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Hostel Greater London, United Kingdom

4.5
20 reviews20

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What you offer

20h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Arts
Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Handyman
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
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What you get

3

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.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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Support
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The Experience

This hostel is incredibly toxic due to the manager. It is not safe or liveable. Very unsafe area and incredibly dirty living conditions. Management is very bad and predatory. Do not apply. Pictures provided of real living conditions. Treatment of volunteers is very toxic and predatory. Manager harasses staff and volunteers. The hostel is run on fear. Needs to be shutdown.

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English
  • Between 18 and 40 years old
  • European Union Passport
  • 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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Availability

Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Stay at least
4 weeks

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20 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

4.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

Germany

5

It was my first Worldpackers experience and I was a bit nervous, but I had such a warm welcome that it felt like home already on the first evening!
Kyle and Reon are so funny, understanding, always ready to help and they really care about that everyone feels comfortable.
The work was easy. Because of the renovations we had to work a bit more, but when we did extra hours we got free pizza or made fun activities as a thankyou :)
The house with the loud pub downstairs and some broken things was definitly not ideal, but the atmosphere was sooo great and I can totally recommend this host!!

Feb/17/2020

Brazil

5

Amazing experience, amazing people. I had intense and learning days. I made many friends and enjoy the city very much. Thank you so much, guys! <3

Jul/30/2019

Brazil

5

No words can describe how grateful I am for this family who received me with open arms from day 1!
Hours are super fair, the staff connection is just amazing and you will find endless opportunities here.
Part of who I am today is because of this place, and I will never, ever, forget that.
Thank you Bruna, for being an amazing manager and leader, you are always giving the staff and guests all the support needed, even working extra hours and doing the impossible just to make sure all of us are happy in our workplace :)
Thank you New Cross Family, for everything, I will always love you ❤️

Apr/06/2019

Brazil

5

I definitely recommend this place for a unique experience!
There I was cleaner and handyman. As a handyman I could chose my own time in working. The cleaning work isn't bad and they always work together. Also the timetable is suitable.. :)
The crew is really cool they create all the environment. We spent a lot of time together in parks and parties. I already miss them
I had a such great time in New Cross!!

Mar/10/2019

Italy

5

New Cross Inn has such a warm and welcoming atmosphere that my first experience with Worldpackers couldnt be better. I went to London to practice my English but I learned so much more in the hostel that I can't even mesure. Thank you so much Bruna for giving me this opportunity, the great time and for the friends that I will never forget. Love you all s2

Mar/06/2019

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