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Hostel Waterford, Ireland

51 reviews51

Helping in an Irish Hostel and learn the incredible Irish culture!

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Immerse yourself in the local culture
2 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with international travelers
2 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.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
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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
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
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The Experience

The position mainly involves cleaning and general chores around the place but there are lots of things that come up from time to time (painting, gardening, sorting etc.).

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  • Beginner English
  • Over 19 years old
  • European Union Passport

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

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51 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

2 Immersing in the local culture

2 Meeting international travelers

2 Meeting locals

1 Get in touch with nature

1 Developing social awareness

1 Practicing English



I really enjoyed the time that I spent there. The hotel is quiet and it is also well managed and maintained. The staff was very kind and friendly with me. They made me stay in a double room with bathroom that I have shared with an another volunteer. Regarding the job, it was only a cleaning task, maybe because I have been there only 2 weeks, but it wasn't too much demanding and the staff never put pressure on me. By the way, I had lot of chances to meet new people and speak with them, in order to improve my english. I have socialized in particular with guests, usually students, and volunteers.

about 2 months ago



Everyone at Potree Hostel was welcoming and war! I had such a great time there and I would definitely recommend this experience.
The job was about cleaning rooms and tidy up where needed and the shifts were of four hours each, with some days off during the week.
Waterford is a small and nice city, full of pubs where one can have a taste of the local habits and next to a river which makes it picturesque.
You will enjoy your experience here!

2 months ago



You will absolutely love this place!

- Ciaran, Magda, Mario and Kristian who work at the hostel are the most friendly people on the world, I'm glad i met them on my road

- Probably you'll meet other volunteers from other countries because Portree Hostel is very active on Worldpackers and HelpX

- The job is easy, never more then 4 hours and don't worry if you don't know something, they will always help you with patience and love

- The city is awesome, a mix of history, nature and street art that make everything magic

I don't have anymore space to write so i will just say: Thank you very m

almost 2 years ago



The moment I stepped in I felt welcome. Ciaran, Mario, Kristijan and Magda are truly wonderfull people. We were in total with 7 volunteers and had so much fun together. There was a lot to see around the area. The hostel itself is good and has everything you need. For the work, the hours are more than fair and it isn't hard at all, with a lot of free time. Ciaran thank you so much for the opportunity. I would love to come back!

almost 2 years ago



I don’t have enough words to describe the time I spent in Portree. This was my first experience in Worldpackers and I it couldn’t have been better. Since I arrived I felt really at home. Ciaran, Magda, Kristian and Mario are always ready to help you in everything and do everything in order for you to have the best exprience ever.The work is very easy and fun.The time passes quickly . You have a lot of free time to explore everything arround. I was a part of a team with of 7 volunters and I can say I made friends for life. Thank you. I just wish I could stay longer. I already miss it

almost 2 years ago

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