First rule to stay at the Victoria House: you gotta have a good time! :) As we really try to be a super friendly team, our goal is to teach you how to work properly at the reception, welcome guests and do a good cleaning of the place. Making everyone feel welcome and comfortable is strictly needful.
Our volunteers are hosted in a mixed dorm, having access to kitchen facilities, laundry service, excellent wi-fi, basic stuff for cooking. Helping in a tiny hostel means getting really in touch with people from all over the world and also improving your english and italian a lot.
My experience in Victoria House was absolutely amazing!! The team is incredible! I practiced my English, learned some Italian, and I also stayed in touch with other languages.
The city is beautiful and is very close to other cities and places, so you can enjoy very well your free time.
Thanks to Giulio, Marco, Matteo, Manu for making the hostel a home!! Also thanks to the great volunteers there! We made a great team!
4 months ago
Its a relaxed hostel right in the heart of Genova, with all you need nearby – train station, supermarkets, the coast etc. The hosts are friendly, welcoming, flexible and always willing to fill you in on what Genova has to offer. Work is fairly easy and while I worked here I basically had half of the week free to myself. The accommodation was simple but sufficient, I truly felt right at home after a week or so. Genova itself had plenty to offer but its location makes it easy to travel to many other cities like Milan, Pisa, Florence etc. Stayed here for 2months and would totally recommend it.<3
about 1 year ago
Victoria is a cozy, friendly and relaxed place to volunteer at. The people in charge are always available if you need them and they are flexible and respectful. The job is simple and clear. Couldn't stay as long as planned for personal reasons and they accepted my arrival before the agreed date and I'll always be super grateful for it because I didn't have nowhere else to go.
Totally recommend working with the hosts in charge of Victoria.
Thank you very much for your hospitality and I hope to be able to visit one day! Happy 2020.
over 2 years ago
Great experience from start to finish. I appreciated how hands on the owners were. With small road blocks owners were communicative and willing to understand and collaborate. Acceptance for creative freedom and willingness to take your ideas for the hostel really made this place stand out!
almost 3 years ago
It was a amazing experience, I learned a lot and I also had a lot of fun in the same time. The schedule is flexibel and the owners really respected our work hours. The job is easy but you need to be resposible.
I met people in Victoria who I will keep for the rest of my life. All the owners are friendly and helpful, I hope to see them again. Thanks guys.
almost 3 years ago