Hostel Volunteer

The Exchange

Tourist Hostel, Bar, Restaurant, Language School 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 serving and organizing meals.

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

Housekeeping: Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.

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

What you get

2 days off per week

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.

Lunch: Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner: Have your free dinner before going to bed.

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


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.