Hostel Paramaribo, Suriname

6 reviews6

Become a team member of the first and only hostel in Suriname!

Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
3 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
3 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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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.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
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 Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Discounts on Accommodation
Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
3 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

The Experience

Volunteering in the one and only hostel in Suriname, and even in the three Guianas! We're looking for people to help us in and around the hostel - but most importantly people who are nice and friendly with our guests. Your duties vary between reception, housekeeping, gardening, social media, creating DIY-tours and other tasks, including your own input in order to improve our hostel. Go on a tour with us, you'll pay a discount price.

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  • Intermediate English or Beginner Spanish
  • Between 18 and 40 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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6 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 3 Meeting international travelers
  • 3 Meeting locals
  • 3 Practicing English
  • 1 Developing social awareness
  • 1 Immersing in the local culture
  • 1 Get in touch with nature



This hostel is a great place to connect with all different kinds of people and the staff is very welcoming. It's very easy to make friends for lifetime here. Also the country is still one of the hidden gems and offers lots of nature that can be explored.

9 months ago



Hi, I'm Carlos from Ecuador🇪🇨 the experience I had at the hostel was great, I learned a lot about the culture of Suriname, its customs, traditions and gastronomy, in addition to the fact that the people who received me were super cool, I I felt at home, thanks Marlis, Bryan, Sheril, Zyaneth, Santusha, Presiososas, Nico and everyone who taught me a lot about the city and the country, I carry them in my heart❤ the tasks that have to be done are not difficult, and always You will have the support of the staff at all times that you require it, the hostel is very comfortable, comfortable, cle

10 months ago



I had a really great time at the hostel. Everyone was really welcoming and the work was chill, all the hours respected. Besides, the location is really at the historical centre! I was able to connect to a lot of people, practice English and even help a bit w/ my poor Spanish hahah. Though it's not a party hostel, it has nice places to socialize. In the middle of the time I had applied, I started feeling rly sick and was a bit scared. I decided to leave back to my country to take care of myself and they were really understanding. Thank you to all the hostel team for receiving me!

about 1 year ago



The period at the hostel was a great experience! We talked to a lot of people and learnt many things. It is a hostel that was recently renovated and is just at the beginning of a new phase. The structure is very good, with good rooms, bathrooms, garden, shared kitchen and other living areas. Near the building there are restaurants, snack bars and supermarkets. The hostel team was always available for help us, in person or remotely. We thank Marlies, Bryan, Jeanette and the entire hostel team for the great days we lived there. We recommend volunteering at the hostel.

about 1 year ago



Great experience! We were very well received and well treated by the staff of the hostel. We work mainly with guest reception and cleaning tasks. Whether in person or remotely, the team was always willing to guide and help us, clarifying doubts when necessary. We had a nice little room available to us and, in the morning, we had a simple breakfast for free, which was very important for us during our stay. With this experience, we got to know Paramaribo better, talk to nice people and learn a lot. We will miss the days we were there and the dear people. Thanks the entire hostel team!!

about 1 year ago

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Hosted by Marlies

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