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Hotel Hampshire, United Kingdom

11 reviews11

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

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Practice English
7 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Connect with international travelers
6 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.
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 volunteers. We have a group of volunteers staying with us and are a great help!

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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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11 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

7 Practicing English

6 Meeting international travelers

4 Meeting locals

2 Get in touch with nature

1 Immersing in the local culture

1 Practicing Spanish



I really appreciate the flexibility in accepting me. The Cottage is a very charming place and the tasks are easy. The team is great and makes you feel comfortable.

3 months ago

Matthew replied

Thanks, Emanuele, for your excellent contribution at the hotel and your support to our full time team during this busy period. We are very grateful.



The hotel is very welcoming, The work is really easy and he clearly outlines what is expected of you immediately. Surrounding food Matthew and David are very resourceful and orders all the food you would like. The area is very beautiful and peaceful, Brockenhurst is located in the heart of the new forest, so there are many places to explore in your free time, it’s also only a half hour train ride from the nearest cities.
Matthew is also very flexible regarding days off and takes tries to accommodate you as much as possible, I completely recommend this volunteering, you will not regret!

4 months ago

United Kingdom


Great time. Knowing your schedule of work allows you to plan your days since the hotel is surrounded by the New Forest. You'll be working with professional staff - Renzo, Richard, Luke and Josh - who are just very comprehensible and helpful with you. Matthew and David will make sure you have plenty of what you need. It's a hotel and kitchen bussiness, so understanding your time as an "employer" of such definetly helps. I would recommend for anyone wanting to get more comfortable with everyday english, experiencing some housekeeping, kitchen work or just travelling to another country.

6 months ago

Matthew replied

Thanks, Arthur, for your excellent support during your stay. We are very grateful for your contribution to the hotel as we reopened after lockdown and we wish you every success in the future!



Was ok, the village is very calm.
The tasks are help in a professional kitchen (what can be very hard since most of the staff don’t have that kind of training) and cleans the rooms.
Have a lot rules like don’t cook between 11 a.m and 8p.m, dinner just after 8pm and we need leave everything clean and without make any noise till 10pm. Also the volunteers can not use a few doors and cannot have a break for lunch since is just 5 hours a day to work.
Is a diferent place to volunteer because is not a hostel, but a b&b só the tasks are diferent and I (personally) didn’t have that much fun.

9 months ago

Matthew replied

Sadly, this volunteer was very disappointing and not able to respond in a positive way to our other volunteers, staff and owners - and they are all really disappointed with her review. As you can see from the other reviews, the detail is this review is not true. This volunteer was not able to work with the team, which was really disappointing, as we have had over 400 volunteers who have been really helpful and great to work with. The volunteer had to leave early because of the Coronavirus, but left her room in a disgusting condition, which is unacceptable because other people had to clean up after her. She is clearly only looking for a host to allow her to do whatever she wants, whenever she wants and that selfishness has never been the attitude of any of our other volunteers over the years.



I felt very grateful, when I listened about other hostels closing their doors and sending away the volunteers (because of the Corona Virus), I got scared.
Matthew and David were humans and gave me a roof, besides I was able to use and improve all my skills such as: painting, renovating, cleaning and housekeeping.

10 months ago

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