We are a small independent backpacking hostel in the centre of Birmingham, we have a small team of cleaning staff that handle our day-to-day cleaning tasks as well as team of permanent reception staff which deal with front of house tasks and occasionally general cleaning. All of our staff are former guests who fell in love with our quirky little place and eventually became a part of the team, if you decide to join the team you will be with fun young individuals from every corner of the globe! It is a great place to improve your english, learn about different cultures and maybe even make some life long friends! We generally only accept volunteers for a period of two months or more as training is required to fulfil most of our positions. If you are looking to stay for an extended period of time we are more than happy to give you small 'vacations' occasionally to explore the rest of the UK! These are subject to approval as it depends on how busy the period is.
As both our staff and guests are from all corners of the globe you will be able interact with all kinds of people and learn about different cultures, food and languages. The common room is our social area providing the perfect opportunity to meet new people. As most of the staff live on the premises they will become your BCB family where you will prepare meals together and socialise. Birmingham itself is known as the birthplace of the industrial revolution and the city of a thousand trades. It is rich in culture offering amazing museums and art galleries to visit. Birmingham is located in the centre of Britain and is known as the heart of England. There are convenient train and bus connections so that you can not only explore Birmingham but the rest of Britain.