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What you offer

20h

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.
Bartending
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Parties
Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Certificate
Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
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Support
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The Experience

Hi we re looking for backpackers to help us! In the best rated hostel in Antwerp. We re a small hostel from travellers for travellers. We offer you a bed in the teamroom, free breakfast, laundry, wifi, a fuuuuuully equiped kitchen,... and you get to aste the best belgian beers with your new friends! Come and join our team! :D

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Requirements

  • Fluent English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Be from outside Belgium
  • 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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Availability

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Stay at least
4 weeks

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34 Reviews

4.5

Host & Team

4.0

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

Brazil

2

The experience wasn't what I was expecting at all. The hostel itself is beautiful but the atmosphere can be a bit toxic when you are a volunteer there. The way the owners deal with small issues is very weird and they can be very agrresive and unrespectable. They were confused about our names very often and once the owner shouted at me for something I haven't done in the middle of the common area, later that night some guests asked me if I was okay. I didn't feel comfortable & able to be myself there, now I am volunteering again and it's a whole different experience, way better and friendly.

Dec/14/2019

Argentina

3


While the hostel facilities are fine, breakfast is very good and you get a free beer every night, I don't recommend it. You can also make some money with late check-ins and with the beers sold after happy hour, however you have to work more than 4 hours and you have to tolerate the very changing mood of the owners. They also expect you to know how to do things the way they want, without having explained it before
If you have any questions, ask me.

Dec/10/2019

Argentina

3

Mostly cleaning/housekeeping.Still, we have to do check ins without access to the reservation info.Greg is obsessive & it's hard to keep up with that. He's also rude when talking to staff.There was always something "wrong" (not donde their way).So working is tense and stressfull. We had to clean areas already clean. He came into our room "to clean" when we were out of town. Birgit asks you how you feel in front of guests, when you can't give an honest answer. After a girl left because of all that, they changed but it was still uncomfortable.Beer & choc doesn't make me forget how I was treated.

Dec/01/2019

France

3

The hostel is nice place where u can meet great people, the task are basic, cleaning and easy bar were u can have a great moment with guest.
It's very small hostel, To have a better experience you have to fit with the owners. The room maybe a bit small and you have to cross a guest room for that

Oct/21/2019


Birgit replied

Hi Romain,

thanks, that s all true :)

tip: if you clean once and a while you re incredible mess a room looks bigger ;)

Xb

Brazil

5

The ABhostel was my first volunteering experience and I couldn’t have a better experience. Birgit is the most lovely woman, always being kind and funny! Greg taught me so much about how a hostel should be and how I could give guests a good experience. ABhostel is a family, and i felt part of it my whole stay here. I will never forget my time here and all the learning i had. Thank you from all my heart for everything! It was amazing!! Hope we can meet again Birgit and Greg! Wish you the best!!

Oct/06/2019

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