Hostel Hiroshima, Japan

9 reviews9

Come and help around our guesthouse and enjoy friendly surrounding in Hiroshima, Japan

High demand host
This host has received 5 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
6 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
5 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

Working Holiday visa or working visa required. Japanese language skills not required. We have 3 guesthouse locations in Japan (Kyoto, Hiroshima, Okinawa). ·Type of help: Cleaning and housekeeping, maximum 3 hours a day, 3 days a week You can work in reception depending on length of stay and language skills. FYI, If you are planning to stay longer than one month, paid work is also available :) Please reach me out!

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  • Beginner English or Beginner Japanese
  • 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
4 weeks

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9 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

6 Meeting international travelers

5 Meeting locals

4 Immersing in the local culture

3 Practicing English

1 Get in touch with nature



Great guesthouse and a nice group of fellow volunteers. The work is very doable and you have plenty of spare time to go around the city and its surroundings!

2 months ago



My time at Santiago the hostel was great!! All my fellow staff were amazing people and I felt at home right from the beginning. It is a very nice Hostel and there is always something going on in the common area. The tasks were very easy and usually didn't take longer than 2 hours per day, 3 days per week!

3 months ago



From the very first day that I walked into the Guesthouse, everyone made me feel right at home! The working hours were very flexible which gave me more than enough time to chill out, explore and enjoy life. The owner of this Guesthouse (Masa) is very a friendly and kind hearted man who cares alot about the welfare of his helpers/staff. By working at this hostel, I was able to make alot of friends from many different backgrounds which was a big highlight! Overall, it was such a pleasure to be able to work at Santiago the hostel, and I would definitely recommend this experience to everyone!!

about 1 year ago

United Kingdom


Although I only stayed here 2 and a half weeks, I felt really welcomed by everyone at Santiago. The work is very easy (I did just 3 hours a week) and in return I got to explore so much of Hiroshima and spend lots of time with both volunteers and guests. I would have loved to have stayed longer, and would highly recommend this experience overall :)

about 1 year ago



I had a fantastic time at Santiago Hiroshima. Everyone was so welcoming and it felt like home from day one. I was able to meet and chat with many locals and travellers during my stay. It was a great experience to explore and live in such a historic city. Im happy for every interaction i had and what I've learnt about hospitality will be a great asset. Thank you everyone!

over 1 year ago

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