Helping with the housekeeping and reception while visiting Madrid

Hostel Madrid, Spain
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What you offer

Hours per week

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


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

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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.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Free Laundry

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


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

We need a hand with the general maintenance in the morning and reception in the late afternoon, so everybody is happy with the atmosphere. If they need your help for something, you will be there helping them to feel at home. We are like a big family and sometimes the guests decide to stay for a longer period,so you will have people to talk to and to explore around with!!

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  • Intermediate English

  • Between 21 and 35 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
6 weeks

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11 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


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4 months ago


Me encantó la experiencia en el fun! Alex es extraordinario, estoy más que agradecida con él. El trabajo es justo y equitativo. El lugar se siente como estar en casa y está en pleno centro de la ciudad!!!! Conclusión: tienen que ir al fun hostel.

4 months ago

alexis replied

She has been an incredible experience in my hostal, and I m saying has been and not was, because even after leaving my place her spirit still is all over. We called her "Jefecita" which means little boss and that for something. She is intelligent, charming, trustful, proactive, dynamic and a hard worker, but above all she takes over responisibilities for both the Hostal and guests and her colleges. After a few days being with me, I felt a bit left over, she was doing her and a good part of my job better than me , so I could slow down a bit. If you are looking for somebody who is not just doing a job but somebody who is willing to manage your place, focussed on the overall picture but also on all details, she is a perfect choice. Just don't make the same mistake I did, don't let her go, its impossible to find a replacement for her ! Mary, you have a bright future in front of you, it was an authentic pleasure having met and having spent the last months with you.


This is my first experience as Worldpackers and I’ll recommend it. Alex is a great host; the hostel is very cosy and it makes you feel like home also the place is located just in the center of Madrid, so everything is near and you don’t need to use the subway. The tasks are easy and simple in order to do it without any hurries.
I’ll recomend Fun Sleep as first experience to all new backpackers.

5 months ago


The hostel is right in the center, what makes it easy to move around, and as everything is super close you wont even need the Metro.
the owner, Alexis, is super pleasant and will make you fell like home, the hostel is not big, what is good because you feel like a familiar enviroment and the working hours are more then fair, same for the tasks...
You Should try it, is a lovely way to know Madrid! and practice your Spanish

5 months ago


Buen día viajeros, fun sleep El hostel ,fue dentro de todo una buena experiencia para ser la primera vez que hice labores de ayudar a cambio del alojamiento. Por cosas del destino también pasaron cosas desafortunadas debido en parte a que es un espacio público, en 2 ocasiones se perdieron unos objetos y dinero dentro del hostel, por lo cual el dueño sé que va a mejorar la seguridad para mayor tranquilidad de todos, el trato fue bueno y si se necesita algún favor el dueño tiene la capacidad de escuchar y si es posible ayudar.
Ubicación:El hostel está bien ubicado y los lugares de interés cerca

9 months ago

alexis replied

Hola Felipe, el lo que concierne a nuestro trato, no tengo queja alguna de ti, haz sido un crack y uno de los mas eficientes hasta ahora haciendo las tareas que habíamos acordado.
Desafortunadamente pasaron las cosas que pasaron, yo no me atrevería jamas a acusar a nadie sin tener pruebas.
Si tengo que decir que el que todos evitaran mi encuentro saliendo de ahi el día antes a que yo regresar de uruguay no me pareció lo mas elegante. tu visado no caducaba hasta el día 26 o por ahi.
Y tu gran amigo Kelvin, se escapo como un delincuente el día antes de que yo llegase, sin que nadie lo viese, dejándome un pufo de mas de 1000 euros. Osea, sin pagar su alojamiento, pero bueno , tal y como tu dices en tu mensaje, tengo la total convicción que todo me vuelve en bendiciones, ya que no hago mal a nadie , sino todo lo contrario, y ayudo a todo el que puedo.
Yo creo que a todos os trate muy bien y con todo el cariño y teniendo plena confianza en vosotros, con lo cual mi reflexion final es; no me merecía nada de todo lo que paso, ni que os fueseis sin esperar a mi vuelta.
Ahora tengo otros 3 voluntarios en simbiosis total entre ellos, que si yo no aparezco por Fun da lo mismo, las reseñas son fatasticas, y el fun brilla como si lo limpiases tu cada dia.
Un abrazo.

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Fun Sleep has a dynamic, international feel and a social environment including a shared fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, reading areas and a living room with TV and a computer available for use. Fun Sleep can provide information about places to visit and recommendations for bars, restaurants, clubs and other local attractions. It is a 2-minute walk from Sevilla Metro Station and Gran Vía Avenue is 400 metres away. Parque del Retiro Park...

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