Hostel Tralee, Ireland

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Experience Irelands kingdom at our surf lodge!!

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This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Connect with the locals
12 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Connect with nature
12 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
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 Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Surf lessons
Take free surf classes at the local beaches.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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3 weeks

The Experience

Living in the Famous West Kerry on the magnificent Dingle peninsula my passion is all about water sports especially surfing & foiling. I'm running a 13-bedroom hostel surrounded by 9 different beaches on a small peninsula including the wonderful long Brandon bay, the local area has lots to offer with beautiful landscape sand dunes and mountains, water sports & land activities, pubs, restaurants, hiking trails, all in walking distance of the lodge

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  • Intermediate English
  • Between 18 and 45 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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14 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 12 Meeting locals
  • 12 Get in touch with nature
  • 10 Immersing in the local culture
  • 5 Practicing English
  • 4 Meeting international travelers
  • 2 Developing social awareness

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 2 14. Life below water



I had an incredible experience at the lodge, everyone was so nice and fun, the work is fair and Duncan really made us feel valued, first surf sessions were also a blast So grateful for everything, it was grand!

about 1 month ago



The experience in the Maharees was amazing, the place is a true paradise, highly recommended if you want to connect with the nature, the sea, and enjoy water sports. The work in low season is easy, and Duncan is very flexible with the schedules, so you have plenty of free time to enjoy this wonderful place. On the other hand, the people in the hostel make you feel like in a family from the first moment. Thanks a lot for everything!💛✨

about 2 months ago



The hostel quickly became my home away from home. Amidst stunning Irish landscapes, I found a welcoming community and contributed to this lovely hostel. Duncan, its heart and soul, is both a dedicated host and an inspiring surfer. His infectious passion for the lodge and surfing sets a laid-back vibe. Working at your own pace, supported by Duncan, made every moment wonderful, even during wild off-season wind and rain storms. the hostel is a must for an authentic Irish adventure amongst new friends.

3 months ago

United States


I had a great month at the hostel with Duncan and everyone else staying/passing through. The work load was light due to the hostel being off-season but there were plenty of projects if you were motivated. While the location of the hostel was about an hours walk from the village, Duncan was always willing to give rides as needed. The hostel was large but warm and friendly and there was always something to do if you got out and about. Everyone I met there was good craic and the Maharees was so beautiful with its own kind of magic. Duncan was so kind as to loan me water gear and boards!

6 months ago



I stayed 5 weeks at the lodge and it was one of my best experiences ! Duncan is very kind, he always wants to be sure we are good and we enjoy our stay ! Tasks are easy to do and the lodge is very comfy, you feel at home very easily ! If you want to visit more you'll need a car but if you love nature and just want to enjoy watersports, the lodge is the perfect place ! People are all very kind, they love to share and help ! It wasn't easy to leave them ! I arrived at the end of october so it wasn't so hot to go to surf but it's definitely an amazing place to start or just to enjoy surfing !

6 months ago

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Hosted by Duncan

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Response Time
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