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Guest House Glencolumbkille, Ireland

7 reviews7

Discover this heavenly place making friends!

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
4 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Immerse yourself in the local culture
4 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per day
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 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.
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.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
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!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes 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.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We are a family run, friendly BnB in a rural setting with stunning views over the Atlantic. You will help us to clean the bedrooms, lounge and kitchen and laundering and ironing of bedding and mix with guests. you will work about 4 hours per day with 2 days a week off. You will share a room and you may shop for your own food, for which we pay. We will also show you the local attractions, pub etc. We want you to have fun while you work.

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  • Intermediate English
  • 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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7 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

4 Immersing in the local culture

4 Meeting international travelers

4 Get in touch with nature

4 Practicing English

2 Developing social awareness

2 Creating true social impact



Aras was my first experience with worldpackers and I absolutely loved it there!
I've been there for six weeks, but it felt like much less, because work didn't feel like work and, most importantly, because of Leon, Gillian and Minky of course!
From the first second, they made you feel welcome. We shared a lot of laughs and spent beautiful evenings in the kitchen eating cake.
I have so many things to say, but the review can't be longer than 600 characters. Nevermind, words can't express how grateful I am that they made my experience so enjoyable!
Thanks Leon and Gillian! Wish you the best!

7 months ago



Aras is a lovely place. As soon as you get there you feel welcomed and as a part of the hostel. If you want to travel, to see the nature of Ireland and simultaneously want to get to learn a lot of new people, Aras is the perfect place. Gillian and Leon are always very bright and always have a good laugh with the guests and the workers. Both of them are very caring and really love the area and love to show you where the best places to go are. I've been there with a friend and in our 6 weeks we enjoyed the area and had tons of laughs over a piece of cake. Both really make it a unique stay!

7 months ago



I came to Aras with Aniek and I absolutely loved it there. It is a very remote place, but it is well connected with a bus line. The bus stop is a few meters away and takes you to Donegal.
The surroundings at Aras are absolutely stunning. Wherever you walk to, the view is beautiful.
You will be lodged in the BnB. All I can say about it, is that it’s very comfortable. You have access to a large kitchen and you can relax in the lounge.
And Leon and Gillian are of course lovely people. They make you feel at home and help you with things as much as possible.
I will definitely miss Aras!

8 months ago



Aras is a great place for volunteering. You will feel as you are at home. The work is very easy and the place is amazing. You will be in contact with nature, you will meet a lot of people and you will have really a good time there! Thanks Lion and Gill for taking care about me.

8 months ago



We have had an amazing experience at Aras BnB. This was our first volunteer experience. We were there in September, when the season was almost over. The work was quite easy and light. It’s very quiet, but the surroundings are beautiful and worth it. Leon and Gillian are also lovely people, they welcome you with open arms (Gillian bakes amazing cakes). They’ll show you around the area, and take you to the highlights.
We will miss them and Aras, but hopefully we’ll see each other again!

8 months ago

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Hosted by Leon

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