Become part of our team at The Lionfish Hostel

El intercambio

We are looking for happy, friendly, reliable and responsible volunteers to mainly help with the daily tasks around the hostel. Mainly this consists of working the reception or cleaning/housekeeping. If you do have a special skills, please let us know to see if we can make use of it (ex handyperson or art) The work is 5 hours a day 5 days a week. It is important for us that you can work independently and that you are proactive during your shift.


25 Horas de ayuda por semana

Limpieza: Ayuda a limpiar la cocina, dormitorios, baños y áreas comunes.

Tareas Domésticas: Ayuda haciendo las camas y tareas domésticas.

Administración: Ayuda con el sistema de reservas y los pagos.

Recepción: Ayuda con los check-ins, check-outs y atiende a los huéspedes.

Que obtienes

2 dias libres por semana

Habitación del equipo: Tendrás una cama en un cuarto compartido con otras personas.

Desayuno: Tienes derecho a desayunos gratis cada día de tu estadía.

Puedes usar libremente nuestra lavandería.: Hay un lugar especial donde se lava la ropa sin costo.

Pub Crawls: Forma parte de los pub crawls en bares locales.

Utilice nuestra cocina equipada: Siéntete libre de usar nuestra cocina y preparar tu comida deliciosa.


Inglés Intermedio o Español Intermedio

Más de 20 años

Admite voluntarios solos, parejas y dúos

Lo que no está incluído

Vuelos, Seguro de Viaje, Transporte Interno y Visa

Programa detallado

1) Reception:
We are looking for people with experience within hospitality and tourism for our reception. You would need to communicate in both Spanish and English in addition to being a friendly and open person. The task is mainly to check in and out guests, coordinate with the person in cleaning which beds needs to be changed etc. and help out guests with any questions they may have.

2) Cleaning:
If you have cleaning experience or like cleaning, we are looking for you! It is very important for us that our guests finds our hostel clean and nice, and therefore very important for us that our Helpers in cleaning are thorough and wanting to do a good job. Can you imagine something worse than getting shown to a bed that is not made in a room that is dirty? The job itself is not difficult, it is just to ask yourself how you would like things to be if you were a guest.

Actividades & Turnos

The daily schedule is made up like this:
- Reception shifts: 07:00-12:00, 12:00-17:00, 17:00-22:00
- Cleaning shifts: 07:00-12:00, 12:00-17:00, 17:00-22:00
The work is 5 hours a day for 5 days, so you will during a week have 2 days off.

As you see, the main tasks at the hostel if (not surprisingly) reception and cleaning. The other tasks are more a (very) nice to have than a have to have. We will therefore always fill these up first, but if you have any special talents like photography and art, we will try to have you help us out with that.

For the helpers doing cleaning/reception, we normally make the schedule so that one either does the one or the other for the entire stay with some bar shifts in between. If you have a preference or would like to change, please let us know and we will try to accommodate.


Our ideal person is one that puts some critical thinking into his/her work and takes ownership of it. If you are in reception, you would ensure that the money in the cashbox adds up with what you are supposed to have, that if a person does not seem to have checked out according to the spreadsheet, you investigate and if it is true you update it putting in a note saying the person needs to pay another day etc, etc. Also, you have control over which rooms have been cleaned and you have checked it has been done properly before giving the guest the room/bed. For cleaning, if you see a thing laying around for half a day, pick it up. If there is a stain on the wall, clean it up and you are not afraid of scrubbing. Think like a guest having high standards!