Santiago Guesthouse Naha

Working in a guesthouse, you will have the opportunity to practice not only your Japanese but also some other languages since we receive guests from many different parts of the world!

On your days off, you can go snorkeling or scuba diving as well as visiting museums or other traditional and historical sites. Other than that, Naha can be quite a laid-back small city. If you are looking for some relaxing time with no stress, this could be a nice place to visit.

We are a team of international staff and we encourage people from all walks of life to join us through their journey across Japan. As a helper, you will be working as housekeeping 3-4 hours a day / 5 days a week in exchange for a bed in one of our dormitories. You are mostly expected to help with the cleaning, but you will find that a guesthouse can be a nice place to chat with other guests and make new friends (: In order to join us, you will need to be able to work in Japan. For example, having a Working Holiday Visa will do! Also, our helpers usually stay for about a month. At the moment, we are also looking for help in Reception, so if you speak Japanese let us know! In this case, we would be looking for people willing to stay 4 to 6 months with us.

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.

Reviews

5.0
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Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

Australia

5

The team at Santiago Guesthouse are so incredibly welcoming, fun and supportive. The work is quick and easy, with everyone working together to finish everything then we would hang out and get lunch afterwards. There were regular lunches and dinners together with late night games and lot of shenanigans!
Okinawa itself is beautiful too, with lot to go see and do and lots of good food to eat.
I have to fully recommend going to Santiago Guesthouse, you will not regret it! :)

6 days ago

Czech Republic

5

It was really nice experience. Hostel is well located and the staff is really friendly and helpful!:)

about 1 month ago

Germany

5

The Guest House is a wonderful place with a mix of Japanese and international guests. Okinawa is the best place I’ve ever been to, I really fell in love! Work is super easy too so 10/10 recommend!

3 months ago

Germany

5

The Santiago Guesthouse radiates a truly special, caring, and warm energy. As a solo traveler, it was comforting to experience a sense of family again after a while. :)

Thank you for hosting me, Mei!

Saludos,
Vi

3 months ago

Australia

5

Great time at Santiago. You will meet lots of people and experience Okinawan culture in the heart of the city. Work is easy when there is enough volunteers and north part of Okinawa has the most incredible beaches and snorkelling. Would recommend

4 months ago


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