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Hostel Bologna, Italy

21 reviews21

Beds preparing, reception and help with guests :)

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Connect with international travelers
10 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
7 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Needs help immediately
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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
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 breakfast, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
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

How should you be to work with us? - people person - creative and with a "do it yourself" attitude - proactive - flexible - tidy and clean You will share the work with another volunteer, it will be possible to organize your shifts as it is better for both of you. You will be part of our staff and you will deal with guests, help us with new projects and enjoy beautiful Bologna!

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  • Intermediate English or Beginner Italian
  • Between 20 and 40 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
5 weeks

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21 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

10 Meeting international travelers

7 Practicing English

7 Immersing in the local culture

6 Creating true social impact

6 Meeting locals

4 Developing social awareness



It was amazing! The best first experience to have with worldpackers and if you have never been to a hostel like me. The people were kind, caring, respectful and fun.

The hostel is beautiful. Tancredi (Manager) is an angel and Caterina (The owner/ Manager) is a lovely and exellent businesswoman who has made Nosadillo the best Hostel in Bologna.

Augustin and Maite (fellow volunteers) were the best company I could ask for.

I wish them all, all the best and can't wait to see them again.

23 days ago



My experience in Nosadillo Hostel was amazing, I felt like at home, I really could enjoy with the staff and volunteers in the Italian culture and I practiced a lot my italian. It is also a good opportunity to meet guests from very near, because the hostel is cozy and small. The tasks are not at all heavy and are enjoyable. Bologna is also a wonderfull place for going out and hanging around. Thanks a lot to everybody Nosadillo :)!!!

about 2 months ago



Volunteering in Nosadillo was one of the best experiences that I had in my life.
The hostel it very cozy and Caterina e Tancredi are very kind and friendly so I felt like if I was at home.
The work is easy and flexible and it was a great opportunity to practice and improve my English, Italian and French meeting people from all over the world.
The hostel is located in the center of Bologna, which is a gorgeous city, and also Bologna is near to a lot of wonderful cities, I had the chance to go to Florence, Venice, Pisa, Verona and Roma on my days off.
Grazie mille per tutto Nosadillo ❤️

about 2 months ago



It was the best experience ever! The hostel is very near the city center so I could visit all the amazing places Bologna has to offer just by foot, Caterina and Tancredi make sure you feel like home and you will feel very comfortable at the hostel. In your free days you will have the chance to go to nearby cities like Venecia, Verona, Florence, Milano, etc. I super recommend this experience, grazie mille Nosadillo ❤️

3 months ago



I stayed at Nosadillo for 4 weeks and as my first experience as volunteer I would say it was an incredible experience. I met many people from all around the world. I recommend for those who wanna practice languages, I could improve my English and also Italian, I really enjoyed. The work was not difficult and we had flexibility about tasks and time. I had a lot of free time to go out and walk around in Bologna. I would like to say thank you to Caterina, Tancredi, Diego e Mirza, I have learn a lot with them and I have spent good times at Nosadillo.

3 months ago

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Hosted by Caterina

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