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Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with booking systems and payments.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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The Experience

In exchange for 4 half days a week of reception work in the evenings we will provide you with a bed in our staff room (shared with another worldpacker), breakfast and access to a fully equipped kitchen (and all other guesthouse amenities). We are looking for a outgoing and responsible person - are you the one?

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 20 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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Host & Team


Hours & Tasks


Guest House


Learning & Fun


United Kingdom


Dear future Worldpackers @ Marilyn Mansion,
here is a true and heartfelt account of my time there. I had a wonderful time with all the team at the hostel, people were honest and welcoming without pretending to be fake. Ashvin (the manager) will bend over backwards to help you out (as long as you are not asking for the world), as he absolutely tried to rearrange with other staff and prior commitments to make things work with my schedule; I for one, was very touched by this as it's very hard to find people who are willing to be so thoughtful and accommodating.




I was looking forward to my stay at Marilyn because their profile seemed very nice. The place itself, however, was a big disappointment.
The room for volunteers is a repurposed hallway w/o windows between the kitchen and outside, it has a bit of a draft, gets cold at night & smells mouldy. You do not get your own key. There were quite a lot of insects (e.g. two spiders in my bed at night).
There was no schedule for the hours when I arrived & nobody knew I was coming that day.
You can surely survive there for a month but the other places I've been to have been MUCH better.
Wouldn't recommend.




Wonderful place, nothing more to say :-)




My experience in Marilyn was really nice and comfortable. The hours and tasks are super easy. 15 min bus to go to center. everyone were very friendly.




My first Worldpackers experience and it was wonderful! The tasks were really easy, the schedule was absolutely great and the team amazing!! Time went by really quickly. Thank you all!


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