Hostel Bologna, Italy

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Beds preparing, reception and help with guests in Bologna, Italy :)

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Practice English
22 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help with booking systems and payments.
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.
Fast Internet Access
High-speed internet for you to work remotely
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.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
8 weeks

The Experience

How should you be to work with us? - smiling - problem solving attitude - proactive - flexible - tidy and clean You will work with another volunteer, you will work on shifts, so you will enjoy more free time. You will be part of our staff and you will deal with guests, help us with new projects and enjoy beautiful Bologna! We highly believe in team working and good and transparent communication.

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  • Intermediate English and Beginner Italian
  • Between 22 and 37 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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42 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 27 Meeting international travelers
  • 22 Practicing English
  • 22 Immersing in the local culture
  • 19 Meeting locals
  • 9 Developing social awareness
  • 9 Creating true social impact

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 1 2. Zero hunger
  • 1 4. Quality education



Working at the hostel was an amazing experience. I felt at home after just a few days and five weeks felt like one. Every single day you meet 10+ new and interesting people that you won't forget . And share memories with them. The work itself is reasonable and not too hard with the evening shift being very easy at the reception and the morning shift being not too bad. Thank you to Caterina and Emma for welcoming me from the beginning to the end and thank you to Irene and Cecilia for helping me and teaching me the ways.

28 days ago



It was my first time volunteering and I had an absolutely wonderful experience! The hostel is very nice and cozy. Caterina is super welcoming, and she is always available if you need something. The tasks are exactly those that are written on worldpackers and they are very easy to do. You can also talk and connect with international guests. The only thing that I would point out is that the hours per week are not 25 but, in reality, they are 35, because during the days off of the other volunteer you have to make both shifts, and I think that this should be clarified on worldpackers.

2 months ago

Caterina replied

thank you for your feedback! I realized that the hours, even if never super intense are normally close to 30-32 hours and I have updated this information on our description.
Anyway I am glad that you enjoyed it!!



I love this hostel so much. It is really cosy and the tasks are easy to finish! You have lots of time to explore the city and even visit other cities nearby!

4 months ago



What to say? One of the best hostel I've ever been (not only volunteering). The facility is amazing, cozy, spacious, completely equiped and super clean. It's impossible not to feel at home there. The place is well located, so you get to know Bologna quite well. When it comes to the shifts, they're flexible, fair and the tasks are easy to do. By being a small hostel, it allows you to enjoy and interact with guests, which is so nice. Caterina excells in the communication, it's really outstanding. Pure heart and light energy. I highly recommend this place!

5 months ago



Volunteering at the hostel was truly an amazing experience! Caterina and the other volunteer were so kind and welcoming, they really made me feel at home. The hostel itself has a really nice atmosphere, and even though it's a bit more quiet, it's still easy to talk to people. The hours are really fair, it's mostly one shift per day (either in the morning or in the afternoon) and the other volunteer does the other one. It's all very flexible and you can take free days as well. Even though I unfortunately had to leave earlier than planned, I enjoyed my stay a lot and hope to be back some day!

5 months ago

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Hosted by Caterina

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