We're looking for someone to help us on the night shift in Budapest!

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Hello! We are looking volunteers to help us on the night shift in our hostel (Pal's Mini Hostel), located in downtown Budapest. The job is a night receptionist, responsible for keeping an eye on the reception, showing any late arrivals to their room, and dealing with early checkouts. The work is very easy, and provides a lot of spare time to explore Budapest!


23 hours of help per week

Party Promoter: Help organise and promote parties and social activities.

Night Shift: Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.

What you get

4 days off per week

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Discounts on Parties: Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Intermediate English

Over 18 years old

Be from outside Hungary

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Pal's Mini Hostel is the little sister of Pal's Hostel and Apartments only a 10 minute walk away, and both ran by the same people :) Pal's Hostel is in the very heart of Budapest, right beside St. Stephen's Basilica - this is where you will be accommodated too! :)

In return for your work we will provide you with a bed in our spacious volunteers apartment, 20 Euro food money per week, laundry services + free use of our hostels amenities! There's free tea and coffee in our main reception too! You will also have access to a shared kitchen. The volunteer apartment is shared between our night shift volunteers, and our other volunteers for our main hostel - it's not a cramped place though, there's plenty of space and has a very chilled out and friendly vibe! Every gets along well and we're sure you will make some great friends and memories staying there!

We look forward to hear from you!! :)

Activities & Shift

We say that 20 hours per week are for the reception work, and the other 3 hours are for assisting with the organisation/hosting of one of our hostels daily activities.

Each night shift is 8 hours long, from midnight till 8 am. We have a total of 3 volunteers for the night shifts, sharing the night shifts throughout the week.

You will work 2 shifts a week (16 hours), and every 3rd week you will work 3 shifts (24 hours) - each week the 3 volunteers will take turns doing the 3rd shift :) This is actually a little bonus as it works out to 56 hours over the 3 weeks, 4 less than it would be at 60 hours (3x20).

The schedule is flexible and volunteers decide between themselves who works which shifts on which days.