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Hostel Barcelona, Spain

21 reviews21

Fun & Friendly Hostel in Barcelona is looking for Handyman

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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
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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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Pub Crawls
Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!
Dance classes
Take free dance classes at our place.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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The Experience

We are one of the best ranked hostels in Barcelona- but even the best hostel sometimes needs a little work - that's why we are looking for someone who wants to stay with us for free in exchange for taking on some maintence tasks. You will be working under the watch of our maintenance staff (who only speaks Spanish) and although the job is not too demanding, we require that you have some background in this type of work.

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  • Intermediate English and Intermediate Spanish
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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21 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

14 Meeting international travelers

8 Practicing Spanish

7 Practicing English

5 Immersing in the local culture

4 Meeting locals

4 Developing social awareness

United States


I’ll start by saying that it’s the volunteers that make this experience incredible. You live together, eat meals together and work together and very quickly, you become a family. The hostel is very social and the guests that come to stay are almost always fun and friendly which makes the shifts a lot more enjoyable. Some downsides are that the accommodation is cramped and you only receive one free meal per day, which the guests also receive. Be prepared for a lot of work but living in Barcelona for 5 weeks made it worth it for me. Wouldn’t trade the experience for the world.

7 days ago

United States


This was my first Worldpackers experience, and I enjoyed my time at Black Swan Hostel. The work was as described, and the location of the hostel is perfect. The common areas are great for meeting other travellers as well. However, the staff dorm is very small with no air conditioning, and there is not two free meals as it says on the listing. There is free dinner, but every guest recieves it, and it is cooked by the volunteers as a work shift. At times it felt like the volunteers were treated more like employees. The other volunteers were amazing, which made the experience much better though

18 days ago



The experience at blackswan was truly great and what made it special was the volunteering and reception team who was full of amazing human beings. The biggest downside for me was the fact that we only got free dinner (which is free for the whole hostel) . Considering the place highly relies on volunteers, I feel like we could have gotten a bit more in return. But overall it is really worth it and you'll love this beautiful city Barcelona.

23 days ago

United Kingdom


I have had the BEST time at Black Swan. I extended my stay by 2 weeks because I was enjoying myself too much to leave!

It’s a super fun hostel in a good location. The staff are super friendly and have now become some really close friends. I’ve met some truly amazing people and it has absolutely made my experience in Barcelona!

The best thing was the rest of the volunteers. We all arrived at a similar time and our group was amazing, it really felt like family and I am certain I’ve made friends for life.

about 1 month ago



This was by far the best volunteering experience I have had!!🤩 I met so many amazing people and thanks to the friendly dinner every night with the guests the social athmosphere was perfect. The work barely feels like work, I had so much fun during my shifts! Like talking to guests, cooking dinner, going to a viewing point of BCN and just organizing pubcrawls. Staff is amazing and welcoming. It felt like a second home. Also, you save quite some money with the free dinners and free entrance to the nightclubs!! Staying at Black Swan Hostel is the best desicion I have made in 2022. I'll be back!

about 1 month ago

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