Volunteer at our Backpacker's Hostel in Beautiful PEI!

The Exchange

We only require that you work in the hostel for 20-24 hours per week at most in exchange for a free bed in our staff house across the street. Duties include preparing breakfast, cleaning bathrooms, making beds, doing laundry, taking reservations, checking in guests, giving tours of the hostel, assisting guests with directions, dealing with payment, etc. Training is provided and we encourage positive, outgoing interactions between staff & guests.


24 hours of help per week

Kitchen Hand: Help prepare, finish and serve meals.

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

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

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.

What you get

2 days off per week

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

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

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.

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


Intermediate English

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

Thanks for your interest in working with us at HI-Charlottetown Backpackers Inn! Here in Charlottetown we offer a unique volunteer experience. Located 5 minutes walk from downtown, our hostel is a cozy renovated home with room for 28 guests at full capacity. We offer free breakfast, Wi-Fi, and linen to all of our staff and guests and we have an extensive collection of movies and vinyl records for your enjoyment while you stay with us. We also have a BBQ, a pool table and fun activities that go on at the bars downtown during the week such as open mics, trivia nights, dances, and live music.