Be a volunteer in a Historic Victorian Hostel & Bar on the the Wild Atlantic Way!

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The Exchange

We're a 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. Stunning location near beaches, lakes, and hills. The tasks mainly involves hostel cleaning, making beds, laundry, serving breakfast, kitchen help and gardening. Great pub on site where you will meet friendly locals as well as travellers from all over the world. Join us!

What you offer

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.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Intermediate English

Over 20 years old

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Covid-19 Update: Please note that due to local laws/guidelines we can only take volunteers who have been in Ireland for at least 2 weeks. Proof of travel/arrival in Ireland will be requested. Thank you :-)

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, making beds, cleaning, laundry), 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. Sometimes a more private room in a mobile home next to the hostel is available. Please let us know when applying if you have any dietary restrictions. We also offer free wifi and free laundry facilities.

Activities & Shift

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