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Hostel Châtel, France

5.0
10 reviews10

Make the beds and go enjoying the mountain ! EU passport only


Immerse yourself in the local culture
2 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with nature
2 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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What you offer

18h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Housekeeping
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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What you get

1

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Support
Support
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The Experience

Basically, the day starts at 9am. After breakfast, you clean the room, including making the beds, vacuum, clean the bathroom... Once the rooms are finished, you could clean the kitchen or vacuum the stairs. Then your shift is over, time to hit the mountain and enjoy the surroundings. There is a free shuttle running from the hostel to the ski lifts. Enjoy the facilities of the hostel like the bar, tv lounge and all the activities offered!

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Requirements

  • Beginner French or Beginner English
  • European Union Passport

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Stay at least
30 days
Stay up to
12 weeks

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10 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

2 Immersing in the local culture

2 Get in touch with nature

2 Meeting locals

2 Meeting international travelers

1 Developing environmental awareness

1 Learning about sustainability

Brazil

5

It was the best experience I've ever had in my entire life! Jason is an amazing host, super kind and friendly! The working schedule is great, the place is beautiful and you get to connect with nature and see amazing landscapes. The other volunteers were awesome people and we spend so many great moments together! I am really grateful for my season here :)

about 2 months ago

Spain

5

I loved every moment of this experience. Jason is a great host, he helps with anything you need, he knows a lot of hikes and cool places to go around Châtel and is very kind and fair with the amount of work. The team and him made my experience perfect and I wouldn’t change a single thing.

I even extended my stay because I don’t want to leave :)

If you love nature, hiking and mountains, this is the place to go.

Thanks for everything <3

10 months ago

Brazil

5

The experience at the hostel was amazing! You only work a few hours in the morning and in the afternoon you are free to explore the hikes in the french alpes. The hostel is pretty cool with a nice bar and foodtruck in front of it. Jason and the staff are always ready to give you tips of what to do around also. Chatel is a small town, but if u enjoy spending time at the nature i'm sure you gonna love it as I did. Totally recommend it.

over 2 years ago

Brazil

5

I had an amazing experience in Chatel. The hostel is amazing, with a great energy and a nice bar/food truck. Close to the Hostel you can do a lot of hikes and find lakes around the montains. Jason and the staff are amazing and always ready to help. The working schedule is great, you only work in the mornings so u have enough time to discovery the area in the rest of the day. I hope to come back someday, for sure!

almost 3 years ago

Argentina

5

1861 Chatel hostel has been an incredible experience for me. From the moment I arrived Jason was sweet and helpful. I was able to practice my french and english. The staff speak spanish as well. They were very nice and friendly.
The working schedule left enough time to do other things throughout the afternoon and it was flexible to allow us to travel around.
The bar is a perfect place to meet people and eat a delicious hamburguer from the food truck :) We have had great discounts and some free drinks!
I feel so grateful for everything!
I totally recommend volunteering.

over 3 years ago

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About the host

Hosted by jason

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This host usually answers to 10% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 3 days
1 published videos
This host has 1 published videos showing a little bit about their place

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