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What you offer

Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Night Shift

Help with night tasks to make the place relaxing for all guests


Help with booking systems and payments.


Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

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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

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Free Hiking Tours

Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.

Free Drinks

Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.

Bikes at your disposal

Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.

Language lessons

Learn or improve your language skills.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Help receiving our guests (giving basic info and city maps, explaining the hostel rules and showing the rooms/beds); little maintenance works inside the hostel;clearing up the dorms (beds and lockers); shopping (optional); WE We also have our own walking tours around the city you can participate!

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  • Intermediate English or Beginner Italian

  • Between 18 and 35 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

2 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


I had a wonderful time in Manena Hostel. The team was always nice and willing to help. I would love to stay more. The hostel is very confortable and has a very nice vibe, i met a lot of wonderful people. Recommended 100%

4 months ago

United States

I would recommend Manena hostel to everyone! Giulio, Paul and Manuel are very friendly, helpful and caring. I appreciated getting training on everything before starting work so there was no confusion about what I needed to do. The job is fairly easy checking in guests, giving locker keys, few computer tasks entering guest details and showing the map of Genova to the new guests to the city. The hostel is also in a prime location so it’s easy to get anywhere on your days off. I was able to visit mostly all of Genova and even France on my days off. Would love to have stayed longer!!

6 months ago

About Manena Hostel

  • Hosted by Giulio

  • New
    Recently Online
  • Response Rate: 70%
  • Response Time: 8 days

About the host

We are the 1st youth hostel in Genova historical center (Unesco site since 2006). Our tiny hostel really encourages our guests to go through this amazing location also organizing walking tours and giving great advices about the best bars and restaurants.

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Want to live this experience?

Travel exchanging your skills for accommodation in hostels, NGOs, ecological projects and so much more.