Hostel Sarandë, Albania

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Permaculture design and implementation.

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Connect with international travelers
32 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
30 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


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.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
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.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

The job consists of taking care of the plants outside while taking cuttings to create new ones inside while improving soil quality. Building a green house and sprouting seeds. During low season there are very little to no guests here. So cleaning is mostly keeping the place ventilated. Occasional wood scrap constructions of shelves are common.

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  • Beginner English or Beginner Italian
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
3 weeks

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83 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

32 Meeting international travelers

30 Practicing English

19 Meeting locals

17 Get in touch with nature

15 Learning about sustainability

12 Developing environmental awareness



Volunteering at the hostel was amazing! Today I can say that Albania is my favorite country!!! During my days there I had a big personal problem, and Alban helped me a lot and made me feel comfortable. He is a super sweet person that I will always remember! The city is great for the beach and the hostel is quite spacious! The work is light and Alban is flexible and helps us however he can! Thank you, Alban!

about 17 hours ago



I had a great first volunteering experience at the hostel! My goal was to connect with international travelers and it couldn't have been easier. The work is easy to learn and the hours are fine. Albano is one of the kindest people I've ever met and he always helped when I had questions. In my first week I got along very well with the other volunteers and that made the work super enjoyable and easy. When they left it was only me and one other volunteer and it was hard to communicate and get everything done. So when the team of volunteers work well together, everything is perfect!

3 days ago

United States


Albano and all the volunteers and guests made me feel very welcomed and safe. I met tons of really cool people through the hostel. The accommodation was fine, but not my favorite. The volunteer dorm was pretty dark and the cot I got to sleep on was ok but not the most comfortable. I was there in the off season so the work was mostly small renovations and improvements to the hostel. The work was really easy and I had tons of free time. I would have preferred a more consistent schedule but like I said it was the off season so the summer might be more structured. Overall it was a good experience.

3 months ago

Alban replied

Thank you for your remarks Sloan. We were quite happy with your work.
You should know that Yoda was adopted to a Shephard in Finiq and Genci to Lukova. Thank you for not letting them eat our neighbor.
Those dogs were saved on a hike a year ago from a volunteer (@Jesus) like you that stayed for just a few weeks here and left us with 3 thirsty feisty mountain dogs. Its true we have our cultural differences but you need to know that the idiom "Rain cats and dogs" its a reality here twice a year.
As far as structure goes, if you thought that was chaotic, come visit us in summer. :D it will give you perspective!
Anyway we did try our best to give you a good first volunteer experience.
Better luck in the future.
Thanks again!



Albano was super kind and helped us in every situation. Also he was sometimes baking cakes for all of us! The working hours were totally relaxed (never had a more relaxed work), mostly we could choose when we start working and when we finish, since we were in construction and had no many guests. Truly amazing experience! We'd love to come back

3 months ago



Albano is one of the best manager i had, easy going, funny, you can ask and trust him whatever you want the hostal as lot of good potential so if you want to meet super cool people in a lovely place i much more recommand the hostel hostal.

4 months ago

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