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Hostel Naha, Japan

6 reviews6

Come and Help at our Friendly International Guesthouse in Okinawa

Connect with international travelers
5 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
4 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.
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.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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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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6 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

5 Meeting international travelers

4 Practicing English

3 Developing social awareness

3 Meeting locals

3 Immersing in the local culture

2 Get in touch with nature



What a way to start volunteering through WorldPackers! Not only did I have a great experience but also I made good friends at Santiago Guesthouse. Mei, the manager, is such a sweet person and very friendly as well. All the staff were also easy going people, funny, and up to help others anytime. Working hours were less than I was expecting but I suppose it’s because it wasn’t high season. The job itself was pretty easy. There’s also free coffee, tea, sugar, rice and some other stuff necessary for cooking.
I’m looking forward to going back to Santiago guesthouse Naha again.

6 months ago



I think Okinawa it's one of the best places to visit! It may be for the beautiful places, (specially those amazing beaches), or the people, everybody is really nice and kind.
The work is really simple, cleaning the bedrooms and bathrooms.
It was our fist experience traveling with the Worldpackers program, and we loved it! The people are amazing! We definitely recommend Santiago Guesthouse Naha for everyone who's planning for a place to feel relaxed and surrounded of heart warming people. Mei and the others made us feel at home, even far away from home :)

8 months ago



It was my first experience with the Worlpackers program and it was amazing! It was one of the best experiences of my life.
The guesthouse is comfortable and the housekeeping was a good job.
The staffs are very friendly and kind. Thank you Mei and others for making this place so welcoming.
Highly recommend Santiago Guesthouse Naha and I hope come back there someday. Thank you ❤️

8 months ago



That’s the easiest way to start talking about that experience.
Santiago Guest House Naha, thank you.
Thank you all for being so kindly, receptive, easy going and for teaching me a lot.
Hope we can all meet again someday.
Definitely wanna come back there.
Ser you soon.
Highly recommend Okinawa for those who are looking for some chill and wander experience. 💚💜🧡

10 months ago



I really had good times at Santiago guesthouse, the teamwork is friendly and helpful, good location, there is a beautiful beach quite near from Santiago, the guesthouse is clean and comfortable. I met many lovely people there, really recommend Santiago guesthouse and I hope back there soon and enjoy again!
Thank you ✌🏼

11 months ago

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