Global Village

We are a small independently run hostel in Belfast. Currently rated number 1 in Northern Ireland on hostelworld. We like to have people work with us who are friendly and outgoing, who are here to get something from this experience, socialize with the guests and staff, create a buzz and be a contributing character and presence to the hostel. In exchange for free accommodation in our 6 bed mixed staff dorm you will be required to work up to 3-4 hours a day either cleaning the hostel and making beds in the morning or reception duties during the day plus 1 night shift per week which is from 8pm to 8am. After your night shift you get that day off! We are a super friendly and chilled out hostel with artwork on nearly every wall which guests who are artists have done while they have stayed with us. We see it more of a homely feel hostel as the volunteers stay on site and they treat it as if it were their home. We do ask for a minimum stay of 1 month so you can learn the ropes and get familiar with the hostel and get to have a real feel for the city.

Hi! My name is Jamie. I'm from Geelong, Australia and have been traveling around since July 2014. I'm a pretty laid back and relaxed kinda guy, I started to volunteer at Global Village in November 2014 and have been part of the hostel ever since. When i started i found the place to be really fun and relaxed and everyone very welcoming. The owner, Mark, is a really friendly, young Irish guy who has traveled the world and has designed the hostel to what travelers expect from a hostel. He also has a cool little Boston terrier dog named Buju that never leaves his side! Hes pretty cool! Over the past 2 years i have been in and out of the hostel traveling and working, and no matter how long i leave for i have always been welcomed back by Mark. I have been to a fair few countries in Europe including working for 2 months in an international street market in Sweden and Denmark. If you choose to stay and volunteer with us you will have full unlimited access to all the facilities here at GV including Netflix, Xbox, 4 guitars and 2 amps, keyboard and a cajone! Free unlimited internet and apple macs, free pool table and Foosball table, free kitchen facilities (2 ovens and stoves, 2 sinks, microwave, pots and pans and cutlery) free pasta, spices, rice, bread, jam, cereal, milk and free laundry facilities! We only have 48 beds so it is considered a small hostel but we are very concentrated on the guest/volunteer interaction. This results in a much better experience for both guest and volunteer. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, we look forward to hearing from you and possibly meeting you! Jamie GV

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Absolutely loved my time at Global. The hostel is really relaxed, the staff are amazing, the manager is super chill and the vibes are the best. Highly recommend this hostel opportunity to anyone! Best parties, best people and lifelong memories.

4 months ago


I had the most amazing experience at Global Village. It became my home away from home and the rest of the staff were like my family! They way this hostel is handled makes it a really great place for guests and it creates the best atmosphere for everyone. Plus, the tasks were not difficult and, if you want to, you can do pub crawls every night!. I would totally recommend it and I would repeat this experience all over again :) GB rules!

5 months ago


This is the place that you know you are gonna miss since the moment you leave. I totally felt like home here, and not only because of the volunteers and the guests that i met during my stay, it was just because Belfast City was so amazing and welcoming with me.

The task may look a little hard at the begging, but with the right staff its just simply fun and easy. This a great place to meet travelers while you party everyday. The hostel its very small and cozy with many facilities that made my stay here very pleasant.

The manager and owner are very chill!
I will miss GV
Thank you!

9 months ago


I had the biggest experience of my life in this hostel, the manager is super careful and is always available to help, the staff is incredible, people that I will take the rest of my life and the owner of the hostel is the coolest boss in the world, everyone have to participate in this experience and I will be back soon, thank you very much for everything.

about 1 year ago


Totally recommended, one of the best experiences I've ever lived. The staff makes you feel like at home, and every night you will have the best Irish parties with the guests. 100% recommended if you want to meet people from all the world and have a great time in such a beautiful city like Belfast.

about 1 year ago

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