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Episode 26 : Sydney Hidden Gems – Secret things to do in Sydney for Backpackers

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

Episode 25 : Tips for choosing the right airline and flight ticket for backpackers

If you are looking to book a flight ticket for your next travel adventure (and hopefully that adventure includes coming to stay with us at the Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney) then this episode of JSBTV is especially for you!

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Episode 24 : Top Travel Tips for Backpackers.

Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney wants you to the best Sydney holiday. Today we are asking backpackers and experienced travellers from all around the world for their number 1 top travel tips for backpackers.

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Episode 23 : How to save money and eat cheaply while backpacking

Are you planning a trip on a budget? Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney want to help! There are many things to see and do while travelling 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.

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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 travellers staying at the Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney what their motivation was to travel the world.

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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 at your Sydney Backpackers.

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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 receive 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.

Here are some helpful tips from the leading Sydney backpackers.

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Episode 19 : Tips on how to to be comfortable when flying

 Flying is long and boring, but necessary when you want to travel the world.  IF you are a backpacker who wants to fly in comfort to your Sydney Backpackers (and make those long flights go a little more quickly) then we have some flying tips to make your journey more enjoyable!

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Episode 18 : How to make friends in a Backpackers by Backpackers

If anyone knows how to make friends while travelling, it’s backpackers! Most backpackers travel alone so they need to be open to meeting new people and making friends.   

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Episode 17 : How will travelling change YOU?

For Sydney 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! 

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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 choose the right one. Here are a few things to keep in mind while choosing a hostel to guarantee a fun and worry free experience.

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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?

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Episode 14 : Tips on How to Pack your Backpack!

If you are a new backpacker, or a traveller who always seems to have the heaviest backpack, you might find these tips and tricks from Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney useful for packing for your next adventure.

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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 favourite things to do. The best part is that they are all absolutely FREE!

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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!

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Episode 11 : Top Free things to do in Sydney (Part 1)

If you’re a Sydney 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 favourite 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!

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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 Sydney?

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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 Backpackers Sydney, 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!

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Episode 8 : Does our Backpacker staff member get NAKED? Part 2 -The Reaction


Backpacking fun – For fun, we candidly filmed the reaction when Ryan saw that he had been chosen as the Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney staff member that most backpackers wanted to see naked. Will he show us the goods? Find out now!

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Episode 7 : Learn about working in a Backpackers in Sydney from the Jolly Crew.

In this video, we meet the staff members of the Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney and find out what its like on the OTHER side of the desk. This video is perfect for any traveller who has ever been curious about working at a backpackers hostel.

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Episode 6 : Whats Sydney like? Is Sydney a good place to visit for Backpackers

We asked several backpackers staying in Sydney if they would recommend the city to other travellers. They told us some of their favourite 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!

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Episode 5 : Are older backpackers welcome to stay in backpackers hostels?

It’s 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? 

Come and check out the best Sydney backpackers rates while you are here.

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Episode 4 : How to keep your stuff safe while staying in a backpackers dorm room.

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.

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Episode 3 : How to Make Friends While Staying in a Backpackers Hostel

In this lesson, we go back to the basics and learn how to make friends while travelling. Staying in a backpackers hostel makes it so easy to meet people, especially if you follow these friend-making strategies.

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Episode 2 : Which Jolly Swagman Staff member would you most like to see NAKED??

Just for fun, we asked some Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney 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…

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Episode 1 : Jolly Swagman Guests talk about their experiences at the Jolly Swagman

Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney 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.

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