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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

17 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


I volunteered at hostels before, but at Happy Snail it was the first time I stayed at the reception and it was very interesting to experience.
Mike is always on hand to help.
It is well worth the experience.

Thank you Mike :)

2 months ago


I really had fun in Mike's Hostel, the atmosphere was perfect and I met a lot of people. The place is near Chinatown and it's possible to get to the center by walk. At the hostel, the duties are easy and you will have time to visit the city. I totally recommend the experience.

3 months ago


I had a great experience working in Happy Snail Hostel. The hostel is in good conditions and it is easy to clean. I got to know many guests and I had an incredible time with them in Singapore. Also Mike is very nice and he really cares about the hostel.
I truly recommend this work exchange for at least two weeks.

3 months ago


It was a wonderful experience in Happy Snail Hostel. I really enjoyed having the responsibility to manage the small hostel in the beautiful and perfect Singapur. All the guests were really nice, the tasks easy and Jimmy a very nice "boss". Thank you for everything.

4 months ago


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!

5 months ago
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About Happy Snail Hostel

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  • Hosted by mike

  • New
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  • Response Rate: 80%
  • 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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