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What you offer

Hours per week

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


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.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Discounts on Restaurants

Yummy! Get discounts and grab a bite.

Discounts on Drinks

Drink up! Get discounts and order a few drinks.

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.

Free Parties

Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.

Free Events

Be part of something! Get free events.


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The Experience

Come join us now as a volunteer in House of Journey hostel. You can meet up new friends from all around the world. Enjoy the free accommodation stay in town, little allowance for your meals, beer provided with t&c apply. Exchange the extremely rich of Penang Culture! Don't miss it! We are waiting you!

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Chinese

  • Above 30 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
1 month

Talk to those who have lived the experience

In our community, you can talk to worldpackers who have already collaborated with this host and get your questions answered directly.

You can ask things like:

  • a) How was your experience with this host?
  • b) How was your day-to-day routine?
  • c) How much did you spend on this trip?

3 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Os staff foram bem legais e atenciosos, ajudavam com o que precisavamos e passaram dicas do que fazer e onde ir.
Trabalho é de 6hr com duas folgas na semana. Os donos são bem organizados quanto ao trabalho, as horas e a folga são passadas bem certinho.
Eu trabalhei durante a manhã e a tarde, ajudando no café da manhã e check in e check out.
Como os donos não estão sempre lá, você fica com uma grande responsabilidade no caixa.
No geral, a preocupação deles é de deixar os guests se sentirem muito bem.
Recomendo, dá pra trabalhar e conhecer uma boa parte da ilha :)

8 months ago

United States

House of Journey is great! Rayson and Cheryl truly put their trust in you to take care of the hostel and let you do it in your own way. While you definitely have responsibilities to take care of during your shift, it doesn't feel like you're stuck at a job because you can also spend a lot of your work time interacting with the guests and making sure they're comfortable.

The location is excellent right near the main street of Georgetown so you can walk anywhere and there is still plenty of time to see and do the things you want when you are not working. Best of luck to them in the future!

about 1 year ago


Working at House of Journey was a great experience!
Rayson and Cheryl totally give you their trust on you to work there. You can learn a lot about how to manage a hostel. You are together with other volunteers and at the same time you can meet and hang out with other guests.
Georgetown it's also a cool place to stay and explore.
I totally recommend it! It was awesome!

over 1 year ago

About House of Journey hostel & guesthouse

  • Hosted by RaysonKhor

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  • Response Time: 1 day
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