Hostel Washington, United States

4.0
20 reviews20

Stay in Washington DC and give us a hand welcoming our guests and taking care of our facilities

Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with international travelers
10 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Immerse yourself in the local culture
7 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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What you offer

24h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Housekeeping
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Reception
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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What you get

3

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.
Fast Internet Access
High-speed internet for you to work remotely
Dedicated Workspace
Specific space for you to work remotely
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.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Parties
Get free entrance for the best parties in town.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Support
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
Verified Host
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Availability

Feb
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Jul
Stay at least
4 weeks

The Experience

We ask for the same things you would already expect. Live-ins are asked to look after the hostel. Front desk duties are to check guests in with a smile and interact with them. Cleaning duties involve looking after the place in general and on some shifts getting down and cleaning up. Housekeeping shift also is there to help with beds and making sure hostel is not lacking anything. Don't worry, we don't work any one too hard!

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Requirements

  • Fluent English
  • Over 18 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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20 Reviews

4.0

Host & Team

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

  • 10 Meeting international travelers
  • 7 Immersing in the local culture
  • 6 Meeting locals
  • 6 Practicing English
  • 2 Developing social awareness
  • 2 Practicing Spanish

Brazil

5

I stayed at the hostel for 6 weeks. Decided to extend my stay because I was having a such great experience. The owner are very friendly, the schedule is super chill, very minimal issues regarding safety but absolutely a great experience. The hostel is well located and the capsule give you a sense of personal space which is excellent for long term guests. Thank you Paul for the opportunity ❤️

8 months ago

Argentina

4

This was my first experience volunteering, and Im glad I chose this one. I already knew the city so I felt really at home, is a nice place to meet a lot of new people and go out, also go to the museums and monuments. I only have one thing to complain and is as a woman I didn't feel 100% safe. My females coworkers are amazing and I am so happy I met them, but some things made me feel like nobody is gonna stand up for us. A little more communication between everyone, including the host and all the coworkers would make this experience even better. But still, I had the best time of my life here.

6 months ago

Germany

5

In the hostel everyone is super nice. As soon as I got there I felt welcome. I was shown where to find everything. As a traveler I worked there as a housekeeper. The work is great, we had to work 4 hours on 4 days.

about 1 year ago

United States

5

This was my first traveling experience with Worldpacker and I loved it. The work was super easy and there was a lot of time to explore DC. I would definitely recommend this to anyone thinking about it!

over 1 year ago

United States

5

My experience was great, the tasks are easy, and the team is amazing, I liked a lot to work with them, the owners are cool and as my first volunteer in worldpackers was incredible work in Washington DC,because I could to know the city every day.

almost 2 years ago

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About the host

Hosted by Paul

Response Rate
This host usually answers to 60% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 3 days

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