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Hostel Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, Australia

8 reviews8

Come and chill at our backpackers hostel in Australia

Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
3 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Make a real social impact
2 travelers really felt their social impact working with this host
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
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.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

The job we offer is mainly housekeeping, its 2-3 hours a day, 6 days a week. We are looking for people who can do the job well and takes pride at what they do. We love our hostel and we want to keep it welcoming and charming for any new guests. We might also ask your help to help with the gardening or the laundry . We are a small hostel so we are all very multitasks in our work duties, but if you have a special skills , I'd love to hear about it

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  • Intermediate English
  • Between 18 and 35 years old
  • 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
2 weeks

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8 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

3 Meeting international travelers

2 Creating true social impact

2 Practicing English

1 Developing social awareness



I really enjoyed the two weeks I stayed at the OzziePozzie hostel. The hostel facilities itself were very cosy, clean and well-equipped. Mathilde and the rest of the team were always making much of an effort to make us feel welcome there. With the nice team, the two hours work per day, which only include easy and doable tasks, went by so quickly. They also helped us to make the most of our stay in Port Macquarie by recommending us certain places or arranging surf lessons. In the end, I wish we could have stayed there for a longer time and I would totally go and volunteer there again!!

5 months ago

OzziePozzie replied

Thank you so much Chiara for your lovely review. It was a great pleasure to help you organize different activities , I would do it all over again for you girls , you have been so helpful and nice with us ! I am sorry I didn't get to say goodbye but I wish you the best time ever for the end of your travel in Australia !



Staying in port Macquarie for 2 weeks truly excelled my expectations. The town is a small holiday, retirement area which is really quiet but soooo beautiful. Even though it was winter the weather was so nice and sunny and there are lots of things to do around the hostel: surfing, hiking, swimming, koala hospital, waterfalls and just chilling at the beach.
The hostel itself is managed with a lot of love and the team is great. Work was so easy and chill. Only 2 hours a day working alongside professional cleaning staff. 10/10 would recommend!!!!

5 months ago



I really enjoyed, this place was like home away from home, always chilling and everyone from the team was super helpful. just few hours to do work and then have the whole day for you. thanks a lot to everyone for making this possible one of the best experiences ever.

over 2 years ago

South Africa


It was home for 3 weeks: only because it had Catan and table tennis... Everything about Ozzie Pozzie was welcoming! Cool people to work with, awesome vibe, close to the beach, pizza night and to top the week off, the staff meal on Friday! The work was really easy and for 2.5 hrs a day, gave you enough time to explore amd check out Port Macquarie.

To everyone i met and who made my stay well worth the time, thanks alot! Miss you guys and if you're ever thinking of heading to SA, give us a shout!

almost 3 years ago

New Caledonia


Ozzie Pozzie is a beautiful hostel and the housekeeper is easy!
The team and my coworkers were lovely, I really had a good time with them. You can go surfing, swim in the pool whenever you want to, meet people, share time with other travelers. Port Macquarie is a nice place with lots of beaches, shops, restaurants.. and very chill! I recommend it.

almost 3 years ago

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