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Hotel Hampshire, United Kingdom

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Help us to look after our guests in our New Forest hotel

Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Practice English
19 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Connect with the locals
16 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
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.
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.
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.
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
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

We would love you to welcome you to our team and help us in our small hotel in the New Forest National Park. You will help with all the usual tasks in the hotel, tea room and gin bar, including serving breakfast, housekeeping, cleaning, administration and delivering great service to our guests! We provide accommodation, food, drink, laundry and internet for our staff.

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  • Intermediate English
  • 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
4 weeks

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30 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

19 Practicing English

16 Meeting locals

14 Get in touch with nature

14 Meeting international travelers

12 Immersing in the local culture

1 Developing social awareness



My experience at Thatched Cottage Hotel was very positive, being my first volunteer, I believe I learned new skills in hospitality. The people were very kind, the host Matthew is polite and respects the volunteers. The managers and staff are also very nice.
Brockenhust is a safe city with many natural beauties. You can take the train to visit several nearby cities, including going to the beach.
I would definitely recommend Thatched for volunteering. You will be respected and given the opportunity to improve your English.

about 1 month ago



I had a such good time at Thatched Cottage. All the staff were very patience teaching me how to do the work. The job is easy btw, somedays are busy but you can definitely handle it. Also I have no doubt you’re gonna make some friends there and if you like to be in contact with the nature this is the right place (take a ride by bike to the forest). Thank you Matthew for this opportunity and Huw and all the staff and volunteers team for supporting me at my time at Thatched. For sure I would recommend this experience!

about 1 month ago



Great time at the Hotel. The staff is very friendly and welcoming, especially the manager Huw, who's always kind, patient, and ready to teach us. The tasks are easy and pretty much housekeeping or basic things in the kitchen. It's a good place to improve your English if you're really engaged in that. The city is small and peaceful, and you can explore nature and other cities nearby by train easily. The station is very close to the hotel.
It was a very valuable experience for me!
Thanks Matthew, the hotel staff, and the Worldpackers volunteers who were there with me!

about 1 month ago



My time at the hotel was amazing! The host and the staff members were very welcoming and made me feel at home.
The job varies from housekeeping and working in the kitchen, it’s very simple and the staff members are always up to teach and help.
This was my first volunteer where I got to have my own room and they pay back the money we spend on food during the week. I definitely recommend this experiences to anyone who’s looking to have a good time in UK.

3 months ago



By far, the best volunteer experience in UK,
the job is not difficult the manager is always there to support, the staff members are phenomenal as well.
the rooms are as expected, it was a phenomenal experience and i learned a lot

5 months ago

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