Met the gateway of adventures and diving helping our hoste!

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The Exchange

Hilo is a gateway to a bunch of adventures that have to do with trails, jungle, wild ocean, scenic drives, stargazing, cave exploration and so much more. That's why our guests love to be here. Why not come and join a small team (husband and wife and a couple of crazy cats) to help out with our hotel? We have either a small self contained apartment or a private room . Come prepared to work hard and then in your spare time, explore this island.

What you offer

25 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

3 days off per week

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

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

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.


Beginner English

Over 18 years old

United States Visa

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We offer accommodation that will afford you privacy and in return we will have work for you to do that will really make a difference to the guests who come here. Whether it's weeding by one of our pathways or painting a door or helping to clean a room of a guest, your work will help us keep the standard high for all our guests.
Hilo is a town with a lot of music and art around us. We are artists and musicians and we like to encourage our exchange guests to practice, perform and enjoy music, painting, drawing .. whatever!

Activities & Shift

In the morning check cleaning schedule and supervise daily laundry. Cleaning units and or doing maintenance, garden chores is a part of the daily work routine. Other chores could include upkeep of the office.


The property has guests staying in close proximity so extra guests and noise will have an impact. Since we are downtown it isn't hard to meet people and it's not hard to find other places to meet friends. Quiet after 9pm is observed for the sake of our guests.
No hard alcohol or drugs on premises.