Hostel Naha, Japan

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Come and Help at our Friendly International Guesthouse in Okinawa

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
21 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
16 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
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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
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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3 weeks

The Experience

We are a team of international staff working in a guesthouse in the middle of Naha, Okinawa. Work will be 3-4 hours a day / 5 days a week in exchange for a bed in our dormitory. You are mostly expected to help with the cleaning, but you are more than welcome to chat with other guests and make new friends (: Please note that a Tourist visa will not allow to work legally in Japan, you will need a Working Holiday, Working visa or a Student visa!

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 22 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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24 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




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How this experience will transform you

  • 21 Meeting international travelers
  • 16 Meeting locals
  • 11 Immersing in the local culture
  • 9 Practicing English
  • 6 Developing social awareness
  • 5 Get in touch with nature



Most days, the cleaning is only for 2 hours / 2 hours and half. The maximum I did was 3 hours. Each person is giving a floor to clean (bed + toilet and bathroom OR kitchen/living room) and once you're finished with your task, you have to help others with their floor. I was helped a lot by other volunteers (thank you!). You definitely gets lots of free time and since you start at 11am, you have the rest of the day to do whatever you want. I also liked how clean the place is, the materiel to clean is good, and the organization is really convenient. Thank you for the experience ! :)

about 2 months ago



It was a pleasure! The work was as agreed, even though it was quite busy at the time. The communication is good, Mei is super organised and takes care of everything immediately. Living in the guesthouse has the usual advantages and disadvantages: you get easily in touch with other people, but of course you have little privacy. The team is very welcoming and makes living there easy :) Okinawa is fantastic and I also really liked Naha as a city. I would come back anytime! Thanks for everything :)

2 months ago



The team at the hostel are so incredibly welcoming, fun and supportive. The work is quick and easy, with everyone working together to finish everything then we would hang out and get lunch afterwards. There were regular lunches and dinners together with late night games and lot of shenanigans! Okinawa itself is beautiful too, with lot to go see and do and lots of good food to eat. I have to fully recommend going to the hostel, you will not regret it! :)

3 months ago

Czech Republic


It was really nice experience. Hostel is well located and the staff is really friendly and helpful!:)

4 months ago



The Guest House is a wonderful place with a mix of Japanese and international guests. Okinawa is the best place I've ever been to, I really fell in love! Work is super easy too so 10/10 recommend!

5 months ago

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