Hostel Haarlem, Netherlands

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Helpers needed for night-watch, house-keeping and café!

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Immerse yourself in the local culture
43 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
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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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Fast Internet Access
High-speed internet for you to work remotely
Dedicated Workspace
Specific space 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.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

Throughout the year I am looking for 8 people per month to help me! 1) Being the Night-watch 2) Helping in House Keeping 3) Helping out with the Cafe Shift

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  • Intermediate English
  • Between 20 and 40 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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73 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 44 Meeting international travelers
  • 43 Immersing in the local culture
  • 39 Meeting locals
  • 29 Practicing English
  • 15 Developing social awareness
  • 9 Get in touch with nature

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 4 3. Good health and well-being
  • 4 5. Gender equality
  • 2 4. Quality education



I had an amazing time at the hostel, I met so many amazing people and made some very good friends. The work is manageable and the hours are as described (sometimes less depending on workload). Tim was an amazing manager, always making everyone in the group feel comfortable and at home. The group dinners make it easy to bond with the other volunteers and creates a good sense of community. All the staff at the hostel also make sure you feel welcome and are very friendly. I'll miss everyone from this hostel and hopefully I can see them again

2 days ago

United States


From the start you feel invited, at home, and surprised by the hostel itself. Here is very beautiful, alongside the actual staff, and especially Wim, Saskia, and Tim. Everyone here is warm, kind, and the schedules are respected alongside tasks easily learned. My time here is one I didn't expect, and I'd recommend this experience to anyone. Hope to be back :)

3 days ago



The best experience I have had as a volunteer ❤️ The hostel, the city and all the volunteers 🥰 and staff made me have a great time. Tim is the best coordinator and always looking after everything we need and making sure we have a great time, I will miss sharing laughs with him every day but I will take the best memories with me.🥰 Thanks for everything!!!! ❤️🤙❤️🤙❤️

14 days ago

United States


Truly can't say enough good things about the hostel. Aside from the excellent amenities and beautiful location, where HIL excels is in creating a sense of community between both volunteers and staff. A shared grocery budget + team dinner every night are a big reason for this (IMO). The work is very fair, scheduling is flexible, and expectations are super clear (thanks in large part to Tim). My only real complaint was that, despite having spent 2 months here, the entire experience went by far too quickly.

16 days ago



I absolutely loved my time at the hostel! The hostel is incredibly cozy, and everyone is so helpful and kind. Haarlem is a lovely, quiet city just a quick train ride away from Amsterdam, making it a perfect place to stay. Regarding the work, the schedule is fair, and they always respected my days off. Tim is definitely the best host ever; he made me feel completely at home and never failed to make me laugh :) the hostel incredibly grateful for having met so many wonderful people and achieved my goal of improving my English. Thank you very much for the amazing opportunity <3

18 days ago

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