Hostel Sarandë, Albania

5.0
110 reviews110

Permaculture design and implementation

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This host has received 8 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
57 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
49 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Farming
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get

1

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.
Fast Internet Access
High-speed internet for you to work remotely
Dedicated Workspace
Specific space for you to work remotely
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
Certificate
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Support
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Availability

Feb
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Stay at least
3 weeks

The Experience

The job consists of Outside gardening / Digging / transplanting / building Indoor Gardening / propagation / maintenance / sprouting During low season there are very little to no guests here. So you will be mainly doing some cleaning and projects (like painting, repairing and more). During the high season reception and cleaning duties are of primary focus and gardening becomes more of maintenance task.

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Requirements

  • Beginner English or Beginner Italian
  • Over 20 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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110 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

  • 57 Meeting international travelers
  • 49 Practicing English
  • 31 Meeting locals
  • 27 Get in touch with nature
  • 24 Immersing in the local culture
  • 23 Learning about sustainability

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 11 15. Life on land
  • 7 6. Clean water and sanitation
  • 5 13. Climate action

United States

1

It wasn't what I applied for. He asked us to hammer rock from a wall, prime & paint with gasoline in unventilated basement. There was only enough protective gear for 1 of us. Others said their lungs hurt. He was unresponsive, & disappeared before we can discuss concerns. He agreed to update description bc of our concerns, but still hasn't. I couldn't work well due to chemicals/mold worsening my health. He said I can do paintings, yet devalued them after. I arrived as a teen, & he was sexual. I didn't know what to do. I feel taken advantage of, manipulated & this stole my innocence in many ways

about 1 month ago


Alban replied

Thank you for your comments.
In the time you spent in the hostel the team changened 3 times.
There was a lot of everything that you described.
Alvaro and Danyeli did all that and left 2 paintings. They only stayed 2 weeks. Thank you for the varnish by the way.
You took your paintings with you.
Anyway i am sorry you felt this way and had to leave one month early.
Those last statemens were as harsh and false as they could be.
You forgot to mention that we had to kick out the French guy because of you.
Best of luck on future experiences!

Mexico

5

It was a great experience!, all staff was very nice and welcoming. There is not a lot to de around but if you are looking for a relaxing time this is perfect!. Very close to a very nice beach with amazing sunsets. I would definitely recommend this experience if you're looking for being near the beach and relaxing:)

5 months ago

Brazil

5

Was a good time in Saranda. Mas tasks was check in and make beds for check ins. The tasks was easy and staff is kind and willing for help.

5 months ago

Brazil

5

My experience at the hostel was incredible! It was my first volunteer and from the moment I arrived they made me feel at home :) shift schedules were organized and there is flexibility for changes. Albano, Rahima and the entire team of volunteers, I will miss you guys! Thank you for this amazing experience.

5 months ago

Brazil

5

My experience at the hostel was very good. It was my first hostel experience, and I learned a lot. The schedules were always respected and the team was always very flexible with the tasks and if we needed to change shifts. Albano is an excellent administrator and you can count on him for any questions you may have. The space for volunteers is very good, as we have our own space to eat meals and a bathroom too. Volunteers are responsible for their space, so each day someone needs to clean and everyone contributes to maintaining the place. Definitely I hope to return one day!

5 months ago

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