5 Meeting international travelers
4 Practicing English
2 Meeting locals
2 Immersing in the local culture
1 Practicing Spanish
1 Developing social awareness
I had a really good time during my 2 weeks volunteering at Small Funny World Hostel. I made good friends in a short time, the staff and volunteers are very nice there. The work is not too hard or taking once you get used to the tasks.
It is also the perfect spot if you wanna discover Athens in your free time, as it is located in the heart of the city. Althought, you have to be careful with your stuff while there and put it in a locker because I got stolen a few things in my room.
2 days ago
Good place where to stay for some weeks. Ioanna is a good person and a kind host and the hostel is a friendly place where to know a lot of people. Though volunteers were not having the promised breakfast, the structure of the building was not the best and even if on this app I was supposed to be there as a receptionist once I was there they told me to do housekeeping shifts.
Anyway the experience was great, the team was amazing and I was able to enjoy a lot the city since the position of the hostel is perfect.
29 days ago
Ioanna and her mother are very kind. They provided me the working schedule in the beginning of the week so I could plan my days. The work was very simple and I had a lots of free time to visit the city. The hostel’s location is perfect, it’s a walking distance from most of the tourist attractions and there are many bars on the neighbourhood. It has a nice rooftop where we can meet other travellers or just chill by ourselves. However the kitchen is not well equipped at all, it really needs a improvement. There were some weird older men living there that made me uncomfortable sometimes.
3 months ago
I had a great experience! Working at the reception was quite easy and interesting, I had contact with guests from all over the world and the schedule was great - Ioanna would send it to me every Sunday and was super open if I needed to change something. We had a great communication, I could ask her anything anytime, she is very polite and helpful. Ioanna's mom, who works other shifts at the reception, explained everything to me and we made a great team! The hostel is great, spacious, nice rooftop, really really well located - I could visit any touristic spot walking max 20 minutes! Loved it!
4 months ago
I had a great time at Small Funny World. The staff was amazing, they truly embraced me. The tasks are easy and the schedule very flexible. I learned new skills and enjoyed so much :) I had problems with bed bugs and also I guess the kitchen could be improved (but you can prepare a basic meal). Thank you for everything. I'm gonna miss everyone.
about 1 year ago
My stay at Small Funny World was great! I worked at the front desk, in the reception, for around two weeks. The job they require is very easy , and I found them very flexible with my schedule. (I could easily explore some islands during my stay!). I met interesting people and learned a lot. If I come back to Athens, I'll make sure to come back here!! See you soon
about 1 year ago
The tasks are quite easy and the work is reasonable. Due to the current situation there weren‘t that many guests around, but I still had a lot of fun with the other volunteers. Especially the rooftop is good to meet new people and the hostel itself is located right in the heart of Athens. The kitchen is not very well-equipped and could use an upgrade.
about 1 year ago
The location is excellent, great work schedule very organized so you don't have to ask what your daily task is, if you work in team or at least in couple you will finish faster and will can enjoy the rest of the day. I will miss the others volunteers and also Athens. I hope to come back again. Thank you Small Funny World for let me be part of your team!
over 1 year ago