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Hostel Mer, France

76 reviews76

Reception in France

High demand host
This host has received 4 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
18 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Connect with the locals
16 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
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.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with booking systems and payments.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
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.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
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

At Felicidade Hostel you will find a zen and peaceful environment. Stress, noise, agitation does not exist here. Activities like meditation, yoga, bicycling and tennis are part of our routine. Help us at reception and bar in our lovely hostel surrounded by amazing castles and near Paris !

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  • Beginner French or 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

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76 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

18 Meeting international travelers

16 Meeting locals

13 Immersing in the local culture

9 Practicing English

6 Get in touch with nature

4 Developing social awareness



As a first WorldPacker experience it was good. The tasks were what I thought they would be, easy and manageable. The best part was exploring the Val-de-Loire region which is super accessible, every day I could take a train to a new city or explore the castles. The deliverance and planning of the schedule needs improving, the bike was dangerous to ride since the breaks didn't work properly. Overall a nice experience

about 2 months ago



I really enjoied my stay at Felicidade. In only 15 days I could meet people from 5 different countries speaking different languages and we soon became all friends. Everyone at this hostel is very respected and everybody is polite with the others. Leticia et Manou explained us our mansions with calm and patient, been always helpful.
Mer is quite a small city, but during the free days it's possible to visit castles all around and it is easy to go in other cities not so far. Just a very good experience:))

3 months ago



My first experience as a Worldpackers volunteer and it couldn't have been better. Besides the easy activities we have to do, I had the chance to meet some local citizens which I appreciated a mot. Letícia and Stephane are also incredible people who will always be there to help you when needed.

Merci mille fois, Letícia and Stephane!!

3 months ago



I had a great time at felicidade hostel, but since I don't speak French I was at the cleaning shift everyday, what is kind of exhausting, but it was fine! There’s a lot of food and a kitchen only for the staff!! The work was fine, the only thing is that I wasn’t able to rotate. The laundry machine was broken but the laundromat is 10/15 min walking from the hostel. Mer is a really small but cute city! I would definitely recommend this volunteer for someone who wants a chill place to save some money and make good friends!

3 months ago



This was my first Worldpackers experience and I had a great time! I traveled with my friend Ale and spent 3 weeks there. Mer is a tiny tiny town, but you can easily access other places by train (going to Blois and Tours is a fun thing to do on your days off!). Leticia and Manu are super sweet and made sure to help us at all times. Leticia even took some of us to visit Chambord. Hours of work were always respected. You had the kitchen filled with food to cook yourself (Manu was often kind enough to leave lunch or dinner ready for the staff, valeu Manu!)
Obrigada de novo, Letícia e Stephane!

4 months ago

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Hosted by Stephane

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