Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Give language lessons to guests or local community.
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.
Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!
Have your free dinner before going to bed.
Feel free to prepare your own meal here
There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.
Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.
Be part of something! Get free events.
Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.
No worries! Get a free ride to get to our place.
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Hello foreigners, I know you are going to Vietnam. I am Tony, I am 25 years old. I am managing student of Dong Do University. I am very happy and welcome you to come to Viet Nam. I will help you all. Of course everything is FREE and you will have MORE MONEY to go to more famous places. You tell our friends about your culture, Teach us the English skills . Anyone can speak English is OK, you don't need any teaching experienceLearn more
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This was my first world packers experience and also my first time in Asia! Everybody at the homestay was very friendly and enthusiastic and I enjoyed exploring Hanoi and the surrounding areas - such a beautiful place. Thank you for letting me stay and work with you!
I loved staying at the Balalaika Homestay. The students are extremely nice and they really want to learn. We always had a lot of fun in the classes :-) If you are looking for a place where you can learn a lot about vietnamese culture, meet awesome people and a place where you leave with the feeling that you could help: This is the place! For the weekends Tony organizes events for the teachers/students. So it's not just work, it is a lot of fun too! If you can: Stay longer than just one week, it is definitely worth it! Thank you so much for let me stay at your place and see you next year! ;-)
Hi ClaudiA, come back soon! :)
she helped us for nearby 3 weeks. She is a decisive, enthusiastic and smart person with a lots of different skills.She is friendly, open-mind to everyone and a hard working volunteer.
We and our students highly appreciate her teaching. Her lessons always full of energy, laughing and useful information. Not only help us teaching very well. but also helpful with her thinking for the student's rules. ClaudiA is a so nice girl who is very close to Vietnam cultural.
She love using a bowl and chopstick for every meal.
Honestly, her is a very good volunteer
I had an amazing experience in the Balalaika homestay. The students are easy-going and kind and the managers do a great job, always ensuring your comfort and worrying about you. For example I am vegetarian and they arranged everything to make sure I would get food and not go hungry, I really appreciated that. I also enjoyed giving the classes, since the students are dedicated and hard-working, it did not feel like I was working at all. During my 4 week stay, I had lots of time to visit the city and know more about Vietnamese culture, as well as making great friends! I would stay again!
Guilherme is one of so nice volunteers in our organisation who helped us for more one month.
He is very kind, friendly and hard working as well.
He was supported for us teaching English to both our kid and adult' classes, house work and others works in our program in Hanoi centre.
All his classes had full energy, funny and helpful.
Our students love all his lesson.
We got so lucky to have a wonderful person like him.
Thank you very much for your great contribution. We wishes you all the best!
Hope to see you soon.
Many thanks Guilherme
In the Balalaika Homestay, I had an amazing experience. I've been there for almost 4 weeks and was a great opportunity to know more about Vietnam culture. The students in the Homestay are really nice and the managers always take care about the foreigners. They are super flexible with everything and help a lot!! I don't need to think 2 times to choose Balalaika homestay! I made friends there that I goona had forever!
Hi Thays, come back soon! :)
Thays helped us for nearby 3 weeks.
She is a decisive, enthusiastic and smart person with a lots of different skills.
She is friendly, open-mind to everyone and a hard working volunteer.
We and our students highly appreciate her teaching.
Thays is a so nice girl who is very close to Vietnam cultural.
She love using a bowl and chopstick for every meal.
Honestly, Thays is a very good volunteer .
Hello foreigners, I know you are going to Vietnam. I am Tony. I am very happy and welcome you to come to us. I will help you all. Of course everything is FREE and you will have MORE MONEY to go to more famous places. I know what worries you when you come to Vietnam. Eg: After several years of working with Vietnamese and international students, I realize that these are the problems that a foreign student wants when they come to Vietnam. ...About the host