Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help serving and organizing meals.
Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.
Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
Drink up! Get discounts and order a few drinks.
There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.
Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.
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Basically, the day starts at 9.30am with the housekeeper. You clean the room, including making the beds, the 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 get your gears on and hit the slopes. There is a free shuttle running from the hostel to the ski lifts. Enjoy the facilities of the hostel like the bar, the tv lounge and all the activities offered !Learn more
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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.
Châtel is an amazing place and the hostel even more. I felt at home from the start and all the people helped me a lot in every way. Jason is a very calm boss, fair and open to talk and give you tips of where to go and what to do. I worked on the cleaning team and the work is not heavy at all and the working hours also. It is such an amazing place that you arrive and don't want to leave anymore. I have to say that was one of the best experiences I have had so far. I strongly recommend this place!! :)
My stay in 1861 Châtel Hostel was truly an amazing experience ! Coming there , to this goregous area felt already as an award but then I've met one of the best people in my life so far , with big hearts , crazy minds and unprecedented openness. I've learned some new things , share with those guys a little of myself, with all this leaving was almost heartbreaking... I'm recommending this place as a internship, volunteer and especially as as place to stay for holidays - it's really a rare experience to see such a devotion and love to a place, like I saw from the owner :). Bisous!
Well located in one of the greatest ski resort in the Alps, You will have plenty of time to go skiing, hiking and discovering the area. Your OWN room is waiting for you !About the host