Enjoy paradise in Hawaii and help us at reception

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The Exchange

Work under the supervision of the owner of the hostel and in collaboration with other work traders. Looking for work traders to work day and evening reception positions. Kailua Kona is almost always dry and sunny, and there are numerous white sand beaches perfect for sunbathing, snorkeling and swimming. We operate with the goal of providing affordable travelers’ accommodation without sacrificing quality and style. Come enjoy paradise!

What you offer

24 hours of help per week

Party Promoter: Help organise and promote parties and social activities.

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.

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

Administration: Help with booking systems and payments.

What you get

2 days off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.


Intermediate English

Over 21 years old

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We expect our volunteers to carry out their duties completely, to be on time. We expect our volunteers to act in a way that brings a good reputation to our facility and to embrace responsibilities that they are given and treat them as an opportunity to increase their skills and experiences.

We have clear expectations outlined in the job description. We also remain flexible to ensure that the volunteer has opportunities to travel and explore.

Activities & Shift

3-4 DAY shifts a week totaling not more than 32 hours/week

6 weeks minimum, 3 month maximum.

Check in arrivals, give facility tour, and accept payments
Provide information to guests on locations and activities in Kona and on the Island
Make beds and do laundry.
Assist in some housekeeping and cleaning duties such as keeping the outside and common areas clean and tidy.


Abide by quiet hour rules between 10 pm and 6 am
Avoid excessive drinking at the facility
Smoking is allowed but only in designated areas