Allround position in an arty hostel environment

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The Exchange

We offer an allround job with some responsibility, which adds to the fullfillment of the job. Cleaning is a big part of the job, but also welcoming guests from all over the world into the beautiful city of Ghent. Most of the working hours will be during the weekends, but there will be plenty of time left during the week to explore our wonderfull city, country or even neighbouring countries.

What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

Kitchen Hand: Help serving and organizing meals.

Housekeeping: Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.

Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Bikes at your disposal: Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.


Fluent English or Intermediate Spanish

Between 19 and 50 years old

European Union Passport

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We love having worldpackers around, they carry the travel vibe with them which adds so much to the hostel atmosphere. But we also expect them to be commited to the job they signed up for, we know worldpackers are travelling and not working, but there is an agreement set up which needs to be upheld with a level of responsability.
In exchange we offer a warm and familiar atmosphere, a wonderfull and amazing city, a chance to meet people from all over the world, and two kind bosses who are always open for debate ;-).

Activities & Shift

We work in 3 shifts: morning shift (breakfast and reception), afternoon shift (cleaning) and evening shift (reception). Worldpackers are trained for all 3 of them and are expected to do all the tasks.


We expect our Worlpackers to communicatie openly and honestly with us.
We provide training on every part of the job and expect the tasks to be done as explained and with responsibility. Every week a work schedule is presented which is up for discussion but only upto a certain level. We are flexible and willing to adapt the schedule sometimes if travel plans have been made, but as mentioned in the intro, weekends are especially busy so we need our Worldpackers most on those days.
Leaving the hostel before the agreed date is not accepted.