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Hostel Leipzig, Germany

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Explorer of the greatest city in Germany!

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This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
High demand host
This host has received 19 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
20 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
13 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.
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.
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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.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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

If you are looking for a fun way to travel and visit the (probably) greatest City in the world, don't look any further. We offer volunteers to stay with us and explore their wanderlust! You would help 5 times a week, from helping our cleaning staff to cooking with guests. You would live in the direct city centre. If you're friendly and open to making new friends and having new experiences, we would love to have you.

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  • Fluent English or Beginner German
  • Over 18 years old
  • 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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25 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

20 Meeting international travelers

13 Practicing English

10 Immersing in the local culture

7 Meeting locals

3 Developing social awareness

3 Creating true social impact



My experience at the 5 Elements was really great! The work isn’t too hard or time consuming so you get a lot of flexibility to explore or plan trips, you’re right in the middle of Leipzig which is a super beautiful city and everyone was really nice overall! If you have the opportunity to volunteer at this hostel I highly recommend it 🎉🥰

about 1 month ago



I loved my stay at 5 elements! The working hours were as agreed, the hostels location is super central and convenient, the days off were flexible so it was easy to plan trips and activities and everyone from the team was welcoming and friendly!

about 2 months ago



5 elements Leipzig is amazing! The location is awesome, the hostel is beautiful and the staff is great (Simona, the housekeeping crew, everyone is nice, friendly and helpful)! The working hours are less than what I expected and the job is chill.. it is the best volunteer experience I had so far and I recommend to everyone!
If anyone has any questions, just ask 🤗

6 months ago



I really liked my stay at Five elements hostel. I felt that I worked way less than I should have in comparason what I got. Free breakfast buffeé everyday, comfortable beds and clean rooms etc. The work was super easy and you rarely work alone! The kitchen is very big and useful, my groceries were safe too haha! The first night happened to be a family dinner, so I got a very nice welcome from nice people! Unfortunately there was not many volunteers at the end so nothing fun and spontanious really happened. I do believe though that when times are better this calm hostel will be quite fun!

7 months ago



The time, that I spent in 5 Elements will always have a special place in my heart. Working in the hostel was a lot of fun, I could get to know a bunch of amazing people from all around the world, while I had lots of free time to enjoy Leipzig and the surrounding areas. A huge thank you at this point to Simona, who was eager to make this time as amazing as possible! From capturing the moments at the common dinners to fulfilling everyone's needs and requests, we could always count on her. :) Thank you to all the amazing volunteers and staff members too! I hope that we see each other soon :)

8 months ago

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Hosted by 5 Elements

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