Housekeeping, chores and a lot of free time in Australia!

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The Exchange

We're looking for like-minded people who are interested in the environment, have a sense of adventure and take pride in their work and want to be part of our family! All positions are two hours a day, every day. We do this to keep a high standard but to also free up more of your time. - Cleaners: From 10:00-11:30am cleaning dorm rooms, folding sheets at 4:00pm and kitchen and 10:00-10:15pm kitchen closing. - Early riser shift: 5:30am-6:30am

What you offer

3 hours of help per day

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

Housekeeping: Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.

What you get

1 day off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Surfboards: You can use our surfboards as much as you want.

Surf lessons: Take free surf classes at the local beaches.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Run by Oscar and Claudio with their side-kick pet dog Duke, Backpackers is a family owned business, which was bought in August 2015. There are three owners, Oscar and his parents Paul and Sharon.

Oscar and his family have each had an extensive experience in travelling and still hold this passion. Since owning the hostel they have recreated the space and are still developing areas to complete their vision. Their vision is to have a hostel that has a chilled vibe, with artwork, eco-projects and the look of a bohemian travelling hostel. With their experience in travelling and passion for the environment, they have applied this in how they've created the hostel; they want to make it to feel like home for backpackers and give them a memorable travelling experience.

Activities & Shift

This is hostel accommodation so you will be staying in a dorm room that has an en-suite bathroom, and we have communal areas for everyone to enjoy! There is a living room area with a TV, big kitchen with seating areas, picnic bench area and a fire pit. It is a fun hostel where all staff take part in a wide range of activities, whether its going for a group surf, four-wheel driving, hiking, tie dying, basket weaving, fire spinning on the beach or just hWe have amazing conservation beaches and forests which are superb for snorkelling, fishing, surfing, kayaking, four wheel driving and hiking. It is a conservation area and the most southern part of the Great Barrier Reef (and the most conserved!). We also have a small museum that charges $3 for entry and tells you about the history. There are also great cafes here, a surf shop and few other shops where you can buy clothes, fishing gear etc.


All interested must apply no further in advance than a month before arrival!
Our minimum stay is TWO WEEKS.

We cannot accept any one who apply earlier than this due to being let down before. We must be able to guarantee you will be coming here to work. We understand that when travelling, sometimes plans change so please be sure when applying you will be available if the position is offered... We do get a high volume of requests from backpackers! :)