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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

9 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


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.

about 2 months ago


My experience in The Happy Snail was awesome! i met a lot of people from around the world just chatting friendly with them was like a family, Mike make it easier because get you freedom to work so just for people who have initiative and energy to hang out with guest :)... (that's how i understand a hostel)

thank you Mike! in the future my hostel gonna have much experience from yours for sure!

about 2 months ago


I didn't work at happy snail but I did work at uptown hostel. The place is located in a great area next to the main attractions like Marina bay, Clark quay and MRT. Mike and CS are great guys, the helped me with everything and also CS made me try a lot of different local food. My co workers were so kind and they teached me with patience everything. The task are very simple and you'll have a lot of time to enjoy Singapore. I really recommend this place. I hope to come back soon 😄 thank you CS and Mike for the opportunity. See you soon!

3 months ago


I had a great time at Happy Snail. Mike is always available to help us with any issue and he is super nice. The work only takes a few hours a day and then you are free to leave and sight see or mingle with the guests. I learned a lot and am very grateful for the opportunity . I hope to be back someday!

3 months ago


Mike, the owner, was always happy to help and answer the questions. The hostel is small, so the daily activities are easy to do. The hostel is well located, near to MRT and bus stations. I do recommend it.
Mike, el dueño es atento y siempre dispuesto a resolver las dudas. El hostal es pequeño, por lo que las actividades a realizar no consumen mucho tiempo. El hostal esta bien ubicado, cerca del MRT y de las paradas del autobus. Definitivamente lo recomiendo.

6 months ago
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About Happy Snail Hostel

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  • Hosted by mike

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  • Response Rate: 80%
  • Response Time: 7 days

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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