Lobby Collective Hostel

Our hostel is a place for rookie poets, unknown artists, digital nomads, late night pizza holders and single moms. A place where travelers from all over the world meet to cook, drink, work, sleep and have fun. All in a family atmosphere and at fair prices. This former executive building of the Bertolli factory is much more than just a hostel to sleep in. The living spaces, flexible coworking workstations, the kitchen where you can dine and socialize, and 60 beds in private and shared rooms, make our hostel a place where something always happens 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Once inside, you never have to go home

Hi, I'm Alessio and I'm the manager of a hostel in the city of Lecce, in the central heart of the region called Salento. This is by far the most popular part of Puglia, surrounded by the sea and breathtaking natural landscapes. We are experiencing an increase in tourism for culture, history and typical food. In our hostel we mainly welcome young people, pilgrims and tourists looking for authentic experiences. We need you to expand our volunteer family and offer absolute involvement

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I had a great time at Lobby Collective Hostel, the hostel itself is lovely and the staff are very kind. I unfortunately did not stay for the whole month as it is currently low tourist season so I was unable to socialize and take part in the daily activities at the hostel. I would highly recommend for summer season!

about 2 months ago

Alessio replied

Thank you Sara! I wait you to pick up your backpack :) Have a great time aroud Italy, and see you the next time, maybe in the summer season :)



My stay in the hostel was great. Everyone was very welcoming and the place was lovely. I met great people during my stay, especially the other volunteers who were amazing. Concerning the work, the shifts were always respected and we had a lot of free time. The work was not difficult and Suthan is always there if you have any questions ( he also makes very nice food).

about 2 months ago



Mi primer experiencia como voluntario, fue muy gratificante en conocimientos y el contacto con otros viajeros. El encargado de mantenimiento es una persona muy bondadosa y buena onda, el me hizo sentir como en casa. Aunque las barreras idiomáticas eran muy fuertes, logramos entendernos, ayudarnos mutuamente y aprender sobre el intercambio cultural. Italia es un país maravilloso, por supuesto el mejor lugar para comer rico y ver paisajes únicos. Lecce es una ciudad tranquila y con edificaciones muy apreciables, el barroco, colores crema, verde y chocolate, le dan identidad.

Muchas gracias

2 months ago



Hice mí primer experiencia en voluntariado con ellos y fue excelente! tienen un sistema muy claro de organización, por lo que las tareas se aprenden rápidamente, además son sencillas de realizar . El ambiente es relajado y agradable. Sin duda fue una experiencia muy grata , voy a extrañar a chica pidiendo comida por las mañanas . 🤣 Muy linda experiencia, la repetiría sin dudas . Gracias Alessio!

5 months ago

United States


My time volunteering for Lobby Collective was definitely unforgettable! The team of volunteers was great and instantly made me feel welcome in the group. Lecce is a great town to be in if you want to get away from the major cities of Italy and experience Puglia culture! I would definitely go back to stay as a guest or volunteer again.
Please message me for more details about this experience :)

6 months ago

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