The hostel is situated very close to some of Australia's best surfing beaches. There are many beaches within a few minutes walk, as well as a fishing harbour and 2 lighthouses . There is a bike and walking track that runs for many kilometres along the beach front, for your outdoor entertainment. We are also very close to many bush walking tracks. The hostel is situated right in the middle of town where there is a great café and bar culture , as well as many night spots. We have a very bohemian, bali-inspired hostel. The hostel is in a lovely heritage house which is eco friendly. We are solar powered and have a lovely back garden to chillout in.
The hostel has been mostly family run, but we are now needing other staff. I have owned the hostel for 25 years and live on the premises . Volunteers will be welcomed into our extended family
My time at the Keiraleagh House was absolutely incredible, I cant recommend it enough.
I loved working for a family run business, and Kerrie and Karl make you feel so welcome in their beautiful home. They are extremely fair understanding of their workers dual role as a worker and a tourist, and are thus very fair with the work/play balance of the hostel.
If you're looking for a chill experience, wanting to live near the beach, and longing for a hostel that feels like home, then I can't recommend this place enough!
about 1 year ago
Family run hostel, laid back, very minimal hours, easy work. It's pretty basic, 2-3 hrs for free stay. You dont get much else, but can socialize with guests. My personal experience was good, the vibe of the place depends on the sort of people staying at any given time as with any hostel. That said, the atmosphere was a bit different since there were quite a few older people living there long term, not for accomodation but to live. Management could be better, wired hierachcy, bit of poor communication between helpers and homeowners. They need a better system for work that needs done each day.
over 1 year ago
Keiraleagh House it’s a paradise in the city center of Wollongong.
It was my first woldpackers experience and It has been amazing! Carl, Kerrie and Nathan were always kind and helpful looking for the wellness and safety of their guests. This hostel has a familiar atmosphere, the work is easy to do and well organized, Cathy is the best.
The city has a lot to offer, it’s very well situated with good public transport, you won’t get bored if you have the energy to explore
Thank you so much for the experience and your caring. I completely recommend it!
about 2 years ago
It was my first time volunteering in a hostel and I definitively could not choose a better one. I left wanting to return the next day. Since I arrived they made it clear that it is not only about the work and treating the guests well, it is a family, it is about respect, listening and having a good time. Everything in the hostel is magical. I will not give details so that you can experience it for yourself. The work is not hard and they explain or help you with everything.
The family and he staff are a great team. They are absolutely the best!
GRACIAS Kerrie, Karl and Nathan :)
about 2 years ago