Hostel Gjirokaster, Albania

4.5
(9 reviews)9

Come help our hostel and have fun in Albania :)

Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
8 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Immerse yourself in the local culture
6 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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What you offer

30h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
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.
Bartending
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Support
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Availability

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

We are looking for highly social volunteers to help with reception tasks, some cleaning, and events. You will spend a lot of time interacting with guests to create a warm, fun, and welcoming atmosphere. This can look like spending the evening playing board games with guests, chatting up shy travelers , or selling drinks to a busy crowd. People come to hostels in search of friendship and we would love your help in making sure they find it.

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Requirements

  • Fluent English
  • Between 18 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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9 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

  • 8 Meeting international travelers
  • 6 Immersing in the local culture
  • 6 Meeting locals
  • 4 Get in touch with nature
  • 4 Practicing English

Australia

5

By far my favourite volunteering experience I had by far! Woulter and Brenna were so welcoming, and took very good care of us from providing us with fresh groceries and letting us come on an off road trip with them. The work is very straight forward and there's a lot to keep you occupied here in Gjirokaster. Woulter and Brenna are very invested in the hostel and the guests and connects with every single person. If you have the opportunity to either volunteer or even just visit here, please do it!! Best hostel I've experienced! Woulter, Brenna, Kristina, Marlo and Claudio, Thank you!

about 2 months ago

United States

5

I had a great experience volunteering at the hostel! Walter and Brenna are great hosts and incredibly helpful. They are also very welcoming, they really make you feel at home. The work is very straightforward and easy and it is a great social environment with a good amount of down time. The local staff are so kind. It was my first World Packers experience and it was definitely amazing, I would 100% recommend.

9 months ago

Netherlands

5

This was honestly the best worldpackers I've ever done! The owners of the hostel are super fun and nice the work is really easy and fun. Your hours are planned and leave more then enough room to explore the beautiful the hostel of Gjirokaster and it's surroundings I highly recommend it!

11 months ago

Mexico

5

I don't recommend this at all… is so perfect that anything after this it's not gonna be good enough. Brenna and Wouter are the best!! The make you feel really welcomed, the staff is also super nice, basically at the end it feels like been whit a family. Also the vibes in general of the hostal and the place make a perfect place for long term stays. Whit out a doubt the best decision that I could take to da volunteering here.

11 months ago

Brazil

5

Best hosts I've ever had! The hostel itself is amazing, super clean and comfortable, the staff is incredible, specially the hosts Brenna and Wouter. Breakfast is free, they cook dinner 3 times a week and they give ingredients to cook the other meals. The work is basically check ins and keeping the place in order, and the hours are great as well, you have plenty of time to explore the hostel and the 2 free days give you enough time to go to other cities. Gjirokaster is a dreeeam, you can do everything walking and there is so much nature to explore. A place to feel home away from home <3

about 1 year ago

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Hosted by Brenna

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