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Hostel Waterford, Ireland

65 reviews65

Help in a friendly hostel in the South of Ireland

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This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Practice English
13 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Connect with international travelers
12 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
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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.
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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.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
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The Experience

**We are looking for helpers for the next 3 months ** We are a hostel and guesthouse in Waterford city in the sunny south-east of Ireland and we are looking for volunteers for the next 3 months starting immediately (we only take each individual volunteer for 1 month though) The work isn't difficult and you'll be sharing the experience with 2 to 4 other volunteers from all over the world.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Over 19 years old
  • European Union Passport
  • 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
2 weeks
Stay up to
6 weeks

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65 Reviews


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Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

13 Practicing English

12 Meeting international travelers

9 Meeting locals

9 Immersing in the local culture

4 Creating true social impact

3 Developing social awareness



Portree guesthouse is a nice, quite place in Waterford city. Perfect to travel around on Ireland, easy to catch on buses and trains.
The owner, manager and the receptionists are great people! The work is easy. You have planty of free time.
I really enjoyed my time in Waterford!

about 2 months ago



My time at the Portree guesthouse was amazing. The work was just as the description in the profile says and everyone there always gave me the feeling to be welcomed and respected. The location was very handy as well, there were many possible activities for your free-time and it was easy to meet new people. So, it was the perfect place to stay and get the chance to explore the city.

Thank you for the great time at your guesthouse, I hope we’ll keep in touch and meet again. All the best for all of you.

about 2 months ago



I m very happy I spent 1 month and half in Portree House and I recommend this experience to everyone.
I found a good stuff and a good accommodation to live and this is a perfect place for meeting new people who come from all over the world.
The city is pretty and it's 20 km from the ocean where you can try surf, kayak and a lot of other experience.
In the evenings I often went out with the other volunteer guys and we met in the center very nice and helpful people with whom I spent a lot of time.
I would like to repeat this type of experience as well as recommend it to anyone.

3 months ago



I really enjoyed my time at Portree Guesthouse. Everyone was really nice!
Even though I didn't spend as much time there as I would have liked, I still learned a lot. You get a real chance to improve your English and to meet a lot of people from all around the world. The work is not hard and you get enough time to explore Waterford and the area around. I would definitely recommend this experience!

3 months ago



It was an amazing experience, all the team was nice and friendly. I decided to stay more time in Waterford and they have helped me in everything they could.

4 months ago

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About the host

Hosted by Ciaran

Top Host
This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.
Response Rate
This host usually answers to 60% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 3 days
1 published videos
This host has 1 published videos showing a little bit about their place

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