because we got to no everyone really well some of the staff were rude but others were awesome only complaint is that the girls bathroom was a little dirty and they close off the seating area at 10.
  • Elizabet38 Newbie   1 review
    Best place in Kings Cross! So welcoming and friendly, will always be my home away from home!!
  • sergio3971 Newbie   1 review
    great hostel and location. would recommend jolly swagman backpackers to anyone :)

    9 months ago - 31/12/2013

  • paulhicks1888 Newbie   1 review
    My time at the hostel was amazing, the staff are very friendly and also remember your name.
    It's not too small and not too big so you really do feel right at home and get to meet and speak to lots of people.

    Location-wise, You're a 2 minute walk from Kings Cross station (which is a short hop to Towns Hall and your link to Sydney). Surrounding the hostel is a big supermarket, restaurants, bars, plenty of ATMs and importantly several travel shops for those backpackers looking for more.

    I would absolutely recommend to anyone!

    9 months ago - 31/12/2013

  • srauenstein Newbie   1 review
    The staff are amazing, they will do practically anything for you and were very helpfull. The location is great, close to everything you need and the places you want to see, plus very close to the train station, you can get anywhere you want. The people you meet are friendly and you will usually end up with a couple new friends by the end of your trip. I highly recommend this hostel to everyone wanting to travel to Sydney.

    10 months ago - 19/12/2013

  • Tracymcauley1990 Newbie   1 review
    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.

    10 months ago - 19/12/2013

  • longdiana1983 Newbie   1 review
    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.

    10 months ago - 19/12/2013

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