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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


Help with booking systems and payments.


Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

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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

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Discounts on Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

3 hrs of work a day checking in / out of guests, changing / washing linen etc Cleaning of hostel . Benefits include free breakfast / laundry etc

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  • Intermediate English

  • Between 18 and 35 years old

  • Be from outside Singapore

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

13 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


happy snail is a small and cute hostel in Singapore. Working there, especially with Mike makes a lot of fun. Also there is enough time to explore Singapore or to go to the beach during the day. I'll be back, for sure!

19 days ago


Nice place to rest from traveling! The hostel is nice and the work is easy and leaves you enough time to explore Singapore! But you are pretty much on your own, probably the only downside of this experience.

26 days ago


I really recommend this place ! Mike is an amazing host! I also spend time with another great volunteer, I’m really happy to made this volunteering. The city is amazing, the duties are very easy, only 4 hours per day. Nice atmosphere, nice place, I would do it again over and over again! Thank you Mike ! For the opportunity, I learned a lot!

about 2 months ago


hahah, so I start like this, with smile, imagine!!, incredible experience, Mike is a character, and the way you manage the hostel, real, is like your house, you are a other guest, I take away from this place a lot of learning, confidence, teaching, leadership, many communication, and good friends, as a host, as people I met, I recommend this place, and always say hello to Mike from me, thanks for sharing, and do not stop smiling

2 months ago


Sorry for the delay. This volunteer was a great experience, I learnt how is the work in hostels. The tasks here were so easy and easily to learn. The shift was excellent, with only 4 hours to work. I recommend this place to do the volunteering if you want to learn all about Singapore. I really enjoyed it, I hope back soon.

4 months ago
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About Happy Snail Hostel

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  • Hosted by mike

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 70%
  • Response Time: Less than a day

About the host

Happy Snail Hostel is centrally located right in between Chinatown and Sentosa. Both these locations are a 5 min bus ride away and the closest MRT is Outram MRT (EW 16). We cater to a backpacker's most important needs providing comfortable beds with comfy pillows and quilts, ultra fast WIFI / Internet, clean dormitories/ washrooms and free all day breakfast. Whether you are coming to Singapore for a short visit or stopping by before going ...

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