Join our little-but-awesome team in Belfast!

The Exchange

We are Belfast's smallest and friendliest hostel, run by a fantastic little team of international people who love to share Belfast with the backpackers who pass through! We are in beautiful South Belfast, right beside the Botanical Gardens, Ulster Museum, Palm House & Tropical Ravine (all free to visit!!) and we need help with general hostel tasks. We are NOT a party hostel, we're a cup-of-herbal-tea-and-a-book hostel!


28 hours of help per week

Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

Housekeeping: Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.

What you get

2 days off per week

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Fluent English

Over 18 years old

European Union Passport

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Volunteers help with reception, cleaning, and socialising with guests.

Activities & Shift

We have two shifts- Morning and Afternoon.

Morning shift is the energetic one, it involves setting out breakfast, checking out guests, cleaning, and changing beds. (7:30am-2pm)
Afternoon shift is quite chilled, we just check in guests, chat to them, do some light cleaning and laundry. (2pm-9pm)

We alternate shifts so nobody gets too bored repeating the same jobs,
and volunteers have every third day off completely, to explore Belfast, or just hang out in the hostel. Our schedule usually looks like this-
Day 1 - OFF
Day 2- Morning
Day 3- Afternoon
Day 4- OFF
Day 5- Morning
Day 6- Afternoon
Day 7- OFF
Day 8- Morning
etc etc, you are welcome to swap a shift with another volunteer if needed!


!!!We are NOT a party hostel!!!
We expect volunteers to respect all hostel rules, and to encourage guests to do the same.
-Quiet-after-9pm (gotta get that beauty sleep!)
-No heavy drinking
-No sitting on your mobile phone while on shift! Do your sneaky Facebook stalking on the reception computer where nobody will notice! ;)