Grand hostel Manin

The hostel is in the heart of the city, walking distance from the train station, the harbour, restaurants and pubs. The city is strategically located, you can easily reach 5 Terre within few minutes by train, small nice villages on the seaside and beaches in 30 min by bus; also Pisa and Genova can be visited in a one day trip ( it takes between 1/1'30 h to get there by train) and Florence is about 2,5 hours by train.

Of course we'll suggest you many other places less known but that worth a visit. In your free time you can explore the surroundings, hang out with guests ( the best part of this job is you'll meet people from all over the world!)

My name is Giulia, and I am 35 italian girl from La Spezia, a town in the north west of Italy, just beside 5 Terre, between Pisa and Genova. In 2016 my brother and I opened a hostel in my hometown, since that time we're looking for some help. We're young and easygoing, both travelled and lived abroad; we used to stay in hostels while travelling and I volunteered in 3 different hostels in Spain during one year, so we know what to expect from a volunteer but also his/her needs. Volunteers get a bed in a mixed bed dorm and breakfast. They can use all our facilities for free (kitchen, free ingredients for cooking, laundry, wifi, computer, etc.). Italy has so many things you can discover! First of all: food :-) We'll suggest you local food you cannot miss and teach you how to cook it if you want, as well as help you with language practise if you're up to learn italian :-) And of course you'll have the chance to meet people from everywhere! All we ask in exchange is for you to help us in reception, cleaning and organizing some social events with our guests. Although it's not strictly necessary, we give priorities to people that speak fluent spanish, beside english

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Since the beggining I felt welcomed by the staff and the other volunteers like no other place, I truly felt embraced and part of something bigger. The hostel has this cosy yet vibrant dynamic, where you’re able to interact and connect with guests and staff. The social part of the hostel really stands out.
The organization and the cleanliness are also something worth mentioning.
About the volunteer experience: the tasks were very well explained and they were respected by everyone in the hostel. You are definitely not going to be bored!

about 21 hours ago



Mi experiencia en Grand Hostel Manin fue de las más bonitas que he tenido.
El ambiente familiar era justo lo que buscaba. Los otros voluntarios y el personal hicieron mi experiencia maravillosa. Giulia es flexible y organizada, intenta siempre buscar que los voluntarios se sientan a gusto con las tareas a realizar y los horarios.
El hostel es precioso y súper bien ubicado. Las tareas sencillas. Los alrededores hermosos, encontrarás tanto playa como montaña. Me siento eternamente agradecida por la experiencia tan bonita que viví aquí.

about 2 months ago



This was my first volunteer experience and I honestly feel like I hit the jackpot! The whole team - Giulia, Amilcar, Gabriele and Malen - is absolutely amazing and super welcoming, making me feel at home since the moment that I arrived. The tasks and the schedules are more than reasonable and fair for the volunteers and there is always someone there to help in case of need. The hostel is really well prepared to receive the guests and we are encouraged to socialize with them giving us the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. I am truly thankful for this opportunity <3

2 months ago



Sin lugar a dudas uno de los mejores lugares donde hice voluntariado! El hostel es excelente, los trabajadores son los mejores compañeros! Las otras voluntarias son mi familia ❤ Giulia es una gran jefa, atenta a las necesidades y deseos de todos, y siempre respetuosa con lo acordado.

2 months ago

Czech Republic


It was my first worldpacker experience and I couldn't ask for better one. Giulia is the most amazing boss you can find! She and her team are all welcoming and made me feel like I'm a part of their family. She knows what she's expecting from you and she's always there to help you with anything you need, just like other teammates. The tasks are pretty easy, the biggest part of them is to interact with guest and make them feel welcomed and happy. In between your shift you'll have enough time to explore everything in this beautiful area. I'm so happy I choose this warm, amazing place to volunteer.

3 months ago

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