Hostel Mersa Matruh, Egypt

5 reviews5

Improve our online presence and get inspired by our amazing beach

High demand host
This host has received 4 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Immerse yourself in the local culture
5 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Connect with the locals
4 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.
Content Writer
Write, edit and publish inspiring content.
Take, edit and provide amazing photos.
Video Making
Create, edit and publish digital videos.
Social Media
Maintain and update social media channels.
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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.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
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.
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
2 weeks

The Experience

We are looking for a social media and marketing manager who can help me learn digital skills and help my business reach more audiences. I want help with: - Social media content creation (How to edit videos, minimize video compression, and optimization for the social media algorithms) - Google and Facebook ads - Search engine optimization for my business - Review online presence on review and booking sites (Maps, Yelp, Booking, Expedia)

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  • Intermediate English
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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5 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

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

United States


My experience with Faraj was absolutely wonderful! From the first day I felt so welcomed and at home. Faraj made such an effort to teach me about Bedouin culture and show me all around Marsa Matrouh. This was definitely the most culturally immersive Worldpackers experience that I've had yet! The accommodation is very nice, you get a full-size bed on the top floor of the building, so you also have excellent views of the sea and the surrounding city from the balcony. I highly recommend this experience if you want to visit Egypt and I definitely hope to return someday!

21 days ago



My experience at the hostel was excellent. Faraj is a very attentive and pleasant host, willing to learn, share experiences and make you feel at home. My days as a volunteer were enriching. I was able to help Faraj with his Spanish learning and improve my English communication skills. I was able to immerse myself in Egyptian culture, Bedouin culture and see different parts of Marsa Matruh. The place offered by the host is very comfortable and clean, close to the beach and within reach of everything. I definitely recommend it! I will return with more time :)

3 months ago

United States


I volunteered at Al-manera hotel in Marsa Matrouth from March 5th thru April, 2023, teaching my host English and cooking international meals My accommodation was a spacious upstairs apartment beautifully decorated Egyptian style with a balcony. The sunset views were spectacular My host, Farrag, was very welcoming and made me feel at home, He has a very easy going sense of humor, always good about providing the needed ingredients for meals, and very open to trying new types of food and. new strategies off learning English. I highly recommend this work exchange.

11 months ago



Volunteering at the hostel was a very enriching experience. Working with Faraj was super nice! He is such a nice guy, really flexible and easy going so you feel free to do thinks in your own time and way. He is also very open to new ideas so anything you want to suggest will be very welcoming. Regarding the place itself, we stayed in a 2 room's apartment (each room is for 2 people), with a shared kitchen and bathroom, a very nice living room and a huge balcony. The place is just in the middle of the city and it's 5 min. walking from the city's beach. I would easily go back! 😊

11 months ago



It was amazing volunteering at the hostel. First of all, they are located in a sweet spot in Marsa Matrouh, an amazing beach in Egypt. The place is comfortable, clean, near to the beach, full of locals and super chilled. Faraj, the owner, is very open minded, super flexible with schedule and work, very enthusiastic, into learning different cultures and also teaching his own. We had a great time together, learned a lot, exchanged a lot and we had a wonderful time there. I strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to have a good time, get to know a paradise and who are open to new experiences.

11 months ago

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