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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.

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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.


Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Free Laundry

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

Bikes at your disposal

Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.


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

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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
2 weeks
Stay up to
7 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

25 Reviews

Host & Staff

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Learning & Fun


Portree House was a fantastic first Worldpackers experience. From the start Ciaran was very accommodating on moving my start date around, and was always quick to respond to emails or talk to you if you needed something. The managers were also great, all very friendly and easy to work with. The work isn't at all difficult, and it was never an issue if you needed to change your shift to be somewhere else. I made some good friends among the other volunteers/guests, and couldn't have asked for an easier volunteer experience. If you're looking to go somewhere, Portree is a good, solid choice.

9 days ago


I've spent one amazing month at Portree Hostel. Couldn't have expected better place for a first experience. It offers the opportunity to meet great people, enhance your english skills, discover Ireland's South East, and especially learn many things which are so useful in everyday life (housekeeping, cooking communal meals, many other occasional tasks...). Thank you Portree lovely staff!

23 days ago

Ciaran replied

Thanks Paul. You were a great help while you were here.
I missed the deadline for writing a review for Paul but I can highly recommend him for any hospitality role for any hosts looking at his profile. He has a great laid back demeanor but is also a very hard worker.


Portree Hostel was my very first experience as a volunteer and could not be better. All the team are so nice and gave me a very warm welcome. The tasks are super easy and notable at the same time. I was super lucky to have a great volunteers at the same period as well and this is the best part to me: get to know new people for every part of the world. I had the chance to meet people from Spain, France, Australia, Argentina etc...

30 days ago

Ciaran replied

Thanks very much Adria. It was great to host you and you're welcome back any time.

I missed the deadline for writing a review for Adria but I can highly recommend him for any role if any hosts are looking at his profile. He got along very well with the other volunteers , staff and guests and he is very responsible and reliable.


My stay at Portree Hostel went very well. The staff were very welcoming and easy to work with. I liked the fact that we had dinner together everyday, for me it was a big plus! Overall I had a great time.

about 1 month ago


Magda is great. It's all.

about 1 month ago
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About Portree Hostel

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.

**We have a space available from the 7th December until 23rd December but otherwise we are looking for volunteers for January, February and March 2019*** We are a hostel and guesthouse in Waterford city in the sunny south-east of Ireland. Wate...

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