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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 check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

Painting & Decorating

Help to maintain the appearance inside and outside the building.


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.


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

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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

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Volunteer position is for 4-week minimum. You should have good English. Free accommodation in a 4-5 person dorm in exchange for typical hostel duties. You will help with all duties (from the glamorous to the not-so-glamorous), including checking guests in, social interaction, cleaning bathrooms + bedrooms, emptying trash bins, laundry and more. Occasional help with renovation work like painting. You can create your own side-project too.

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  • Intermediate English

  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

Talk to those who have lived the experience

3 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


The shifts were easy to do and to learn and we had plenty of free time every week. We had the opportunity to record and edit some training videos besides cleaning and check-in/check-out tasks. The hostel is close to downtown and supermarket. We had an episode of misunderstanding with one of the managers because of the way of dealing with conflict resolution with us and also unsatisfaction with the way of dealing with the volunteers. The other manager turned the things better and easier. All in all, it was a great experience!

12 months ago


The managers are nice and flexible. The hours of work are easy to achieve and you have free time to travel and explore the city. The hostel is charming and comfortable. It was a great experience to live! I would certainly come back.

over 1 year ago


It was a great rewarding experience. The hours you have to work are totally fair for what you get in exchange. Alina and Jo are quite flexible regarding timetables, so that you can create a schedule that fits your needs. I did a little bit of everything and I gained experience in things I had never done before like painting. I liked the city of Providence, it has lots of universities, cafes and bars to go out at night and it also has beautiful parks and landscapes. It is a city I would live in. You can visit other cities like Newport and Boston while you are here. I am thankful and happy :)

almost 2 years ago

About Providence Hostel and Guesthouse

  • Hosted by Alina

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 50%
  • Response Time: 5 days

About the host

IMPORTANT: We require volunteers to be fluent in English. We are 3 friends in our mid-30s who met backpacking. We each traveled extensively in off-the-beat spots in Latin America, Asia and Europe, staying in countless hostels and couch surfing. From our love of hostels and backpacking we decided to pool our resources to create a small hostel. We only recently opened (June 2016) and we're still improving and upgrading. Therefore this is an ...

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