Here at the Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney Hostel we often have guests that will come to us, (after visiting the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour and Bondi Beach) saying that they would love to find some places in Sydney that are away from the tourists – Sydney hidden gems that only the Sydney locals know about and visit. Read more
If you are looking to book a flight ticket for your next travel adventure (and hopefully that adventure includes coming to stay with us in Sydney at the Jolly Swagman Backpackers) then this episode of JSBTV is especially for you!
Flying is certainly a necessary evil when it comes to backpacking and travelling the world (insert having awesome travel adventures), but Read more
Episode 24 : Top Travel Tips for Backpackers.
Episode 23 : How to save money and eat cheaply while backpacking
Are you planning a trip on a budget? There are many things to see and do while traveling and although tasting different foods is a great way to experience other cultures, eating out can get expensive. Here are a few tips to keep your belly and your wallet full.
Episode 22 : Travel the World – Why should YOU?
Thinking of Travelling the World? Want to go backpacking, but not sure where to start? We asked some experienced travelers staying at the Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney what their motivation was to travel the world.
Episode 21 : How to be a good roommate in Backpackers Dorms
If you are staying in a dorm room at a backpackers hostel you will need to be considerate of the people you are sharing your room with. In return, your roommates will consider your needs as well. Here are a few pointers to ensure a happy and rest filled stay.
Episode 20 : How to get your 2nd Year Visa and Finding Farm Work
If you are planning to apply for your 2nd Year Working Holiday Visa you will need to find farm work (regional work). This can be a tricky process and the reports we recieve back from people who have tried are not always positive. So, in response, today we are giving you some common sense advice on getting your 2nd year working holiday visa and how to find farm work.
Episode 19 : Tips on how to to be comfortable when flying
Episode 18 : How to make friends in a Backpackers by Backpackers
If anyone knows how to make friends while travelling, its backpackers! Most backpackers travel alone so they need to be open to meeting new people and making friends.
Episode 17 : How will travelling change YOU?
For backpackers, travelling is one of the most enriching experiences and can lead to all kinds of personal growth. Seeing new places and meeting new people can change a person in so many ways. When you return home you are certain to see the world in a brand new light!
Episode 16 : What to look for when choosing a Backpacker Hostel
When travelling, picking out a hostel can be a bit overwhelming. There are usually several to chose from and it may seem difficult to chose the right one. Here are a few things to keep in mind while choosing a hostel to guarantee a fun and worry free experience.
Episode 15 : Tips on How to get your 2nd Year Visa in Australia.
If you are looking to get your 2nd Year Working holiday Visa for Australia, we have put together some tips for you. You will need to complete and log about 3 months of regional work. Many people think this is limited to fruit picking and farm work, but did you know you have many other options of industries in which to complete your regional work?
Episode 14 : Tips on How to Pack your Backpack!
If you are a new backpacker, or a traveler who always seems to have the heaviest backpack, you might find these tips and tricks useful for packing for your next adventure.
Episode 13 : Top Free things to do in Sydney (Part 3)
Seeing Sydney doesn’t have to be expensive and we’ve put together a series of FREE things to do in this wonderful city. This is the 3rd Part of the series, where Meaghan (a backpacker in Sydney) tells you about her favorite things to do. The best part is that they are all absolutely FREE!
Episode 12 : Top Free things to do in Sydney (Part 2)
There are many things to do in Sydney- it really is an amazing city for Backpackers! In Part 2 of the series, Meaghan, a backpacker in Sydney, shares even more free and fun things to do in the city. If you are backpacking in Sydney and have limited time and money this is the video for you!
Episode 11 : Top Free things to do in Sydney (Part 1)
If you’re a backpacker on a budget wanting to get the most out of Sydney this video is for you! We’ve asked Meaghan, a backpacker in Sydney, her favorite free things to do in the city and she reveals them all in this 3 part series. Save your money and see all the things this amazing city has to offer!
Episode 10 : Q and A for Backpackers by Backpackers in Sydney
Today we have a Backpacking Q and A by experienced backpackers living in Sydney. If you have questions about backpacking, being far away from home or seeing new places, who better to give you the inside scoop than our travelling friends at the Jolly Swagman Backpackers in Sydney?
Episode 9 : How to spend only $50 per week living in Sydney!
Some people claim that living in Sydney as a backpacker is expensive. But today we are going to show you that your trip doesn’t have to be. Jamie, a backpacker at our Sydney hostel, gives you some tips and tricks on how you can enjoy Sydney spending only $50 a week and still have a great and memorable time!
ATTENTION: YOU MUST WATCH EPISODE 2 FIRST
Backpacking fun – For fun, we candidly filmed the reaction when Ryan saw that he had been chosen as the Jolly Swagman Backpackers staff member that most backpackers wanted to see naked. Will he show us the goods? Find out now!
In this video we meet the staff members of the Jolly Swagman Backpackers in Sydney and find out what its like on the OTHER side of the desk. This video is perfect for any traveler who has ever been curious about working at a backpackers hostel.
We asked several backpackers staying in Sydney if they would recommend the city to other travelers. They told us some of their favorite things about Sydney and gave reasons why backpackers should add this to their list of places to see in Australia. Thinking of coming to Sydney? This is the video for you!
Its controversial, but we asked it – is there an age limit to staying in a backpackers? Are older people welcome to stay in Backpacker hostels? Do they fit in?
Scouse Alan shares some common sense tips for keeping your valuables safe while staying in a backpackers dormitory. Many people wonder how backpackers keep their belongings safe in a hostel dorm room when travelling, so Alan, a seasoned backpacker, shares his tips.
In this lesson we go back to the basics and learn how to make friends while traveling. Staying in a backpackers hostel makes it so easy to meet people, especially if you follow these friend making strategies.
Just for fun, we asked some Jolly Swagman guests which one of the (gorgeous) JSB staff members they would most like to see naked! Which backpacker staff member do you think they wanted to see naked? find out now…
Jolly Swagman Backpackers Hostel guests tell us about their backpacking experiences and staying at our hostel in Sydney. Find friends, love, fun and adventure during your hostel stay and find out how to get the most out of your stay at a backpackers hostel.