The Exchange

We are a youth hostel in Biassa, a small, ancient village in the Cinque Terre National Park - at the gateway to the 5 towns. Our hostel is strategically positioned for visiting both Cinque Terre, and the other famous locations of Liguria such as Portovenere, Lerici, Tellaro. We are also very close to many famous locations in Tuscany such as Lucca, Pisa and Florence. We are a small group friends and we want you to be part of it :)


20 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.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

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

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.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, 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!

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

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


Beginner Italian or Intermediate English

Between 19 and 40 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We are looking for someone that is happy to help out with a little bit of everything. We need some help with cleaning, gardening, preparing for the day and helping out with activities. We are looking for someone that is happy to work for around 20 hours per week, with 2 days off. We are flexibile if you want to plan to go away, etc, just as long as you give us some notice so that we can organise ourselves :)

Activities & Shift

Accommodation will be a bed in a dormitory with a large, lockable locker. We do have other storage options available for valuables or things that you don't necessarily need in your room.
Our volunteer will live the truly essence of Italy. Small village with a big heart, surrounded by nature. Her/he will learn how to understand the needs of every single tourist, helping them to make their stay as much enjoyable as possible.
Of course the exposure to an infinity quantity of culture in the same place is gonna bering the volunteer to a full brainstorming of ideas and languages.


On time, flexible and proactive :)