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

Hostel Nijmegen, Netherlands
5 reviews5

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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 attend to guests.

Night Shift

Help with night tasks to make the place relaxing for all 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

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Free Laundry

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


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

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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

Talk to those who have lived the experience

5 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


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!

about 2 months ago


I stayed at Barbarossa for a month and it was amazing! The problems that happened were nothing other than regular, the staff is like family now, and the city is lovely! I highly recommend enjpying the balcony, the milkshakes at Kronkel and and a long walk at the beach! Barbarossa is definetly my home in the Netherlands (:

about 2 months ago


I spent a really good time at Barbarossa Hostel. Thanks a lot to Ben (who unfortunately had to leave), Marek, Constanza, Agustina and Raphael. Thanks also a lot to Kim and Joep who opened me their doors for me and to Jamie, Dominique and Bastian for the amazing food they gave me. Nijmegen is a great little town and also is the hostel.
I had to do a bit of reception and a bit of cleaning, but no matter what your task is, it is not hard and after that you can chill all day long in their facilities.
Thanks again for everything Barbarossa Team and good luck in the future.

6 months ago


Best hostel ever!
The team was amazing, I had a lot of fun at Nijmegen. They respect the working hours and your free days :)
Also, the dinner was delicious!!!

7 months ago


It was an amazing journey! Especially thanks to the other volunteers I have worked with and the restaurant staff made me feel like home. Hostel was great to stay and the city was fascinating.
My task was reception and it requires to be at the hostel 6 hours a day but since you can spend your time in the terrace, living room, or wherever you want inside the hostel during your working hours; it is not a problem. Only problem was there is no meal on monday and tuesdays there were no meals.and neither a tippend to cover this expense. Plus there weren't one beer in dinner as it was written :(

12 months ago

Hostel replied

Hey Muge,

Thank you for your feedback.

We didn't write the original text ourselves, so we took out the beer part and made it more explicit the restaurant is closed two days a week.


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Barbarossa Hostel, situated in a 150 year old warehouse building, offers its guests stylish, peaceful and centrally located accommodation in the historic centre of Nijmegen. Located in a quiet square just off the main shopping street, the hostel makes a perfect base to enjoy the contemporary and youthful atmosphere the city has to offer. Nijmegen is located close to the German border in the province of Gelderland, and is the oldest city...

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