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Hostel Matara, Sri Lanka

8 reviews8

Help us paint walls with your artistic talents

Immerse yourself in the local culture
2 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with the locals
2 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Pub Crawls
Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!
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The Experience

Hi, this is a new hostel and we have many blank walls to be painted, need help with a lot of art work , your views, ideas, talents and imagination is need. please help solve this problem, paints will be given.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Between 18 and 35 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

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8 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

2 Immersing in the local culture

2 Meeting locals

1 Get in touch with nature

1 Meeting international travelers

United States


Yakoob is a great host and very kind, accommodating and completely fulfilled his part of the deal. It was hard to feel like I was able to fulfill mine. It may have been a combination of many things, but there was no one staying at the hostel besides the volunteers. It’s not at all Yakoob’s fault, but it made it hard to try to market the hostel as a fun and social place to stay. I still think it was an amazing hostel and the food is incredible, so maybe in other times of the year it’s easier to really feel like you’re giving Yakoob the results he deserves!

about 1 year ago



Yakoob was a splendid host & definitely great for getting to know the area - good tips for all of Sri Lanka really.
The hostel provided a wonderful stay and fun to meet the local staff and the many backpackers!
I’d recommend having your own laptop/iPad at hand to make the working hours more efficient

over 1 year ago



The hostel and the host were very nice! Just different tasks from what I expected - it is really just marketing & social media. Try to promote the hostel as much as you can. I thought it would be more reception and help in daily tasks. Ended up not doing almost nothing for them which is pretty unfair. They treated me very well, the food was delicious and the place is super clean! Plus the rooms are very spacious and very close to the beach! If you are a marketing master this is the perfect place! Thank you Yakoob for everything! Can't wait to be back in Sri Lanka! Missing already :(

over 1 year ago



I had such a great time at MyHostels Weligama. It's a newer hostel that is starting out and beginning to pick up for the tourist season. Yakoob and the staff here were so kind and welcoming and I really enjoyed my work.
The food was also amazing 😍😍😍

over 1 year ago



My Hostels Weligama was an amazing experience and Yakoob gave me the chance to volunteer for 2 weeks. The facilities of the hostel are amazing: Modern, clean, really nice rooms with bathroom. Amazing common and dinning areas area. Good WIFI. The food was delicious, the beach was really close and everything in the town was about 15 to 20 minutes walk. The tasks were perfect and he gave me freedom to make photos and videos for his hostel. The team was so kind and always open to help. I will definitely recommend My Hostels to volunteer and also to stay Sri Lanka. :) Bohoma Stutiyi.

almost 2 years ago

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