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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Social Media

Help to build and maintain social media channels engaging online users.


Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

Party Promoter

Help to promote parties and social activities.


Help with booking systems and payments.

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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

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.


Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!


Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Parties

Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.


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The Experience

We are looking for a volunteer helping with the online bookings and keeping up with the records. The bookings should be checked at least 3 times a day to avoid overbooking the hostel.In the time between checking the online bookings and keeping up the records, the volunteers have the opportunity to hang out at the beach, go surfing, do yoga on the beach or have a nice cool drink during happy hour. Furthermore, Mirissa is well known for whale watch

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  • Fluent English

  • Between 18 and 35 years old

  • Be from outside Sri Lanka

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

Talk to those who have lived the experience

8 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


I had a great experience during the two weeks I spent at My Hostels Mirissa. The staff is amazing and very friendly and the food is delicious. I really enjoyed taking care of their Social Media, answering the reviews they received, helping with everything they asked me and being there in general. The hostel is really nice, clean and I loved Mirissa. The location is great :) Thanks for having me there with you guys :)

3 months ago

Yakoob replied

Thanks Rita, your welcome any time.


I strongly recommend!
The hostel is incredible, clean, good beds, perfect common spaces to chill out with other guest, and the food was amazing!! I felt myself at home!
The staff is helpful and professional, the manager Dulshan is very friendly, the owner Yakoob promotes dinner with all guests, recommends good things to do and also tells a lot about Sri Lankan culture.
Mirissa is an amazing beach to surf, chill out and parties! I had the best time and made a lot of friends.
I carried social media, and had also free time to do my things and the time was flexible, so I could work and enjoy

about 1 year ago

Yakoob replied

Thank you for all your help, you are welcome any time and all the best on your travels.


Great place, great staff and great manager. One of the most sustainable and professional hostel I have ever been and volunteered.

about 1 year ago

Yakoob replied

Thank you, it was nice having you.


My experience at My Hostels was awesome!
I totally recommend it!
Yakoob (the owner), Dulshan (the manager) and all the staff were so friendly with me. They cared a lot of how I was. Gave advice and made me feel like home.
Plus, they prepared the yummiest food ever!
The job was also nice and calm (as I was in low season). I carried the social media. Yakoob was very flexible and I could go around and work at the same time!
Mirissa is a lovely town with amazing beach.
Everything was just great. I totally recommend it! Thanks a lot for everything Jakob, Dulshan and all the My Hostels team!

over 1 year ago

Yakoob replied

Thanks, it was nice having you, safe travels!


Was planing to stay in for one month, I paid an expensive fee cause I was planing to stay more time but unfortunately my experience was not nice so I stay there for only one week. The hostel iself is nice, But the owner made me feel that he had second intentions, inviting me for dinners, and making jokes and sexist commentaries, the hostel is full of restrictions and some rules, and the work was not clear at all, I didn't feel comfortable with yakoob so I decided to leave without give more explanations. I think he should treat girls with more professionalism! Sorry but is what I felt.

over 1 year ago

Yakoob replied

Am sorry if I made you feel that way since my name tarnished I will have to give details. On your arrival here I greeted you with a handshake nothing else ever at any time of your stay, I had a group of volunteers 6 girls, 2 guys witch I deal with every week you did offer to help and I said it was your day off will manage, I believe this is professionalism and did not have any motive. Since it was off season you said you want to be flexible with the times morning or evening depending on the weather, you told me you are good with decorating witch I said could use your help in the new hostel on your working hours. The one dinner was steel Ideas for decor for the new hostel that was my motive not what you think and there I did introduce you to a lady from your own country witch opened many doors for you in mirissa where you met some guy and left with him, you told me this, witch was the last I saw of you, we do have rules and it is said on the site, you should read this before coming. My manager told me you packed your bags and left in a car with a guy after a week.

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About MY Hostels Mirissa

  • Hosted by Yakoob

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  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: Less than a day

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We are an expanding network of hostels built by people with a passion for traveling, offering customers a chance to explore the most popular destinations in Sri Lanka comfortably and at an affordable price.

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