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27 Orwell Street Kings Cross Sydney Australia
27 Orwell Street, Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia, NSW 2011

From Sydney International or Domestic Airport, call on arrival for our FREE airport pick-up!

Free call or use the 'Backpacker Info Board' at the airport!!

From Central Station take the train (platform 24) to KINGS CROSS (only 7mins). Take the 'VICTORIA STREET' exit, turn down Victoria Street and walk approx 50 meters, turn right onto 'ORWELL STREET' and you'll see our big bright yellow building (see picture) on the right.  Hold on to your ticket and we'll refund it for you!!

24hr Reception - Breakfast Included - credit cards accepted - Guest Kitchen - Internet - Laundry Facilities - Linen Included - No Curfew - Security Lockers - Towels

Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hostel

Located in the heart of Sydney's Backpacker Mecca  - Kings Cross - the Jolly Swagman Hostel is open 24 hours and it has been the heart and soul of the Australian Backpacker world for over 15 years.  We have become famous for giving backpackers the time of their lives.

On our doorstep are breathtaking, scenic views of the city skyline, the spectacular Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, all highlighted by vivid sunsets, the Jolly Swagman is located in the heart of Sydney's best nightlife.   All the best clubs and pubs are only a hop, skip and a jump away so there is no need for trains, buses or taxis. SAVE that money for better things.  We have great deals with the best backpacker friendly bars and restaurants to offer all our guests great discounts and FREE entry wherever you go.

It doesn't matter if you're traveling alone because there's always a crowd going out with you to show you around. If going out isn't your scene, why not pull up a chair in our café style courtyard for a chat with new friends, relax and watch a movie in the TV and entertainments area or cook a dinner in our large modern guest kitchen.

Time to, kick back and relax.

Please make sure you read and understand the Terms/Cancellation Policy.


  • Breakfast Included
  • Linen Included
  • Towels
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Free of Charge Airport Transfers
  • No Curfew
  • No Lock Out
  • Guest Kitchen
  • Security Lockers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Card Phones
  • Cable TV
  • DVD's
  • BBQ Area
  • Tours Desk
  • Luggage Storage
Pack your sun cream and your dark glasses and take a bus trip to BONDI, home of the beautiful and scantily clad for days of idling in the sun, learning to surf or just working on that tan to impress the friends back home.

What a great life!

Being centrally located, we are only 5 minutes walk from the beautiful Botanic Gardens leading on to the Opera house, the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and the CBD - let us guide you on a walking tour of all the highlights with the colour and fun of great restaurants, pubs, nightlife and atmosphere of this amazing city!

With a lively, energetic bunch of managers, who've been, seen and done it all themselves, the Jolly Swagman maintains a reputation for the friendliest staff, the cleanest beds, and the best rates. There is also a TV, fan and fridge in all rooms.


Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hostel offers affordable, comfortable and cheap sleeps in Sydney Australia

Cancellation policy

You must give us 24 hours notice of any change and/or cancellation of your booking, otherwise you will be charged for the first night of your stay and any remaining nights will be cancelled.

Please check with the Management of the Hostel after you're booking has been confirmed, to confirm the most up to date Cancellation Policy.

Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hostel is somewhere Cheap and Affordable to stay in Sydney Australia, offering accommodation all year round and weekend breaks.
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Overall Rating: 80.3 %

Atmosphere 78%
Cleanliness 77%
Facilities 80%
Fun 81%
Location 80%
Security 84%
Staff 85%
Value 77%
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