Help us create a cozy atmosphere in our hostel in Bologna!

The Exchange

We have a small hostel with 22 beds, we are doing our best to offer nice service and we know that only with the help of a nice volunteer who likes spending time in a hostel and chatting with other guests that would be possible. If you can play the guitar or any instrument that would be great! We need your help with welcoming our guests, some cleaning and we appreciate a lot your experience and ideas to improve our little cozy place!

What you offer

32 hours of help per week

Night Shift: Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.

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

Administration: Help with booking systems and payments.

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

What you get

1 day 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.

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.

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.


Fluent English or Beginner Italian

Over 24 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

challenging part: waking up in time to prepare our buffet from 8 am!
changing beds: on average 5 to 10 a day
helping guests with basic info about the city
keeping bathrooms clean and dry (for deep cleaning there is an agency)
In the afternoon you can sleep, go around the city and do what you like.

Reception for late arrivals, when it happens.


It is important that guests make parties only in the party room and not in the kitchen area. We want to prevent any issues with our guests.
Smoking is possible just on the street.
Check that guests are behaving well in general