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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.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with booking systems and payments.
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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Our position is ideal to give a lot of free time and plenty of opportunity to get plenty done in the morning or just sleep in. We work on eight day shift patterns (the last two days off). Two of our shifts are cleaning and making beds in our hostel and in our private apartment complex (4 days), and the next two days before your free time is our reception shift. These days are a little long (8-22), but we make sure to provide a little extra

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  • 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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3 Reviews

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Hours And Tasks Rating


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I've had great time during my stay on Mandala Hostel. The tasks are very simple and well defined. I had a lot of free time to myself. I will definitely go back and do it again.


Trey replied

Can't wait to welcome you on again. You are very missed, my friend. Already looking forward to the next time we meet again.


The Hostel is located in an amazing part of the city, has several sightseeing options.
The work was not at all difficult and everyone was always there to help me with everything I needed.
Trey it is super friendly and patient.
Thank's Mandala Hostel.


Trey replied

Thank you for the kind words. We wish you all the best, and you're always welcome back! :)


Pésimo Hostel, las camas de los voluntarios son colchones en el suelo, la habitación está llena de pertenencias del chico que dirige el hostel y de la dueña (que no está) el baño no se puede usar por que tiene cajas de arena de 2 gatitos que viven en la habitación de voluntarios. Hay una perrita hermosa pero de la cual los voluntarios debemos encargarnos de sacarla a pasear 2 veces al día. El chico que dirige el hostel es muy prepotente cuando te equivocas en alguna tarea por primera vez y hace diferencias entre voluntarios europeos y latinos dando más favor y atención a los primeros.


Trey replied

First, I'm sorry for your experience with us and wish to have been informed more prior to your untimely departure. I believe our unique stay experience can be reflected in our reviews on other platforms. Our staff flat is shared with a dog and two cats of the hostel, mattresses which are on the floor, as are our guests beds, as well. Our bathroom is able to be used, but we do use the shower facilities at the hostel, so I apologize for any inconveniences there. As for the personal comments, I apologize for you feeling discriminated against. At the time of your departure, our entire staff was Latin American, so I find it difficult to understand. Fabian's feedback, which can be seen below, seems to reflect a different experience. I did my best to provide you directions to destinations, information regarding SIM cards and gyms, and other content regarding the longer duration of stay in Budapest. I am sorry to hear of your further troubles in later positions in the city, but I wish you nothing but the best and hope you have found a placement that suits you more.

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