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Hostel Wollongong, Australia

5.0
12 reviews12

Wollongong between the Surf Beach and Rain Forest.


Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Expand your social consciousness
2 travelers felt they expanded their social consciousness working with this host
Connect with international travelers
2 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

18h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Housekeeping
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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What you get

2

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.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Support
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The Experience

Every week is different and your jobs will range from housekeeping, cleaning,painting & gardening. Also a big part of your job is to join in on hostel activities & interact with other guests, making them feel welcome and showing them a fun time. We usually have a few volunteers at once and we're like a big family. You will make life-long friends and enjoy spending time with them in one of the most beautiful spots in Australia!

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Requirements

  • Over 18 years old
  • Be from outside Australia
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

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12 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

2 Developing social awareness

2 Meeting international travelers

2 Meeting locals

2 Learning about sustainability

2 Immersing in the local culture

1 Get in touch with nature

Brazil

5

Keiraleagh house was an awesome experience, a place with a good energy, lovely dogs, nice people to work with and enjoy, clean and cozy structure. And Karrie and Carl are a lovely hosts!! I loved, thank you guys.

12 months ago

United States

5

My time at the Keiraleagh House was absolutely incredible, I cant recommend it enough.
I loved working for a family run business, and Kerrie and Karl make you feel so welcome in their beautiful home. They are extremely fair understanding of their workers dual role as a worker and a tourist, and are thus very fair with the work/play balance of the hostel.
If you're looking for a chill experience, wanting to live near the beach, and longing for a hostel that feels like home, then I can't recommend this place enough!

about 1 year ago

United States

3

Family run hostel, laid back, very minimal hours, easy work. It's pretty basic, 2-3 hrs for free stay. You dont get much else, but can socialize with guests. My personal experience was good, the vibe of the place depends on the sort of people staying at any given time as with any hostel. That said, the atmosphere was a bit different since there were quite a few older people living there long term, not for accomodation but to live. Management could be better, wired hierachcy, bit of poor communication between helpers and homeowners. They need a better system for work that needs done each day.

over 1 year ago

Spain

5

Keiraleagh House it’s a paradise in the city center of Wollongong.

It was my first woldpackers experience and It has been amazing! Carl, Kerrie and Nathan were always kind and helpful looking for the wellness and safety of their guests. This hostel has a familiar atmosphere, the work is easy to do and well organized, Cathy is the best.

The city has a lot to offer, it’s very well situated with good public transport, you won’t get bored if you have the energy to explore

Thank you so much for the experience and your caring. I completely recommend it!

about 2 years ago

Mexico

5


It was my first time volunteering in a hostel and I definitively could not choose a better one. I left wanting to return the next day. Since I arrived they made it clear that it is not only about the work and treating the guests well, it is a family, it is about respect, listening and having a good time. Everything in the hostel is magical. I will not give details so that you can experience it for yourself. The work is not hard and they explain or help you with everything.
The family and he staff are a great team. They are absolutely the best!
GRACIAS Kerrie, Karl and Nathan :)

about 2 years ago

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Hosted by Kerrie

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