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Hostel Surabaya, Indonesia
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What you offer

20h
Hours per week

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

Reception

Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

Handyman

Help with a wide range of repairs.

Gardening

Help to grow and cultivate plants.

Painting & Decorating

Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the 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.

Shared Dorm

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

Breakfast

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

Lunch

Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner

Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Free Laundry

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

Support
Support

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

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Insurance
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The Experience

Da Rifi is quiet small hostel. We are simple and dedicated, that's my vision in running the hostel. Everything should be easy and simple . We don't need to think complicated to make this life get easy. We are not very good, we are not the best but we want everybody knows we are the warmest place for backpackers who miss their home

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English

  • Between 18 and 80 years old

  • Be from outside Indonesia

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Dec
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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
12 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

11 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Hostel

Learning & Fun

Spain

Despite of the quiet location of the hostel I had fun painting the front yard of the hostel. Everyone was really kind and generous with me. Perfect to stay a few days and take a break in your journey.

about 2 months ago

Spain

I spent one week in Da Rifi Hostel with my friend Carlos. We didn't have the chance to meet Dyana because she left to work the next day we arrived to another city. However, we had a great week with Yenny, she was very nice to us.
We were able to paint the front yard with the means they gave us, but we didn't find much else to do. They told us that other volunteers usually go to schools to talk to children but we preferred to work in the hostel.
We learnt how Indonesian people live and we don't regret this experience lived!

2 months ago

Netherlands

I stayed for a few days at Da Rifi, because I lost my passport and I needed to go to the embassy in Jakarta.. Dyana is a lovely woman who wants to help with everything and she learned me things about history. I didn’t get the change to improve the hostel, because of the passport situation but I would recommend Da Rifi to anybody who wants to get to know the Indonesian culture and who likes to improve a hostel. Dyana thanks for your help!

9 months ago

Dyana replied

Silvano, what I like from you that you are a young man loves history...even we met in a short time but you have shown me how to make the steps on improving the hostel...Thanks, Silvano..and good luck in every your way...

Germany

Dyana is an absolute Darling!!! She is very caring, always make sure that her guests are ok and feel at home, she is cooking and provide all meals, when she is there.
The hostel leaves a lot of space for your improvements, so you can play out your creativity.
I feng-shui-ed the entrance and worked during my stay there on creating a good energy flow and an inviting atmosphere and Dyana loved her "new" entrance area!
I wish Dyana and her Da Rifi Hostel a lot of success and lot of new guests and supportive volunteers.
Lot's of Love, Karina

10 months ago

Dyana replied

Karina, you are a very excellent Feng-Shui expert. You could do a nice entrance of the hostel. Many times the guests and friends give nice comments about the entrance and I always tell that you made it. ...A long time I wanted such this entrance and you made my dreams come true...!! Thanks, Karina....we have to make a nice book about Feng Shui for our remembrance and memory...

Mexico

This was a great experience. Dyana the Host is such a nice lady, kind, gentle with a big heart, she friendly and helpfull all the time...She is a hard worker as well as a writer and a teacher and she finds the time to be with you and help you with all your needs... she also helps you to organize your trips...she is an easy going person and a beautiful indonesian.

about 1 year ago

Dyana replied

Priscilla, thank you for volunteering at the hostel...you inspired me many things and it was a wonderful time we spent together going to Malang, swimming, talking (especially about our parents...), there was always good times with you here... thank you again and hope I can visit you one day!

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About Da Rifi Hostel

Dyanasari
  • Hosted by Dyana

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 90%
  • Response Time: 2 days

About the host

Located between two world-class tourist destinations, Yogyakarta and Bali, Surabaya offers diverse opportunities for tourists and business alike. As one of Indonesia's leading capital, Surabaya is keenly aware of the need to promote herself into a cosmopolitan city.

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