Hostel Naha, Japan

14 reviews14

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
11 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
9 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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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
  • 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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How this experience will transform you

11 Meeting international travelers

9 Meeting locals

6 Practicing English

6 Immersing in the local culture

3 Get in touch with nature

3 Developing social awareness



The work was easy, and both staff and guests were friendly.

about 1 month ago

United Kingdom


The hostel is a great place to be based! It is very close to everything, including restaurants, convenience stores, and local transport. I got to explore a lot of the island without having to spend a night elsewhere. (You probably will need to rent a car to achieve this but there's a cheap place very close to the sharehouse) The staff are super nice and willing to help if you're struggling to use Japanese services like Yamato etc. The work is easy, very basic and never takes longer than 3 hours. Overall it is a great place to volunteer at! Deffo worth a visit if you want to go to Okinawa.

about 1 month ago



This was my first experience volunteering Worldpackers, I was a little bit nervous at first but it went really well )) I've met a lot of new and nice people. The tasks itself were clear and understandable (≈2h , and even more of free days then expected)), it was comfortable to live there for 3 weeks. From the very first day I felt welcomed 😊 Naha is a beautiful city and there are many interesting things around to see. 💕 hope to come back one day 🌴✨

about 2 months ago



It was amazing! The hosts Mei and Shou are open-minded and you can always talk to them. The other staff members were sweet, too. I had a great time making dinner with everyone or going to karaoke For work: 5 days a week I helped cleaning the beds and the showers for 3 hours a day, which was a bit exhausting at first, but it turned into a good shoulder workout. It also felt great to be of help for the people in the guesthouse The beds were small but cozy, the kitchen well equipped and the free rice was great. And from Naha you can go anywhere by ferry or bus to explore the beautiful island

2 months ago



It was my first time with Worldpackers and a great experience. The hosts give you a warm welcome and the atmosphere in the guesthouse is friendly and open. It made me feel at home, while meeting lots of great people. The capsules are cozy and leave enough privacy to relax when needed. The work was as expected, 5 days a week, 2-3 hours a day, depending on the number of check outs. There is enough free time to experience Naha and other regions of Okinawa. The island has beautiful nature and is definitely worth it. I made a lot of irreplaceable memories, thank you for this opportunity!

2 months ago

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