Olive Tree

Olive Tree Hostel was voted number 7 in Europe in 2014 by hostelworld customers. Bari is the quitessential southern Italian experience. There is of course the food, sunshine, beaches, lazy summer days by the cafè in the piazza, endless summer nights by the waterfront. It is a truly the authentic taste of southern Italy.Volunteers can explore the old town of Bari (10 minutes by foot) our iconic beach Pane Pomodoro (20 minutes by foot) and visit nearby historic towns such as Polignano a mare, Matera, Lecce and Alberobello. Olive Tree is situated 5 minutes walk from Bari Central Train Station so getting around is very easy!

Our staff are young and enthusiastic. It is them that make Olive Tree so special and creates a unique atmosphere in the hostel. Our volunteers have a unique oppurtunity to experience hostel life in Southern Italy, learn some useful skills and meet loads of amazing people!


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What to say.. I loved my experience.. it was amazing!
David is an incredible person, he is so nice, patient and kind! I am grateful to worked there, with amazing volunteers!
South Italy is very beautiful, the cities around are really nice!
Thank you for everything David, it was a pleasure!

over 1 year ago


I was expecting a nice experience, but it was PERFECT. Best staff and best place in town. David, the owner, treats us like family. I'm glad to had the chance to live in Bari and went to the cities around. Alberobello, Matera and Polignano a Mare are like fairy tales. I'll miss every single day in the hostel. The activities are pretty easy and you will feel home there FOR SURE. You don't need second thoughts: apply NOW.

over 1 year ago


This was one of the best experiences that I ever had.
Bari is a lovely city. There are many things to do and to see, the old town is an incredible place and getting lost and discover new things every time made it my favorite spot in the whole city. Also is pretty easy and cheap to travel around. The hostel is not so big, which makes it a better place to know and chat with the guests. The work is easy and it has a good atmosphere.
David is the best host, he will help you with everything that you may need.
I had a wonderful time here and I will definitly miss this place and the lovely staff.

over 1 year ago

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