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Hostel Wollongong, Australia

4.5
11 reviews11

Bohemians and handymans, come help us to restore this beautiful hostel!!!


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Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

18h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Handyman
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
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What you get

2

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

We have a beautiful old building in the centre of town that needs to be restored back to its former glory. It is still operating , and has a lovely bohemian atmosphere

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Requirements

  • Between 18 and 39 years old
  • Be from outside Australia
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
8 months

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11 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

United States

5

My time at the Keiraleagh House was absolutely incredible, I cant recommend it enough.
I loved working for a family run business, and Kerrie and Karl make you feel so welcome in their beautiful home. They are extremely fair understanding of their workers dual role as a worker and a tourist, and are thus very fair with the work/play balance of the hostel.
If you're looking for a chill experience, wanting to live near the beach, and longing for a hostel that feels like home, then I can't recommend this place enough!

Apr/09/2020

United States

3

Family run hostel, laid back, very minimal hours, easy work. It's pretty basic, 2-3 hrs for free stay. You dont get much else, but can socialize with guests. My personal experience was good, the vibe of the place depends on the sort of people staying at any given time as with any hostel. That said, the atmosphere was a bit different since there were quite a few older people living there long term, not for accomodation but to live. Management could be better, wired hierachcy, bit of poor communication between helpers and homeowners. They need a better system for work that needs done each day.

Jan/19/2020

Spain

5

Keiraleagh House it’s a paradise in the city center of Wollongong.

It was my first woldpackers experience and It has been amazing! Carl, Kerrie and Nathan were always kind and helpful looking for the wellness and safety of their guests. This hostel has a familiar atmosphere, the work is easy to do and well organized, Cathy is the best.

The city has a lot to offer, it’s very well situated with good public transport, you won’t get bored if you have the energy to explore

Thank you so much for the experience and your caring. I completely recommend it!

Apr/09/2019

Mexico

5


It was my first time volunteering in a hostel and I definitively could not choose a better one. I left wanting to return the next day. Since I arrived they made it clear that it is not only about the work and treating the guests well, it is a family, it is about respect, listening and having a good time. Everything in the hostel is magical. I will not give details so that you can experience it for yourself. The work is not hard and they explain or help you with everything.
The family and he staff are a great team. They are absolutely the best!
GRACIAS Kerrie, Karl and Nathan :)

Mar/25/2019

Hungary

5

I loved to stay in this family hostel. It’s small to be an important part of it but big enough to have always someone to drink or hang out. Reeeeeaally easy going work in a relax environment. The owners are excellent people. I will back, of course.

Dec/17/2018

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Hosted by Kerrie

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