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Hostel Chicago, United States

4 reviews4

Volunteer in Chicago! Explore this amazing city!

Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
2 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with international travelers
2 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
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 with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
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 lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, 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.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Apply to come ASAP! I already have 10+ applicants for the month of July. The usual day will be 2-5 hours @ 9/10:00a.m. It will include cleaning the rooms when guests check out; cleaning the bathroom; cleaning the kitchen. There will also be outdoor work (landscaping) such as, raking leaves; snow shoveling; gardening; weeding. Join us and explore this amazing city that is Chicago! The most important skill is asking questions!

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  • Intermediate English
  • Between 25 and 65 years old
  • United States Visa
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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4 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

2 Immersing in the local culture

2 Meeting international travelers

1 Meeting locals

1 Practicing English



I absolutely loved my time in Chicago! I am beyond grateful with Mary for giving me such a wonderful experience with worldpackers, specially since this was my first time ever volunteering and didn't know what to expect! Mary is a wonderful host, she is super nice and is fun running errands with. The other volunteers were kind and respectful, and the guests were so polite. My stay here was a whole adventure I got to explore the different areas of the city, met a lot of people and made friends. Would definitely recommend and come back in the future.

about 2 months ago



Mary is an incredible person, the place is great and she is always in communication, I met other volunteers during my stay with whom I get along very well. I wish I could stay forever

2 months ago



That experience was amazing! Mary is a wonderful person. She was friendly, nice and funny (sometimes 😅). Mary made us feel really welcome and help us about everything we needed. Mary's house is a beautiful and classic Chicago's bangalô and it's conveniently located in a great neighborhood and near the airport and train station. We get know interesting people from different countries and cultures. My husband and I stayed here for 3 months and we recommend that opportunity for everyone! Mary, thank you so much for everything ❤️, especially, thanks for the conversations and tours!

5 months ago



Con Eduardo nos sorprendimos de nuestra estancia en Chicago! Mary fue amable de principio a fin, nos entregó un cuarto a mi y a Eduardo, y nos compró la comida a nuestro gusto :) Las tareas que hicimos conciden totalmente con lo que describe Mary en el perfil, con Eduardo realizamos trabajo tanto en el interior de la casa como en el exterior. Además, pese a que Mary estaba muy ocupada en su trabajo, no dudó en llevarnos al botanic garden donde pudimos compartir junto a una pequeña comida. Sin duda el voluntariado cumplió nuestras expectativas y lo recomendamos a quien quiera vivirlo!

about 1 month ago

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Hosted by Mary

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Response Time
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