Hostel Taormina, Italy

66 reviews66

Maintenance work in charming Taormina

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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.
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This host has received 4 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
38 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Immerse yourself in the local culture
28 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
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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.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Discounts on Restaurants
Get discounts at nearby restaurants.
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Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

We are looking for volunteers to help us in the remodeling tasks of our Hostel. People with knowledge about masonry, painting, wood, etc. Whatever your profession is welcome! In return we offer you all the services of our hostel. A wonderful terrace, kitchen, bathrooms in a strategic location a few meters from the town center.

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  • Intermediate Italian or Intermediate English
  • Between 25 and 70 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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66 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 38 Meeting international travelers
  • 28 Immersing in the local culture
  • 27 Meeting locals
  • 26 Practicing English
  • 19 Practicing Spanish
  • 12 Get in touch with nature

United States


I had an incredible experience during my my time at the Homestal in Taormina! The opportunity not only allowed me to contribute to my host but also provided ample time to explore the local culture. From historic quarters to the markets, granita, and family dinners every corner turned was a positive experience. The city's diverse culinary scene was a delightful journey in itself. The work exchange not only enriched my cultural horizons but made wonderful friendships along the way. Grateful for this unforgettable adventure!

15 days ago

United States


Incredible time. This was my first worldpackers experience and I could not have asked for a better group/ hosts/ and hostel to be staying at. Francesco, pervina, and italo create a fun, welcoming, and learning environment. This is an amazing family environment. The hours are respected and the work is easy.

2 months ago



I had such an amazing month with Francesco, Pervina and the rest of the team and other volunteers 😊 The work was fun and enjoyable (with plenty of time to enjoy Taormina and other day trips), it was sociable with the guests and other workers/volunteers and I felt so at home. There was a great sense of community between us all! I would definitely recommend this hostel to others looking for somewhere to go, I couldn't have asked for a better place for my first volunteer experience. Thanks so much for everything and I'm sure I'll be back at some point ❤️

2 months ago



The best experience I've had so far!! I would definitely recommend it!! Francesco and Pervina are just the best hosts you can ask for, I had so much fun while working at the hostel. There are a few different shifts and you will have the opportunity to learn in all of them. I had the chance to practice English, Spanish and a bit o Italian :). Taormina and surroundings are just breathtaking! Thank you Homstel family 🤍!!

2 months ago



Such a wonderful experience! Highly recommend. Thank you francesco and pervina.

3 months ago

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Hosted by Francesco

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