Hostel Palermo, Italy

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Immerse yourself in the local culture
12 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with international travelers
11 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We have guests from all over the world, so it can get busy on the summer season, but its mainly calm. We have 3 shifts during the day, and we can arrange the schedule in a weekly basis. Your main tasks will be welcoming and helping the new guest with the check in and directions in the city, providing them the amenities of the hostel, maps, etc. A little bit of cleaning and preparing breakfast. Not hard work at all! Come and check it!

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  • Beginner Italian or Fluent English
  • Over 19 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
4 weeks

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25 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

12 Immersing in the local culture

11 Meeting international travelers

9 Meeting locals

7 Practicing English

3 Developing social awareness

1 Learning about sustainability



My experience was amazing! I felt at home since the first day. The staff and the other volunteers were always kind to me. The tasks are simple and easy to do, and the schedules are clear and flexible. I will always be grateful for this, ci vediamo presto famiglia❤️

10 days ago



Unfortunately I could not finish my whole experience but I totally recommend for next travelers!

about 1 month ago

United Kingdom


I really enjoyed my time here and I found everyone on the team/other volunteers so welcoming and friendly and happy to help you whenever you need it. The location is perfect and the overall vibe of the hostel is very relaxed so it's very easy to make it feel like home. The work isn't too demanding either and you have plenty of free time to explore the city. I occasionally found it difficult with English being my only language when dealing with guests especially l if I was alone at the hostel and when there was general disorganisation within the hostel systems.

about 1 month ago



It was absolutely chaotic and untrue. Nothing happened what was promised. We have been called to a different address which place had a very bad vibe. The original place was very abandoned, most showers and toilets didnt work, beds were dusty, so-random schedule and everything were disorganised. Most guests we had were frightened by the conditions (just like other volunteers). In addition we had to pay for coffee, printing and no opportunity to wash our clothes. I had to leave after a few days. Absolutely not recommended. Please avoid at any cost

2 months ago

Francesco replied

Gabor. I tell you that the other volunteers you mention are still working with us. The coffee and the impressions that you say, are charged for the guests. Volunteers are given weekly money to buy food, and YOU STOLEN PART OF THAT MONEY THAT WAS FOR THE VOLUNTEERS. You left your ex partners without food and you didn't care. The laundry is not included, but soap to wash your clothes if you want, and a clothes line to hang clothes in the patio it do. You asked for it and it was granted without problems. And the schedules that we coordinate are totally equitable. Nothing out of the ordinary. They are organized so that each volunteer can have their 2 days off together, giving them the chance to make plans and go out if they wish.
I am only replying to this message so that future volunteers or hosts can see that you have lied. Apparently you already have other bad performances with previous hostels. And you left the hostel without warning. You may not like the place or the tasks, but you have been disrespectful to us and to the other volunteers. Please don't come back here. Good luck.



My time in the hostel was very good, the atmosphere is relaxed and the host is super flexible and he was able to attend to my needs and settled me in another hostel that also owns, so I had the opportunity to meet more volunteers. The free time it's great so you can visit places near Palermo.

8 months ago

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