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What you offer

Hours per week

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


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


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


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

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What you get

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.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

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.

Bikes at your disposal

Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.


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

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The Experience

As part of our team you'll enjoy our friendly environment and have fun with our guests! Explore what Chinatown has to offer you and experience the city like a New Yorker. We would love your help but we basically need an extra hand to greet our guests when they check in. We're a family run business and sometimes you'll just need to be at the reception while I'm buying supplies or doing laundry for the hostel!

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  • Intermediate English

  • Above 35 years old

  • Be from outside United States

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
4 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

1 Review

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Oh, I had a really good time at Be Local Chinatown, the place is so comfy that you feel home. The host, is awesome and flexible, and always there to help, is short time to work, is possible getting tours every day, or work part time in other place. I had so much fun there, met a lot of people around the world, did some friend for life and helps to practice my English also. I super recommend this hostel, Be Local Chinatown for every body!! Demi, thanks for the amazing time.

3 months ago

About Be Local Chinatown

  • Hosted by Demi

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  • Response Rate: 70%
  • Response Time: 1 day
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