Hostel Nijmegen, Netherlands

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Someone to give a warm welcome and be available as much as possible

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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
Help with booking systems and payments.
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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The Experience

Our guest turnover is quite regular, and reception staff usually know what time they can expect guests to check-in or checkout. However, we feel it is important to have someone available at all time in the hostel, so the ideal volunteer for this position would be someone who is willing to stay at the hostel for long periods (usually students, self-employed, etc).

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  • Fluent English
  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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9 Reviews

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Learning & Fun


So, That's my first experience with volunteer work in the Hostel and the Barbarossa Hostel is a good place to start this kind of experience. The owner and other staffs are really great and patient with the volunteers. I really enjoy the meals because James is an excellent chef, all meal was amazing and they did vegetarian and Vegan options. The hostel is small, so the work is really easy and Nijmegen, the Netherlands in general, is a good place to practice English. I'm really glad to start my volunteer at this hostel. So, probably everyone will like to spend some time there.



The experience in the Hostel was good. It's a local quiet and cleaned. It was a different experience for me, because it was my first travel alone. But it was ok.



In general the experience was good, I had a good time in the hostel and also enjoyed meeting the team. I had previous experience volunteering in other hostels and I can easily adapt to new environments and the everyday tasks. However, as a suggestion, I think that the manager has to work in providing a proper introduction to the activities, the hostel, and the expectations for the job. This could help to generate more commitment from the team and also a better experience in the hostel.



It was my first time as a worldpacker, and I was a bit scared before I went, but as soon as I arrived I was very well received by the team. The Odessa staff is amazing, just like Kim, I go out of there with the woman I met, as well as all the people she kept around, creating a great atmosphere of conviviality and work; the team were super cool to work together, we really turned all friends. I arrived in the middle of the festivals, so the work was also very intense. I do not know how to begin to explain in a few words, but if you are looking for a life experience I recommend Nijmegen.



Staying in the Barbarossa Hostel was a wonderful experience! The working hours were flexible and the work is pretty easy. The staff is nice and there's always someone avaliable to help when you need.
Nijmegen is a nice city to enjoy and helping at the hostel is an awesome way to spend your time there, giving and receiving! I definetly recommend it.
Thanks Kim, Costa and everyone else for the nice stay!


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