Lend a helping hand at our hostel in the Wicklow Mountains

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The Exchange

We are James and Rebecca. We manage a small guesthouse on the edge of the beautiful Wicklow hills in Ireland. This is a colorful and funky house with great people passing through and staying over to mainly explore the Wicklow hills and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Our place has a great atmosphere and is always homely and welcoming to many guests from all over the world. The households max of 20 guests. You'll help us with daily tasks :)

What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Kitchen Hand: Help prepare, finish and serve meals.

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

Housekeeping: Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.

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

What you get

2 days off per week

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

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, 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.

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Get free drinks or beverages.: Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Intermediate English

Over 18 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We require some help checking in guests in the afternoons if we cannot be around. We would like to familiarise our new helper with the local area so that they can give walking advice to guests and general activities in the area.
All just as simple as it seems :)

Furthermore, we provide dinner for our guests. We need a hand for general kitchen work, like cutting vegetables and cleaning dishes in the evenings. Same with breakfast in the morning.

General cleaning after guests leaving the house needs also be done. But as it is a small house, it does not take long to finish it :)

It is vitally important that volunteers are genuinely happy people and enjoy interacting with other people. A good sense of humor. When working in hospitality the hosts' attitude will set the mood for the day :)
" We are here for a good time not a long time".

Activities & Shift

There are 3 shifts during the day: Breakfast, Cleaning and Dinner. This will be shared between volunteers and me.

In your free time you can go on hikes. I am more than happy to bring you to some places you have to see while you're here!


Due to still required quarantine, we prefer our volunteers to stay a minimum of 6 weeks. We can only provide a room for isolation until June 17th. After this date, you would have to isolate yourself somewhere else.

No smoking in the house
No drugs
No parties