Hostel Hiroshima, Japan

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Help us with general cleaning while you're enjoying Hiroshima

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
28 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.
Fast Internet Access
High-speed internet for you to work remotely
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
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Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

Working Holiday visa or working visa required. Japanese language skills is not required. We have 3 guesthouse locations in Japan (Kyoto, Hiroshima, Okinawa) ·Type of help: Cleaning and housekeeping, around 1~3 hours a day, up tp 4 days a week. You can work at the 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
  • Over 18 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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31 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




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How this experience will transform you

  • 28 Meeting international travelers
  • 16 Meeting locals
  • 14 Practicing English
  • 14 Immersing in the local culture
  • 7 Practicing Spanish
  • 5 Developing social awareness



One of the best volunteer experiences so far! There is a great team spirit, I'm sure if I ever went through any issue or problem everyone would gladly help! The work is more than fair for the conditions provided! Hiroshima is a very beautiful place with a lots of beautiful spots nearby! Can totally recommend this activity :)

6 days ago



My experience at Santiago Guesthouse was really great! The work is simple and usually, it took never longer than 2 hours to finish all the tasks. The staff and the other volunteers are very kind and made me feel welcomed and at home :)) Also, the guesthouse is very close to all the touristic places, which is good. I even decided to extend my stay here because I loved it so much !!

about 2 months ago

Santiago replied

Franziska! I guess we missed the time limit to leave you a review, but I just wanna say thank you for all the good work you did here at the guesthouse, also at the hotel! Glad that you had a good time here, we had a really good time having you around as well :)



I had the best time at Santiago Hiroshima. I was blessed with the best group of people to work with and become friends with. Every moment was amazing. There was no barrier between helpers and workers making making friends super easy, with everyone organising lots of group activities and outings. Its a super supportive environment. The work it's self was simple and well explained. They were very accommodating and communication was never a problem I can't recommend them enough, there's a reason they have a high return rate of helpers. I miss the gang already and can't wait to go back one day

2 months ago



My time the hostel was fantastic! The (rather large) team was great, we supported each other at work and even afterwards there was always someone who wanted to do something. The dorm was surprisingly quiet, but the kitchen was too small for the number of people imho, which is why I almost completely gave up cooking. There was always a pinch of chaos, but that's understandable during the peak season (Sakura, Golden Week). The manager went out of her way to make sure we had a good time and was listening to our wishes and suggestions, I felt very welcome and respected - thanks a lot!

2 months ago



I've had a great time here at Santiago Hiroshima! The staff have made the stay here very enjoyable and relaxing. The workload is split between many coworkers making the work day go by quickly. I had my own bunk in a dorm room on the 6th floor, with shared access to the bathrooms, kitchen and living space. The hostel was in a great location to go out and see local attractions. I recommend staying here if you get the chance.

3 months ago

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