Help on hosting in our alternative hostel in Canarian Islands

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The Exchange

We are an alternative hostel in El Hierro, ecological island in the Canarians. Help us taking care of the guests and the house : welcoming, cleaning the house, preparing beds, but also cooking, making excursions, painting, music, photos....

What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Kitchen Hand: Help prepare, finish and serve meals.

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

Housekeeping: Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, 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!

Get free drinks or beverages.: Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.

Free Parties: Get free entrance for the best parties in town.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Help on :
- cleaning the common areas (kitchen, chill out, bathrooms)
- cleaning the rooms
- cleaning the sheets, making the beds
- check-ins / check-outs
- kitchen and BBQ

Activities & Shift

Flexible, depending of arrivals
Going in excursion with guests is part of the job, as well as going out to parties


Commitment, sociability
Hosting is mainly a team dorm, but can be switched depending of needs and preferences.
As the cost of ferry or flight from Tenerife to El Hierro is pretty high, in case you need, for a minimal 4 weeks stay we'll take in charge the way back (around 50 euros).
Possibility to make some extra money through artistics activities, or by a commission on selling mermelades