Hostel Volunteer at Historic Victorian House, West of Ireland

The Exchange

Tourist Hostel, Bar, Restaurant and Woodland Faerie Trail in a beautiful Victorian house located on Achill Island, Co. Mayo, on the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland. Work mainly involves reception, cleaning, housekeeping, gardening. Great pub on site where you will meet friendly locals as well as travellers from all over the world. Stunning location near beaches, lakes and hills.


25 hours of help per week

Kitchen Hand: Help prepare, finish and serve meals.

Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

Housekeeping: Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.

What you get

2 days off per week

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.


Intermediate English

Between 20 and 35 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We have a very friendly, easy going team here. We work hard and play hard! Generally the work involves hostel tasks (checking in and out, helping with breakfast, cleaning), light maintenance, painting, gardening. It gets busy from April onwards and very busy in July and August. For 25 hours work per week (5 hours x 5 days a week), we offer accommodation and 3 meals a day. Rooms are dormitory style usually with bunk beds. (There is no accommodation for couples for the rest of 2018.) Please let us know when applying if you have any dietary restrictions.
We also offer free wi-fi and free access to laundry facilities.

Activities & Shift

Reception, checking guests in and out, cleaning the hostel, making beds, helping serve breakfast, help in the bar or restaurant. Some occasional light maintenance tasks like gardening, painting etc.