Topside Inn

Topside was named the #1 hotel in Maine by TripAdvisor. We offer our guests a beautiful setting with great service. We encourage our staff to have fun, but that our guest’s experience is all of our top priority. If we are enjoying ourselves it shows and helps our guests to relax and be more engaging. We are in a beautiful location and make sure we appreciate it every day. In addition to help running the inn, volunteers can may also have the opportunity to help with our gardens and chicken coop.

Our staff is part of our family. We eat together, work together, enjoy a night on the town as a group. We do ask that our staff work hard, with us by their side, but we also make sure our staff is well cared for and have a good time.

Host%402x Top Host
This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.

Reviews

5.0
15 reviews15

Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

4.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

Brazil

5

Minha experiência no Topside Inn foi incrível. A equipe disponibiliza um lugar confortável para ficar, um ótimo café da manhã e outras refeições. O trabalho não é fácil, mas bem organizado você finaliza o seu dia antes. No começo algumas regras e orientações não estavam claras. Falamos com a gerente e tudo foi resolvido. O ambiente te possibilita fazer amigos de vários lugares do mundo. A cidade é pequena, porém muito agradável. Foi uma experiência inesquecível. Obrigada equipe do Topside e todos os amigos que fiz!

25 days ago

France

4

The entire team is very nice, always helpful, if you need anything you can always count on them.
We had an amazing lobster diner all together. It was so fun and the food was amazing. Thank you so much for this experience.
The job is hard (not that the tasks are difficult to understand but it is very demanding). I needed at least a week to accommodate myself to the schedule and be able to fully enjoy Boothbay Harbor.
All in all, it was an enriching experience.

about 1 month ago

United States

5

This was a great experience for me! It was my very first time traveling alone, so I was very nervous, but Mark & Buzz were so welcoming and great! They truly value customer service and it was really cool to improve my knowledge of the hospitality industry. The work was a lot sometimes, but it was great to work with a team on everything. When I wasn't working, I would often explore the city on my own and Boothbay Harbor is a neat town with SO much to do within walking distance, so it was really cool to explore. They really made me feel like a part of the team for how short of time I was there!

about 1 month ago

United States

5

Topside Inn is a wonderful environment to work & socialize with locals & world travelers. I met so many lovely & kind people at this stay. Mark & Buzz are easy to work with & are very welcoming! The views from the property are literally to die for, the food is top notch ;) & the town is so quaint, safe & absolutely breathtaking! I highly recommend volunteering here! Such a heart opening experience for me & I learned so much about service & hospitality that I know I can take with me forever! Thank you Boothbay!

8 months ago

United States

5

My experience at Topside was wonderful! I’m so glad to have met Mark & Buzz and the whole team. I was happy to work for them and help the inn run smoothly every day. They were super easy to talk to and connect with. I instantly felt welcomed and appreciated.

8 months ago


Perfect for you if you're looking for

Business

Contact with nature

Rural

Wilderness