Swan Hostel Jaisalmer

Dear Woldpackers Unforgettable experience My name is Mukesh , and I run a my hotel in beautiful Jaisalmer, in the desert of Rajasthan. The hotel is located near the historical fort on a quiet street in the neighborhood We are looking for people who want to help us all year round. - with our administrative work (like booking rooms, communicating with our guests etc.), - with our beautiful roof-top restaurant (service, explaining the dishes, clean-up, and, if possible, helping with our continental dishes), - with general maintenance and room-cleaning, - and last but not least with educating our own children (mostly teaching them English and maybe some other languages). Of course you can choose between the different jobs, according to your interests. We would like your help for 1 to 5 hours per day, for a minimum of 2 weeks, and a maximum of 6 months if you really enjoy being here. :-) In return, we would provide you with a hotel room, food and free WIFI. We offer free pick up on arrival with our car, just please let us know your arrival time before you start your journey to Jaisalmer. We would also offer the option of a discounted Camel Safari, recommended by many travel books as the best in town! We like to think that we have the best roof terrace in Jaisalmer. Our hotel is located in full view of Jaisalmer's Fort, close to the market bazaars and all major tourist destinations are within walking distance. Most importantly, . In the process you will make friends for life and learn a little Hindi and some Rajasthani cuisine here and there :-)

We are a group of friendly young men who are relaxed, laid-back and very easy to interact with. We are on Couch surfing and other similar websites and have hosted countless people from all around the world with many fond memories.


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Mukesh was a great host. He offered us the whole Jaisalmer experience and also desert and rural India experience. He was very nice with us, being always included in his talk and moments of joy. The staff of the hotel also was amazing, making us feel like part of a family.
The city is 100% safe and calmed. Their lifestyle is so different that sometimes it gets hard to find what to do. I don't know if I would recommend it for a woman solo traveler, not because of safety, but because only man are involved in business partnerships moments and you can feel left behind.

7 months ago



We’ve had a great stay in Jaisalmer thanks to Mukesh and his team.
He was very flexible with our workflow and allowed us much creative freedom, which we highly appreciated.
We stayed in Jaisalmer for 3 weeks. It’s not a big city but he arranged many things for us to do and we had the opportunity to stay at some of his desert camps. Overall its been a great experience and we are very grateful we found this opportunity. I would highly recommend fellow travellers to stay at Swan haveli!

7 months ago



I couldn't have started in a better way my experience with worldpackers. Mukesh is an amazing person and the hotel staff was incredibly kind with me.
Mukesh let me feel fine and free about the job which was caring about the social media and designing a menu for the restaurant.
Although the city was in low season I could enjoy Swan Hotel and local people in the city.
Almost every evening we could hang out at the hotel rooftop, Mukesh and Richa (from stuff) taught me a lot about indian culture, speciality about Rajasthan.
I'm missing them already!

10 months ago



It has definitely been an incredible experience, the safari, the food, the golden city, everything is perfect for taking pictures, working with Mukesh is very pleasant, a good person, friendly and a good host, I would love to take pictures again for him and her city. Thank you so much for everything. see you soon.

12 months ago



Mukesh and the team are nice people and Swan Haveli is an awesome place to stay. The place is really well maintained and resides in the heart of the city. The food was regional desi and nutritious.

I would recommend anyone to volunteer here and learn more about hotel management, restaurant management and not to mention the local lifestyle.

Thank you for hosting me and for the wonderful experience.

over 2 years ago

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