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Hostel London, United Kingdom

4.5
12 reviews12

Reception Support role in fun London hostel


High demand host
This host has received 9 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
2 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
2 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

30h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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What you get

2

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.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
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!
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Certificate
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Support
Support
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The Experience

This role involves 5 shifts a week 8am-3pm or 3pm-10pm which involves a mixture of housekeeping and reception support (80% housekeeping) duties in the form of: - overseeing breakfast e.g. greeting and helping guests morning shift only) - Cleaning up after breakfast - lounge, kitchen and garden but not rooms/bathrooms as we have housekeepers for those - running the linen cycle (washing, drying and folding bed linen)

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Requirements

  • Beginner English
  • Over 18 years old
  • European Union Passport
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Stay at least
4 weeks

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  • a) How was your experience with this host?
  • b) How was your day-to-day routine?
  • c) How much did you spend on this trip?

12 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.0

Hostel

4.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

2 Practicing English

2 Meeting international travelers

1 Creating true social impact

1 Meeting locals

1 Developing social awareness

1 Immersing in the local culture

Spain

3

Good experience!

about 2 months ago

Italy

1

I do not recommend this hostel as an experience! The structure is super precarious, when I arrived I was sent to my room which to my surprise was tiny, dark and stinky where they put 6 people inside without the minimum structure or hygiene !! Your things have to be all in the bag because there is no space or place to put them! To make matters worse together sleeps the hostel manager who does not shower and was always drunk! I should have stayed 3 months but was sent away by the owner after 3 weeks because I did not agree to clean the bathroom floors on my knees with a small brush!

11 months ago

Italy

5

This has been the best experience I’ve had in a while. I became friends with incredible people from all over Europe and the world, I felt at home right after I stepped in. Thank you Stephen for having me, thank you Will for loving your job and thank you to all the staff members and guests!

about 1 year ago

Argentina

5

My experience at St. James was great because the staff was amazing, super friendly and helpful, the vibe of the hostel was also really good. The dinner with the staff and guest was a big plus to have a chat which everyone and create a family environment.
The hostel is huge and sometimes there is a lot of job to needs to be done and sometimes can be really quiet, but overall the task are not hard. My position as a receptionist support were mostly clean the common areas and keep the hostel as tidy as possible during my shift.

about 2 years ago

Spain

5

Great!

about 2 years ago

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Hosted by Stephen

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This host usually answers to 80% of the messages
Response Time
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1 published videos
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