Hostel Clarksdale, United States

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Help at Hostel/Amazing small town USA/Great Cultural Experience

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
6 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with the locals
6 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Needs help immediately
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
3 weeks

The Experience

We are the first hostel in the state of Mississippi, located in Clarksdale, known worldwide as the home of the blues, the crossroads, and the birthplace of many of the greatest blues musicians who ever lived. Clarksdale is experiencing a revitalization of the arts and music. Live Blues 365 nights a year. We need help cleaning, greeting guests, and going out with them at night. Small town vibe, intimate locations, friendly experiences.

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  • Beginner English
  • Between 21 and 45 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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6 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




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How this experience will transform you

  • 6 Immersing in the local culture
  • 6 Meeting locals
  • 3 Meeting international travelers
  • 3 Practicing English
  • 1 Developing social awareness
  • 1 Creating true social impact



I really enjoyed my time at the hostel in Clarksdale. The work was simple, mainly housekeeping and cleaning, and the work hours were very fair. The work was very chill as I was the only volunteer. The owners, Robert and Lucy, are incredibly welcoming and kind, and have created such a fun and friendly atmosphere at their hostel. I would also highly recommend going during the juke joint festival, as you got to really see the town come to life then. If youre looking for a volunteering opportunity in a cozy small town in America, this is the place for you.

about 2 months ago

Robert replied

Andrea thank you so much for coming and giving Clarksdale a chance. We love to show people this really awesome small town in "less traveled" America. We appreciate all you did for us and I'm excited to see you soon in NOLA. Hope it all works out!




Rob and Lucy are the kindest, most open, welcoming and caring and funny people in the world. I am so grateful to have spent a month with you. I had the time of my life, a huge thank you for your warm welcome at the hostel and within your family and of course for the unforgettable memories. The hostel is great, beautifully decorated and is truly a heaven of peace. Clarksdale is such a warm and welcoming town, I really felt home. I can only recommend to anyone to go to Clarksdale, the hostel and volunteer at the hostel!

11 months ago



Rob and Lucy were great to stay with and made me feel very welcome. The work was easy and their hostel is very homey. Clarksdale is a small town in the Delta of the hostel, with a lot of history relating to the hostel music. As someone who hadn't listened to much the hostel before I enjoyed the local music scene.

over 1 year ago

Robert replied

Emily thank you so much for staying with us and giving this little slice of America a chance. We appreciate everything you did for us while you are here and wish you the best going forward. Good luck with becoming the Vino/CBD Queen of Australia!



If you are looking for a genuine American countryside experience, with the friendliest people you will ever meet, go to Clarksdale, MS. I just had the most amazing time while I was there. Lucy and Robert will welcome you in their beautiful hostel as a member of their family from day 1, and you will soon be part of the entire downtown community. The work is cool and the schedule is flexible. It is a small town with a real laid-back vibe, where you can meet people from all around the world, and listen to live music every night. Overall, it is a worldpackers experience I strongly recommend!!

almost 2 years ago

Robert replied

Marion we loved having you here. Did you see a new season of Marion in Paris has just come out? We are almost finished already. I am absolutely certain we will see you at some point in the future!

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I found my time in Clarksdale to be very eventful. Robert is an excellent host and the hostel is absolutely gorgeous. I enjoyed learning about the towns music history I'm getting to meet with local business owners. Will definitely be back

over 3 years ago

Robert replied

Thanks for the kind words Will! Hope everything is going great for you!


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