Hostel Cape Town, South Africa

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Prepare drinks as a bartender in our hostel in Cape Town! =)

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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.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
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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.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
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 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!
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Pub Crawls
Be a part of our pub crawls at local bars!
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
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Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

You will be working the small thatch swimming poolside bar. We open at 5pm till midnight. You will be expected to do a cash-up the next morning. We work on 4 days on, 4 days off system with another volunteer. You will be expected to help with late check-ins, and BBQ nights and keep the bar area clean during your shift.

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  • Intermediate English or Fluent English
  • Between 18 and 35 years old
  • Be from outside South Africa
  • 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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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 13 Meeting locals
  • 13 Meeting international travelers
  • 11 Practicing English
  • 9 Immersing in the local culture
  • 8 Developing social awareness
  • 4 Get in touch with nature

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 2 5. Gender equality
  • 1 3. Good health and well-being
  • 1 12. Responsible consumption and production



I had the best time at the hostel! It was my first volunteer program, but it was everything I hoped for and way more! The entire staff is so lovely, it was like we were a family. I already miss them! The facilities were great, the hostel has the best location which you could ask for. Also, Hans, the manager, will help you with everything that you need! 10/10 <3

16 days ago



My stay at the hostel was incredibly amazing; the place truly lives up to its name, radiating happiness and positive vibes. I was warmly welcomed, and everyone treated me as if we were part of one big family. Originally planning to volunteer here for a month, I extended my stay to two months because I fell in love with the place. I highly recommend volunteering here. The hostel is perfectly situated, and in this city, there's never a dull moment!

about 1 month ago



I had an excellent experience at the hostel. I really appreciated the team spirit, especially hans and jono always made sure I was safe and happy. We got along very well with each other and I had a lot fun nights working at our pool bar. I also appreciated our braai get together every saturday where everyone had a chance to get to know other locals or international travelers in the hostel. I am sure you will love this place as much as I did because you will get to work with caring colleagues. I am very sad to leave but I've learned it's not a goodbye just a see you later.

3 months ago



I spent almost one month at the hostel and it was very important for my personal development and for the improvement of my English proficiency. Hans received me very well, as well as the other members of the staff. The Hostel is very safe and quiet. I had the opportunity to meet people from different countries and cultures. They were very pleasant and enriching days. Surely I will always remember this experience with great affection.

3 months ago

United States


This was a month spent with wonderful people who trained me well in the position, explored cape town with me, and assisted me with travel plans. I worked 4 days on and 4 days off, all in the evening, which gave me so much time to explore the city. Do bring a jacket because the bar area is outside (but blocked from wind and there's a fire area). I am very glad I got to work with them! There is a washer and dryer and a full kitchen to use as well.

4 months ago

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Hosted by Ashley

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