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Hostel Küsten, Germany

10 reviews10

Potato lovers required help in our potato farm-hotel

High demand host
This host has received 8 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
7 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
6 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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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.
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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
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 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.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Language lessons
Take free language classes at our place.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We are a community of potato lovers, situated in Wendland in the north of Germany. Our passion is cultivating potatoes from all over the world, cooking tasty potatoes dishes and serving them to our guests. We run the one and only potato farm-hotel in Germany. You help us in the kitchen to prepare the food and wash the dishes. Once a week we organize a German course for you. We plan with 5 days a week and 6 hours per day.

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  • Intermediate English or Beginner German
  • Over 18 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

7 Meeting international travelers

6 Meeting locals

6 Immersing in the local culture

4 Get in touch with nature

3 Practicing English

1 Learning about sustainability



Great food, comfortable acomodation, easy tasks and very nice people! I had the most pleasant time! Totally recommend it.

16 days ago



Kartoffel Hotel offers cozy room and delicious food,people are friendly.Although there was a little drama in between,as I hate party and have to work longer at it,I discussed this with my host hoping for a shorter working time at a party.It didn't work because one has to take care of guests' needs,I also realized that gastronomic job doesn't suit me.After all we made a decision which is best for us,I left the hotel earlier than planned. My best memories in Kartoffel Hotel is the encounter with people,we chat,eat,watch football,chop wood,run on frozen lake together,which I'd like to remember:)

about 1 month ago

Olaf replied

Hi Shank, Yes, it actually only took one day to realize that physical work in gastronomy is not your thing. That's what an internship is for. However, it doesn't help much if you hate parties because you don't feel comfortable around people. No matter where you do an internship and no matter what tasks you get, always try to be open minded and do your job as well as possible. It will help you broaden your horizons :-) I wish you every success and growth in your journey. Greetings from your Team, Olaf



The experience was absolutely amazing! Olaf the owner of the hotel is a very friendly and humble person , he treats his volunteers and workers with respect and kindness He always sits with us during lunch time to eat all together which shows a great sign of a humble leader. Even the local workers there are so nice and fun to work with. I learned alot from this experience i developed new skills like how professionally to make the bed for guests , helping in the kitchen and doing some maintenance. The food is delicious and the rooms are so comfy and satisfying so i couldn't ask for more!

4 months ago



I had a great time volunteering at the hotel. I learned about local history and met many other volunteers. I recommend volunteering here if you get the chance.

4 months ago



I really enjoyed my stayed, and I recommend it to everyone. It was a nice experience being 100% immersed on the hostel culture.

4 months ago

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