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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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We feel it is important to have someone available at all times in the hostel. To check in guests or to just have a chat. You will also make sure the communal areas stay clean and tidy and make sure are guests feel at home!

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  • Fluent English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

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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My time in Barbarossa was just amazing!! We had a room with 3 beds for the staff and in the beginning it was just for girls, that was really nice.
there is an area outside that we always spend hours talking and chilling.
The work is easy and sometimes the time of ur shift change a little bit but they always told us before so we could plan our day.
Elfie is the manager and she is the one that we had more contact, she is sweet and honest about what they expect from you and the rules of the job.
And Jamie’s food is amazing, I recommend this place 100%. I could travel a lot when I was there( :

about 2 years ago

Hostel replied

Thank you Bianca! We wish you all the best!



I had a great time at Barbarossa Hostel, I felt so welcomed when I came here, even if I was a bit scared because it was my first tome traveling alone, my fear was gone after 5 minutes I arrived!
The work is great and you still have enough time doing something else or exploring other cities. Jamie‘s food always made my day better and it felt like a little family when we met for dinner and ate together.

Nijmegen as itself is a funny student city, with the whole going out experience but also a lot of beautiful nature. I met the best people here and I would wish coming back soon!

about 2 years ago

Hostel replied

Thanks Nicole! Your welcome to come back anytime :D



I had good time in nijmegen, the hotel’s staff are so nice and the city is so beautiful and always there are something to do there. In the begin it was hard to understand how that hostel work, but after it the experience was good. thanks 🙏

over 2 years ago



My experience at Barbarossa Hostel was great! Nijmegen is a wonderful place: beautiful, safe, full of parks and festivals, perfect to ride a bike. You can get anywhere in the city or visit others by bike. I wish I could live there forever! The other volunteers were fantastic. I loved to spend time talking to them. Joep, our host, was very nice. He is calm, friendly and easygoing. He allows the environment of the hostel be relaxed, he makes we feel comfortable there and gives us a lot of freedom. I am grateful for the time I spent there. I miss already. These were special days.

over 2 years ago

Hostel replied

Thank you Nayane and Fernando, it was great to host you!



Nijmegen it is a perfect place if you are interesting to visit the surrounding of here. The hostel is located 10 minutes from the train station and 2 minutes from the center. You have everything very close like river, parks, shopping, bar or restaurant. So, you can be volunteering and you always can make some extra activities. Joep, is a great host and the hours of work are easy. Your duties here can be reception, clean the hostel, clean the restaurant and help in the bar/kitchen. The daily dinner( Wednesday- Sunday) was always lekker, Dankjewel Jemie. The staff was super, thanks Elfi too.

over 2 years ago

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