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What you offer

3h
Hours per day

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

Cleaning

Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

Housekeeping

Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.

Reception

Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

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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.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Bikes at your disposal

Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.

Pick Up

No worries! Get a free ride to get to our place.

Surfboards

Right on, dude! Free to use surfboards.

Surf lessons

Hang loose, mate! Join our surf classes.

Language lessons

Learn or improve your language skills.

Support
Support

Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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Insurance
Worldpackers Insurance

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The Experience

Our hostel is in Aoshima, in the south of Japan, blessed with great weather and fantastic beaches, the surfing Mekka of Japan! We offer free accommodation and ask for your help with cleaning and bed making, which takes about 3-4 hours a day. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English

  • Between 18 and 47 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

Talk to those who have lived the experience

5 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Guest House

Learning & Fun

Mexico

It was really amazing! Aoshima, Miyazaki it’s a local place next to the beach, so popular among surfers, the owner Toshi is very kind and super cool about the chores is easy at lest 2 hours per day and

5 months ago

Argentina

Its a awesome place near the beach. Nice hostel in a nice area. The work its really simple and not much... Toshi And André are two hell of a guys and you Will enjoy the Time with them. Nice chats about music with André by the way.. in your free Time (wich Is a lot) you can explore aoshima's beach, the main shrine of the town, swin, learn surf , visit the local onsen, or explore the beautyfull citys from around. The community from the town its really cool And you Will feel at home.

8 months ago

Malaysia

Best deicion ever to come to Aoshima. The island is small but beautiful, authentic and full of the cozy community spirit I was hoping for. The best way to experience local life. My host and owner of the place Toshi is the most wonderful host. Kind, helpful, embodying the perfect Japanese spirit. I'll definitely come back next year.

9 months ago

Mexico

Best expierence ever. Aoshima is a paradise, where you can surf, party and meet amazing people. Tasks are easy and fast to do.

10 months ago

Mexico

Has been a gorgeous expireance stay with Toshi at Hooju hostel. He is a wonderful person and always makes you feel all right. The the tasks to be done are simple and regularly finished in 2 or 3 hours, after that you have the free time to go to the beach, learn to surf, bike or plan a trip to places a pocomas removed. Aoshima is a very relaxed, no big hotels or anything like that, tourism is mostly local, which may be appealing to those who want to learn or practice their Japanese. More than grateful to have had the opportunity of this exchange ... many thanks Toshi!

12 months ago

About Aoshima Guesthouse Hooju

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