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What you offer

Hours per week

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

Painting & Decorating

Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.

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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.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

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

We will close the hostel in January in order to make it more color ful and artful! We are looking for help for general painting and also for artists you would like to transform our walls in pieces of art. Please apply with fotos of your own work already done !!

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  • Fluent English or Beginner Italian

  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

2 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


At the beginning it was a bit disorganized but because of the amazing group of volunteers, I think we managed to create a super nice atmosphere. \nBe ready to party! Piazza Sant’Anna and Vucciria are just 6 minutes far. \nThe host, Alessandra, is always more than ready to help but also to party. She can recommend you places to go and things to do in the city. \nAlessandra, be ready to cook pistacchio pasta because the girls will probably come back !

29 days ago


I had a great time at On the Way Hostel! Alexandra is the best host ever! She’s so full of energy! If you like to party she will not let you down! The work itself is very light and you have most of the day free to do whatever you want. Palermo is lovely and there’s a Lidl right across the street from the hostel! You might not like it at first sight but give it a few days to fall in love! Thank you Alexandra!!!

about 2 months ago

About On The Way Hostel

  • Hosted by Alexandra

  • New
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  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 1 day

About the host

We offer a unique experience in the hospitality sector in a young and motivated team in beautiful Sicily (Palermo). We offer free accomodation and meals or money for food. Looking forward to meeting you!

About the host

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