Guest House East Achill, Ireland

6 reviews6

Improve your handyman skills in Ireland!

Connect with the locals
2 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Practice English
2 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
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 dinner, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Discounts on Pubs
Get discounts at nearby pubs.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Pub Crawls
Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!
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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
5 weeks

The Experience

Hi, travelers! My name is Ken and I have self accommodation homes on Achill Island, Ireland. I need worldpackers to help me by painting and doing some groundwork as well as maintaining my property :) You'll have a lot of free time to enjoy the place and its surroundings :)

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  • Beginner English or Fluent English
  • Between 21 and 40 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Hours & Tasks


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Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 2 Meeting locals
  • 2 Practicing English
  • 1 Immersing in the local culture
  • 1 Meeting international travelers



Ken is a good person. We would go back to Achill, it is a beautiful place. The house has prepaid electricity, we sometimes ran out of electricity. Other than that we had no major problems, the neighbours are very nice and helpful people! Thanks to Noel and Phil. Great friends of Ken's.

8 months ago



Ken is a kind person but the experience is not what you expect from the advertisement. We were told how fun it use to be but unfortunately it is now very different. My friend and I were the only volunteers there and were expected to do many things that were not in the description. The days consisted of cleaning his Air bnb rooms for 6 or 8 hours while having to cook my Ken and other volunteers lunch and dinner everyday (not included in the working hours). Ultimately we decided to cut our experience short and had a nice open talk with Ken about what our issues are.

26 days ago



My experience, unfortunately, was affected so much by the owner's personal motives that also ended up influencing my experience completely. I really understand that there are unforeseen events and that it's not the host's fault but I didn't have a pleasant experience but I know it was something unique. The house is good and the room cozy. I was comfortable with the food and very satisfied. It is not an ideal place to meet backpackers and in that regard I was frustrated... and know that it is a very isolated place, I did not get to know the area but it is very beautiful. Most of my stay I

4 months ago



My partner and I had a very good experience in Achillbills. If you want to improve your English while staying in a place surrounded by outstanding nature, this is the place for you. Although you should take into account that your accommodation will be quite small if shared with other volunteers (especially the bathroom). For us, the best part of the experience were definitely the people. We were lucky enough to meet amazing people who ended up being out friends and with whom we were always laughing. And Ken is a very good person, always worrying about whether you are happy and comfortable.

over 2 years ago



Sinceramente no lo recomiendo, el no es mala persona, pero hay muchas carencias en cuanto a respeto del espacio y tareas por realizar, no me sentí apoyado ni tampoco el explicaba bien lo que había que hacer, entre otras cosas, estuvimos sin luz 2 días, y nos tuvimos que ir antes porque el no se encontraba bien de salud (eso es entendible ), el no necesita voluntarios, necesita una persona que lo cuide, como un enfermero o un familiar.

4 months ago

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