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Guest House Boothbay Harbor, United States

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Join us this summer!

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Connect with the locals
6 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Connect with international travelers
5 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
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.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
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.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
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 lunch, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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

We own and operate a beautiful inn in Boothbay Harbor Maine. We are located in the center of a picturesque seaside village with much to see and explore. Our inn Is open from early May to late October, we are looking for people to help us open the inn, run the inn for the summer and close the property in mid October. We look forward to hearing from you.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 19 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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12 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks


Guest House


Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

6 Meeting locals

5 Meeting international travelers

3 Get in touch with nature

2 Immersing in the local culture

2 Creating true social impact

1 Developing social awareness

United States


Topside Inn is a wonderful environment to work & socialize with locals & world travelers. I met so many lovely & kind people at this stay. Mark & Buzz are easy to work with & are very welcoming! The views from the property are literally to die for, the food is top notch ;) & the town is so quaint, safe & absolutely breathtaking! I highly recommend volunteering here! Such a heart opening experience for me & I learned so much about service & hospitality that I know I can take with me forever! Thank you Boothbay!

7 months ago

United States


My experience at Topside was wonderful! I’m so glad to have met Mark & Buzz and the whole team. I was happy to work for them and help the inn run smoothly every day. They were super easy to talk to and connect with. I instantly felt welcomed and appreciated.

7 months ago

United States


I loved my time at Topside Inn! Mark and Buzz were absolutely wonderful and Boothbay Harbor was a beautiful town to explore! The work was manageable and Mark and Buzz really made me feel at home.

9 months ago

United States


Had a great time at Topside Inn. The Inn has a great view and is very close to the major attractions in the area. The owners are very respectful and kind.

about 1 year ago

United States


Mark, Buzz, and Rebekah are wonderful, hardworking, kind, and funny. They imparted a lot of useful wisdom about responsibility, efficiency, and passion.

The Inn is impeccable and their breakfast is phenomenal. Also it is located in the most pristine location overlooking the Atlantic harbor. 😻

If you are willing to learn and work, the hosts will give you an unforgettable experience! ❤️

about 1 year ago

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.
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Response Time
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