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What you offer

25h
Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Kitchen Hand

Help serving and organizing meals.

Night Shift

Help with night tasks to make the place relaxing for all guests

Administration

Help with booking systems and payments.

Reception

Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

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What you get

3
Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Team Dorm

You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.

Breakfast

Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Dinner

Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Discounts on Drinks

Drink up! Get discounts and order a few drinks.

Discounts on Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

Discounts on Accommodation

Feel free to explore! Get discounts on partner locations.

Free Laundry

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

Free Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Support
Support

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

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Every host in the community is checked and approved by our team.

Insurance
Worldpackers Insurance

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The Experience

We are a team of international long term travelers and we need volunteers to contribute to the funky atmosphere of this hostel. =) We are located in the Fes medina and we can accomodate up to 46 travelers in 5 dorm rooms. We are looking for energetic, friendly and passionate volunteers to help at the reception or with small maintenance and improvement projects. We hope to hear from you!

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English

  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Aug
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Stay at least
4 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

3 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Hostel

Learning & Fun

Argentina

The experience was wonderful! The managers are lovely people and all the time take care of you. They make the schedule every week asking before for posible time request, so is very flexible and I had several days off a week to travel around.
The tasks are not difficult, I personally felt like helping in my own home so doesn’t feel like you are working!
I enjoyed the great rooftop and the good vibe there! And the best, the food! As I told them so many times, the food in this hostel was the best I’ve got in all my trip.
I feel more than grateful with the Funky Fes family ❤️

about 2 months ago

Mads Peter replied

Thank you very much Brenda.
We appreciated all the help we got from you at the hostel.
Best of luck in Denmark and on your future travels.
Kind regards,
Bida and Mads

United States

Mads and Bida are incompetent at managing a hostel. At first they were nice then things went sour. They both work the same easy shift. They also don’t work weekends. Mads scheduled more work hours than agreed upon.Once they leave there are only volunteers running the hostel so when issues arrise we are to figure it out ourselves. We had an issue 1 morning & they told us not wake them up & we should act as managers & figure it out ourselves. My friend Daniella & I have worked at many hostels before and have never seen such a mess, we had to cut our trip short and leave immediately.

2 months ago

Mads Peter replied

Please don’t take any notice of this review as it is not representative of how it is to volunteer at Funky Fes Hostel. Future reviews will show a more relevant image of how it is to volunteer at the hostel. We love having volunteers at the hostel so it makes us very sad to get untrue reviews like this. If you are interested in volunteering at the hostel please contact other volunteers who can give a more relevant comment on the volunteer position.

As our job is to manage the hostel we don't work many different hours at the reception, as we need time to manage the hostel. This work very well and without any problems with other volunteers.
When we are not at the hostel there will only be volunteers, but we are always available if there is an emergency or any questions from volunteers. Of course the job is difficult when you don't want to take any responsibility while working the reception like Melanie and Daniella.
They lied to us before their arrival. They said they had worked in many hostels and that they knew our booking system, but when they arrived they didn't know anything and they told us that they had never been in a hostel. They came with big suitcases and didn't know the backpacking lifestyle of the way of life in a hostel.
Before arrival they said they were very flexible and we agreed on 25 hours a week. The first two weeks they were given 23 hours of work. When they the third week was asked to work 26 hours they were complaining that it was not the agreement. That is not being flexible.
When they were working at the reception they were not welcoming and smiling and they were not willing to help. They were on their phones and laughing at everybody; staff and guests. This left the hostel with bad reviews on staff. Melanie and Daniella had a very lazy attitude and they were not at the hostel to work and help out. They were only here for a free bed and to eat food, that was their only concern. They were not respectful to their fellow volunteers. They were messy in their room and were offended every time any of this was mentioned. They were only thinking about themselves which also showed when they decided to leave without any notice. We will not recommend any hostel to accept Daniella and Melanie as volunteers.

United States

I enjoyed meeting all of the volunteers at Funky Fes, they were super friendly and helpful. However the host was not very respectful when different opinions were voiced nor did they conduct themselves in a way that managers should. Specifically when asked about additional hours different from what was agreed upon, a fellow volunteer was met with attitude and arguments. In another instance another fellow volunteer was met with cursing and shouting which resulted in me leaving immediately, it was becoming an unwelcoming environment.

2 months ago

Mads Peter replied

Please don’t take any notice of this review as it is not representative of how it is to volunteer at Funky Fes Hostel. Future reviews will show a more relevant image of how it is to volunteer at the hostel. We love having volunteers at the hostel so it makes us very sad to get untrue reviews like this. If you are interested in volunteering at the hostel please contact other volunteers who can give a more relevant comment on the volunteer position.

As our job is to manage the hostel we don't work many different hours at the reception, as we need time to manage the hostel. This work very well and without any problems with other volunteers.
When we are not at the hostel there will only be volunteers, but we are always available if there is an emergency or any questions from volunteers. Of course the job is difficult when you don't want to take any responsibility while working the reception like Melanie and Daniella.
They lied to us before their arrival. They said they had worked in many hostels and that they knew our booking system, but when they arrived they didn't know anything and they told us that they had never been in a hostel. They came with big suitcases and didn't know the backpacking lifestyle of the way of life in a hostel.
Before arrival they said they were very flexible and we agreed on 25 hours a week. The first two weeks they were given 23 hours of work. When they the third week was asked to work 26 hours they were complaining that it was not the agreement. That is not being flexible.
When they were working at the reception they were not welcoming and smiling and they were not willing to help. They were on their phones and laughing at everybody; staff and guests. This left the hostel with bad reviews on staff. Melanie and Daniella had a very lazy attitude and they were not at the hostel to work and help out. They were only here for a free bed and to eat food, that was their only concern. They were not respectful to their fellow volunteers. They were messy in their room and were offended every time any of this was mentioned. They were only thinking about themselves which also showed when they decided to leave without any notice. We will not recommend any hostel to accept Daniella and Melanie as volunteers.

About Funky Fes

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You should volunteer at Funky Fes Hostel to get the experience of living in the oldest Medina in the world in beautiful Fez, Morocco. Morocco has a unique culture you will get to experience first hand. If you volunteer at Funky Fes Hostel you get experience with working in hostelling and you get to have a great time with the rest of our young international team.

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