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The Best Budget Hostel In Sydney

Thanks to our budget hostel, Sydney backpackers and travellers get to meet, greet and party with like-minded people – this is because after 20 years we’ve such a good reputation that word spreads.

We don’t care if you call us a Sydney hostel, youth hostel, cheap backpackers Sydney or Kings Cross backpackers, as long as you recognise that we offer the best value for money hostel in Sydney.

The Budget Sydney Hostel You Will Love!

Bang in the middle of Sydney we are within a stone’s throw of the Sydney Opera House and at the same time within reach of the beach. What a great place to base yourself for the start of your budget holiday.

After flights have been paid it’s all about the accommodation. and when you are looking for a budget hotel, you won’t find one as well specified as The Jolly Swagman.

It’s a hostel designed with backpackers and travellers in mind. So whatever you’ll need it’s got it. Unlike other budget hostels in Sydney, you’ll get free linen and blankets, free breakfast, free internet – even free advice to help you pick up work while you are here.

The place is so well finished its rooms earned a four-star rating from AAA tourism! In the private double rooms, you’re getting a luxury double bed as well as your own kitchenette, desk and TV. And if you opt instead to stay in the dorms, you’ll still get a secure locker to pack away your gear.

The Hostel With Something For Everyone

Dorms can be single-sex or mixed and are good for 3,4,6 or 8 people. Whichever you choose you’ll be staying with people like you, off on the same adventures as you and looking to share the experience with you.

The Jolly Swagman gets the balance between quality and affordability just right; there are certain features you really need wherever you lay your hat and it’s got them.

There’s even a DVD movie Library, XBOX and Satellite TV, and in all the rooms you’ll find a fridge.

With this budget hostel, Sydney is right on your doorstep. Kings Cross is packed with bars, clubs and restaurants; it’s a popular backpacker part of town and has great connections to every other part of the city.

Turn up, drop off, and get out into the city knowing your gear is safe and you have a great place to return to.

Why Will You Love Our Sydney Hostel?

At Jolly Swagman, we take great pride in offering a genuine Australian backpacking experience right in the heart of Sydney. We can help you maximise your time in Sydney as you will be just around the corner from some of the most iconic sights and sounds of Sydney.

Enjoy a comfortable and clean bed so that you can recharge your batteries at night and get your energy ready for exciting days exploring the hidden corners of Sydney. Our staff can help you explore Sydney like a local.

We have created a social schedule that will get you pumped to explore the very best that Sydney has to offer. Our team have built up close working relationships with some of the best nightspots in Sydney so that you can take advantage of awesome discounts that you can only get by staying at Jolly Swagman.

If you are searching everywhere for which Sydney hostel has the very best reviews from guests, you have found us. While we never claim to offer the same facilities as a 5-star hotel, we do offer 5-star customer service and the very best value for money accommodation in Sydney.

We have a high rate of guests that come back and stay with us time after time.

Our team genuinely appreciate each and every one of our guests.

We look forward to helping you have the very best time while you are staying with us.


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